It’s Greenville at the Wildcats Friday night (November 3) at Prim Stadium on Senior Night. These are a new bunch of Greenville Lions. They are winning. The Lions are 5-3 this season and are fighting for a playoff spot with a 2-2 district record.
Their head coach is Darren Duke, in his second year. Coach Duke replaced his mentor Marvin Sedberry, who hired Duke to be his defensive coordinator four times: twice at Greenville and also at Dallas Carter and Bryan. Coach Duke also built the program at Dallas Conrad, getting them to the playoffs several times. Coach Duke is excited by how the Lions have played this season. The Lions were 1-9 last year. Coach Duke credits the players for their hard work and also his coaching staff.
Coach Duke says his offensive leaders now are quarterback Caleb Jarvis and back Christian Dunson. Both players are picking up the slack made when back Nick Mapps was injured. Mapps is not expected to play Friday night. Mapps led the team in rushing, receiving and kick returning when he was injured. Coach Duke says his defensive leaders are senior safeties Koltin McNair and JaKwan Allen and senior linebackers Luis Garcia and Victor Enriquez.
Coach Duke calls the game with the Wildcats the biggest game for Greenville in 13 years.