|Team (Final) Watch LIVE! Stream - Game Start: December 13, 2019 - 6:00pm||Total|
|Pleasant Grove (Visitor)||48|
|Midland Greenwood (Home)||20|
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For background, see: 5-Stars, 4-Stars, and a Championship Pedigree Stand in the Way of Midland Greenwood's Best Season In School History. The Greenwood Rangers are chasing after their best football season in school history. A win on Friday would tie it. A win in AT&T Stadium on December 20th would beat it. Greenwood had never competed in a state championship until 2002’s 27-24 double overtime loss to Bandera, and they have not been back since. That team, led by Head Coach Bob Purser, finished 15-1 and were undefeated until the end. Now, Bob’s son Rusty Purser is trying to one up him and has a very good chance to do so. Rusty, who is in his first year as Head Coach/Athletic Director for Greenwood, has his Rangers just two wins away from hoisting the championship trophy for the first time. This Greenwood team is 14-0, ranked #4 in 4A DII, and has wins over #5 Lubbock Estacado and #9 Iowa Park in the past two weeks that put them in the semifinal round. Their round five match up, naturally, will be their biggest test yet. Pleasant Grove is Ranked #1 and has been for a while. Read more here.
Greenwood falls tonight. For details, see Big Plays Kill Undefeated Greenwood's Chances Against Superior Pleasant Grove Team. The bigger and faster Pleasant Grove Hawks got out to an early but not insurmountable lead over the Greenwood Rangers on Friday night. PG scored touchdowns on their first three possessions, and all of the sudden, Greenwood was in a 20-3 hole. Senior Derek Rimer drilled a 33 yard field goal for Greenwood’s only points of the first quarter and a half. PG’s speed and multitude of options were the difference maker initially. Running back KJ Hicks punched it in from one yard out for the first points, and Logan Johnson extended the lead on a 69 yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Ben Harmon. Greenwood’s field goal came on the next possession, but the Hawks answered right back with a 71 yard scoring drive. Penalties extended the drive when it looked like Greenwood would force a three and out. Read more here.