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GHS Fullback Alex Tassone, 24, carries the ball while GHS halfback William McIntosh, 34, blocks the Happy Camp opposition. Photos by Mari Erin Roth

Greenville plays first home game

The Greenville Indians football team beat the Happy Camp Indians 49-8 in front of an enthusiastic local crowd of sport fans and supporters Sept. 1.

The game marked the fifth meeting of the two teams in five seasons, the eighth in 10 seasons. Beginning in 2008, each match has resulted in the Greenville Indians emerging victorious over their guests from Happy Camp, both with the same Indian mascot.

The Greenville team went into the match with a single victory under its belt: the first game of the season against Tulelake, which the Indians won 34-16.

GHS held Happy Camp to zero until the final quarter when the visitors were finally able to put eight points on the scoreboard.

Junior Tristan Clark had two touchdowns and two conversions; senior Alex Tassone made two touchdowns, junior Colton Lawson, junior William McIntosh and sophomore Isaiah Hilpert each made touchdowns, and sophomore Anthony Joseph had two conversions and a point after kick. Clark gained 112 yards and had a quarterback percentage rate of 95.8 percent. McIntosh earned 36 yards in a single completion.

Tassone led with 118 yards with Clark just behind with 104 yards for the game. Hilpert ran for 92.

Tight end receivers Aaron Mecum and Lawson gained 112 yards and 36 yards, respectively. Leading the rushing were Tassone with 118 yards and Clark with 104.

Tassone led total solo tackles with eight and McIntosh led tackle assists with nine.

Greenville has eight returning players this season and is matched in an away game against Weed on Friday,  Sept. 8.

The next home games for Greenville Indian fans will be against Los Molinos on Friday, Sept. 15, and the homecoming game Friday, Sept. 22, against Westwood. Both games start at 7 p.m.

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