The Greenville Indians enjoy the warm weather and a full house of fans in attendance for homecoming festivities Sept. 20 and get their heads ready for the big game with Herlong. Photo by Mari Erin Roth

Indians win three in a row

Greenville football is having a winning season on the field.

Herlong falls 28-20

The Indians won their homecoming game in front of full stands of Greenville fans Sept. 20.

Senior quarterback Andrew Putnam had four completions with a gain of 75 yards and six quarterback carries for an additional 46 yards. Senior Harlan Savala, crowned Homecoming King, had 12 carries for 113 Greenville yards, a reception for an additional 26 yards AND scored two touchdowns in the process! Savala completed two conversions for 4 additional GHS points on the scoreboard. What a night!


Junior Garrett Miille had nine carries for 84 yards and also scored two touchdowns!

Junior Trevor Barr caught three passes for a total gain of 49 yards. Barr also pulled 39 yards in two kickoff returns. Sophomore Dawson Reed had two kickoff returns for 29 yards. Junior Kyle Hitson had two punts for 97 yards.

On defense, Miille made three solo tackles and provided 16 assists. Barr made six solo tackles and provided eight assists. Sophomore Wade Neer made five solo tackles and provided seven assists. While he was at it, Neer intercepted the Vikings and carried his catch 8 yards toward the GHS goal posts.

Putnam had a total of nine tackles, Reed made a total of eight and freshman River Joseph helped to bring down six Vikings. Reed, Hitson, Savala and senior Rodney Meyer were all doing their part on defense to keep the Viking plays unsuccessful.

Butte Valley loses 58-29


The Bulldogs fell to the visiting Greenville Indians on Sept. 13. Andrew Putnam was again at the helm with six quarterback completions for 187 yards. In 20 carries for a gain of 179 yards, Putnam scored three touchdowns. Garrett Miille had 10 carries for 124 yards and Harlan Savala had six carries for 54 GHS yards.

Trevor Barr was the receiver of choice for Putnam that night with five catches, three touchdowns and 121 yards. Putnam also turned a fumble into a touchdown for a total of four TDs for the night. Savala caught a nice 66-yard pass to also score for GHS.

Freshman River Joseph completed two conversions, Barr caught a pass for a conversion, and Savala and junior Kyle Hitson both rushed conversion points past the goal posts.

Miille had two punt returns for a total of 52 yards. Dawson Reed had three kickoff returns for 67 yards and Barr had two kickoff returns fro 44 yards.


Defense was led by sophomore Westin Lawson with seven solo tackles and five assists. Barr had five solo tackles and six assists. Miille had four solo tackles and four assists. Neer had a total of nine tackles, and River Joseph seven. Putnam and freshman Presley Sordi contributed a total of five tackles each while Reed, Savala and Hitson each totaled four a piece.

The way all those points went up on the scoreboard was Greenville scored two TDs and a conversion in the first quarter to the Bulldogs two TDs, 14-12 Greenville.

GHS repeated their performance, but the Bulldogs rallied to outscore the Indians and take the lead by the half, 29-28!

That was all it took for the GHS defense to lock the door permanently for the balance of the game. The Indians scored two TDs and an extra point in the third quarter, 41-29, and 17 more points with two TDs and two successful conversions in the fourth and final quarter, 58-29.


The ride home from Dorris was a happy one for the Greenville Indians.

Indian football games

10/5 at Loyalton 11 a.m.

10/12 at Mercy 1 p.m.

10/18 vs. Burney 6 p.m.

11/1 at Chester 6 p.m.