By Drew Terhall
DAYTON — Greenville High School football won their first game of the season, on the road, against West Carrollton on Sept. 23. The Green Wave offense outpaced the Pirates, as Greenville won 34-8.
Brock Short led the offense with 372 yards rushing and scoring all five touchdowns for the Green Wave on the ground. It was the second time in his career that he surpassed 300+ rushing yards. He ran for 415 yards last season against Stebbins.
Short’s performance against the Pirates put him in the record books. He broke the record for most career rushing yards after the first half. Short currently sits at 2,989 rushing yards in his career. Short passed Zach Melling (2005-08), who had 2,630 yards rushing in his career.
He also passed Melling for the career scoring title. Melling scored 200 points total in his career. Short currently sits at 224 points scored in his career.
Short has been electric on the field during his career. With the help of his hard work and his teammates, he is able to add on to the record from here on out.
“Brock is a great athlete. His work ethic and commitment to the program are as good as it comes. He is the first to tell you that he would not have the success that he has if it would not be for the other players around him doing their job so he can do his. He is a tremendous football player,” head coach Bart Schmitz said.
The defense took a step forward in this game. They held West Carrollton to 269 total yards of offense and only allowed 50 total rushing yards.
Jack Royer and Casey Willis both picked off Pirates quarterback Kevin Davis. They only allowed one touchdown through the air.
The Green Wave will look to capitalize on this momentum as they travel to Piqua on Sept. 30. Short could break another record in that game. He has 1,362 rushing yards this season. Melling has the record for most rushing yards in a season with 1,646. Short had 1,627 yards last season.
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