apollo eagles logo 2015OWENSBORO, Ky. (11/5/17) — Host Apollo jumped out to an early 14-0 lead but couldn't maintain an advantage as Greenwood moved ahead and eventually pulled away to win 51-31 in the opening round of the Class 5A Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl on Friday night.

With the loss, Apollo ended its season 7-4.

Greenwood improved to 4-7 and advances to the second round of the Class 5A Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl with the win.

Quarterback Jackson Adams led Greenwood to the victory, rushing 22 times for 227 yards and five touchdowns. Adams was also productive through the air, completing 4-of-9 passes for 86 yards.

On the ground for Greenwood, Wilson rushed for 151 yards and one touchdown.

Geoffrey Johnson, Gage Hayden, Wesley Knott, Sam Parm and Mariano McKenzie scored one touchdown apiece for the Eagles in the season-ending loss.

Greenwood outscored Apollo 30-17 in the second half to claim the win.

The Gators will visit longtime rival Bowling Green in the second round of the Class 5A Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl on Friday, Nov. 10.

 

Steve LeMaster

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