Alec Schneider enters his third season as a starting offensive guard for the Greene County football team and he’s looking forward to the season and an improved running game. In Schneider’s first season as a starter in 2012, Greene County had difficulty moving the ball on the ground. Last season was better for both the team and for Schneider when it came to running the football. This year, there’s reason for optimism that the ground game will be even better with four interior linemen returning, as well as the quarterback and five running backs with varsity experience. “As linemen, we need to move our guy out of there so we can run the ball. If you can’t run the ball effectively, you could be forced to throw the ball, and when you throw the ball, something good doesn’t always happen,” said Schneider.
He told Raccoon Valley Radio that being a senior doesn’t feel much different, but he understands there is a finality to it. “You know that this is your last year. At some point, you’ll play your last game and your last play, so you always have to give it your all.”
Greene County hosts Panorama (Panora) tomorrow night at 7 p.m. at Linduska Field in the annual exhibition Sports Drink Scrimmage. Admission is a sports drink, which fans donate to the team of their choice.
The regular season for Greene County begins on Friday, Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. at Linduska Field in Jefferson vs. non-district opponent South Central Calhoun (Lake City). KG98 will carry all the play-by-play of Greene County football again this year.