The Greenfield Hustlin’ Hawks began Woodland East play last week with an impressive win over Milwaukee Lutheran. This week, they set the tone early and were in complete control in their win over Brown Deer.
Joel Santa Maria was the star of the show on Friday night, and he started things off with a 38 yard touchdown catch from Chris Lopez. The Greenfield defense forced a safety, and that gave the Hustlin’ Hawks a 9-0 edge after the first quarter of play.
Scoring in the second quarter began with the second touchdown of the day by Santa Maria. This time, he caught an eight yard ball from Lopez and was able to find the end zone. Just a few minutes later, he hauled in his third touchdown of the night. This was another long touchdown, spanning fifty yards on his way to the end zone. Alex Boyko was able to convert the two-point conversion, and then tack on a 60 yard touchdown reception before the half was over to extend Greenfield’s lead to 31-0 entering the half.
In the third quarter, it was Boyko once again who found the end zone. This time, he stepped in front of a pass and took it 60 yards to the end zone for the score. Brown Deer was able to get on the board in the third quarter when quarterback Noah Pettit found Marquise Peete for a seven-yard touchdown. Skyler Gill-Howard was able to extend Greenfield’s lead once more when he ran seven yards to the end zone.
Chris Lopez played his best game of the season, completing 10/13 passes for 204 yards and four touchdowns. He also tacked on 27 rushing yards on four carries. Joel Santa Maria led the way on the receiving end, hauling in seven passes for 131 yards and three touchdowns. Boyko was a jack-of-all-trades in this game, leading the rushing attack with 47 yards, catching three passes for 73 yards, and scoring a second touchdown on the pick six.
The Hustlin’ Hawks defense stifled Pettit all night, holding him to 15/28 passing for 144 yards. They forced him into throwing three interceptions as well. The third-down defense for Greenfield was also impressive. They held Brown Deer to just 4/10 on third down conversions, stopping many drives in their tracks.
Greenfield is now 2-2 on the season, but more importantly, they are 2-0 in the Woodland East. They will look to get their overall record above .500 next week with a home game against Whitnall. Brown Deer now finds themselves 0-4 on the year, and they will look for their first win against Shorewood/Messmer next week.