Greene grad directs West Fork to opening win over North Butler

 

West Fork running back Tyson Pillard (ball carrier) makes the North Butler defense miss on the way to the end zone for the game's only score on Friday night. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)

 

GREENE – One glance at the scoreboard, even before the game started, was all the motivation West Fork first-year head coach Eric Gabe needed.

A 2001 Greene High School graduate who played under legendary coach Dave Sturm, he couldn’t help but notice the newly dedicated scoreboard that bears his former coach’s name.

And he took what he learned under Sturm’s direction to coach the Warhawks to a season-opening non-district win over his former school, 7-0, on Friday, Aug. 29.

“It’s just really special,” Gabe said. “I look over at that scoreboard and I looked at 7-0 and I’m pretty hard on myself; I think I could have called a better game and could have run some things better..."

More on this story will be found in the Sept. 3 print and online editions of the Hampton Chronicle.