2022 Snapshot: Greensburg

Greensburg QB/P Sam West (photo from Twitter: @samwest106)

One gets the feeling that Greensburg is on the cusp of a special season. Despite being under .500 a year ago the Pirates last four losses were by one, four, seven and eight points. With first round playoff wins in each of the last three years and in six of the last seven campaigns this team is hungry to take things to the next level.

“We return a good core on both sides of the ball.  We have a couple of really good athletes that will be able to make plays in space,” head coach Scott Moore states.

There are some concerns for Moore as the team lost a ton of experience to graduation. “Depth, we need to stay healthy in key areas,” he says. If this squad avoids the injury bug it could be quite the entertaining year in Greensburg.

Class 3A, Sectional 31
2021 RECORD: 4-5, 1-1 Class 3A, Sectional 31
COACH: Scott Moore (72-74 at Greensburg, 14 years; 72-74 overall)

Sam West, Sr, QB/P – Greensburg’s best college prospect in decades. West threw for 1,089 yards, ran for 443 yards, accounted for 18 touchdowns (11 pass, seven rush), averaged 38.2 on 20 punts (10 inside the 20) in nine games as a junior. He was named IFCA Class 3A Junior All-State (P), Second Team All-TSF (P) and Class 3A All-EIAC (P) for his efforts. In his career, West has thrown for 1,089 yards, racked up 1,255 all-purpose yards (545 rush, 495 rec, 240 ret), hauled in 31 receptions and has been responsible for 23 touchdowns (11 pass, eight rush, four rec).

The 6-foot-4, 215-pound West is being recruited as a tight end. His offers include Indiana, Minnesota, Tennessee, Iowa State, Purdue, Rutgers, Ball State, Toledo, Western Michigan, Ohio and Bowling Green.

Eli Moore, Sr, DB – A pleasant surprise for the Pirates a year ago. Moore was in on 60 total tackles, had three tackles for losses with a fumble recovery and an interception. That effort earned him Class 3A All-EIAC (DB) accolades.

Kaden Acton, So, RB – The future looks bright in the backfield for the Greensburg. Acton did not play like a freshman in 2021, running for 603 yards, amassing 1,093 all-purpose yards while finding the end zone six times (four rush, two rec).

Owen Meadows, Jr, DB – Will be called upon to be a leader of the defense. Meadows recorded 19 total tackles and tied for the team lead with three interceptions as a sophomore.

Sectional Champion (two) – 2012 & 1989.

Fri – 08/19/22 – at Shelbyville (1-6 in 2021) – 7:00 PM
Fri – 08/26/22 – at Greenfield-Central (7-3) – 7:30 PM
Fri – 09/02/22 – CONNERSVILLE (3-9) – 7:00 PM
Fri – 09/09/22 – at Lawrenceburg (11-2) – 7:00 PM
Fri – 09/16/22 – at South Dearborn (7-4) – 7:00 PM
Fri – 09/23/22 – FRANKLIN COUNTY (6-4) – 7:00 PM
Fri – 09/30/22 – at Batesville (6-5) – 7:00 PM
Fri – 10/07/22 – MILAN (4-7) – 7:00 PM
Fri – 10/14/22 – at Rushville (0-10) – 7:00 PM
Fri – 10/21/22 – TBD: IHSAA Sectional 31 Playoffs

With six of the Pirates nine regular season games on the road, success will be well earned. If mental toughness rises to the surface, lookout. Greensburg will be a nuisance in the playoffs.




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