October 17, 2011
Green Anxious to Return
For Brenham Cub, and Texas A&M commit Troy Green his senior year has gone nothing like we could have hoped for it to go. The talented athlete that plays both sides of the ball for the Cubs committed with teammate Adrian Bellard to the Aggies at the beginning of February in order to get that end of his life in order and to focus more on the task at hand, helping lead Brenham to a district title and to take a shot at a state title to finish off his lengthy prep career.
The season got off to a great start for both Green and Brenham as the jumped out to a fast start as he and backfield mate Klartel Claridy took turns carving up Huntsville and Lamar Consolidated on the ground to help the Cubs to a 2-0 start to the season. In the third game of the season, Green suffered a deep bruise to his knee that has sidelined him since. Green admits that the recovery process has been difficult, but necessary.
"It has been frustrating," said Green following Brenham's win Friday night. "The knee is feeling great, I have been going through rehab and training and what not but we don't want to try and come back too quick. It wouldn't do any good to rush back too quick and have to miss more time down the stretch."
Brenham has continued to roll up the wins on the field but has struggled at times in the ground game without Green in the backfield. Despite his absence on the defensive of the ball as well, the Cub's list of multiple Division 1 prospects on that side of the ball has allowed them to fill his void more easily.
The Cub defense seemed to have their work cut out for them coming into this weeks match-up with a Montgomery team that was averaging 42 points per game but worked hard all week to prepare and held them to just a touchdown when it was needed most as the Cubs only accounted for 14 points on the night.
"Like I always say, it starts at practice for us, we know Montgomery hasn't beaten us in a while," said Green. "We were prepared for that and we knew they were going to come out fired up. We came out tonight and did what we had to do to get the win."
Brenham has itself sitting firmly atop the district 17-4A standings with just three games remaining in the regular season. There are a couple easy games for them over the next couple weeks before they face Houston Stratford in the final game of the season in a match-up that could decide the district title.
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