Greyhounds Squash the Ants

04/28/02 Greyhounds Press Release
WHEELING, WV - The Ohio Valley Greyhounds defeated the Tupelo FireAnts 73 - 24. The 'Ants jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first 3 minutes of the game, but that lead would be their last of the evening. The Hounds led the at the half 43- 16 and held the FireAnts to zero points in the fourth quarter, the Greyhounds improve to a perfect 4-0, Ants fall to 1-3.

Greyhound leaders:

  • Birdie Dockery 15-88yds. 4 tds, long of 25 yds. Avg 5.5
  • Sharay Ratliffe 11-50yds.
  • Jose Davis 10-12, 154yds. 5 tds
  • Bunny Jefferson 4 rec - 82yds, 2tds
  • Ryan Silvis 4 rec - 54 yds, 2 tds
  • Shane Franzer 2 rec - 18yds, 1 td, 3- 6yds 1 td,  1 td throw.

Greyhounds defense  allowed only 54 yds rushing and 102 yds and 3 touchdowns.

NIFL Leaders:

  • Ohio Valley is the # 1 scoring offense with 224 points an average of 56 pt/g. Second in Total Offense with 29 tds and 245.0 yds/g.
  • Ohio Valley is also # 1 in total defense allowing only 100 yds rushing and 435 yds passing an average of 133.8 yds/g.
  • The Greyhounds are # 1 in Rush Offense with 536 yds, 18 tds with an average of 134.0 yd/g. The Hounds rushing attack is lead by the 2000 IFL Offensive MVP Baron "Birdie" Dockery. Birdie is #1 in the NIFL in scoring with 72 pts. Dockery is also leading the league with 12 tds. Quintin Cradle leads the NIFL in rushing(80 yds more than Dockery), but has played in 2 more games than Dockery.  Birdie has gained 363 yds in 4 games.
  • *Jose Davis is ranked 6th in the NIFL  with a QB rating of 105.0, 36-59 11 tds and 3 ints.
  • *William "Bunny" Jefferson is also 6th in  All -Purpose Yard with 541 yds an
    average of 135 per game.

*Please note the Greyhounds have played 4 games most leaders have played in at least 6 games.

The Greyhounds travel to St. Charles, Mo.  to take on the River City Renegades (0-5), next Saturday.


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