Greyhounds refuse to lose
05/11/01 Greyhounds staff article
SO-Acosta 44-yard field goal.
OV-Williams 33-yard field goal.
OV-Dorsey 48-yard run. Williams kick.
SO-Clemens2-yard run. Acosta kick.
OV-Dockery one yard run.Dorsey kick.
OV-Dorsey 50-yard yickoff return.
SO-Morrell 1-yard TD run. Acosta kick.
OV-Fred Coger 3-yard TD run.
OV-Dockery 4-yd TD.Williams kick.
SO-Hickson 27-yard TD pass to Patterson. Acosta kick.
OV-Dockery 6-yard TD run.Williams kick.
SO-Acosta 39-yard field goal.
The Southern Oregon Heat are sure of one thing following their Thursday night home game. Greyhounds run on the west coast.
After making the long cross country flight the Greyhounds shook off their jet lag and blasted past the Heat 45-26 to improve to 4-2 on the season.
"This win is big for us we played so hard and refused to lose." commented Hounds Head Coach Wilkie Perez.
In front of a near capacity crowd the Greyhounds fought off a feisty Heat team and inched their way closer to the top spot in the Eastern Division.
The Heat's John Acosta of Chico State opened the scoring with a 44-yard field goal on the Heat's first drive only to be answered by Tim Williams 33-yard blast.
From there Donald Dorsey darted 48-yards to paydirt to put the Hounds ahead 10-3. The Heat would get on the board thanks to Gary Clemens two-yard run.
For the Hounds Birdie Dockery would run for three rushing touchdowns while Dorsey scored twice once on a 50-yard kick return.
Defensive end Fred Coger scored on a three-yard run his first in a three-year career in Wheeling.
The Hounds battled 15 penalties on the evening and received solid efforts from Aaron Hamilton, Fred Coger and Jason Fleming on the defensive line and Jason Hupp, Mike Blackburn, and Jason Whitfield on the offensive front.
Rob McCoy intercepted two passes for the Ohio Valley squad.
Brooke's Marc Ceglie and Martins Ferry's Gary Jackson both made solid NIFL debuts both registering three tackles.
The Greyhounds return to the road next Saturday night versus West Virginia state rival River Cities.
Greyhounds Travel West
05/08/01 Don Clegg Sports Editor News- Register
WHEELING, W.Va. - The Ohio Valley Greyhounds set a franchise record when they hung 76 points on the board against Mobile last week but head coach Wilkie Perez won't have quite as much firepower at his disposal this week.
The Greyhounds (3-2) are scheduled to face the Southern Oregon Heat Thursday night in Medford, Ore. Kickoff is set for 10:30 p.m. EST. It's the third game in 13 days for Ohio Valley. Worse yet, playing a Thursday night game on the West Coast means some players won't be available due to conflicts with their work schedule. Running back Billy West ,who ran for 63 yards and three TD's against Mobile and veteran free safety John Jenkins will miss the trip due to work responsibilities. Full story>>
Hounds are for Real
05/06/01 Gregg Montgomery Times Leader
One thing is for sure when it comes to the National Indoor Football League, the Ohio Valley Greyhounds are for real. The Hounds unleashed a ferocious, attacking off that scored on every possession and downed the Mobile Seagulls 76-13 Friday night at the Wheeling Civic Center. “We are getting better and playing as a team. Tonight was a complete team effort” remarked Greyhounds Head Coach Wilkie Perez. A total team effort describes exactly what the Hounds were able to accomplish.
Along with scoring nine offensive touchdowns the Ohio Valley special teams enjoyed a banner night. Former Ohio State kicker Tim Williams blasted a 45-yard field goal in the fourth quarter his longest of the season only to be followed Ben Kelly’s spectacular 50-yard kickoff return which closed out the scoring on the evening. The Hounds also blocked a Seagulls field goal for a safety. Full story>>
Hounds Send Fourcade South
05/06/01 Don Clegg Sports Editor Intelligencer
The Ohio Valley Greyhounds literally blew out the lights on the Wheeling Civic Center scoreboard Friday when they blasted the Mobile Seagulls 76-13 to post the largest margin of victory in the National Indoor Football League this season.
When Ben Kelly returned a kickoff 50-plus yards to paydirt with just 1:39 to play, the main scoreboard above the Civic Center turf blinked out and went to black. The momentary glitch was quickly patched up and the Greyhounds closed out the waning seconds with perhaps the most impressive win since indoor football came to the valley three years ago.
"We played as a team tonight," beamed first-year head coach Wilkie Perez. "We're really coming together as a unit. "This is the kind of performance we've been shooting for all season." Full story>>
Hounds Gulls Videocast
05/03/01 Greyhounds Press release
This weeks game in Wheeling vs. Mobile Seagulls will be video broadcasts on www.ovgreyhounds.com on HOUNDS TV. Starting Friday night at 5:30pm with the Wheeling Walks program through 6:00pm. Then both teams pregame warm-up will be shown, finishing up the evening with the NIFL Friday night game of the week. Mobile Seagulls vs. Ohio Valley Greyhound. A special thanks again to Quintelweb.com, Shooter Video Production & Le'Sorv Photography.
05/02/01 Gregg Montgomery The Times Leader
Sweet Revenge. That's how Coach Wilkie Perez should view last Saturday night's emotional 36-19 victory over the Johnstown J-Dogs in front of around 3,000 rabid Ohio Valley football fans.
"The win was huge, and the best part about it was the fans. I was excited as a coach. I think we got two standing ovations and that means a lot to these guys," remarked a smiling Perez. Full story>>
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