Coach Mark Hindsley has said week after week he is looking for each little improvement in his team.

What seems the most minute to most has been cause for optimism for Hindsley and the Greypups.

Coach Mark Hindsley has said week after week he is looking for each little improvement in his team.
What seems the most minute to most has been cause for optimism for Hindsley and the Greypups.
Last Thursday night, he watched his young squad battle through adversity to erase a 6-0 deficit only to see Highland snatch victory out of the mouths of his young  Pups.
After Highland had taken a lead late in the first half, Hindsley implored his young team to keep pressing.
“They are not bigger, faster, or stronger than you are,” he told them, “we are a second half team and we are going to go out and take it to the Rebels.”
Hindsley’s speech seemed to work to perfection as his quarterback Marquelle Killingsworth found Martavious Green behind the Rebel secondary for a 33-yard pass on fourth down to tie the game 6-6.  Chris Grady added the two-point conversion for an 8-6 Newport advantage at the end of the third quarter.
However, Highland worked a little fourth down magic of their own as they connected on a 30-yard pass with 1:16 to go in the game to set up a first down and goal from the Newport three-yard line.
The Rebels punched in a three-yard run with 1:12 to go and converted the two-point conversion for a 14-8 lead.
The Greypups had a little fight left in them as they moved to Highland 47-yard line with time running out.
Following a fumbled snap and a timeout, Killingsworth’s errant pass was intercepted at the Rebel 28-yard line with 28 seconds left.
Newport (0-3, 0-1) is on the road tonight at Valley View for their second conference game and first road contest of 2009.