Matt Greene, South Carroll, football

Q&A --

October 08, 2006|By BILL FREE

South Carroll senior running back Matt Greene has helped the Cavaliers win two consecutive games after starting the season with two losses. Greene rushed for 45 yards nine days ago in a 19-7 victory over Winters Mill, even though he felt the effects of an ankle sprain that caused him to miss a game.

What's the secret of an outstanding running back?

I guess speed is the key in high school and also strength. I ran my 40 in 4.5 [seconds].

What was your biggest run in high school?

Probably against Milford Mill last year in the state 2A semifinals. [In] that game, I ran for a 17-yard TD late in the game to put us up by 14, and we won. I had 121 yards in that game. I also returned a kickoff 92 yards for a TD against FSK [Francis Scott Key] in a playoff win. Those would have to be my two biggest runs.

What's the most disappointing moment?

The state championship loss [last year] to Potomac, 38-3.

What would you be doing if not playing football?

That's a tough one. I can't play soccer. I'm too physical for that. I've never played another sport. I've played football 13 years. I think I'd be the field hockey manager.

What is it like playing for a young coach like Greg Mihalko, a 1995 graduate who played for South Carroll ?

I've been around the program a long time since my dad's been coaching [his father, Dale, is an assistant coach]. So I've known him. Being around a young coach, he knows what it's like because he played in high school and he's not that long out of school. He knows his football. He's like a guru. I think it's good we see him in school. He's always helping with something.

What's it like having your father as an assistant?

I've had him as a coach since I was 4 years old. He's never been the head coach, but he's been a coach for my team. So this isn't the first time and I'm used to it.

What's the strangest thing you've seen happen in a South Carroll football game?

We lost a 21-7 halftime lead to Century three weeks ago and ended up losing the game. We played with all those guys in midget leagues, and they kind of razzed us when we were talking to them. That was strange.

Any hobbies?

I love watching college football. Florida State is my favorite team. It's not like I'm jumping on the bandwagon or anything. I've always liked Florida State.

What's in your future plans?

It's all up in the air, and I'm in the process right now of deciding if I want to play baseball [middle infielder] or possibly football in college.

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