Ezekiel Banks keeps on finding the end zone with remarkable frequency for the Greenfield football team.
Banks scored four more touchdowns to boost the Hustlin' Hawks to a 48-6 romp over Brown Deer in a Woodland Conference game on Sept. 9.
That gave the senior running back 10 scores in the past two games, in which the Hawks have racked up 95 points to start 2-0 in the Woodland East Division, tied with rival Whitnall.
Actually, Banks and the Greenfield offense have been in high gear for this entire season, tallying 184 points (46 per game), and it's worth remembering that the season opener against Hudson was cut short by lightning.
Banks averages 15 yards
Against Brown Deer, Banks ran only eight times and collected 123 yards, averaging 15.4 per carry, and he caught one pass for 47 yards and a touchdown.
"We have been able to put (Banks) in the right positions to be successful," Greenfield coach Shane Covington said.
Also continuing to play well is quarterback Rayvon Bartlett Jr., who completed 15 of 22 passes for 253 yards and four touchdowns. He spread out the workload, with nine players catching at least one pass, led by Elijah Rosario with four receptions for 56 yards.
"The guys are catching onto the offensive system, and they are in the right spots," Covington said.
The Greenfield defense sparkled as well, holding the Falcons to 91 net yards and minus-21 on the ground.
Defensive lineman Zach DeSmet collected seven tackles, one for loss, and recovered a fumble; defensive back David Smith tallied five tackles, two for losses, one sack and one safety; defensive lineman Tyler Ahlborn five tackles, one for loss and one sack; defensive back Donnie Reasby four tackles, one for loss, and an interception and linebacker Valero four tackles.
Covington said Mike Zamora and Sam Wolfgram also played well on defense.
Banks opened the scoring with a 10-yard run in the first quarter, and Jared Davis ran for a two-point conversion. Smith picked up a safety later in the period and Banks ran in from 34 yards to close the period at 16-0.
In the second period, Banks hauled in a 47-yard pass from Bartlett and Zach Foshey caught a 7-yard touchdown pass to make it 30-6 at the half.
Pair of scoring passes
The barrage continued in the third, with Banks scoring from 27 yards, Manny McDonald taking a 27-yard scoring toss from Bartlett and Davis catching a 20-yard touchdown pass.
Greenfield next takes on Cudahy at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at home. The Packers are coming off a 35-6 loss to Whitnall last week.