Bulldog cornerback confident of NCAA semifinal win

Adrian Green

BIG RAPIDS — Adrian Green and his Ferris football teammates are in Mankato, Minn., today to prepare for the NCAA Division II national semifinal and is very confident with their prospects for success.

The Bulldogs (14-0) play host to Minnesota State on Saturday. The winner goes to the national title game on Dec. 15.

Green and his teammates talked to media members at Tuesday’s practice.

“I’m happy right now,” Green said. “I’m, not surprised because I know we worked for this. We’re just trying to finish the job.”

Green and the defense had an impressive game on Saturday in a 37-14 quarterfinal win over Ouachita Baptist. Green had a tackle and two assists.

“We did and believed what the coaches told us to do,” Green said.

Green doesn’t think bad winter weather at Mankato on Saturday would impact his team.

“We play in it all the time,” he said.

On Saturday’s opponent, “I heard they have some pretty good receivers and are pretty big,” he said.

Green is a junior cornerback from Cedar Grove, Ga.

“For me, I’ve been trusting in the rest of the defense,” he said. “I just do my job to make sure I do my battles.”

Last season, he helped the team to a second-straight national quarterfinal appearance in 2017 and saw significant action as a reserve and on special teams. He was a member of the Bulldogs’ 2016 team that advanced to the NCAA Division II national semifinals.

He was a talented defensive back and led Cedar Grove to a 9-3 overall mark in Georgia in his final season. He was a state champion on the track and was a speedy and fast performer.

Coming to Ferris, “I’m happy to be here and happy with my decision,” he said.

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Posted by John Raffel

John is a sports reporter with the Pioneer as well as the Herald Review and The Lake County Star. He also coordinates the weekly Pioneer sports outdoors page. He can be reached at (231) 592-8356 or by email at jraffel@pioneergroup.com.

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