Greene grad directs West Fork to opening win over North Butler

Brandon Trees of North Butler breaks off the biggest run of the game in the second half with West Fork players in pursuit during Friday's hope opener at Greene. (Kristi Nixon photo)

 

GREENE – One glance at the scoreboard, even before the game started, was all the motivation West Fork first-year head coach Eric Gabe needed.

A 2001 Greene High School graduate who played under legendary coach Dave Sturm, he couldn’t help but notice the newly dedicated scoreboard that bears his former coach’s name.

And he took what he learned under Sturm’s direction to coach the Warhawks to a season-opening non-district win over his former school, 7-0, on Friday, Aug. 29.

“It’s just really special,” Gabe said. “I look over at that scoreboard and I looked at 7-0 and I’m pretty hard on myself; I think I could have called a better game and could have run some things better...."

More on this story will be found in the Sept. 4 print edition of the Butler County Tribune.