Greene, Strand, Ferragamo headline All-Bayside lists
Kent County High football standout Marcquan Greene left the Bayside Conference much the same way as he entered it: his name on almost everyone’s lips.
A 5-foot-9, 175-pound speedster who played four offensive positions over four years — and “probably would’ve done fine as a lineman, too,” according to Trojan head coach, Brendon Ireton — Greene began as a running back, played slot and receiver for much of the last two seasons, then was inserted at quarterback this October after an injury to starter Tyson Johnson.
The senior passed for 609 yards and five touchdowns this fall, rushed for 1,461 yards and 23 touchdowns, and compiled more than 300 other all-purpose yards. He leaves with the conference’s all-time record for touchdowns with 84
Greene had the biggest rushing game of his career in the Class 1A East Region championship game Nov. 18, carrying 34 times for 312 yards and three touchdowns in a 28-22 victory over Cambridge-South Dorchester that ended Kent’s 25-game losing skid against the Vikings which dated back to the 1995 state playoffs.
Leading Kent County to its first state tournament in 20 years while compiling those numbers earned Greene selection as the Bayside Offensive Player of the Year by the conference’s coaches.
“He’s just an incredible talent,” Ireton said. “There were games where it seemed like there was nothing Marcquan couldn’t do.”
Greene also played defensive back almost
Kent County’s Marcquan Greene splits two Cambridge-South Dorchester defenders on a 20-yard touchdown run in his team’s 28-22, 1A East Region Championship win on Friday, Nov. 18. Greene was named 2016’s Bayside Offensive Player of the Year by the 13 coaches in the conference.
Buccaneers head coach Damian Ferragamo was named Bayside Coach of the Year by the conference’s coaches. Ferragamo’s team went 9-2 and made the Class 2A East playoffs this season, outscoring opponents 332-88 in the process.