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A tough performance from Eastside wide receiver Ty Thomason was not enough for the Eagles to hold off Christ Church, which used a fourth quarter comeback to win its 43rd consecutive game Friday night.

Fourth quarter surge dooms Eagles

The 42-game winning streak was in trouble Friday night.

Eastside quarterback Drake Turnquist had just found Ty Thomason on a touchdown connection with time winding down in the third, giving the Eagles a 28-16 advantage over Christ Church.

That’s when everything fell apart for Eastside.

Mario Cusano

Cusano is dual threat for Greer

Yellow Jacket quarterback Mario Cusano threw for 129 yards while rushing for 103 yards during Greer’s 35-7 win over Riverside last Friday, earning Offensive Player of the Week honors from The Greer Citizen and Owens Insurance.

Cusano threw for one touchdown on 10 of 12 passing, rushing for a score as well.

The Eagles will need to put last Friday’s loss behind them if they hope to have success against Wade Hampton.

Eagles search for first win

Something has to give this Friday night at Wade Hampton, as two teams, desperate for wins, collide at 7:30 p.m.

The Eagles will hit the road to face the Generals, who have lost three straight games in the early going. Wade Hampton’s most recent defeat came against Hillcrest during an embarrassing 71-8 showing.

Warriors hope to rebound

The intensity was not there for Riverside last Friday night against Greer. That’s what head coach Phil Smith hopes to change that this week as the Warriors get set to take on Woodmont.

“We did lose and we lost bad,” Smith said. “It’s over and we’ve got to move on. We can’t let one loss beat us twice.”

After securing a 19-0 lead against JL Mann at home Friday, Blue Ridge hung on to put away its second win of the season.

Tigers hold off Mann

Blue Ridge has senior Eric Diaz to thank for Friday night’s win against JL Mann.

Diaz picked off a pass and returned it 69 yards for a touchdown, giving the Tigers a 29-15 lead that would hold up as the final 60 seconds ticked off the clock.

With the win, Blue Ridge moves to 2-0 on the season.

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