Greer’s Cinderella football season turned into a pumpkin Friday night when the wheels came off the Yellow Jacket’s golden chariot on Dooley Field.
Despite the disappointing end to Greer High’s enviable 11-1 football season, even better things may be in store for 2015.
It was a rough ending to a season that had plenty of promise.
The Warriors made too many mistakes Friday night, falling to Spartanburg 31-7 in round one of the state II-AAAA playoffs.
The Rebels are moving on in the Class I-AAAA state playoffs, and they have junior quarterback Micah Young to thank.
An injured Young tossed five touchdown passes during Byrnes’ 42-28 victory over Boiling Springs, keeping his team’s season alive.
Riverside senior Tony Consolo will continue his lacrosse career at the next level after signing with Belmont Abbey College last week.
Heading into his final year with the Warriors, Consolo said the process of finding a college has not been an easy one.
Andrew Friedholm will take the field for UNC Asheville in the spring of 2016 after signing a national letter of intent last Friday.
He joined six other Warriors athletes committing to four-year schools.
Riverside senior Austin Riggins will play his college baseball at Penn State after signing with the Nittany Lions last week.
“This means a lot,” he said. “My parents always told me to go where I was wanted and they wanted me. The coaches were great and you can’t beat the academics.”
Riverside senior Eric Mullinax will continue his baseball career at Limestone College after signing a national letter of intent last week.
The Saints recruited Mullinax during the summer of his sophomore season.
Blue Ridge basketball standout Courtney Robinson will suit up for Wingate next season, after signing a letter of intent last week.
Robinson said it was nice to have the decision out of the way just days before the start of her senior season.
Riverside senior Will Strickland will hit the links at Presbyterian College next season, after signing a national letter of intent with the Blue Hose last Friday.
Strickland said the decision was an easy one.