When the going got tough, Greer and Clinton handed the ball to their wildcats, and the unbeaten Yellow Jackets emerged with hard fought 17-13 victory to advance to the second round of the Class AAA playoffs.
Tyler Wright was all over the field for the Yellow Jackets during the team’s opening round win over Clinton, earning Defensive Player of the Week honors from The Greer Citizen and Owens Insurance.
Wright totaled 13 individual tackles, four assisted tackles and one fumble recovery in the victory.
One thing has always been true about the game of football. The guys in the trenches do the dirty work to help the team succeed.
At Byrnes, Nick Rowell has been a big part of the team’s success, leading an offensive line that continues to grow and develop.
Byrnes made short work of its final region opponent of the regular season, routing Wade Hampton 62-9 on senior night.
Head coach Brian Lane said he was impressed with his team’s focus.
The road to the state Class AAA championship starts to turn uphill this Friday night when undefeated Greer hosts Belton-Honea Path in a second round contest at Dooley Field.
Riverside and Spartanburg will meet up for a second time Friday night, battling it out in the first round of the Class AAAA playoffs.
For head coach Phil Smith, it will be his first trip to the postseason since taking the reigns at Riverside.
Byrnes will meet Boiling Springs in the first round of the Class I-AAAA playoffs, looking for a second win over the Bulldogs this season.
The Rebels capped the regular season with a dominating 62-9 win over Wade Hampton, but now face a tough postseason schedule.
A depleted Blue Ridge squad was no match for South Pointe Friday night.
The Tigers failed to get on the board for the second straight week, dropping the final game of the season 56-0 in round one of the Class AAA playoffs.
Riverside was nearly blanked during the regular season finale against Dorman, falling 35-7 during an emotional senior night.
“Their defensive front was a lot better than I had anticipated,” head coach Phil Smith said. “They weren’t the biggest that we’ve played against, but they were very quick off the ball.”
In the final road contest of the season, the North Greenville football team suffered a 28-17 defeat at the hands of Catawba College last Saturday afternoon.