The Byrnes football team took some time last Thursday to help those who are suffering in the Philippines due to the tragic effects of Typhoon Haiyan. Players and coaches wrote letters of encouragement to victims and sent toiletries and towels along with a football and a “Rise Up” t-shirt to a group of victims affected by the storm.
Byrnes is preparing for some hard-nosed football Friday night as Dutch Fork (10-3) pays a visit to Duncan in the third round of the Class AAAA state playoffs.
Greer needed its A-Game and a little luck against powerhouse Daniel in the third round of the 3-A state playoffs on Friday night. Unfortunately, neither necessity made the short bus ride to Dooley Field where the Yellow Jackets suffered a 41-10 beat down that ended the 2013 season.
Greer’s most recent visits to the third round of the playoffs ended in defeats. The third trip could be a charm when the Yellow Jackets host unbeaten Daniel High, the state’s top ranked 3-A team, this Friday night at Dooley Field.
Two heavyweight boxers traded knockout punches for four rounds until one settled the fight by pulling out a gun and firing a single shot. That’s how Greer edged Westwood, 45-42.
Byrnes High quarterback Shuler Bentley threw for five touchdowns Friday night as the Rebels cruised to an easy 42-14 playoff-opening win over Wando.
Byrnes will face Lexington in round two of the Class AAAA state playoffs this Friday in Duncan.
Greer High School kicker Nick Roberson, a sophomore, takes every game seriously.
“I always know I’m going to do the best no matter what,” Roberson said.
In the most recent game against Westwood, Roberson kicked four extra points, with another blocked.
Byrnes LB Travis Thomas seems to have saved his best for last.
Blue Ridge High basketball player Ross Mathis, who surpassed the 1,000-point mark for her career last year, will continue her playing days at Lincoln Memorial University.
Blue Ridge senior pitcher John Mason Reynolds will continue his career on the mound at Newberry College, after signing a letter of intent last week.
Reynolds said Newberry seemed like the right decision.