For a few brief moments Friday night, my vision faded to black and white. I was transported back to a time with no three-point line. Back to a time where dunks didn’t exist and basketball shorts were as short as you could get them.
Local high school football standouts were selected to all-region teams last week, putting the finishing touches on what was a successful season for several teams.
Blue Ridge coach Shane Clark said the honor is something not many players accomplish during their high school careers.
I remember the exact moment “Famous” Jameis Winston, now a Heisman trophy winner, burst onto the scene.
Five area football players have separated themselves from the pack, securing spots as finalists for this season’s Player of the Year award.
Respective coaches have nominated Chris Pittman (Blue Ridge), Mario Funes (Riverside), Shaedon Meadors (Byrnes), Michael Fernandez (Eastside) and Quez Nesbitt (Greer).
Former Greer High standout Chandler Hash is off to a monstrous start to his senior season at Anderson University.
The guard led the team in scoring in seven of his first eight games this season, averaging more than 25 points. Hash scored a career-high 42 points in a win over GRU Augusta earlier this season.
The holidays are here and that means plenty opportunities to catch some high school hoops are right around the corner.
Greer High and Eastside High will host holiday tournaments, beginning after Christmas, featuring some of the area’s top teams.
Greer coach Jeff Neely said the field for his tournament is looking tough.
Two area football players will represent South Carolina this Saturday in the 77th Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas.
The contest will take place at Gibbs Stadium in Spartanburg, with kickoff set for 1 p.m.
From the Greer area will be Byrnes receiver Shaedon Meaders and Byrnes offensive lineman Benjamin Clark.
Area all-star selections were on display in Myrtle Beach last weekend, as the North defeated the South, 38-21 at Doug Shaw Stadium.
The North-South All-Star Football game highlights players from all over South Carolina.
The Greer boys’ basketball team has seen a lot of production from Matthew Moore this season, and it will need to continue if the Yellow Jackets want to remain competitive in the region.
Greer (4-4, 1-0) got two much-needed wins over Byrnes and Greenville last week, and Moore said the team is finding a rhythm.
The Eastside High boys’ basketball team was a perfect 3-3 last week, edging out Riverside, Wade Hampton and Blue Ridge to move to 6-2 on the season.
The Eagles earned a 68-56 win over Riverside and a 63-59 victory over Wade Hampton, wrapping up the week at Blue Ridge with a 56-48 win.