One of the largest crowds to ever fill The Reservation was treated to everything a football fan could want – except defense – when Greer escaped with a 49-48 overtime victory over cross-town rival Riverside on Friday night.
Riding the crest of a three-game winning streak, Greer brings momentum into the opening round of the Class 4-A football playoffs against familiar foe South Pointe this Friday night at 7:30 p.m. at Dooley Field.
The winner will advance to play the winner of Greenville vs. Aiken on the road next week.
By Jake Korol
For The Greer Citizen
In a win or go home game Friday night, the Eagles dropped a close one to Wade Hampton, 49-42, to end their season.
Halfway through the first quarter of Fridays game at Blue Ridge High School, quarterback Tucker Massey hit a major milestone.
After a 67-yard rushing touchdown to take their lead to 14-0 against the Devil dogs, Massey reached 1,000 yards passing and rushing.
There have been 28 state championships between the Gaffney Indians and the Byrnes Rebels in football.
Gaffney boasts that no one has won more state championships in football in the state of South Carolina than they; however, Byrnes had an incredible run in the early 2000’s having won eight titles from 2002 through 2011.
Greer’s LaDainnian Martin (Offense) and Kaleb Nelson (Lineman) were named The Greer Citizen/Owens Insurance Players of Week 9. Pictured are: Shane Lynn (Owens Insurance), Martin, Nelson, Coach Will Young, and Chad Hannon (Owens Insurance).
Greer PRT to compete
for state championship
For the first time ever, Greer PRT will compete for a South Carolina State Championship.
On Monday, November 7, 10U and 12U Greer Junior Jackets All Stars will host the first round of district playoffs at Dooley Field.
The Tigers moved to 4-5 on the year after a loss to the Chapman Panthers in Inman.
Unfortunately for the Tigers, the game was never close and was all about them hanging in and trying to claw back.
The game began not ideally for the Tigers with a kick return for a touchdown by Chapman giving them the lead early.
Following a decade-long gap, the Greer and Riverside varsity football teams will meet on the gridiron this Friday.
The City of Greer is raising the stakes in the battle of the city schools.
On the first play of the game, it was evident that Greer was going to be on a run when Chase Byrd took the opening kickoff and raced 90 yards for a touchdown.