The Westwood Redhawks, flying high on a five-game winning streak, will descend on Greer for the second round of the AAA football playoffs. The 7:30 pm. contest at Dooley Field will be an even tougher challenge than the game with Emerald that went down to the wire last week.
The last time a Bobby Bentley-led Byrnes team won a state title was the 2005-06 season. The Rebels will try to change that over the next four weeks in Bentley’s first season back at the helm.
The first team standing in the way will be Wando, which will pay a visit to Nixon Field on Friday.
Before the season began, the Riverside girl’s cross country team had a goal. The Lady Warriors not only wanted to win the Class AAAA state title, but wanted to do by defeating the second place team by triple digits.
A heavy favorite, Byrnes trailed Wade Hampton 21-20 at halftime last Friday.
“I was just hoping that we could keep our composure and not give up,” junior Tavaris Jeter. “The coaches told us not to give up and to keep playing.
Byrnes turned things around in the second half and pulled away for a 47-21 win.
Jud Blackwell of Taylors won $50 in The Greer Citizen’s Football Contest last week.
Blackwell was one of two participants to miss two games and won via tiebreaker.
Football fans are invited to participate in the weekly contest by clipping out and turning in the entry form that will appear in each Wednesday’s sports section.
Whenever Greer High running back Quez Nesbitt is asked about his success, he always credits the play of his offensive line.
Blue Ridge’s season came to an end last Friday with a 20-14 loss at Belton-Honea Path in the first round of the Class AAA state playoffs.
Wade Hampton found itself within a half of pulling off the state’s biggest upset of the season last Friday night when the 3-7 Generals were leading nationally-ranked Byrnes at halftime, 21-20.
Byrnes used the break to make a few adjustments, however, and dominated the second half for a 47-21 victory.
Greer overcame more perils than found in a B grade zombie movie in the state AAA football playoff opener Friday night.
The Yellow Jackets kept their football season alive by finding a new level of grit and determination to overcome a tough Emerald High team, 34-30.
Phil Smith’s first season as Riverside’s football coach ended with a 35-3 loss at Dorman that dropped the Warriors to 0-11.
“We just didn’t execute well on offense,” Smith said. “We lost eight yards on our first play. We had open wide receivers that we just didn’t have the time to see and hit.”