Another week, another costly first frame. Blue Ridge fell into a 20-0 hole during the first quarter of the Tigers’ home opener against Liberty and couldn’t recover, ultimately falling 41-19.
Something has to give Friday night when Greer and Blue Ridge will clash in a battle of 0-2 teams at Death Valley North.
“This is a big rivalry game, and both teams really need a win. But I feel like we need one the most,” claims Greer Coach Will Young.
After Byrnes quarterback Andrew Stevens’ final pass of the game sailed into the waiting arms of a Chapman defensive back, the home stands at Chapman went into a frenzy. The Chapman sidelines went even crazier.
The interception sealed a 17-14 win for Chapman over Byrnes, the first victory for the Panthers against the Rebels since 1966.
The Eastside offense finally found a groove Friday against Pendleton, but the Eagles weren’t able to keep the Bulldogs out of the end zone often enough, falling 53-29. The defeat dropped the Eagles to 0-2 on the season.
Hunter Free is a 6-foot-1, 200-pound linebacker for the Greer Yellow Jackets. He spoke about his goals for his final year in black and gold and his passion in representing the Greer community.
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Jacket Backers packed the stands, and Greer’s boat load of cheerleaders lifted their spirts. The G-Force Marching Band, already in mid-season form despite being in school just nine days, entertained at halftime.
The old adage “Rome wasn’t built in a day,” could apply to Greer High’s football team that still has a long way to go after starting a third season of rebuilding. Correcting tons of mistakes in the season opener is the focus in practice this week as the Yellow Jackets prepare for a road trip to Simpsonville.
In a border battle between two powerhouse programs, Byrnes took down Hough (N.C.) 24-9 in Charlotte on Saturday to begin the season with a statement win.
“We made a lot of mistakes tonight,” said Byrnes head coach Reggie Shaw. “Things that will drive you crazy, a typical first game. But we found a way to win.”