The Greer Citizen/Owens Insurance Players of Week 6 were honored during last week's Greer Touchdown Club.
Greer paid the price for an extraordinary number of mistakes Friday night when Greenville snapped the Yellow Jackets’ five-game winning streak, 35-14, on the road at Sirrine Stadium.
Greer vs. Union County football games are known as “Jacket Bowls,” not only because they match Yellow Jackets vs. Yellow Jackets, but also because nearly every contest is high scoring, down-to-the-wire, and with much riding on it.
The Warriors picked up another tough region loss last Friday, falling to Laurens 25-9 in their final home game of the season.
Riverside is now 3-5 overall with an 0-3 mark in the conference.
Both teams have their sights set on the playoffs and a second region win, as Eastside prepares to host Blue Ridge Friday night.
Snapping a five-game losing skid, Byrnes topped Nation Ford last week at Nixon Field, 42-27.
Sophomore quarterback Brock Carroll was crucial in the win, completing 16 passes for 222 yards, three passing touchdowns and one touchdown on the ground
Will Hunter threw for two touchdowns and ran for another while NGU’s defense held the Tusculum offense to 199-yards, carrying the Crusaders to a dominating 31-7 win over the Pioneers of the South Atlantic Conference.
The Tigers have gone from 1-5 to 1-0 after the team’s first conference win over Travelers Rest last Friday night.
Blue Ridge, a team that has been plagued by injury all season, showed no signs of rust after a week off, topping the Devildogs 36-21.
A second-half lead wasn’t safe at Nixon Field last Friday night, as Byrnes fell to 0-2 in region play.
Leading by 11 points in the third quarter, the Rebels saw their second win of the season slip through their fingers in the second half, dropping a critical homecoming contest to Boiling Springs, 42-28.
Hurricane Matthew may have bypassed Taylors Friday night, but Eastside pummeled the Yellow Jackets with a hailstorm of passes before Greer managed to escape with a 42-20 win.