Greer High’s stellar football season ended on an all too familiar note Friday night when the Yellow Jackets were again booted out of the playoffs at the second round level. As in 2012, Union County shook off an earlier loss to Greer and made a series of big plays in the second half to vault into the third round with a 39-22 victory.
Byrnes quarterback Micah Young found Chavis Dawkins in the end zone three times last Friday night, as the Rebels knocked off rival Gaffney, 34-26 in the first round of the Class I-AAAA playoffs.
With the win, Byrnes moves on to take on Sumter in the quarterfinals.
Greer High football, like the latest model of an automobile, will have a new look and a new feel in 2016. When the season kicks off in 39 weeks, the Yellow Jackets will take the field with many new players diving into one of the toughest schedules in recent history.
This season will serve as a bit of a homecoming for Greer boys basketball coach Greg Miller.
Miller returns to the Yellow Jackets after two seasons away at Riverside. He had previously coached at Greer Middle and as an assistant under former coach Jeff Neely.
The Eastside boys basketball team is hoping to improve upon a 15-12 season that saw a second round playoff berth in 2014.
The Eagles return a strong core of starters, and head coach Tom Chamness believes his group is in a good spot heading into the first few games this week.
The Lady Warriors are young, but don’t expect that to stop them from making some noise in the region this season.
The Riverside girls basketball team returns one of the top seniors in the state in Brooke Jordan-Brown, but the Warriors will be dealing with the loss of several key seniors.
With only one returning starter, the Lady Rebels enter the 2015-16 season with a lot of experience to gain in a short amount of time.
Byrnes girls basketball coach Stacey Parris said her squad is rebuilding, but she still expects them to be competitive during the first few weeks of the season.
They’re the preseason favorites to win the Peach Blossom region, but Greer girls basketball coach Mazzie Drummond knows his team faces a long, challenging road ahead.
Drummond is taking over the program after Carlton Greene spent 25 years at the helm.
Greer Middle College’s Megan Miller became the first golfer from the school to sign with a Division II school or higher with her commitment to play for North Greenville University in the fall.
Greer Middle College athletic director Seth Mills said Miller’s accomplishments are important for the school.