The Riverside volleyball team opened its season on Aug. 23 at home against Spartanburg. The Warriors will play again on Aug. 30 at Woodmont.
As time expired last Friday night, the Riverside football team and its fans did something they weren’t able to do all of last season.
They celebrated a win.
The Warriors topped Travelers Rest, 7-3, during the team’s season opener, and head coach Phil Smith said he couldn’t have been happier for his guys.
Another installment of a classic rivalry is set for Friday night, and both teams need to win.
By Leland Burch
For The Greer Citizen
Greer will travel to Byrnes this Friday night to renew one of the area’s oldest football rivalries.
Westside ran away from Greer during the second half of Friday night’s season opener at Dooley Field.
The Yellow Jackets had been going toe-to-toe with the Class AAAAA powerhouse, but a missed opportunity before the half cost Greer seven points, and a lot of momentum.
“It was an awesome feeling because I knew everyone on this team had my back, especially the seniors,” Brown said. “We have such great leaders like Brooks, O’Brien, Robert Marrow, Anias Brockman, Bennett Von Waldner, Kris White and countless others—I wouldn’t want to go to battle with anyone else.”
The Tigers will take on Landrum Friday night in hopes of bouncing back from a devastating 41-0 loss to Belton-Honea Path.
It was a less than perfect start for the Byrnes football team, which turned the ball over six times during its 35-19 loss at Myrtle Beach over the weekend.
The Rebels struggled in the early going, giving up three quick scores to fall behind 21-0.
Belton-Honea Path scored early and often Friday night during its blowout win over Blue Ridge in the regular season opener.
BHP held the Tigers scoreless, coming away with a 41-0 victory.
Mistakes proved costly for Eastside on Friday night, as the Eagles fell to Woodmont during the season opener, 28-21.