Having to win or end the season adds an extra measure of drama to the 48th Jacket Bowl matching Greer vs. Union County this Friday night at Dooley Field. Not that more drama is needed in light of the two most recent cliffhangers that Greer won with a minute or less remaining in regulation.
After a slow start Friday night, Greer ran off 45 unanswered points to vault past Travelers Rest into the second round of the 3-A playoffs.
The Class AAAA-I state football playoffs will get underway this Friday night at Nixon Field, as Byrnes gets set to host one of its biggest rivals.
The Lady Eagles were three sets away from taking the Class AAA volleyball championship, but fell just short at White Knoll last Saturday.
Eastside fell to Hilton Head Island 3-1 in the state title matchup, despite leading in each of the four sets.
The Eagles conclude the year with a record of 32-8-2.
Byrnes softball standout Allison Neely will play for North Georgia in 2016, signing a national letter of intent with the Nighthawks last Wednesday.
“I’d looked at a few other colleges, but this one really caught my eye because I’m an outdoor person and they were right in the mountains,” Neely said.
Kayla Pettit will play her college volleyball at Converse College, signing a national letter of intent last week.
The senior standout has put up plenty of stats during her time with the Rebels, but head coach Katie Jolley said Pettit’s most important contribution to the team was her ability to provide a spark.
Byrnes senior lacrosse player Joshua Oleyourryk is taking his outstanding offensive play to Coker College, signing a national letter of intent last week.
The Rebel captain decided upon Coker after observing the classroom experience and visiting with lacrosse coaches.
Evans Harrison has competed at the highest level in high school, but now he’s hoping to have success in the NCAA.
The senior cross country runner signed a letter of intent with the Citadel last week, making his commitment official.
Riverside’s Faith Moyers has decided to compete at North Greenville next season, signing a letter of intent with the Lady Crusaders’ tennis team last week.
Moyers said she has had her sights set on Tigerville for a while now.
Riverside senior standout Brooke Jordan-Brown will continue her hoops career at UNC Asheville next season, signing a national letter of intent with the Bulldogs last week.
Jordan-Brown has been with the Warriors for five years, joining the team as an eighth grader.