Greer will have to double down on focus this week. That Focus, the primary attribute that sets the 2014 Yellow Jackets apart, will be tested by distractions this Friday night when Greer visits Southside High for a key region match-up.
Byrnes used a second half surge to ease past Riverside Friday night, downing the Warriors 49-14 to move to 3-0 in region play.
The Rebels gave Mason Streater the start at quarterback, who connected with Chavis Dawkins on a 39-yard touchdown pass late in the first quarter to give Byrnes a quick 6-0 lead.
The Tigers used 30 first quarter points to top cross-town rival Travelers Rest on Friday night, coming away with a 37-12 victory.
Blue Ridge is now 5-2 on the year with a 3-1 record in conference play.
“Every time they give me the ball, I just want to get to the end zone.”
Those words came from Greer running back Adrian McGee, who took Greer’s first offensive play 61 yards from scrimmage for a touchdown, giving the Yellow Jackets a lead they would not relinquish on Friday night at Dooley Field.
The Eagles were unable to hold off Southside Friday night, falling behind late during its 35-14 defeat.
Eastside, now 1-6 overall and 0-4 in region play, got off to a good start as Drake Turnquist found Trevis McDowell for a 12-yard touchdown late in the first quarter, giving the Eagles a 7-0 lead.
Blue Ridge senior Tay Jenkins carried his team to a rivalry win over Traveler Rest Friday night, scoring twice and rushing for nearly 100 yards on three carries.
For his performance, Jenkins earned Offensive Player of the Week honors from The Greer Citizen and Owens Insurance.
Byrnes senior Noah Dawkins created chaos in the Riverside backfield Friday night, recording four first hits, three assisted tackles, two sacks and three tackles for loss in the victory.
For his performance, Dawkins earned Defensive Player of the Week honors from The Greer Citizen and Owens Insurance.
Byrnes is perfect in region action, defeating Boiling Springs, Spartanburg and Riverside in consecutive weeks.
This week, the Rebels will travel to J.L. Mann in hopes of continuing their hot streak. Mann is just 2-5 on the season, dropping games to Dorman, Wade Hampton and Mauldin in region play.
Coming off an easy 37-12 homecoming victory over cross-town rival Travelers Rest, Blue Ridge coach Shane Clark said his team can’t afford to waste any time getting back to work.
The Tigers host Southside this Friday night at 7:30 p.m.