Swarms of Jacket Backers lingered longer than usual at Dooley Field just to savor Greer’s astounding 35-28 football victory over Union County in the annual Jacket Bowl on Friday night.
Eastside football fans who stayed until the end of Friday’s game against Wade Hampton were rewarded with a 41-34 finish that will likely be remembered.
Although the Eagles scored first on a five-yard DeShawn Sullivan touchdown run, they relinquished the lead shortly thereafter and trailed until 46 seconds were left in the game.
#92 CJ Collins - Greer High
Mother: Anita and Curtis
Away from the field: Hanging out with friends
Favorite television show: Martin
Favorite athlete: Cam Newton
Favorite artist: Migos
Favorite video game: NBA 2K15
#44 Deshawn Sullivan - Eastside High
#71 Drake Garrett - Eastside High
Parents:Wes and Maggie
Away from the field: Enjoyshanging out with friends
Favorite movie: The Blind Side
Favorite video game: NCAA Football
Favorite athlete: Marshawn Lynch
Favorite artist: Chief Keef
#11 Mario Cusano - Greer High
Parents: Kim and Phil
Away from the field: Enjoys hanging out with family
Favorite athlete: Brett Favre
Favorite movie: Hancock
Favorite video game: Madden
Favorite artist: Drake
Blue Ridge struggled against the size of Stephens County last Friday night, falling 21-0 at home.
The Tigers are now 1-2 on the season heading into region competition.
The Warriors’ offensive woes continued last Friday night, as Riverside fell to Woodmont 32-0 in the final non-region contest of the season.
Through three games, Riverside has only managed six points, giving up a staggering 106 points on defense.
The road won’t get any easier for the 0-3 Warriors as Riverside enters its region schedule Friday night.
In the first three weeks, Riverside has managed just one touchdown, giving up shutouts to Eastside and Woodmont.
Now, the Warriors must take on the defending Class AAAA state champions.
It will be difficult to top last week’s dramatic football victory over Union County, but that is the challenge facing Greer High this Friday night when the unbeaten Yellow Jackets host Emerald. The contest will open Peach Blossom Region play, making the 7:30 p.m. event at Dooley Field the most important game yet.