Greer dominated Riverside last Saturday night, but the Yellow Jackets will have to have a strong performance this week to take down Union County.

Greer readies for Union

Friday night, Greer (2-0) will take on Union County (0-3), but head coach Will Young doesn’t want you to be fooled by the records.

Despite their winless mark, Young said the Union Yellow Jackets are as dangerous as ever.

Greer and Riverside were rained out on Friday night, but they weren’t the only two teams that had to call a game off due to severe weather.

Weather impacts games

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The weather won out on Friday night during many Upstate football games.

Nearby lightning strikes caused delays, interruptions and postponements.

Scott Krentz, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service said on Monday that the service was expecting a 60 to 70 percent chance of thunderstorms around the Upstate.

The Yellow Jackets were without much error last Friday night, notching a 40-8 season opening win over Clinton on the road. Greer will see it’s first home action this Friday night as the Jackets take on Riverside at Dooley Field.

Greer runs away from Clinton

The Yellow Jackets showed why they’re one of the state’s top teams last Friday night, thumping Clinton 40-8 in the regular season opener.

Greer senior running back Adrian McGee led the way, finding the end zone three times against the Red Devils during the blowout.

Byrnes takes on Mallard Creek

They’re the reigning North Carolina state champions, they’re the No. 6 ranked team in the country and they’re coming to Nixon Field Friday night.

The Rebels will host Mallard Creek (Charlotte, N.C.) in a week three showdown, with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m.

It was all Eastside Friday night, as the Eagles punished their rival, Riverside, during a 25-0 blowout. With the win, Eastside avenges a 31-7 loss to the Warriors in 2014. The Eagles will take on Christ Church this week.

Eastside trounces Riverside

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The Eagles had no trouble dispensing of their rival to open the season, defeating Riverside 25-0.

The contest was a reversal of last year’s opening-night game, which Riverside won 31-7.

Eastside coach Steve Wilson acknowledged that in a postgame huddle with the team.

Vonta Jenkins helped spark a Blue Ridge comeback in the second half of last Friday’s game against Wade Hampton. The Tigers fell, however, 28-24.

Tiger comeback falls short

A late fourth quarter comeback came up just short for Blue Ridge at home last Friday against Wade Hampton.

Despite digging themselves out of a 28-7 hole, the Tigers were unable to snag a week one win, falling to the Generals 28-24.


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