Greer’s defense came of age Friday night to slam the door on Clinton and preserve the Yellow Jackets first win of the season, a near cliffhanger before winding up at 21-7 at Dooley Field.
The Rebels came up a few points shy of another upset over Mallard Creek Saturday night, falling on the road 21-14.
Byrnes is now 1-2 on the season after a loss to Myrtle Beach in Week 0.
Riverside’s Andrew Brown was named The Greer Citizen/Owens Insurance Player of the Week during Week 0. Pictured left to right are: Chris Christ (Owens Insurance), Brown, Riverside coach Phil Smith and Shane Lynn (Owens Insurance).
Blue Ridge OL #71
Parents: Shaunna and William Hamilton
Eastside WR #3
Parents: Angela and Troy Pride Sr.
Byrnes FS #21
Parents: Floyd Means Jr. and Vanetra Maybin
Tavion Ellerbe was the last player out of the locker room for Byrnes Friday night, as he carried the jersey of his fallen teammate Markell Nesbitt. Nesbitt lost his life during a tragic accident at Lake Lyman earlier this summer. He was honored throughout the game.
Byrnes unloaded the frustrations of an unlikely season opening loss on Greer, crushing the bumbling Yellow Jackets, 45-7, Friday night in Duncan.
Eastside standout Chance Pride led his team to a second-straight win over its rival last Friday night, as the Eagles topped Riverside 34-13.
Pride had three touchdowns in the second half to help his team pull away from the Warriors, which suffered their first loss of the season.
Blue Ridge rebounded from its Week 0 loss in convincing fashion, dominating Landrum during a 29-3 victory on the road.
Led by a stellar performance from defensive back Andy Tate, the Blue Ridge defense picked off three passes and only allowed a little more than 80 Landrum yards during the win.