Hicks, Waters will play in North-South All-Star game
OCT 30, 2012

John Hicks, standout linebacker for Greer, has been named to the North team for the North-South All-Star football game in December.

Offensive lineman Alex Waters and linebacker John Hicks were players named to the 64th South Carolina Automobile Dealers Association North-South All-Star Football Game.

Waters has anchored an offensive line that has helped running back Quez Nesbitt gain over 2,000 yards rushing this season.

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Oh no! Rowe becomes 4th Maryland QB out with injury
OCT 29, 2012

Caleb Rowe is shown in action vs. North Carolina State earlier this season. The former Blue Ridge High and starting quarterback for Maryland, suffered a torn anterior-cruciate ligament in his left knee Saturday and is out for the rest of the season.

Just two days after making his first collegiate start, Maryland and former Blue Ridge quarterback Caleb Rowe was ruled out for the remainder of the season with a torn anterior-cruciate ligament in his left knee.

Rowe becomes the fourth Maryland quarterback to go down with a season-ending injury and leaves the Terps (4-4 overall, 2-2 ACC) with no scholarship quarterbacks on the roster. Shawn Petty, a converted linebacker, is expected to start for Maryland this week against Georgia Tech.

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Greer plays Seneca in first round of playoffs at Dooley Field
OCT 27, 2012

Emmanuel Kelly (6) leads the way for Malek Johnson (2) who intercepted a pass against Blue Ridge Friday night.

Seneca earned an at-large bid into the Class 3A playoffs and a return trip to Greer’s Dooley Field in the opening round. The game is Friday night at 7:30 p.m.

The two teams opened the 2012 season there on Aug. 24 with Seneca escaping with a 46-45 victory thanks to an overtime touchdown and game-deciding 2-point conversion.

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RIVALRY: Pressure on Blue Ridge QB was successful
OCT 27, 2012

Greer linebacker John Hicks picked up some of the spoils of victory tonight. Hicks, Greer's leader in virtuall all defensive categories, holds a stick with Tigers.

Blue Ridge sophomore quarterback Ty Montgomery had turned in a prolific offensive season despite precious little varsity experience.

The Greer defense planned all week to key on the Tigers’ trigger man and the pressure from the Yellow Jackets’ front line played a major role in Greer’s 35-7 victory tonight.

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RIVALRY: Greer, Blue Ridge earn 1-2 seeds in playoffs
OCT 27, 2012

Each of the top three teams in Region II-3A ended up with a single regular-season loss, so Greer, Blue Ridge and Greenville will share the region championship, according to Blue Ridge Head Coach Wade Cooper.

Greer’s 35-7 win over Blue Ridge tonight handed the Yellow Jackets (8-2, 6-1) the top seed from the region thanks to a tie-break of fewest defensive points allowed in games involving Greer, Greenville and Blue Ridge.

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RIVALRY: Greer overwhelms Blue Ridge
OCT 27, 2012

Quez Nesbitt turns the corner and heads to the end zone against Blue Ridge Friday night. Nesbitt ran for 265 yards and 2 touchdowns to go over 2,000 yards rushing for the season.

Quez Nesbitt’s 70-yard touchdown run on Greer’s first play from scrimmage with 11:37 left in the third quarter put the Yellow Jackets in first place in Region II-3A tonight at Dooley Field.

And that’s where they stayed to earn the No.1 Region II-3A seed for the state playoffs that begin next week. A Seneca at Greer rematch is tentatively set, pending the SCHSL’s playoff meeting Saturday in Columbia to confirm the pairings. Blue Ridge appears to be matched up with Chapin.

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Waters returns to Dooley Field to cheer Yellow Jackets
OCT 26, 2012

Greer Principal Marion Waters is greeted by Head Coach Will Young. Waters made his first appearance at a Greer football game since he had double bypass heart surgery on Oct. 5.

Greer High School Principal Marion Waters made a surprise visit to Dooley Field tonight and claimed his traditional seat next to the field house at Dooley Field.

Waters had double heart bypass surgery on Oct. 6 and has been recuperating at home. Waters was greeted by head football coach Will Young before the game and others who had been long-time supporters.

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Rowe scheduled to start against Boston College
OCT 26, 2012

Caleb Rowe, former Blue Ridge High School quarterback, is listed as tentative starter by Maryland for Saturday's game with Boston College.

Former Blue Ridge High School quarterback Caleb Rowe is among the last standing in a battle of attrition at Maryland and will reportedly make his first collegiate start Saturday at Boston College.

Rowe, a freshman, was a three-year starter at Blue Ridge and signed with Maryland in February.

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Greer-Blue Ridge game will decide Region championship
OCT 26, 2012

BLUE RIDGE (9-0, 6-0) at GREER (7-2, 5-1)


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Yellow Jacket Magazine Sneak Peek
OCT 25, 2012

Yellow Jacket Magazine Sneak Peek

Here's a preview of this week's Yellow Jackets Magazine, which feature Seniors, a Homecoming story and photos, and much more.

Get your issue at the game for $6, or in downtown Greer at Stomping Grounds or Acme General Store.

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Region II-3A playoff formula can be simple or complex
OCT 24, 2012

The Region II-3A football championship has come down to the final week of the season and has several championship scenarios still in play.

Just as it did in the former Peach Blossom 3A Region a year ago, Friday night's game between Greer and Blue Ridge could determine the region champion and top seed from the conference heading into the Class 3A playoffs.

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Upper State champion Blue Ridge looking for 8th state band title
OCT 24, 2012

Fresh off its win at the SCDBA Class 3A Upper State Championships, the Blue Ridge Corps of Cadets marching band will attempt to claim its eighth state title Saturday at Batesburg-Leesville High School.

"The majority of people we have now haven't won a state championship and a lot of us really want it," said junior drum major Triston Sauvola.

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The Martians are landing at Blue Ridge
OCT 22, 2012

Blue Ridge students Katie Weaver and Jordan Smith will reenact the

On Sunday, October 30, 1938, Orson Welles and his Mercury Theatre took to the airwaves and presented “The War of the Worlds”, a radio show so realistic that it sent the nation into a frenzied panic.

Blue Ridge High School’s Theatre at the Ridge will be stage the same script for its fall play, “War of the Worlds”. The production is by the Theatre of the Ridge.

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Greer area bands finish 1-2 in Upper State Championships
OCT 20, 2012

Greer area bands swept the top two places today at the Upper State Championships at James F. Byrnes High School.

Blue Ridge finished first and Greer second with Pickens third in the championships.

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Blue Ridge disposes of Pickens; Region title within sight
OCT 20, 2012

The Blue Ridge football team entered uncharted territory with a 33-20 Region II-3A win over visiting Pickens on Senior Night.

According to school officials, the Tigers are 9-0 for the first time in school history and control their fate in next week's showdown with Greer for the Region II-3A title.

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Week 9: Region II-3A football standings
OCT 19, 2012

Region II-3A Standings

Through Friday’s Games

                             Region II-3A              Overall

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Greer, Blue Ridge focus on other teams for one more day
OCT 18, 2012

Greer and Blue Ridge are swapping football opponents this week in Week 9 of the high school season. While both teams have one more day to be focused on other teams, they will still be listening for Friday's scores for another measuring stick.

Greer beat Pickens (42-20) which is Blue Ridge's opponent Friday and Southside fell to the Tigers (31-0) last week.

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Haley Coker selected Blue Ridge High School Homecoming Queen
OCT 16, 2012

Miss Senior Celina Odeh is escorted by her father, Sam Odeh.

Haley Coker was crowned Blue Ridge High School Homecoming Queen last Friday night at halftime of the Blue Ridge game with Southside. Coker was escorted by her brother, John. Haley's photo is on the home page.

The individual class representatives were also selected. They are:

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IN FOCUS: Dogan Shrine Bowl nod is a fitting end
OCT 16, 2012

Cory Dogan's final season of high school football will end with an emphatic statement, just as it began.

Dogan, recovered from offseason shoulder surgery, missed Blue Ridge's season opener, but took his usual place in the lineup in Week 2 against J.L. Mann. "On the first play from scrimmage, Dogan intercepted a pass near midfield as if to tell teammates and opponents alike, "I'm baaaa-aaack."

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Volunteers tackle big job on field at Blue Ridge
OCT 15, 2012

Donny Pittman lines the field at Blue Ridge High School. A team of volunteers spray paint and line the field Wednesday night for Friday home games.

When the Blue Ridge Tigers take the field at Friday night home games, they are greeted by the work of a team of volunteers.

Before each varsity home game, the volunteers spend their Wednesday evenings lining the field and spray painting the Tigers logo at midfield.

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