Jared Ensley a two-way performer with Greer High School was named the Smiley Howell Award for the Yellow Jackets at the Greer Touchdown Club annual banquet Tuesday night.
Ensley, who played offensive and defensive line for Greer, raised $1,400 to make a mission trip to Nicaragua before summer practice began. He worked in children missionaries.
Greer High School's Reese Hannon and Christ Church’s Hunter Townes were named Greenville County Co-Players of the Year at the Greenville Touchdown Club awards banquet Monday night.
Hannon and Townes shared the Kendall-Moore Trophy presented at the Buncombe Street United Methodist Church in Greenville. Hannon led Greer to the Region III-3A championship and into the state playoffs. Townes led Christ Church to a 13-1 record and the Class A Division II state championship.
Reese Hannon threw for two touchdowns to help the North dominate the South 42-3 in the annual North-South All-Star game today at Myrtle Beach.
Hannon connected with Jordan Hallums on a 27-yard scoring strike with 12:48 left in the second quarter and a 9-yard TD pass to Blue Ridge wide receiver Bryton Griffin with 16 seconds left in the half. The extra point gave the North a 33-3 halftime lead.
Lexington wide receiver Shaq Roland was named South Carolina’s Mr. Football tonight at Myrtle Beach High School.
Greer quarterback Reese Hannon, Blue Ridge quarterback Caleb Rowe, Gaffney wide receiver Quinshad Davis and Chesnee linebacker Nathanael Moore were in the running for the title.
Playing three games in four days plays havoc preparing for opponents. Greer girls coach Carlton Greene was faced with that task this week with the Lady Jackets playing at Byrnes on Tuesday, and home games with Travelers Rest Thursday and Riverside tonight.
The Lady Jackets’ 51-41 loss to Riverside (2-0) tonight didn’t cause Greene much concern. After all, Byrnes and Riverside are class 4A while Travelers Rest is in Greer’s 3A classification. “These games can’t do anything but help us when Region play begins,” Greene said.
LaBrian Shiflet and Dre Terry took turns putting on a three-point shooting clinic as Greer beat Riverside 75-47 tonight to complete a 3-game sweep of its opponents this week.
Greer (5-1) hosts Byrnes Tuesday night at 7:30 in a rematch of a game played last Tuesday in Duncan that Greer won 64-63.
Travelers Rest distanced itself from the Greer Lady Yellow Jackets with an explosive fourth quarter to win the non-region game at Greer High School tonight, 54-42.
Greer drops to 1-4 and Travelers Rest is 2-0. Greer hosts rival Riverside tonight at 6 in its third game in four days.
Greer Head Basketball Coach Jeff Neely would like for his players to develop a killer instinct when the Yellow Jackets have a team on the ropes.
Travelers Rest’s performance against Greer tonight in a 68-62 Yellow Jackets non-region victory is a case in point. “We played well but I feel like I’ve been on a roller coaster,” Neely said. “I thought we were the better team tonight and we should have won by more. (Travelers Rest) is a good team but we need to develop a killer instinct to put teams away when we have the opportunity.”