D’Anta Fleming produced a game worthy of a season highlight film and Quez Nesbitt may have to add some digital space to his.
Fleming, a senior Greer High School wide receiver and defensive back, scored on two touchdown passes – 23 and 37 yards – added another TD on a 53-yard punt return and intercepted two passes, one in each half tonight in a 49-7 Peach Blossom Conference win at Eastside.
Region II-3A Standings
Through Friday, Sept. 28 Games
Region 2-3A Overall
Tonight’s Greer at Eastside Region II-3A football game will be a numbers cruncher.
Quez Nesbitt needs 25 yards to reach the 1,000-yard rushing mark in this season’s sixth game. One touchdown will give him enough points to accumulate over 100. It’s not hard to imagine that Nesbitt will achieve both of those feats early in the game.
Greer High School’s girls tennis team won its second straight match tonight, dominating Landrum, 7-0. The match was made up from a postponement on Sept. 17.
Kylie Sandusky, Greer’s No. 1 singles, did not lose a game and earned a doubles win with partner Bree Burnette when Landrum defaulted. Burdette coasted to her singles win at No. 2, winning 6-3, 6-0.
Caroline Neely, a junior volleyball player, is the Greer High School Fall Sports Student-Athlete of the Week.
Neely is ranked No. 1 in her class and is a starting setter for volleyball.
Greer and Blue Ridge produced an exciting volleyball match that went five games before Blue Ridge came from behind to win 3-2 Tuesday night.
The teams exchanged alternated winning the first four games with Greer beating Blue Ridge 25-18 in game 1 followed by Blue Ridge winning 19-25, Greer going up a game with a 25-15 victory and Blue Ridge squaring the match winning game four 17-25. Blue Ridge won the decisive game 11-15.
Center Connor Merrell is the Greer High School Football Student Athlete of the Week for his play in last Friday’s 56-17 win over Travelers Rest at Dooley Field.
“Connor has played extremely well against everybody this year,” Greer Head Coach Will Young, said. “He’s a first-year starter and calls all the protection up front. He’s also a good student.”
John Hicks, senior linebacker, is recording tackles at a 24 percent clip compared to the rest of the Greer Yellow Jackets.
Through 5 games, half of the regular season, Hicks has 60 individual tackles of the team’s 246. His closest challengers are sophomore Jackson Tipton with 22 and juniors Emmanuel Kelly at 21 and Raymond Booker with 20.
Greer 5, Blue Ridge 2
The Greer volleyball team plays a pair of home Peach Blossom Conference 3A matches this week.
The Yellow Jackets are 4-2 in the region after beating Southside in three games last Thursday. Greer is 7-9 overall.
Region II-3A Standings
Through Friday, Sept. 21 Games
GREER 56, TRAVELERS REST 17
Greer looked into its offensive weapon manual and figured it had more firepower than it had shown the first four games.
Quez Nesbitt got his carries, found his touchdown groove again with two scores and Greer took out it’s fury of last week’s conference loss at Greenville on Travelers Rest tonight at Dooley Field. Greer beat TR 56-17, it could have easily been worse, and evened its Peach Blossom Conference 3A record to 1-1 and overall to 3-2.
Greer comes home to Dooley Field in a most unusual position. The Yellow Jackets are looking at the region standings from the bottom up – four teams won and four lost in the Peach Blossom Conference 3A opening week.
Greer hosts Travelers Rest, 42-6 loser to Pickens one week after having a bye. The Devildogs have lost three straight, winning its opener 35-7 vs. West-Oak. Greer lost its opener to Seneca beat Riverside and Union County and lost to Greenville 24-21 last week on a touchown scored in the last 1:04 of the game.
TRAVELERS REST (2-2) AT GREER (2-2)
Kickoff 7:30 p.m.
Last week: Greer lost its Peach Blossom Conference 3A opener to rival Greenville, 24-21. In a game of inches, Greer failed on a field goal attempt, had perfect coverage on Greenville’s winning football catch only to see it grabbed away with 1:04 remaining in the game, and was called for the unusual penalty for aiding Brook Chapman across the goal line that cost a touchdown. Chapman, it should be pointed out, is the one usually carry opponents across the goal line. Greenville’s late score was set up by quarterback Clark Scolamiero who zigged and zagged for valuable yardage in the fourth quarter until he needed to deliver the TD pass.
The Greer boys and girls swim team finished second in their final dual meet Wednesday vs. Christ Church. It also served as a tuneup to the region meet Thursday, Sept. 27 at the Westside Aquatic Center.
Brent Waters had a superb swim cutting 13 seconds off his 400 freestyle best time. That gives Waters an opportunity to break the six-year Greer record at the regional meet.
Greer High School class of 1982 will celebrate its 30th reunion on Saturday, Oct. 13, 7 p.m. at the Dutch Barn on Gap Creek Road near intersection of N. Hwy. 101.
Registration is $25 and after Sept. 30 it's $30. Admission includes BBQ dinner and all the fixings and a coozie for registered GHS alumni. Team and water will be served.
Bree Burnette, an International Baccalaureate honors student and No. 2 singles player on the Greer tennis team is the Fall Sports Student-Athlete of the Week.
She is co-captain and a 4-year letterman. Burnette, a junior, also plays No. 1 doubles with Kylie Sandusky.
John Hicks is the Football Student-Athlete of the Week for his play in the Greer vs. Greenville game last Friday night at Sirrine Stadium.
The award is for excellence as a student and athlete.