Greer City Mayor Rick Danner signed a proclamation declaring the week of October 20 as Character Counts! week. The proclamation was presented to staff and students at Greer High School by Green Light and Mr. Emmanuel Igwe, club sponsor.
This is the second year Green Light has led a campaign at Greer High School to promote the pillars of good character.
In appreciation of community support, the Greer High Marching Band will be in concert on Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium.
The concert is free, but donations will go toward the purchasing of new percussion equipment.
Quez Nesbitt, the most prolific ballcarrier in Greer High School history, and Rolland Nall, who has opened some of the holes on the offensive line, have been named to the 66th annual North-South All-Star roster.
Byrnes’ Shuler Bentley, quarterback, and Tyreik Lyles, defensive back, were also named to the North team.
Greer High School was eliminated from the state girls tennis playoffs Tuesday with a 4-2 defeat at Daniel.
Greer (Region I) was seeded fourth. Daniel was the top seed from Region II.
Brody Young was in perfect cadence with the Greer High varsity during pre-game warm-up drills Friday night at Dooley Field. About six lines of football players were spaced sideline to sideline. Brody was in the middle of the last line, stretching his legs by high kicking and stepping forward.
Brody, 12, is the son of Greer Head Coach Will Young. This is Brody’s first year at Greer Middle School and the first time father and son enjoy each other’s company after school. Will is coaching Greer for the ninth season and his wife, Michelle, is the head volleyball coach at Furman University.
Youth football players and cheerleaders were recognized at halftime of the Greer versus Southside football game Friday night at Dooley Field.
The Greer Recreation Department and Greer High School football are associated in branding of the football programs.
Emanuel Kelly scored three touchdowns and Mario Cusano tossed five touchdown passes, two to Kelly, as Greer beat Southside 42-7 on Senior Night.
Greer plays at Blue Ridge next Friday in the final regular season game. A win by Greer gives the Yellow Jackets the Region II-AAA championship.
Greer Head Coach Will Young was all about sharing the love Thursday at the Greer Touchdown Club.
Young expressed his pride in a senior class that has come of age and is making a run to win the Region II-AAA championship and a goal to go deep in the playoffs, starting Nov. 8.
The Greer High School Cheerleaders will host a “Pink Out” at Friday’s Southside versus Greer football game at Dooley Field. A representative from the Susan G. Komen Foundation will be in attendance honoring a Survivor of the Year.
It will be Senior Night with senior athletes to be honored and the Greer Recreation Department Upstate Jackets will be on the field during the pre-game warmups. They will be recognized before the game.
Greer 6, Blue Ridge 1
The Greer varsity and jayvee volleyball players will have a “Pink Out” Thursday to honor survivors of breast cancer. Greer players are promoting Breast Cancer Awareness month. It is also Senior Night. The Blue Ridge vs. Greer jayvee game is 5:30 p.m. and the varsity is 7 o’clock.
Coaching is fun. Especially when you’ve got some of the best talent in high school.
“If you’re a fan of football, and I’m a big one, it’s fun watching players like Quez (Nesbitt), Malek (Johnson) and Emanuel (Kelly). Mario (Cusano) is going to be an outstanding quarterback.” Will Young, head coach of the Greer Yellow Jackets said as he described what it was like coaching with skill players that can, and often times, provide a thrill a play.
Blue Ridge High School won the Upper State AAA Marching Band championship held at Byrnes High School and Greer High School finished third.
The state championship is scheduled Saturday, Oct. 26 Batesville-Leesville High School.
Greer beat Pickens 51-20 Friday night for its seventh straight win. Quez Nesbitt had his career-best game with 344 yards rushing and 4 touchdowns.
Statistics provided by Red Watson.
Updated Region II-3A standings through Friday's games. Results, next week's games and the week-by-week schedule follows.
Two weeks remain in the regular season. The first round of the state playoffs begin Nov. 8.
Greer dismissed Pickens from its claim of a share of the top spot in the Region II-AAA standings with a powerful display of talent in a 51-20 victory Friday night.
The Greer Yellow Jackets will try to assert their sphere of influence at Pickens in a battle of Region II-AAA teams Friday at 7:30 p.m. A win keeps Greer (4-0 Region II-AAA) alone atop the region standings. Pickens (3-1 region, 5-2) lost its share of the region lead last week with a loss at Greenville.
Both teams have played four common opponents with Greer’s defense posting two shutouts and giving up only 26 points in those games. Pickens has been tagged with 116 points but gave up 60 in a loss to Greenville last week and 34 points one week earlier to Berea in a victory.
GREER 7, PICKENS 0