Former Greer quarterback and current assistant coach Mazzie Drummond was watching from the press box when his career passing record fell to Mario Cusano.
There was no reason for Greer to wait.
The Yellow Jackets clinched their fifth straight Region II-3A championship Friday night with a 48-14 win over Southside at Dooley Field.
But the region title for unbeaten and third-ranked Greer seemed somewhat anti-climactic with rival Blue Ridge lying in wait next week and with bigger goals further down the line.
INMAN – What began as just another blowout victory for third-ranked Greer turned into as much of a nail-biter as the Yellow Jackets can find in Region II-3A.
After scoring four straight touchdowns in the first half, Greer had to hold of a second-half Chapman rally for a 35-21 win Friday night.
Capitalizing on a couple of uncharacteristic Greer turnovers, the Panthers scored 21 unanswered points to cut the Yellow Jackets' lead to 28-21 with just over 10 minutes to play.
The South Carolina High School League has extended the playoffs one week.
Devastating floods buried much of the South Carolina midlands and Lowcountry under feet of water and forced postponements of scores of games. SCHSL commissioner Jerome Singleton granted a one-week extension to the regular season so that all teams could make up their missed regular season games.
The Beta Club and Leo Club at Greer High will be taking up collections for the flood victims in our state. The collections drive will run October 12 - 23.
Suggested items: toiletry items, blankets, diapers, baby foods, and anything else that could be useful to any one that has been displaced in this tragedy impacting our state.
BEREA – Unhampered by rain and swampy field conditions for the first time in weeks, Greer finally looked every bit the No. 3 team in the Class 3A state rankings.
The Yellow Jackets got five touchdowns from four different receivers – all the first half – from starting quarterback Mario Cusano and cruised to a 61-0 humbling of host Berea Friday night.
Greer had turned in lopsided scores en route to its 7-0 (4-0 Region II-3A) start, but dominated Berea from the outset.
Troy Pride and Dorian Lindsey of Greer High School have been selected to play in the 79th annual Shrine Bowl.
Pride and Lindsey have led Greer to a 6-0 record and No. 3 ranking in the Class AAA poll. The all-star game will be played Dec. 19 at 1 p.m. at Wofford College.
The Eastside Eagles entered Friday night's matchup with cross-town rival Greer with the swagger of a team that had learned how to win.
They left with a 49-8 loss and an unwanted twist in what had been a storybook season.
The third-ranked and unbeaten Yellow Jackets got a pair of punt returns for touchdowns from Troy Pride and broke the game open with a pair of Adrian McGee touchdowns within 12 seconds of one another to begin the second half.
Hurricane Joaquin is causing havoc with high schools trying to outmaneuver the “very dangerous” Category 4 storm to readjust football schedules Thursday and Friday.