Eastside beat Greer 4-1 Wednesday in a girls tennis match that was halted during the doubles matches due to lightning.
Eastside is 7-2 overall and 6-1 in Region II-AAA and Greer is 4-7 and 4-5 in the region.
While Greer came away with a 41-13 region win over Travelers Rest, the victory did not come without a price.
Starting running back Adrian McGee, who carried the ball eight times for 47 yards and a touchdown in the first half, and center Noah Blosser both suffered injuries, as did receiver Zechariah Glidden.
Head Coach Will Young said he expected McGee and Blosser to return from their injuries. Glidden could be lost for the season with what Young believed to be a torn ACL.
TRAVELERS REST – Travelers Rest’s record was improved heading into Friday’s rain-soaked game against third-ranked Greer.
But thanks to a dominating second half by the Yellow Jackets, the final result was the same as it seems to always be – a 41-13 Greer victory, the 13th-straight win in the series dating back to 1986. Travelers Rest last defeated the Yellow Jackets in 1985.
Greer's match-up Friday at Travelers Rest is shaping up into a battle of running backs.
The Yellow Jackets hit the road to take on the Devildogs and their sensational senior ball carrier Xavier Terry.
Terry is one of the state's leading rushers, 754 yards and 12 touchdowns, in his team's first four games.
The Greer girls tennis team evened its Region-II AAA record with a 4-3 win over Blue Ridge Monday afternoon.
Greer secured the match by winning four of the five singles matches.
Emerald running back Willie Reynolds was nearly matching Greer's Adrian McGee yard for yard in the first half of Friday night's 39-20 Yellow Jacket victory.
But Greer went a little old school, employing the stalwart Oklahoma 50 defense in the second half in an effort to slow down Reynolds and quarterback Meldrecoud Jones on the ground.
Greer got off to a near-perfect start to its Region 2-AAA season and cruised to a 39-20 win over Emerald Friday night at Dooley Field.
The third-ranked Yellow Jackets scored two quick first-quarter touchdowns and added a Nick Roberson field goal on their first possession of the second quarter to go up 17-0.
Despite flashes on offense, the Vikings (2-2 overall, 0-1 region) never seriously threatened Greer's lead after that.
Greer begins play in Region II-3A on Friday as it hosts Emerald at Dooley Field at 7:30 p.m.
Greer is ranked third in the South Carolina high school sports writers poll.
Chandler Hash and Daniel Palka will join the Greer High School Athletic Hall of Fame in ceremonies Friday at halftime of the Emerald-Greer football game at Dooley Field.
Carlton Greene, who retired last season after coaching Greer basketball teams for 25 years, will be inducted as an honorary member of the Hall of Fame.
The Greer High School tennis team won one and lost two Region II-AAA matches this week.
Greer lost to Chapman 5-2 on Monday, dominated Berea 7-0 on Tuesday and was edged by Southside 4-3 on Wednesday.
Greer senior quarterback Mario Cusano called Friday night's 35-28 win over Union County, “the toughest game of my career."
"It was really tough," Cusano said. "We had to battle it out. We fought through some adversity, but we came out on top."
It was also tough for some other of Greer's skill-position players, who went old school for some iron-man football.
The annual "Jacket Bowl" lived up to its reputation Friday night as undefeated and No. 3 ranked Greer got a late score for a 35-28 victory over Union county at Dooley Field.
Quarterback Mario Cusano hooked up with Troy Pride, Jr. for the game-winning touchdown, which covered 53 yards, with 1:01 to play. Greer is 3-0.
The rivalry between Greer and Union County is almost always intense.
The battle is between teams bearing the same moniker. Greer won last year's "Jacket Bowl" 28-22. Greer leads the series, 23-21-2.
No. 3-ranked Greer is undefeated at 2-0 and Union County is winless after three games.
High school students participating in the 9th Annual Benson OctoberFAST 5K on Saturday, Oct. 3, will have the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship for their school. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. at Greer First Baptist Church, 201 W. Poinsett St. The fast, flat course is certified.
OctoberFAST benefits Greer Community Ministries (GCM), a nonprofit offering assistance to those in need in the Greater Greer area through Meals on Wheels, Senior Dining, a Food Pantry, and Sharon’s Closet.
Greer beat cross-town rival Riverside 49-6 Saturday night at Dooley Field for its second straight win to open the season. Riverside lost its second straight game.
Mariano Cusano threw four touchdowns passes, three to Dorian Lindsey, and passed for 230 yards to lead the Yellow Jackets. Adrian McGee rushed for 123 yards on only seven carries including a 74-yard touchdown run.
Greer’s defense missed a shutout when Aaron Odom completed a 52-yard scoring pass to Jeremiah Bogan with 1:38 left in the game.
After a weather delay that lasted for nearly three hours, Friday night's game between Greer and Riverside was postponed until 7:30 p.m.Saturday.
The initial 30-minute lightning delay was called at 7 p.m. Friday. Lightning continued to flash and strike in the area throughout the evening.