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Cusano produces 5 TDs to lead Greer past Riverside

Published on Saturday, September 5, 2015

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Greer quarterback Mario Cusano (11) eyes a target downfield. Cusano threw for 230 yards and four touchdowns. (Photo gallery by Grace Davis)
 

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Greer quarterback Mario Cusano (11) eyes a target downfield. Cusano threw for 230 yards and four touchdowns. (Photo gallery by Grace Davis)

 



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Troy Pride (5) of Greer plays man-to-man defense on Braxton Collins (1) of Riverside. 
 

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Troy Pride (5) of Greer plays man-to-man defense on Braxton Collins (1) of Riverside. 

 



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Jeremiah Bogan (5) caught a 55-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Aaron Odom for Riverside's only touchdown.
 

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Jeremiah Bogan (5) caught a 55-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Aaron Odom for Riverside's only touchdown.

 



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Greer leads the series versus Riverside with 35-6.
 

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Greer leads the series versus Riverside with 35-6.

 



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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.

Riverside’s offense had a tough night, thanks to the Yellow Jackets defense, mustering 145 total yards, only 33 rushing.

The Yellow Jackets’ Cusano opened the team’s first two series concluding in touchdown passes to Lindsey covering 59 and 69 yards, respectively.

McGee scooted 74 yards on the first play of Greer’s third possession and Nick Roberson’s extra point gave Greer half of its first-half points for a 21-0 lead.

Cusano scored on a two-yard keeper, Troy Pride returned a punt 56 yards for a touchdown and a Cusano to Lindsey 17-yard TD pass play closed out Greer’s first-half scoring spree.

Pride, a two-way performer, caught three passes for 24 yards, returned his one punt return for a TD and had a 38-yard kickoff return.

Riverside’s Reid Banish carried 13 times for 32 yards and quarterback Aaron Odom’s 139 yards passing was the result of eight completions on 18 attempts.

Punter Jordan Peden punting six times for a 28.5-yard average illustrated the difficulty of Riverside’s offense failing to mount drives. His longest was 33 yards.

Greer built a 42-0 halftime lead and the game was virtually over with Yellow Jackets Head Coach Will Young substituting freely in the second half. Cusano’s fourth touchdown pass, 15 yards to Alex Syphertt with 8:43 left in the third quarter, was the only Greer score in the second half. Nick Roberson’s extra point ended Greer’s offense.

Heavy rain and lightning throughout Friday evening forced the game to be postponed to Saturday. A huge crowd that turned out Friday was considerably reduced Saturday.

The win sets up the Yellow Jackets Bowl next Friday at Dooley Field. Greer is 2-0 and Union County 0-3. Union lost to Spartanburg Friday night in a game that ended at 2:30 in the morning after a total of two long rain and lightning delays that lasted for more than three hours and 30 minutes. 

Riverside plays at Woodmont next Friday.

Score by quarters

 1 

 2 

 3 

 4 

 OT 

TOTAL

Riverside

0

0

6

0

0

6

Greer

14

28

7

0

0

49

 

TEAM

RHS

GHS

 

(VISITOR)

(HOME)

Score

6

49

First Downs

10

16

Rushes / Yards (Net)

33 / 6

24 / 206

Passing Yards (Net)

139

245

Passes -- Att / Comp / Int

18/8/1

17/13/1

Total Offensive Plays / Yards

51 / 145

41 / 451

Fumble Returns / Yards

0 / 0

0 / 0

Punt Returns / Yards

0 / 0

2 / 66

Kickoff Returns / Yards

4 / 74

2 / 49

Interception Returns / Yards

1 / 0

1 / 0

Punts (Number/Average)

6 / 28.5

3 / 18.3

Fumbles / Lost

1 / 0

0 / 0

Penalties / Yards

1 / 15

12 / 90

Possession Time

28:47

19:13

 

RHS

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

GHS

 

 

 

 

Rushing

Att

Net

TD

Lg

Avg

Reid Banish

15

32

0

9

 2.1

Robert Wang

6

3

0

4

 0.5

Jeremiah Bogan

1

3

0

3

 3.0

Mytorius McHerring

2

-3

0

0

-1.5

Rushing

Att

Net

TD

Lg

Avg

Adrian McGee

7

123

1

82

 17.6

Mario Cusano

6

35

1

14

 5.8

Dre Williams

5

27

0

20

 5.4

Cameron Kelley

1

23

0

23

 23.0

 

 

Passing

Att

Comp

Int

Yds

TD

Lg

Aaron Odom

18

8

1

139

1

55

Passing

Att

Comp

Int

Yds

TD

Lg

Mario Cusano

13

11

0

230

4

67

Brice Green

4

2

1

15

0

13

 

 

Passing Receiving

No

Yards

TD

Lg

Hunter Faulk

3

65

0

41

Corey Bridges

2

18

0

13

Robert Morrow

2

1

0

1

Jeremiah Bogan

1

55

1

55

Passing Receiving

No

Yards

TD

Lg

Dorian Lindsey

5

167

3

67

Troy Pride

3

24

0

17

Alex Syphertt

2

28

1

15

Ramone Ramage

2

18

0

16

 

 

Punting

No

Yards

Avg

TB

I20

Lg

Jordan Peden

6

171

 28.5

0

1

33

Punting

No

Yards

Avg

TB

I20

Lg

Jake Arrowood

3

55

 18.3

0

0

39

 

 

Punt Returns

 

Yards

TD

Lg

Punt Returns

 

Yards

TD

Lg

Troy Pride

1

56

1

56

Dorian Lindsey

1

10

0

10

 

 

Kick Returns

No

Yards

TD

Lg

Jeremiah Bogan

3

62

0

25

Robert Morrow

1

12

0

12

Kick Returns

No

Yards

TD

Lg

Troy Pride

1

38

0

38

Dorian Lindsey

1

11

0

11

 

Scoring Summary:

Plys

Yds

TOP

Score

07:59 

GHS 

Mario CUSANO Passes to Dorian LINDSEY COMPLETE TOUCHDOWN, clock 07:59 59 yds PAT Run by Brice GREEN GOOD.

4

70

01:07 

0 - 8

04:39 

GHS 

Mario CUSANO Passes to Dorian LINDSEY COMPLETE TOUCHDOWN, clock 04:39 67 yds PAT Pass from Brice GREEN to Travigea WARE NO Good.

4

70

01:24 

0 - 14

06:40 

GHS 

Adrian MCGEE Carries(Hand Off) TOUCHDOWN, clock 06:40 82 yds PAT Kick by Nicholas ROBERSON GOOD.

1

74

00:35 

0 - 21

03:11 

GHS 

Mario CUSANO Carries(QB Keeper) TOUCHDOWN, clock 03:11 2 yds PAT Kick by Nicholas ROBERSON GOOD.

5

46

01:25 

0 - 28

02:19 

GHS 

Punt by Jordan Peden from RHS 24 for 32 yards returned by Troy PRIDE TOUCHDOWN, clock 02:19 56 yds PAT Kick by Nicholas ROBERSON GOOD.

0

0

0:00 

0 - 35

00:30 

GHS 

Mario CUSANO Passes to Dorian LINDSEY COMPLETE TOUCHDOWN, clock 00:30 17 yds PAT Kick by Nicholas ROBERSON GOOD.

3

39

00:50 

0 - 42

08:43 

GHS 

Mario CUSANO Passes to Alex SYPHERTT COMPLETE TOUCHDOWN, clock 08:43 15 yds PAT Kick by Nicholas ROBERSON GOOD.

7

52

03:17 

0 - 49

01:38 

RHS 

Aaron Odom Passes to Jeremiah Bogan COMPLETE TOUCHDOWN, clock 01:38 55 yds PAT Pass from Aaron Odom no good.

4

76

01:59 

6 - 49

 

 

 

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