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Greer falls to South Pointe, 67-21

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Saturday, November 25, 2017

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Greer's Quay White scored two touchdowns and ran for 156 yards.
 
 

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Greer's Quay White scored two touchdowns and ran for 156 yards.

 

 



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Greer's defense couldn't handle South Pointe's 678-yard total offense output.
 

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Greer's defense couldn't handle South Pointe's 678-yard total offense output.

 



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Trey Houston completed his junior season without having a pass intercepted.
 

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Trey Houston completed his junior season without having a pass intercepted.

 



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Greer offensive lineman Jamal Rogers injured his leg and had to wait more than 20 minutes for an EMS vehicle to reach Dooley Field.
 
 
 

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Greer offensive lineman Jamal Rogers injured his leg and had to wait more than 20 minutes for an EMS vehicle to reach Dooley Field.

 

 

 



South Pointe scored more points than any team against Greer in the Yellow Jackets’ long storied history Friday night at Dooley Field.

The Stallions were off and running and didn’t stop until South Pointe won its 25th straight victory and beat the Greer Yellow Jackets, 67-21, for the Upstate Class 4A Championship. Greer (12-2) saw its winning streak end at 11 games.

South Pointe, winners of three consecutive state championships, plays Hartsville for the state championship Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m.

Quarterback Derion Kendrick, a Clemson University recruit, was virtually a one-player wrecking crew. He figured in seven of nine South Pointe touchdowns – five running, two passing – and steered the Stallions to 678 yards of offense – 451 running, 227 passing.

Greer ended its season ranked No. 5 in the state in Class 4A with a 12-2 record. It was the first time the Yellow Jackets reached the fourth round of the playoffs since their 2003 state championship.

South Pointe, which dressed out about 80 players, is ranked No. 1 in Class 4A and No. 5 in the USA Today national high school poll.

Both teams combined for 1,163 total yards with Greer running 20 more plays than South Pointe.

The Stallions built a 33-0 halftime lead.

“We couldn’t adjust to their speed,” said linebacker Quantavious Cohen. “We knew that the quarterback (Kendrick) was the key to slowing down their offense.”

The third quarter was a slugfest of epic proportions. Seven TDs, 48 points, were scored in 12 minutes – three TDs by Greer and four by South Pointe. 

Quay White (156 rushing yards) ran for an 82-yard TD to get Greer on the scoreboard on the first play from scrimmage in the third quarter. Following another South Pointe TD White scored on a 27-yard run, then another South Pointe TD, and Greer’s Matthew Huff ended the longest drive of the game, when he ran five yards for a score to end a 14-play drive, bringing Greer to within 47-21.

Easley and Laurens scored 66 points against Greer in 1935 was the most points scored against the Yellow Jackets.

South Pointe’s speed factored in Greer’s game plan. The 51 rushes for 332 yards were intended to keep the Stallions off the field. It didn’t work out that way. South Pointe had two scoring drives of one-play, two four-play TD drives, and one five-play drive.

“We didn’t click early,” said offensive tackle Bradly Thompson. “We came out in the second half and scored some points. Unfortunately they did, too.”

 

Statistics by Red Watson

SCORE BY QUARTERS

 1 

 2 

 3 

 4 

  

TOTAL

(V) South Pointe

20

13

27

7

 

67

(H) Greer

0

0

21

0

 

21

Team

 

Time

 

Scoring Play

Conversion

Plays/Yds

Score

SPHS

1

09:37

    

Derion Kendrick Carries(QB Keeper) TOUCHDOWN, clock 09:37 12 yds

PAT Run by Bt Potter NO Good

8 / 73

6 - 0

SPHS

1

07:16

    

Derion Kendrick Passes to Steven Gilmore Jr. COMPLETE TOUCHDOWN, clock 07:16 46 yds

PAT Kick by Bt Potter GOOD.

1 / 46

13 - 0

SPHS

1

03:54

    

Derion Kendrick Carries(QB Keeper) TOUCHDOWN, clock 03:54 4 yds

PAT Kick by Bt Potter GOOD.

7 / 54

20 - 0

SPHS

2

09:27

    

Derion Kendrick Carries(QB Keeper) TOUCHDOWN, clock 09:27 6 yds

PAT Kick by Bt Potter GOOD.

7 / 64

27 - 0

SPHS

2

05:25

    

Derion Kendrick Carries(QB Keeper) TOUCHDOWN, clock 05:25 22 yds

PAT Kick by Bt Potter NO Good

8 / 81

33 - 0

GHS

3

11:39

    

Quay WHITE Carries(Hand Off) TOUCHDOWN, clock 11:39 82 yds

PAT Kick by Edwin SALES GOOD.

1 / 77

33 - 7

SPHS

3

10:57

    

Joe Ervin Carries(Hand Off) TOUCHDOWN, clock 10:57 63 yds

PAT Kick by Bt Potter GOOD.

1 / 65

40 - 7

GHS

3

10:01

    

Quay WHITE Carries(Hand Off) TOUCHDOWN, clock 10:01 21 yds

PAT Kick by Edwin SALES GOOD.

3 / 34

40 - 14

SPHS

3

08:44

    

Derion Kendrick Passes to Scott Robinson Jr. COMPLETE TOUCHDOWN, clock 08:44 28 yds

PAT Kick by Bt Potter GOOD.

5 / 63

47 - 14

GHS

3

04:08

    

Matthew HUFF Carries(Hand Off) TOUCHDOWN, clock 04:08 5 yds

PAT Kick by Edwin SALES GOOD.

14 / 80

47 - 21

SPHS

3

02:50

    

Derion Kendrick Carries(QB Keeper) TOUCHDOWN, clock 02:50 49 yds

PAT Kick by Bt Potter GOOD.

4 / 65

54 - 21

SPHS

3

00:35

    

Marice Whitlock Carries(Hand Off) TOUCHDOWN, clock 00:35 1 yds

PAT Kick by Bt Potter NO Good

5 / 56

60 - 21

SPHS

4

09:09

    

Donovan McClinton Carries(Hand Off) TOUCHDOWN, clock 09:09 7 yds

PAT Kick by Bt Potter GOOD.

4 / 79

67 - 21

 

TEAM

SPHS

GHS

 

(VISITOR)

(HOME)

Score

67

21

First Downs

31

28

Rushes / Yards (Net)

40 / 451

51 / 332

Passing Yards (Net)

227

153

Passes -- Att / Comp / Int

23/16/1

32/21/1

Total Offensive Plays / Yards

63 / 678

83 / 485

Fumble Returns / Yards

0 / 0

0 / 0

Punt Returns / Yards

2 / 8

1 / 9

Kickoff Returns / Yards

1 / 20

2 / 58

Interception Returns / Yards

1 / 20

1 / 0

Punts (Number/Average)

1 / 43.0

4 / 33.8

Fumbles / Lost

0 / 0

1 / 1

Penalties / Yards

14 / 115

8 / 61

Possession Time

20:56

27:04

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS 

Rushing

Att

Net

TD

Lg

Avg

Joe Ervin

9

184

1

63

 20.4

Derion Kendrick

13

162

5

49

 12.4

Marice Whitlock

11

88

1

23

 8.0

Donovan McClinton

1

7

1

7

 7.0

Rushing

Att

Net

TD

Lg

Avg

Quay White

11

156

2

82

14.1

Dre Williams

15

72

0

12

 4.8

Trey Houston

18

59

0

22

 3.2

Matthew Huff

7

45

1

10

 6.4

 

 

Passing

Att

Comp

Int

Yds

TD

Lg

Derion Kendrick

21

16

1

227

2

46

Steven Gilmore Jr.

1

0

0

0

0

0

Passing

Att

Comp

Int

Yds

TD

Lg

Trey Houston

28

19

0

140

0

20

Matthew Huff

4

2

1

13

0

11

 

 

Passing Receiving

No

Yards

TD

Lg

Steven Gilmore Jr.

4

87

1

46

Scott Robinson Jr.

4

70

1

28

Isaac Ross

3

17

0

13

Ty Good

3

16

0

7

Passing Receiving

No

Yards

TD

Lg

Nate Jefferson

5

46

0

19

Quay White

5

16

0

14

Matthew Huff

4

35

0

9

Braxton Collins

2

23

0

20

 

 

Punting

No

Yards

Avg

TB

I20

Lg

Bt Potter

1

43

 

0

0

43

Punting

No

Yards

Avg

TB

I20

Lg

Austin Green

4

135

 

0

1

38

 

 

Punt Returns

 

Yards

TD

Lg

Steven Gilmore Jr.

2

8

0

11

Punt Returns

 

Yards

TD

Lg

Dre Williams

1

9

0

9

 

 

Kick Returns

No

Yards

TD

Lg

Steven Gilmore Jr.

1

20

0

20

Kick Returns

No

Yards

TD

Lg

Dre Williams

1

36

0

36

Quay White

1

22

0

22

 

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