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Houston throws 5 TDs, Alexander has 2 picks, Greer D smothers Blue Ridge run game

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Saturday, October 29, 2016

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The battle in the trenches was vicious.
 

The battle in the trenches was vicious.

 



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A rare Blue Ridge getaway from Greer's defense.
 

A rare Blue Ridge getaway from Greer's defense.

 



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A jump ball for a high pass. 
 

A jump ball for a high pass. 

 



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Greer defense was a thorn all night in Blue Ridge's offense.
 

Greer defense was a thorn all night in Blue Ridge's offense.

 



Greer turned three Blue Ridge turnovers into Yellow Jackets touchdowns and a 49-6 final regular season Region II-AAAAA victory Friday on Senior Night at Dooley Field.

Trey Houston passed for five touchdowns and Greer’s defense held Blue Ridge to minus 23 yards on 30 rushes. It’s the second time this season Greer has held its opponent to minus rushing yards – the first time versus Clinton with - 82 yards.

“Our number one goal was to try to be successful at something,” Greer Head Coach Will Young said.

“I thought we came out and established some things early,” Young said. “We ran the football and threw the football. I thought that was very good.”

Ethan Alexander intercepted two passes that led to Greer touchdowns and Brodie Wright’s fumble recovery led to a third score as Greer coasted to the win.

“Generally when we get good field position we have a high percentage of scoring,” Young said. “We haven’t had many turnovers this year and we’ve not had many people make mistakes against us this year. They did tonight and we cashed in.”

Even Noah Hannon, career offensive lineman, got to carry the ball on one play, a two-yard gain, with 6:35 remaining in the third quarter when the game was all but decided with Greer leading, 42-6.

“The play was called ‘Boss’,” Hannon said. “We only practiced it three times last week. There wasn’t a count.”

Young laughed when asked if Hannon would see more carries. “When he becomes a better running back,” Young said with a smile. “It’s probably the last time he runs it.”

Young was an All-America lineman at Clemson and said he never ran the ball. “We try to pick a senior here and get them in for one carry,” Young said.

Greer won’t play again until Nov. 18, in its first round of the state playoffs. Greer will most likely play the loser of next week’s Airport vs. North August game. 

Blue Ridge will travel to play at South Aiken in the first round. South Aiken is 9-0 and plays a makeup game at Orangeburg-Wilkinson Friday.

The South Carolina High School League moved the regular season back one week for high schools to makeup games postponed by Hurricane Matthew. That gives the Yellow Jackets three weeks before its next game.

Houston connected on touchdown passes to Cameron Kelly for 30 and 10 yards, 30 yards to Alex Syphertt, 17 yards to Cameron Martin and 23 yards to Quay White.

Houston threw for 272 yards completing18 of 24 passes.

Greer’s other two touchdowns came on a 23-yard Quay Wright run in the first quarter and a Dre Williams 38-yard run.

Greer accumulated 400 offensive yards totaling 8 yards per play.

Blue Ridge’s touchdown came on a Jake Smith 19-yard pass play to Sonny Stevens in the second quarter.

Greer’s players will have off Monday and have an intrasquad scrimmage next Thursday, Young said.

Greer’s regular season record is 6-4 and 3-1 in the region. Blue Ridge finished 2-9 overall and 1-3 in the region.

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS

 1 

 2 

 3 

 4 

 OT 

TOTAL

(V) Blue Ridge

0

6

0

0

0

6

(H) Greer

21

7

21

0

0

49

Team

 

Time

 

Scoring Play

Conversion

Plays/Yds

Score

GHS

1

09:13

    

Quay WHITE Carries(Hand Off) TOUCHDOWN, clock 09:13 23 yds

PAT Kick by Andres TORO NO Good

5 / 54

0 - 6

GHS

1

08:09

    

Trey HOUSTON Passes to Cameron KELLY COMPLETE TOUCHDOWN, clock 08:09 30 yds

PAT Run by Matthew HUFF GOOD.

1 / 30

0 - 14

GHS

1

01:45

    

Dre WILLIAMS Carries(Hand Off) TOUCHDOWN, clock 01:45 38 yds

PAT Kick by Andres TORO GOOD.

5 / 50

0 - 21

BRHS

2

07:08

    

Jake Smith Passes to Sonny Stevens COMPLETE TOUCHDOWN, clock 07:08 19 yds

PAT Kick by Neko Crist NO Good

12 / 70

6 - 21

GHS

2

04:01

    

Trey HOUSTON Passes to Cameron KELLY COMPLETE TOUCHDOWN, clock 04:01 10 yds

PAT Kick by Andres TORO GOOD.

10 / 53

6 - 28

GHS

3

11:37

    

Trey HOUSTON Passes to Alex SYPHERTT COMPLETE TOUCHDOWN, clock 11:37 30 yds

PAT Kick by Andres TORO GOOD.

2 / 49

6 - 35

GHS

3

10:41

    

Trey HOUSTON Passes to Cameron MARTIN COMPLETE TOUCHDOWN, clock 10:41 17 yds

PAT Kick by Andres TORO GOOD.

1 / 17

6 - 42

GHS

3

02:21

    

Trey HOUSTON Passes to Quay WHITE COMPLETE TOUCHDOWN, clock 02:2123 yds

PAT Kick by Andres TORO GOOD.

3 / 45

6 - 49

 

 

TEAM

BRHS

GHS

 

(VISITOR)

(HOME)

Score

6

49

First Downs

10

21

Rushes / Yards (Net)

30 / -23

25 / 128

Passing Yards (Net)

141

272

Passes -- Att / Comp / Int

31/10/2

27/18/0

Total Offensive Plays / Yards

61 / 118

52 / 400

Fumble Returns / Yards

0 / 0

0 / 0

Punt Returns / Yards

1 / 11

2 / 17

Kickoff Returns / Yards

4 / 59

2 / 50

Interception Returns / Yards

0 / 0

2 / 36

Punts (Number/Average)

7 / 35.3

4 / 35.5

Fumbles / Lost

3 / 2

0 / 0

Penalties / Yards

7 / 70

7 / 65

Possession Time

26:31

21:29

 

BRHS

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

GHS

 

 

 

 

Rushing

Att

Net

TD

Lg

Avg

Chandler Quinn

3

14

0

8

 4.7

Sonny Stevens

6

4

0

7

 0.7

Drew Stanley

1

3

0

3

 3.0

Ethan Rice

1

2

0

2

 2.0

Rushing

Att

Net

TD

Lg

Avg

Quay White

9

61

1

23

 6.8

Dre Williams

4

58

1

38

 14.5

Trey Houston

7

6

0

7

 0.9

Cameron Martin

1

4

0

4

 4.0

 

 

Passing

Att

Comp

Int

Yds

TD

Lg

Jake Smith

29

10

2

141

1

39

Chandler Quinn

2

0

0

0

0

0

Passing

Att

Comp

Int

Yds

TD

Lg

Trey Houston

24

18

0

272

5

35

Matthew Huff

3

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

Passing Receiving

No

Yards

TD

Lg

Sonny Stevens

5

69

1

26

Tyree Cofield

3

28

0

11

Jason Sammons

1

39

0

39

Josh Brower

1

5

0

5

Passing Receiving

No

Yards

TD

Lg

Quay White

6

59

1

23

Cameron Kelly

3

75

2

35

Alex Syphertt

3

66

1

30

Nate Jefferson

2

28

0

14

 

 

Punting

No

Yards

Avg

TB

I20

Lg

Neko Crist

6

205

 34.2

0

0

39

Punting

No

Yards

Avg

TB

I20

Lg

Sam Gravley

3

97

 32.3

0

0

40

 

 

Punt Returns

 

Yards

TD

Lg

Jason Sammons

1

11

0

11

Punt Returns

 

Yards

TD

Lg

Quay White

2

17

0

11

 

 

Kick Returns

No

Yards

TD

Lg

Sonny Stevens

3

45

0

18

Jason Sammons

1

14

0

14

Kick Returns

No

Yards

TD

Lg

Cameron Kelly

1

28

0

28

Dre Williams

1

22

0

22

 

 

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