Johnson gets defensive player of week, Hicks earns 5 Gs

STAFF REPORTS
Published on Tuesday, August 28, 2012

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John Hicks proves he came up with this fumble recovery after a wild scramble for the ball. Hicks also had 12 individual tackles, two tackles for loss and earned the most Gs, 5, of any defensive player for the Yellow Jackets. 

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John Hicks proves he came up with this fumble recovery after a wild scramble for the ball. Hicks also had 12 individual tackles, two tackles for loss and earned the most Gs, 5, of any defensive player for the Yellow Jackets. 



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Malek Johnson was given the nod by coaches for defensive player of the week for his two interceptions that halted Seneca possessions. Johnson brings down a Seneca receiver after a short gain on this play.

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Malek Johnson was given the nod by coaches for defensive player of the week for his two interceptions that halted Seneca possessions. Johnson brings down a Seneca receiver after a short gain on this play.



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Brook Chapman, 25, cross across the line to force this running play inside. Chapman sacked Seneca's quarterback twice and had one tackle for loss.

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Brook Chapman, 25, cross across the line to force this running play inside. Chapman sacked Seneca's quarterback twice and had one tackle for loss.



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The defense takes a rest during Friday's opening-season game versus Seneca. Greer lost in overtime, 46-45. The Yellow Jackets play at Riverside Friday in a 7:30 p.m. game.

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The defense takes a rest during Friday's opening-season game versus Seneca. Greer lost in overtime, 46-45. The Yellow Jackets play at Riverside Friday in a 7:30 p.m. game.



John Hicks, senior linebacker for the Greer Yellow Jackets, was credited with a game-high 12 individual tackles, five assists, two tackles for loss, one knocked down pass and graded out a team-high 14.5 points in the season-opening game last Friday night. Hicks also recovered one of two fumbles lost by Seneca.

Greer lost to Seneca in overtime, 46-45.

Defensive back Malik Johnson, who intercepted two passes, was designated the defensive player of the game by the coaching staff. He had one return of 24 yards and graded 2.5 on the coaches’ scale.

Defensively, the Jackets met the team goal in causing turnovers. Johnson had two interceptions, DeAndre Moren one and Hicks and Ty Campbell recovered fumbles.

Greer travels to Riverside in a 7:30 non-region game Friday night. Riverside lost its season opener to Eastside, 41-14.

Game 1: Seneca at Greer

Tackles/Assists (T/A): John Hicks 12-5, Jackson Tipton 7-2, Tay Woods 6-3, Raymond Booker 5-2, D’Anta Fleming 5-1, DeAndre Moren 4-4, Ty Campbell 4-2, Brook Chapman 3-4, Malek Johnson 2-1, Emmanuel Kelly 2-1, Tedrick Gregory 1-3, Nakeem Hoke 1-0, Quez Nesbitt 0-2, Marquis Lyles 0-1, Tyler Wright 0-1, Tim Ballenger 0-1, Jarrett Szabo 0-1.

Knock down/Hurry (K/H): Hicks 1 K,  Campbell 2 H, Gregory 1 H, Lyles 1 H, Szabo 1 H.

Points (Coaches grade): Hicks 14.5, Tipton 8, Woods 7.5, Booker 6, Fleming 5.5, Moren 6, Campbell 6, Chapman 5, Johnson 2.5, Kelly 2.5, Gregory 3, Hoke 1, Nesbitt 1,  Lyles 1, Wright 0.5, Ballenger 0.5, Szabo 0.5.

TFL (tackle for loss)/sacks (S): Hicks 2 TFL, Woods 1 TFL, Chapman 1 TFL, 2 S.

Recover fumble: Hicks 1, Campbell 1.

Interceptions: Moren 1, Johnson 2.

Gs (helmet decals): Hicks 5, Tipton 1, Woods 2, Booker 1, Moren 1, Campbell 2, Chapman 3, Johnson 2.


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