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No. 3 Greer brushes Berea aside, 61-0

By John Clayton, Staff Reporter
Published on Saturday, October 10, 2015

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Greer quarterback Mario Cusano threw five touchdowns and 287 yards.
 

Greer quarterback Mario Cusano threw five touchdowns and 287 yards.

 

BEREA – Unhampered by rain and swampy field conditions for the first time in weeks, Greer finally looked every bit the No. 3 team in the Class 3A state rankings.

Maybe better.

The Yellow Jackets got five touchdowns from four different receivers – all the first half – from starting quarterback Mario Cusano and cruised to a 61-0 humbling of host Berea Friday night.

Greer had turned in lopsided scores en route to its 7-0 (4-0 Region II-3A) start, but dominated Berea from the outset.

“It’s the first dry night in a couple of weeks, and we were finally able to go out and do everything we’re capable of doing,” Greer Head Coach Will Young said. “It’s been kind of difficult to throw the football the past couple of weeks, so that’s limited us offensively.”

In near-perfect conditions, Cusano threw for 287 yards on 16 of 22 passing, including touchdowns of 54, 15, 50, 5 and 36 yards. All of Cusano’s touchdown tosses came in the first half.

Receivers Dorian Lindsey and Ramone Ramage had two touchdown receptions apiece, with the second of Ramage’s coming from 37 yards out from backup Brice Green in the third quarter. Lindsey, who was named to the Shrine Bowl along with teammate Troy Pride earlier in the week, led all receivers with six catches for 109 and the two scores.

Cusano hit Pride in stride on a 54-yard strike to cap the game’s opening drive and begin the scoring deluge as the Yellow Jackets erupted for 42 first-half points.

“I’ve been waiting for this Friday,” Cusano said. “The past couple of Fridays have been really wet and not really a quarterback’s element. I really wanted to come out here and prove who I am.”

While Greer’s offense rolled up 432 yards from scrimmage, averaging nearly 10 yards per snap, the Yellow Jackets’ defense was just as dominant. The Greer defense intercepted Berea quarterback Colby Pressley four times and held the Bulldogs’ go-to ground game to just 34 yards on 40 carries.

Adrian McGee, who took a screen pass from Cusano 50 yards for a score, also picked off Pressley and returned the interception 35 yards for a score. The Yellow Jackets also tackled Pressley for a safety after a punt snap sailed over his head and into the end zone.

It was the fourth straight loss for the Bulldogs (2-5, 0-4), who have been outscored 95-0 over the past two games. Chapman shut out Berea 34-0 on Oct. 2.

“We were clicking on all cylinders,” Cusano said. “After watching film, I knew the hot routes would be there, and they really didn’t have that strong of a secondary. We wanted to expose them quick, and we did.”

Greer travels to Chapman next Friday night.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

 1 

 2 

 3 

 4 

 OT 

TOTAL

(V) Greer

13

29

16

3

0

61

(H) Berea

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

Scoring Summary:

Plays

Yards

TOP

Score

10:39 

GHS

Mario Cusano Passes to Troy Pride COMPLETE TOUCHDOWN, clock 10:39 54 yds PAT Kick by Nicholas Roberson GOOD.

3

71

01:21

7 - 0

02:50 

GHS

Mario Cusano Passes to Ramone Ramage COMPLETE TOUCHDOWN, clock02:50 15 yds PAT Kick by Nicholas Roberson NO Good

5

48

01:45

13 - 0

08:54 

GHS

Adrian McGee Carries(Hand Off) TOUCHDOWN, clock 08:54 15 yds PAT Pass from Mario Cusano to Alex Syphertt GOOD.

6

46

02:52

21 - 0

06:39 

GHS

Mario Cusano Passes to Adrian McGee COMPLETE TOUCHDOWN, clock 06:3950 yds PAT Kick by Nicholas Roberson GOOD.

1

50

00:16

28 - 0

02:08 

GHS

Mario Cusano Passes to Dorian Lindsey COMPLETE TOUCHDOWN, clock 02:085 yds PAT Kick by Nicholas Roberson GOOD.

5

53

02:50

35 - 0

00:01 

GHS

Mario Cusano Passes to Dorian Lindsey COMPLETE TOUCHDOWN, clock 00:0136 yds PAT Kick by Nicholas Roberson GOOD.

2

36

00:16

42 - 0

11:09 

GHS

Colby PRESSLEY Passes to Unknown INTERCEPTED by Adrian McGee at the BHS 35 TOUCHDOWN, clock 11:09 35 yds PAT Kick by Nicholas Roberson GOOD.

0

0

0:00

49 - 0

02:34 

GHS

Aborted play, fumble given to Colby PRESSLEY 9 yds Colby PRESSLEY Carries(Hand Off) SAFETY, clock 02:34 -21 yds

4

-10

00:58

51 - 0

00:08 

GHS

Brice Green Passes to Ramone Ramage COMPLETE TOUCHDOWN, clock 00:0837 yds PAT Kick by Nicholas Roberson GOOD.

5

43

02:26

58 - 0

02:09 

GHS

Nicholas Roberson 27 yard Field Goal attempt GOOD, clock 02:09

7

60

05:15

61 - 0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEAM

GHS

BHS

 

(VISITOR)

(HOME)

Score

61

0

First Downs

17

6

Rushes / Yards (Net)

21 / 108

40 / 34

Passing Yards (Net)

324

84

Passes -- Att / Comp / Int

24/18/0

18/6/4

Total Offensive Plays / Yards

45 / 432

58 / 118

Fumble Returns / Yards

0 / 0

0 / 0

Punt Returns / Yards

5 / 45

1 / 0

Kickoff Returns / Yards

2 / 51

2 / 40

Interception Returns / Yards

4 / 96

0 / 0

Punts (Number/Average)

3 / 35.3

7 / 30.7

Fumbles / Lost

1 / 1

1 / 0

Penalties / Yards

6 / 49

1 / 5

Possession Time

24:10

23:50

 

GHS

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS

BHS

 

 

 

 

Rushing

Att

Net

TD

Lg

Avg

Brice Green

2

41

0

46

 20.5

Adrian McGee

5

30

1

15

 6.0

Markel Warren

6

22

0

13

 3.7

Cameron Kelley

3

17

0

10

 5.7

Rushing

Att

Net

TD

Lg

Avg

Travis Hagood

20

47

0

9

 2.4

Quay Thackston

13

21

0

16

 1.6

Braxton Roberson

1

2

0

2

 2.0

Stevie Williams

2

-1

0

3

-0.5

 

 

Passing

Att

Comp

Int

Yds

TD

Lg

Mario Cusano

22

16

0

287

5

54

Brice Green

2

2

0

37

1

37

Passing

Att

Comp

Int

Yds

TD

Lg

Colby Pressley

18

6

4

84

0

41

 

 

Passing Receiving

No

Yards

TD

Lg

Dorian Lindsey

6

109

2

36

Alex Syphertt

3

10

0

5

Troy Pride

2

65

1

54

Adrian McGee

2

55

1

50

Passing Receiving

No

Yards

TD

Lg

Tyler Landrum

3

25

0

10

Zay Ballenger

2

18

0

15

Mello Massey

1

41

0

41

 

 

Punting

No

Yards

Avg

TB

I20

Lg

Jake Arrowood

3

106

 35.3

0

1

49

Punting

No

Yards

Avg

TB

I20

Lg

Colby Pressley

7

215

 30.7

0

0

41

 

 

Punt Returns

 

Yards

TD

Lg

Chance Coleman

2

27

0

16

Dorian Lindsey

2

19

0

19

Punt Returns

 

Yards

TD

Lg

Lemetrius Young

1

0

0

0

 

 

Kick Returns

No

Yards

TD

Lg

Dorian Lindsey

1

26

0

26

Troy Pride

1

25

0

25

Kick Returns

No

Yards

TD

Lg

Kamal Carter

1

24

0

24

Travis Hagood

1

16

0

16

 

 

 

 

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