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No love lost in Greer vs. Greenville matchup

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Friday, November 17, 2017

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No love lost in Greer vs. Greenville matchup
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One of the largest crowds at Dooley Field is anticipated at tonight’s 7:30 game.

• A former Greenville coach challenged Greer’s non-contact practice. A day spent traveling roundtrip for Head Coach Will Young, Athletic Director Travis Perry, and former principal Marion Walters quickly convinced the South Carolina High School League the Greenville’s claims were “fake news”.

• A virtual street fight broke out in a 7 on 7 summer matchup that had to be broken up by several coaches from nearby competing teams.

• Extra Greer and Greenville police have been in attendance in games at each other’s home fields. There is a history of bad blood that has filtered outside the playing field. One Greer officer reported undercover police were placed strategically at Dooley Field when Greenville visited. Greer police have also patrolled the Yellow Jackets sidelines on games played at Sirrine Stadium.

Tonight’s game has the makings of a vicious battle as Greer and Greenville decide which team advances to the Class AAAA Upper State Championship next week. Greer maintains home-field advantage throughout the playoffs until the state championship next month at Williams-Brice Stadium.

Young has a 10-11 playoff record.

• Greer has a 10-game winning streak and Greenville five straight, all after Greer gave Greenville its only loss, 27-19 on Oct. 13.

• Greenville is averaging 47.6 points a game, and allowing 15.3 per game.

• Greer averages 45.7 points per game and its defense holds opponents to 13.2 per game.

• Greer leads the overall series, 25-16-0, winning the last two games.

Quarterback Trey Houston and running back Dre Williams have been a dynamic 1-2 punch this season. Houston has not thrown an interception. Qua White is a threat all over the field as he exhibited last week with four touchdowns – 2 receiving, punt return and kickoff return.

Greenville’s Danayus Williams-Byrd, at running back, complements quarterback Davis Beville.

 

 

 

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