No. 1 ranked Spartanburg beat Riverside 55-7 Friday night in a Region II-AAAA football game at Wofford College.
Spartanburg remained undefeated and Riverside winless after five games. It was the first Region game for both teams.
Riverside High School students were among the winners in the South Carolina Honors College and University of South Carolina Press second annual South Carolina High School Writing Contest.
In the Senior Division, Abigail Fourspring won first place and received the Walter Edgar Award. Sarah Saddoris won second place and Annika Imai won Honorable Mention. Nathan Minsk was a finalist.
Hillcrest tried its mightiest to score a season-high points against an overmatched Riverside football team Friday night. It did with a 70-3 victory.
Three long-range touchdowns took the steam out of the Warriors. Hillcrest’s Quentin Jefferson scored on a 77-yard punt return (first quarter), Quintavis Ballenger ran virtually untouched for a 70-yard touchdown (second quarter) and Brian Spurgeon ran a kickoff back 87-yards (third quarter) to lead Hillcrest’s scoring machine.
Five Riverside High School Students attended the Youth in Government National Judicial Competition in July.
The competition was held in Chicago.
Something has to give on Friday night.
Both Riverside and Woodmont enter their head-to-head matchup with 0-2 records.
"Woodmont is a good football team that's well coached so we'll have to play mistake free to get our first victory of the year," Riverside Head Coach Phil Smith said.
High school students participating in the 9th Annual Benson OctoberFAST 5K on Saturday, Oct. 3, will have the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship for their school. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. at Greer First Baptist Church, 201 W. Poinsett St. The fast, flat course is certified.
OctoberFAST benefits Greer Community Ministries (GCM), a nonprofit offering assistance to those in need in the Greater Greer area through Meals on Wheels, Senior Dining, a Food Pantry, and Sharon’s Closet.
Greer beat cross-town rival Riverside 49-6 Saturday night at Dooley Field for its second straight win to open the season. Riverside lost its second straight game.
Mariano Cusano threw four touchdowns passes, three to Dorian Lindsey, and passed for 230 yards to lead the Yellow Jackets. Adrian McGee rushed for 123 yards on only seven carries including a 74-yard touchdown run.
Greer’s defense missed a shutout when Aaron Odom completed a 52-yard scoring pass to Jeremiah Bogan with 1:38 left in the game.
After a weather delay that lasted for nearly three hours, Friday night's game between Greer and Riverside was postponed until 7:30 p.m.Saturday.
The initial 30-minute lightning delay was called at 7 p.m. Friday. Lightning continued to flash and strike in the area throughout the evening.
Troy Pride has a bit of added motivation for Friday night's game against Riverside.
Pride, Greer's star senior defensive back and Virginia Tech commit, transferred from Riverside to Greer before his junior season in 2014. He doesn't regret the move.
Riverside's offensive line is an eclectic group.
One is a gym rat, one a maniac, as described by Head Coach Phil Smith, and another is a quiet leader. Together, though, they make up the heartbeat of a young Warriors team looking to accomplish big things.