Greer High School



Greer bids farewell to milestone-making group of seniors
NOV 26, 2015

Greer Head Coach Will Young will be looking for replacements of the 22 seniors who played this season.

Soon after time ticked away on Greer's Class 3A playoff loss to rival Union County last Friday night, the Yellow Jackets had to start preparing for life without the 22 seniors who played their final game in Greer uniforms.

This, of course, is the norm in high school sports, but the milestones, statistics and win-loss record over the past couple of seasons say the Class of 2016 was special in the annals of Greer football.


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Gee leaves a legacy arguably unmatched in Greer
NOV 21, 2015


Greer has been put through the wringer.

And yet, through one of its most tumultuous and stressful weeks in memory, Greer has paved the road to Lonnie “Gee” McGee’s new home in Clinton with the love he shared with his citywide family.

It’s been four days since GreerToday.com first published that Gee was leaving Greer. It’s been 4.5 days since city officials learned that as of last Wednesday morning Gee was due in Clinton.

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Union County ends Greer's season
NOV 21, 2015

Troy Pride escapes a Union County player to score on a 3-yard touchdown pass play from Mario Cusano.

For the second-straight season, a perfect football season ended in palpable disappointment for Greer.

Long-time rival Union County used a second edition of the Jacket Bowl this season to bounce Greer from the Class 3A playoffs, 39-22, Friday night at Dooley Field.

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DOWNLOAD: Roster, stats for Union at Greer
NOV 20, 2015


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McGee and DC shown together in historical photo
NOV 19, 2015

"A society is ultimately judged by how it treats its weakest and most vulnerable members."

By Perry Williams 

In the 1970's McGee (he was always known only as McGee back then) was inseparable from his constant companion DC Townsend. They probably spent more time at Greer High School than I did and McGee was and still is a sports team’s (any sports team) biggest fan.

McGee has an uncanny ability to show up anytime and almost every time that something is going on. He has attended more grand openings and ribbon cuttings than anyone that I know.

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Road to perfection, title include another 'Jacket Bowl'
NOV 19, 2015

Troy Pride's late 53-yard touchdown reception from Mario Cusano versus Union County earlier this season was the difference maker when both teams played at Dooley Field in Week 4. Greer improved to 4-0 and Union County fell to 0-4.

By John Clayton

The Greer and Union County football programs have a lot more than their school nicknames in common.

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Public is invited to parade honoring 'Gee' Friday at 6
NOV 18, 2015


Lonnie "Gee" McGee, a Greer icon with his presence at virtually every significant event and man about town, is leaving Greer this week for Clinton.

Gee, as he is affectionately known to generations of greater Greer citizens of all professions, is moving to a care center in Clinton, according to a Greer Police Department release.

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Jacket Bowl 2.0 points to another nail-biter
NOV 16, 2015

Mario Cusano's 53-yard game-winning touchdown toss to Troy Pride with just over a minute to play gave Greer a win in

Union County will make a return trip to Dooley Field Friday night – this time for the second round of the Class 3A state playoffs.

Call it, "Jacket Bowl 2.0."

"It's always close, it's always tight every time we play," Greer Head Coach Will Young said of the season's second matchup with Union County.




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Thousands without water, boil water alert in effect
NOV 16, 2015

The damage caused by millions of gallons of water is evident with destruction at the Greer CPW water treatment plant at Lake Cunningham.

A water main break at Greer CPW’s water treatment site near Lake Cunningham caused almost 20,000 residents to lose water overnight and have a boil water advisory before drinking or cooking in effect until at least Tuesday evening.

Residents are advised to boil water for at least two minutes.

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Howard's performance at singing competition is inspirational
NOV 14, 2015

Tyler Howard

Tyler Howard’s appearance in the “Best Singer in the State” didn’t earn him an award. But it earned him a lot respect from judges.

The student, who represented Greer, had a performance that was memorable for his family and friends.

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Pride reconsiders commitment to Virginia Tech
NOV 14, 2015

Troy Pride

Greer standout defensive back/wide receiver Troy Pride, Jr. announced via Twitter that he is de-committing to Virginia Tech due to the pending retirement of long-time head coach Frank Beamer.

Beamer, the winningest active head coach in major college football, announced his retirement at the end of the season on Nov. 1. The 69-year-old Beamer has 277 career victories, including 235 in 29 seasons at Virginia Tech.

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Greer stalls, then powers up offense to crush TR
NOV 14, 2015

Adrian McGee stiff-arms a Travelers Rest defender to gain extra yardage. 

Travelers Rest arrived at Dooley Field Friday night intent on ending a long playoff drought by upsetting the unbeaten Yellow Jackets.

The Devil Dogs delivered a couple of early haymakers, but Greer had more than enough left for the 45-13 knockout that eliminated Travelers Rest from the playoffs.

Behind the running of Zay Terry and quarterback Chris Gomia, Travelers Rest jumped out to a 13-0 first-quarter lead.


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DOWNLOAD: Roster, stats for Travelers Rest at Greer
NOV 12, 2015


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Welch enters Ring of Honor as one of Greer High's finest athletes
NOV 12, 2015

Nelson Welch is one of the most decorated athletes at Greer High School. He enters the prestigious Ring of Honor Friday night at halftime.

Nelson Welch will become the 15th person inducted into the Greer High School Ring of Honor Friday night at halftime during the Yellow Jackets’ opening-round playoff game at Dooley Field.

“Any time you’re recognized at any level – high school or college – it’s such an honor,” Welch said. “There’s so many athletes to choose from and so many great players to come out of Greer, especially in all sports, not just football, I’m just humbled and honored.”

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Cusano was on the outside looking south when he found Greer
NOV 12, 2015

Mario Cusano came to Greer to take care of his grandmother. He is 34-3 in three seasons as Greer High School quarterback.

Mario Cusano was the outsider, the new kid from someplace in the Northeast.

That was three years and more than 5,000 passing yards ago, and things have changed for Greer's quarterback, who has all-star numbers if not all-star status.

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Greer's week off included practice and a movie
NOV 10, 2015

Dorian Lindsay breaks off a long run against Travelers Rest in their first meeting in September. Springing Lindsay is Korey Styles (58).

The Greer football team went to the movies last Friday.

Greer Head Coach Will Young took his team to see the "Woodlawn," the real life story of Woodlawn High School whose football team overcame the odds to make a run towards a state championship in 1973 in Birmingham, Ala.

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Pride's crowdfunding page established to offset expenses to Blue-Grey game
NOV 9, 2015

Troy Pride Sr. scored the winning touchdown for Greer in its victory over Union County this year in the

Troy Pride, Sr., an all-star multi-purpose athlete with the Greer Yellow Jackets has a GoFundMe page to help with the cost of traveling to Tampa, Fla., to participate in the Jan. 9 Blue-Grey All-American Bowl.

The game is one of a series of three high school all-star games produced by Blue-Grey Football.

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Powerful Greer matched with at-large TR in playoff opener
NOV 7, 2015

Powerful Greer matched with at-large TR in playoff opener

Greer will face a familiar foe when the Class 3A playoffs begin Friday at 7:30 for the Yellow Jackets at Dooley Field.

Region II-3A foe Travelers Rest received an at-large bid into the playoff field and will be Greer's opening-round opponent. Tickets to playoffs are $7 and will be available at the gate Friday.

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Greer HS volleyball teams get Syl Syl Toy Drive off to early start
NOV 5, 2015

The Greer High School volleyball team will donate toys and monies to the Syl Syl Toy Drive Sunday, 2-4 p.m. at the Clock Restaurant.

The Greer High School volleyball teams will give the Syl Syl Toy Drive a good start on Sunday at the Clock Restaurant.

Three boxes of toys and an additional $176 raised through donations for more purchases will be presented at its annual start Sunday, 2-4 p.m. at the Clock on W. Poinsett Street.

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