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Greer-Blue Ridge game will decide Region championship

Home field advantage in playoffs is also on the line

STAFF REPORTS
Published on Friday, October 26, 2012

BLUE RIDGE (9-0, 6-0) at GREER (7-2, 5-1)

 

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

LAST WEEK:
Blue Ridge was a 33-20 winner over visiting Pickens. Greer defeated Southside 41-7. 

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING:

“I know we’re a better team than last year. Our running backs are running better, our receivers are catching the ball and our quarterback is doing a good job. Our defense is playing well.”
Greer Head Coach Will Young 

“It’s the biggest game of the year, and it happens to be against Greer. It happens to be a big rivalry; and it happens to be for the conference championship.”
Blue Ridge Assistant Coach Travis Henson.

THE RUNDOWN:

The Region II-3A championship is on the line when the Tigers travel to rival Greer. Last year, the Yellow Jackets won a region title on Blue Ridge’s home field, something that has not been lost on the Tigers’ returning players this season. A Blue Ridge win will complete the undefeated regular season and hand the Tigers the conference title. A Greer victory, coupled with a Greenville win over Eastside, could send all three teams into a somewhat complicated playoff scenario. A Blue Ridge victory will come down to the Tigers ability to slow down Greer running back Quez Nesbitt, meaning the pressure will be on the Blue Ridge front seven. The Tigers offense has also been prolific and starts with sophomore quarterback Ty Montgomery, who has more than 2,200 total yards from scrimmage, and a group of talented and largely untouted wideouts.

RIVERSIDE (1-8, 0-5) at WADE HAMPTON (5-4, 2-3)

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

LAST WEEK:

Riverside was shut out by Gaffney, 56-0. Wade Hampton and Spartanburg met for the first time in 37 years and the Generals came away with a 7-6 victory.

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING:

“It’s tough to tell when you’re making gains when you play the level of competition that we play.” – Riverside Head Coach Steve Eoute.

THE RUNDOWN:

The Warriors have a final chance to snap a 17-game Region II-4A losing streak before next season with a win at Wade Hampton. The Generals’ Wing-T offense has been a source of consternation for region coaches, including Eoute.

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