My Turn - A review of last Friday's Football

By John Clayton, Staff Reporter
Published on Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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My Turn - A review of last Friday's Football
If Friday night was any indication, high school football fans from across the Upstate are in for a cardiac-testing 2012 season.

Week 1 was not for the feint of heart, and that was particularly evident in Greer's 46-45 overtime loss to Seneca at Dooley Field. The third installment in the three-year series between the schools was the first to go to Seneca, which rallied behind a diminutive running back and a no-quit quarterback.  That's a familiar formula in Greer, but usually those guys are wearing black and gold.

In other area games, Abbeville needed overtime to stop Woodruff – and is now 2-0 following the win over the Wolverines and a Week 0 victory over Greenville.

Chesnee came back to beat Chapman 55-48, and Union County upset Spartanburg in Steve Taneyhill's first game as head coach of Union County.

Saturday, defending Class 4A champion Byrnes opened with a nationally televised game (ESPN) in Virginia against Oscar Smith – and the Rebels appeared to have picked up where they left off in December, which is bad news for the rest of 4A.

All that, and Week 2 is still straight ahead.



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