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No. 7 Greer breezes past Riverside

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Saturday, September 6, 2014

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Greer linebacker Bobby Farrington (16) brings down Corey Bridges of Riverside.
 

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Greer linebacker Bobby Farrington (16) brings down Corey Bridges of Riverside.

 



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Dorian Lindsey (12) finds a seam in the Riverside defense.
 

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Dorian Lindsey (12) finds a seam in the Riverside defense.

 



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Corey Bridges scores Riverside's TD on a 5-yard reception from QB Ryan Cerino.
 

Corey Bridges scores Riverside's TD on a 5-yard reception from QB Ryan Cerino.

 



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Riverside quarterback Ryan Cerino was held in check by Greer's defense. He was held to 116 yards of offense – 79 yards passing and 37 rushing.
 
 
 

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Riverside quarterback Ryan Cerino was held in check by Greer's defense. He was held to 116 yards of offense – 79 yards passing and 37 rushing.

 

 

 



 

Seventh-ranked Greer beat cross-town rival Riverside Friday night in a non-region game, 35-7, at Riverside High School.

Greer is 2-0 and travels to Union County in the Jacket Bowl next week. Riverside (1-1) will host Woodmont at the Reservation.

Greer scored three touchdowns in the second quarter to take the wind out of Riverside’s sails. Scoring runs by Adrian McGee of 4- and 14-yards and freshman Quay Thackston on a 13-yard run helped the Yellow Jackets get 22 points in the second quarter.

Mario Cusano lofted an across the field, 34-yard pass to a wide open Zaccharia Glidden for Greer’s first points in the first quarter.

Riverside’s points were on a 5-yard jump pass from Ryan Cerino over the middle to Corey Bridges with 3:47 remaining in the second quarter. Antoine Kahaleh’s kick was all the Warriors were to get.

Greer Head Coach Will Young gave early season praise for the play of his linemen. “We were physical on both sides of the ball,” Young said. “Physically we are playing well.”

Bobby Farrington, senior linebacker, started and made an impact. He recovered a fumble, pressured Cerino throughout the game and played well against the run. “He’s a workhorse and I’m glad to see him have a good game,” Young said.

Farrington is coming back from a broken collarbone last season and started for the injured Cedric Sullivan. “I thought I played well outside of a few penalties,” Farrington said.

Riverside Head Coach Phil Smith, who played and coached at Greer, said the depth, side and speed of the Yellow Jackets was too much to overcome. “We don’t have the depth to match up with Greer and we had some key guys out with injuries,” Smith said.

The Warriors ran a fast-paced offense on its first and third series. “Offensively they did a tremendous job,” Smith said. “If we could have found a way to get points on the board on that first series it would have changed the game early.”

Riverside had Greer on its heels on a 50-yard opening drive that stalled at the 26. Penalties forced the Warriors to punt, downing the ball at the 3-yard line.“They wore our front down tonight. Despite on how your move the football you try not to go three and out,” Smith said.


SCORE BY QUARTERS  1   2   3   4   OT  TOTAL
Greer 6 22 7 0 0 35
(Riverside 0 7 0 0 0 7
Scoring Summary: Plays Yards TOP Score
01:54  GHS Mario Cusano Passes to Zecchariah Glidden COMPLETE TOUCHDOWN, clock 01:5434 yds PAT Kick by Nick Roberson NO Good 12 97 05:37 6 - 0
10:23  GHS Adrian McGee Carries(Hand Off) TOUCHDOWN, clock 10:23 4 yds PAT Pass from Mario Cusano to Zecchariah Glidden GOOD. 4 57 01:37 14 - 0
08:41  GHS Adrian McGee Carries(Hand Off) TOUCHDOWN, clock 08:41 14 yds PAT Kick by Nick Roberson GOOD. 2 29 00:26 21 - 0
03:47  RHS Ryan CERINO Passes to Corey BRIDGES COMPLETE TOUCHDOWN, clock 03:47 5 yds PAT Kick by Imey ADAMJEE GOOD. 12 69 04:54 21 - 7
02:16  GHS Quay Thackston Carries(Hand Off) TOUCHDOWN, clock 02:16 13 yds PAT Kick by Nick Roberson GOOD. 4 52 01:31 28 - 7
02:39  GHS Mario Cusano Carries(QB Keeper) TOUCHDOWN, clock 02:39 16 yds PAT Kick by Nick Roberson GOOD. 1 16 00:11 35 - 7
 

TEAM GHS RHS
  (VISITOR) (HOME)
Score 35 7
First Downs 22 15
Rushes / Yards (Net) 32 / 274 36 / 56
Passing Yards (Net) 129 79
Passes -- Att / Comp / Int 12/10/0 25/13/1
Total Offensive Plays / Yards 44 / 403 61 / 135
Fumble Returns / Yards 0 / 0 0 / 0
Punt Returns / Yards 4 / 18 2 / 15
Kickoff Returns / Yards 1 / 0 3 / 54
Interception Returns / Yards 1 / 4 0 / 0
Punts (Number/Average) 2 / 37.5 6 / 32.2
Fumbles / Lost 2 / 2 1 / 1
Penalties / Yards 8 / 97 8 / 72
Possession Time 22:10 25:50

GHS INDIVIDUAL LEADERS RHS
 
RushingAttNetTDLgAvg
Mario Cusano 8 103 1 31 12.9
Adrian McGee 6 78 2 26 13.0
Quay Thackston 11 40 1 13 3.6
Zeke Whiteside 2 20 0 17 10.0
RushingAttNetTDLgAvg
Ryan Cerino 14 37 0 14 2.6
Austin Brouwer 6 22 0 9 3.7
Dondre Thompson 8 14 0 4 1.8
Robert Morrow 3 1 0 8 0.3
 
PassingAttCompIntYdsTDLg
Mario Cusano 12 10 0 129 1 36
PassingAttCompIntYdsTDLg
Ryan Cerino 25 13 1 79 1 13
 
Passing ReceivingNoYardsTDLg
Xavier Wright 4 36 0 14
Dorian Lindsey 3 49 0 36
Zecchariah Glidden 2 42 1 34
Zeke Whiteside 1 2 0 2
Passing ReceivingNoYardsTDLg
Robert Morrow 7 28 0 9
Mark Thompson 2 23 0 13
Corey Bridges 2 8 1 5
Matt Watson 1 12 0 12
 
PuntingNoYardsAvgTBI20Lg
Jake Arrowood 2 75 37.5 0 1 42
PuntingNoYardsAvgTBI20Lg
Imey Adamjee 6 193 32.2 0 1 35
 
Punt ReturnsNo.YardsTDLg
Dorian Lindsey 4 18 0 10
Punt ReturnsNo.YardsTDLg
Mark James 2 15 0 10
 
Kick ReturnsNoYardsTDLg
Isaiah Long 1 0 0 0
Kick ReturnsNoYardsTDLg
Mark James 3 54 0 25

 

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