Riverside, Greer, Blue Ridge win opening season games

Published on Saturday, August 30, 2014

• Greer vs. Clinton gallery 

• Blue Ridge vs. Wade Hampton gallery

Riverside ended a 19-game losing streak, Greer rallied to beat Clinton and Blue Ride went into overtime to edge Wade Hampton tonight.

Riverside 31, Eastside 7

Phil Smith earned his first win as head coach at Riverside. The Warriors were 0-11 in Smith’s first year of coaching. Ryan Cerino ran for two touchdowns, passed for a score to Robert Morrow, Dondre Thompson scored on a 4-yard run and Antoine Kahale kicked a field goal to lead the Warriors. Riverside never trailed in the rivalry that saw two skirmishes with Darius Smith ejected and ineligible to play against Greer next Friday.

Records: Riverside 1-0, Eastside 0-1.

Next game: vs. Greer at Riverside (Sept. 5, 7:30 p.m.)

Greer 23, Clinton 14

Greer’s Dorian Lindsey scored on a 26-yard run and caught two touchdown passes – 31 and 26 yards – from Mario Cusano to lead a second-half Yellow Jackets comeback to beat Clinton. Nick Roberson kicked 3 PATs and Jay Fuller of Greer recorded a safety. Lindsey had 117 yards rushing on 15 carries and caught seven passes for 116 yards. Quarterback Cusano was 12-18-0, 163 yards. Clinton was held to 138 total yards – 72 rushing/66 passing.

Records: Greer 1-0, Clinton 0-2.

Blue Ridge 34, Wade Hampton 33, OT

Evan Coffin intercepted a two-point conversion pass attempt in overtime to lead Blue Ridge past Wade Hampton. Jay Urich’s TD in overtime was the winning points. Tay Jenkins scored on a 3-yard run, and his brother Vonta, scored on a 19-yard run to earn a 14-14 halftime tie. Melvin Smith scored to put Blue Ridge ahead for the first time in the third quarter. Urich’s 2-yard TD run earned a 27-27 tie at the end of regulation. It was Blue Ridge’s opener and Wade Hampton’s (0-2) second game.

Records: Blue Ridge 1-0, Wade Hampton 0-2.

Next game: at J.L. Mann (Sept. 5, 7:30 p.m.)


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