2014 Football Season

2014 Peach Blossom Conference Standings



Greer 7-0 11-1
Emerald 6-1 10-2


4-3 5-6
Blue Ridge 4-3 6-5
Southside 3-4 5-5
Berea 3-4 4-6
Travelers Rest 1-6 1-9
Eastside 0-7 1-9

Belton-Honea Path ends Greer's season, 55-21...

Greer - Belton-Honea Path Final Game Stats...


Jawunn Abney rushed for 3 touchdowns and Austin Estes threw for two as the Belton-Honea Path Bears defeated the Greer Yellow Jackets 55-21 in the 2nd round of the AAA playoffs Friday night at Dooley Field. BHP (9-3) advances to next week's matchup with South Pointe while the Jackets season ends with an 11-1 record. The two teams matched scores over the first period with the Bears scoring on a 9 play drive to take a 7-0 lead in O'Ryan Warren's 7 yard run, but Greer bounced back with an 8 play, 66 yard drive to tie things up. Mario Cusano hit Dorian Lindsay with a 48 yard pass to the Bear 17, then two plays later Lindsay ran in into the end zone from 3 yards out for the TD. Nick Roberson converted the PAT. BHP scored again on their next possession, this time going 75 yards on 4 plays and a penalty, & Abney got his 1st score on a 25 yard run. After the two teams swapped punts, the Bears punted a high spiral to Lindsay, who then ripped off a 62 yard return for the tying score & it was 14-14 at the end of a quarter. The visitors re-took the lead on a Estes TD pass, and they tacked on a 35 yard field goal on the half's final play to go into the locker room with a 24-14 lead.

Greer would recieve the 2nd half kickoff and crisply move down the field, reaching the Bear 22 yard line, looking to pull within three. Adrian McGee worked a good run, and while most of the Greer faithful thought forward progress was stopped and were waiting on a whistle, the Bear defense ripped the ball away and the officials pointed BHP's way. And 3 plays later when Abney scored again, suddenly Greer was looking up at a 31-14 deficit...quite a turnaround from 24-21 that it looked like it would soon be just a couple minutes earlier. The Jackets next two possessions ended with turnovers and the Bears cashed both in with TDs over the next four minutes, clearing much of the crowd on a frigid night and clearing Belton- Honea Path's way into the Upstate Semis next week. After a couple more BHP scores, Greer would get a 54 yard run by McGee to the 16 yard line, and on the next play Adrian would take it the rest of the way for a touchdown. Roberson's extra point would set the final score at 55-21. 

Greer says goodbye to a number of great seniors who meant a lot to the Greer program over the last 4 seasons. Tonight's Sims & Karr Financial Solutions Players of the Game for Greer were Dorian Lindsay & Cole Henderson on offense, while Tyler Wright, Jackson Tipton, and Nakeem Hoke were the defensive players called out. Coach Will Young said after the game. "This one stings, as this isn't where we wanted it to end, but I suspect after the pain of this one wears off we'll be able to look back at the season and be very proud of an undefeated regular season & an outright region championship." Once again the Yellow Jacket Sports Network crew considers it a true privilege to call & report on the games each week and our 25th season was memorable for many reasons. Chief among them was the great fun of being a part of a community that loves their Greer Yellow Jackets as we do. Congratulations to the players, coaches, administration, and students of Greer High School for an outstanding season!




Yellow Jackets squeak past Red Devils in first round...

Greer - Clinton Final Game Stats - click here


The one and only objective come playoff time is survive and advance. The Greer Yellow Jackets survived a slugfest and an all-out effort by the #4 seeded Clinton Red Devils before coming away with a 17-13 win Friday night at Dooley Field to advance into the 2nd round of the AAA playoffs. When Clinton scored on a 2 yard run by Donovan Blackman with 5 seconds to go in the 3rd quarter to take a 13-10 lead over the #1 seeded Jackets, it was the first time Greer had trailed in a game since September 19th at Emerald in the season's 4th game. Many had questioned how Greer would respond to adversity if it came, given the fact that the Yellow Jackets had been so dominant in their Peach Blossom campaign. As the 4th quarter began, Greer would march 58 yards in just seven plays the touchdown coming on a 10 yard run by Dorian Lindsay from the Wildcat set. Nick Roberson's extra point put the Jackets back up 17-13 with 9:45 remaining.

Clinton would convert two 4th downs on the ensuing drive, the 1st coming on 4th and 3 from their own 27 yard line and the 2nd near midfield. But on 4th and 4 with just over 3 minutes remaining, the Jackets were able to batt down a pass over the middle. Greer looked to be running out the clock as they picked up two first downs, but on 2nd and 3 and under a minute remaining, a poor snap sailed over the head of Lindsay, who covered the ball at midfield. Another play netted a loss and Greer was forced to punt and Clinton had one more chance, 65 yards away with 13 seconds to go. But after a short completion and subsequent tackle at midfield, the Dooley Field crowd could finally exhale as their team would live to play another game.

Greer took an early 7-0 lead on a Mario Cusano to Lindsay 73 yard pass play. Cusano, facing pressure, heaved it down the Greer sideline to Lindsay, who made quite the effort just to reach the ball, then dodge a defender while trying to stay inbounds. Roberson made it 7-0 with the PAT. The Jackets actually threatened to take a two score lead, promptly moving it downfield on their next possession. But Cusano's pass was intercepted at the Red Devil two yard line. Clinton then showed they were in it for the duration, as they would go 98 yards on 15 plays and take 8:08 off the clock. The extra point however was no good and Greer still led 7-6 with 4:05 to go in the first half. After a Greer punt, Tyler Wright would recover a Red Devil fumble at the Clinton 30, setting up Roberson's 22 yard field goal as the 1st half ended to make it 10-6 at intermission. The Jackets put together two nice drives to begin the 2nd half, one reaching the Clinton 30, and the next the 34, but those two possessions ended with a punt and on downs before the Red Devils took the lead late in the quarter.

The Sims and Karr Financial Solutions Players of the Game for Greer were Dorian Lindsay on offense and the duo of Tyler Wright & freshman Tyric Smith on defense. Smith did an admirable job filling in on the defensive line for Nykeem Hoke who was down tonight with an injury. Up next for Greer will be the Belton-Honea Path Bears, 28-9 winners tonight over Camden. Our Grand South Bank Yellow Jacket Tailgate Show will air at 6, and the kickoff will be 7:30 from Dooley Field. Come out and support the Greer Yellow Jackets next week as they continue down the Road to Columbia!

Greer finishes regular season unbeaten, routs Blue Ridge 51-0...

Sizzling offense, smothering defense overwhelms Tigers on Senior Night...
The Greer Yellow Jackets defeated the Blue Ridge Tigers 51-0 tonight at Dooley Field on Senior Night as the Jackets completed a 10-0 regular season for just the 6th time in school history and the first since 1994. With the win, Greer clinched sole possession of first place in the Peach Blossom Conference and will face the Clinton Red Devils next week at Dooley Field in the first round of the AAA playoffs.
The Greer defense did tonight what they've done several weeks running: stop the opposition cold. Blue Ridge didn't get a first down until it was 21-0, and didn't get their feet in Greer territory until midway through the 2nd quarter. The Jackets led 42-0 at halftime and by the time Blue Ridge seriously threatened to score it was 51-0, but even that drive ended with a takeaway by the Greer defense on a Troy Pride interception. Meanwhile the Greer offense was magic in the first half, scoring easily on their first four possessions. Thy skipped a drive, but then closed out the 1st half with touchdown drives of 80 & 82 yards. Adrian McGee had a big night with his first 200+ rushing night of his career, finishing with 212 yards of 15 carries- a 14.3 yard average- and two TD's. On the 80 yard drive in the 2nd quarter McGee had 76 of the 80 yards rushing, including the 26 yarder for the score. Dorian Lindsay had 115 receiving yards on 4 catches, including a 77 yard catch & run for a score before halftime. QB Mario Cusano was 10-14 for 177 yards passing with four of those going for TDs, two to Lindsay, and one each to Troy Pride & Xavier Wright. Nick Roberson added a 22 yard field goal and Greer eclipsed the 50 point barrier for the 4th time this season. And with the shutout tonight the defense gets their 2nd consecutive shutout and have held their opponents to just 98 points on the entire season.
The Sims & Karr Financial Solutions Players of the Game for Greer were McGee on offense, and Tyler Wright on defense.

Greer - Blue Ridge Final Game Stats - click here


Greer strolls past Southside, 35-0...


Greer - Southside Final Game Stats - click here

Jackets clinch region championship with win over Tigers

The Greer Yellow Jackets moved to 9-0 on the season tonight as they knocked off the Southside Tigers 35-0. The Jacket defense continued their dominant play by holding back Southside to negative yardage in sprinting to a 28-0 halftime lead. After getting an intetception by senior safety Jackson Tipton Greer had to travel only 13 yards on their first scoring drive. Adrian McGee ran it in from 4 yards out and with Nick Roberson's first of 5 extra points, the Jackets led 7-0. Greer's defense set up the Jackets at the 33 yard line next time and Greer wasted little time scoring again, going 33 yards in 5 plays and got a tough 21 yard rumble by McGee for the points. Southside then put together a nice few plays before Dorian Lindsay stripped the ball away from the Tigers. Greer would score again in three plays when Troy Pride got a short run for the TD. And when the defense stopped the Tigers again, Greer took over at their own 20 with 3:20 to go in the half. Hoping for a nice two minute offense drill, the Jackets made it happen much quicker. Mario Cusano lofted a perfect long pass down the Tiger sideline to Lindsay, who took it to the Tiger 24 on the 56 yard play. Cusano then fired a strike down the middle of the field to Isaiah Wright for the touchdown. Roberson's extra point sent Greer into the locker room with the big halftime margin.

The Jackets would recieve the 2nd half kickoff and put together a most impressive drive. They went 73 yards over 7 plays, the longest being a 29 yard Cusano to Lindsay pass. Senior offensive lineman Cole Henderson got the touchdown on a 4 yard run as he barrelled across left tackle. Roberson made the PAT for the final points of the night to set the final at 35-0. The Sims & Karr Financial Solutions Players of the Game for Greer were Henderson on offense, while Lindsay nabbed the honor on defense. He not only had the strip but had a highlight reel interception on a play where it look like he was beat downfield, only to recover and outwork the Southside reciever for the ball. Next week Greer will host the Blue Ridge Tigers at Dooley Field for the last regular season game. The game was all set to be for the Peach Blossom Championship, but with Blue Ridge's 31-28 loss to Chapman tonight along with Greer's win, the Jackets are now conference champs. 



Greer strolls past Chapman on Hall of Fame night...

Greer - Chapman Game Stats - click here

A few weeks ago Greer Defensive Coordinator Travis Perry commented that "this may be the best team I've ever been around attitude-wise". Perry stated that "this is a great group of kids who love being together, they practice hard, study film hard, there are no egos, and they certainly play hard on Friday nights." And while that was great to hear 3-4 games into the season, one can certainly see now when you pair that kind of attitude & work ethic with some pretty darn good talent, it could be a great recipe to be, well, 8-0 eight games into the season. Tonight was more of the same at Dooley Field as the Jackets defeated the Chapman Panthers 47-10 on Hall of Fame Night at Dooley Field.


Adrian McGee started the Jackets off fast with two 1st quarter touchdowns, set up mostly in part to some stellar defense. Chapman came in throwing the football for over 1300 yards on the season, but were unable to get a first down until the 2nd quarter. By then, Greer was up 17-0 following Nick Roberson's 34 yard field goal. Chapman would get on the board with a 29 yard FG of their own, but on the ensuing drive, Mario Cusano hit Dorian Lindsay with a short pass, and the junior wideout turned that into a 70 yard score down the Greer sidelines. McGee would rush for 42 yards on the 1st drive in the 2nd half and score on a 16 yard run to make it 30-3 Cusano got a 1 yard sneak capping a 78 yard drive, then the Greer QB would toss a 30 yard pass to Xavier Wright for another TD topping off an 80 yard drive. Those were wrapped around the Panthers only touchdown, a 15 yard pass from Colton Bailey to Cody Chavis. Roberson would tack on a 40 yard field goal with 8:35 remaining to close out the scoring and the 47-10 win.


The Sims & Karr Financial Solutions Players of the Game were McGee on offense with his 149 yards rushing and 3 TDs, while defensive tackle Tyquan Lyles was named the defensive standout. Greer will go back out on the road next week to face the Southside Tigers. Hopefully a LARGE Greer crowd will follow the Jackets as they try to remain out front in the Peach Blossom Conference race. GO JACKETS!

Jackets remain perfect after 52-7 win over Berea...

Greer - Berea Game Stats - click here

Eight scores by seven different Yellow Jackets tonight in romp over Bulldogs...

The 5th ranked Greer Yellow Jackets improved to 7-0 on the season Friday night with a commanding 52-7 victory tonight over the Berea Bulldogs at Dooley Field. The Jackets scored 14 points in each of the 1st two quarters then put a 21 spot up in the 3rd, before a Nick Roberson field goal ended the scoring in the 4th quarter. Berea got a late TD to avoid the shutout, but that was long after the game was well in hand.

Adrian McGee, the only Greer player with more than one score from scrimmage, got the Jackets on the board early in the game with a 61 yard run on the first play for the Jackets. A defensive stop forced Berea to punt, which Dorian Lindsay returned 50 yards for a touchdown. But a block in the back brougt it back, setting up McGee's run on the next play. Nick Roberson, who would go 7/7 on extra points on the night, made the first one and Greer led 7-0. Mario Cusano hit Dorian Lindsay with a 15 yard pass to make it 14-0 late in the quarter, then found Xavier Wright on a nice 41 yard pass down the seam early in the 2nd quarter for another score. Then with 1:32 remaining in the half Cusano struck again, hitting Zeke Whiteside with a 19 yard pass in the back center of the end zone to make it 28-0 at halftime. In the first half Berea led time of posession 19 minutes to 5 minutes, yet the Jackets led 28-0 on the scoreboard. Greer's scorinng drives were 14 seconds, 1:34, 9 seconds, and 2:29. And while the Bulldogs did do enough to pick up several first downs and eat a lot of clock, they were unable to dent the end zone.

Greer would come out after halftime clicking again, promptly going 66 & 45 yards capped off by 1 yard runs by McGee & Cusano to make it 42-0. And the last Jacket TD was a snazzy 36 yard end around play where Cusano handed it off to McGee running left, who then handed the ball to the speedy Troy Pride the other way. Pride had lots of open space for the first 20 yards, but made a couple of nice cutbacks of the final 15 yards through traffic to reach paydirt. Berea would finally get on the board with 7:45 remaining when workhorse running back Stevie Williams ran in for an 8 yard run capping an 8 play, 55 yard drive where Williams got every yard. Williams would finish with 191 yards rushing on the night, when the rest of the Bulldogs combined would go for negative yards. Reserve QB Brice Green came in and engineered a 60 yard scoring drive late in the game. He picked up a first down with a nice 3rd down run, then hit Adam Burgess with a 15 yard pass completion later, that led to a 34 yard Nick Roberson field goal.

After the game Coach Will Young was pleased with another good effort. "Our guys got off the bus ready to go. We continue to get better, no matter who the opponent is and the guys are doing a great job with their intensity and effort. The goal is to treat every opponent, every game, like it's the championship game. So far, so good." The Sims and Karr Financial Solutions Players of the Game were Cedric Sullivan on defense and Nick Roberson on offense. Congrats to those two Yellow Jackets. Greer will play it's 2nd straight at home next week when the Chapman Panthers will visit Dooley Field. We hope to have a great crowd come out to see the still undefeated Greer Yellow Jackets!



Greer throttles past Eastside using a balanced attack...

Greer - Eastside Game Stats - click here

The Greer Yellow Jackets improved to 6-0 on the season with a 70-19 win over Eastside Friday night at John Carlisle Stadium. Greer got 3 touchdown passes from Mario Cusano and the junior QB ran for another as Greer raced out to a 42-0 lead midway through the 2nd quarter. Troy Pride raced 70 yards past the Eagle secondary for the final score of the half, while Dorian Lindsay had a TD run and caught two passes for scores, including a 45 yarder. Leading 42-7 going into the 3rd quarter, the Jackets went to the ground and got 3 TD runs by Adrian McGee the last one an 80 yard burst. And with 9:49 remaining in the game, Squirt Bruton got the defense's 2nd pick six in as many weeks when he intercepted a Drake Turnquist pass and returned it 62 yards for the touchdown. Nick Roberson was a perfect 10/10 on extra points and Deondre Moren & Pride also got interceptions. Turnquist did have three TD passes for Eastside, all to Tyius Lewis. The Greer offense totalled more than 560 yards, with McGee rushing for 192.

The Sims and Karr Financial Solutions Players of the Game were Deandre Moren on defense, while the Greer offensive line collectively got the award for the offensive side. The Greer Chamber of Commerce Big Play of the Game was Bruton's pick six. The Jackets return to their Dooley Field home for just the 3rd time this season as they will host the Berea Bulldogs. Berea fell tonight to the Chapman Panthers, but has shown good improvement this season under Wayne Green's return as the Head Coach of the Bulldogs. Hopefully many of you will make it out to Dooley Field to welcome home the Jackets and show your great support to this young team off to the program's best start since 1995!


Greer cruises past Travelers Rest on Homecoming...

Greer - Travelers Rest Final Game Stats...

The Greer Yellow Jackets returned to Dooley Field Friday for Homecoming after three weeks away and pasted the Travelers Rest Devildogs 56-6. Greer is now 5-0 on the season for the first time since the 1995 team started 8-0. That season the Jackets defeated Travelers Rest 56-0 for their 7th straight win. Tonight's win started off with a bang as Isaiah Long blocked a Devildog punt about a minute into the contest. Two plays later Dorian Lindsey took a handoff on a jet sweep 15 yards for a touchdown. Nick Roberson, who would go 8-8 on PATs on the evening split the uprights to make it 7-0. Over the next 10 minutes Adrian McGee would get two touchdowns for the Jackets, running 26 and 3 yards, capping drives of 81 and 57 yards. Later in the 2nd period Troy Pride got an interception, setting the stage for Greer's last score before the halftime festivities.With 1:53 to go QB Mario Cusano lofted a pass to a well covered Lindsey, who skied over the TR corner to pull down quite the impressive 53 yard touchdown catch and send the Jackets into the locker room with a 28-0 lead.

The 2nd half would start fast as well when on the half's 2nd play Cusano hit Zeke Whiteside with a 67 yard pass & run for a score. At that point TR would get their only score of the night when Jobriath Young scored on a 1 yard run to cap an 85 yard drive. Young put the Dogs in position for that score with a 60 yard run to the Greer 4 to make it 35-6. After the kickoff was returned to the Greer 40, McGee took a Cusano handoff and ran 40 yards to the 20, and then scored on another run on the very next play. Just a minute later the Jackets would be in the end zone once again when Jackson Tipton picked off a TR pass and returned it 25 yards for a score to make it 49-6. Backup QB Brice Green would close out the scoring in the 4th quarter with 4:58 remaining as he would go 25 yards on a zone read play. Roberson tacked on the conversion to set the final at 56-6. The Sims and Karr Financial Soulutions Players of the Game for Greer were Jackson Tipton on defense Adrian McGee on offense.

Also- congratulations to GHS senior Summer Hill for being voted the 2014 Homecoming Queen.
Next week Greer will go back on the road for a short trip to Eastside. We hope you will continue to support- and come see- the still unbeaten Greer Yellow Jackets! 

Dominating defense carries Jackets past Emerald in conference opener...

The Greer Yellow Jackets have now passed all tests thus far and are sitting at 4-0 on the season after tonight's come from behind 28-13 win over the Emerald Vikings. Trailing 13-0 after three first half turnovers and not much success on offense, the Jackets broke through with an eight play, 57 yard touchdown drive late in the 1st half when QB Mario Cusano ran it in from 11 yards out. Nick Roberson's extra point brought Greer within 13-7 at intermission and gave them some much needed momentum. But they almost led, but then again they almost trailed 20-7. After the Greer TD, Emerald failed to catch the ensuing kickoff and Zeke Whiteside dove in and covered the ball for the Jackets at the Viking 31 with just over a minute to play in the half. But on the first play, Cusano's pass was intercepted at the goal line by Emerald's KJ Chamberlain. He looked as if he might return it 100 yards for the score, when Adrian McGee fought off 3 Viking blockers just long enough at the 25 to allow Whiteside to streak in from behind at the 10 yard line and strip the ball away during the tackle. From there Greer was able to run out the clock.

The 3rd quarter saw Greer's defense hold Emerald without a 1st down and Cusano's 6 yard pass to Xavier Wright tied the game at 13 with 2:19 to play in the quarter. Less than a minute later Greer would take their 1st lead of the game when Viking QB Isaiah Brown was scrambling and inside his own end zone, McGee was illegally blocked, giving the Jackets a safety and the 15-13 lead. Another defensive stand led to an 84 yard punt return by Dorian Lindsay to the Emerald 5. Two plays later, Cusano found Wright again, this time in the back of the end zone right in front of the goal post. Roberson's PAT made it a two score game at 22-13. Greer got it's final points moments later when on 3rd and long, Brown saw the center snap sail over his head. McGee scooped it up on the first hop and raced 10 yards for another defensive score. On the night, the Greer defense held Emerald to just 16 yards of offense on 27 plays. The longest "drive" of the night for Emerald? Four plays. Dominant performance by the Greer defense. The Sims & Karr Financial Soulutions Players of the Game for Greer were Isaiah Long on defense and Xavier Wright on offense. 
The Jackets return to Dooley Field with a 4-0 record, the first time since 1996 that Greer has been 4-0 on the season. Greer will host Travelers Rest on Homecoming Night and will now have four of their final six regular season games at home. And with the win tonight, the Jackets are 1-0 in the Peach Blossom Conference. Great job tonight to the Greer Yellow Jackets to keep fighting, play outstanding Swarm & Sting defense and find a way to win a tough game on the road!

Greer - Emerald Final Game Stats - click here

Glidden's touchdown catch gives Greer win in Jacket Bowl XX...

Greer - Union County Final Game Stats - click here

Greer heads into region play next week at 3-0

Mario Cusano lofted a 40 yard touchdown pass to Zach Glidden on the final play of regulation tonight (Greer Chamber of Commerce "Big Play of the Game") in Union as Greer won Jacket Bowl XX 28-22. With the two teams tied at 22 and just seven seconds remaining in the game, the Jackets faced 4th and 18 from the 40 and had one more shot to avoid overtime. As Cusano looked down the middle of the field for Dorian Lindsay only to find him double covered, he spied Glidden settled in near the right sideline at the 5 yard line. Glidden made the catch and only had to make it a short distance into the end zone as the clock hit zero. Greer improves to 3-0 on the season, and ties the all-time Jacket Bowl record with 10 wins apiece.

Greer got the early 3-0 lead before Union would score 12 straight. But late in the 1st half the Jackets got a 10 yard pass from Cusano to Lindsay to make it 12-10 at halftime. Lindsay scored on two straight drives in the 3rd quarter to give Greer a 22-12 lead, only to see Union get a field goal on the last play of the quarter to make it 22-15. They would tie the game with just over 6 minutes remaining on a 69 yard run by Shi Smith. Facing 4th and 4 from their own 31 and a huge risk. Smith and another Union player collided in the backfield, only to have Smith bounce it outside and outrun the Greer defense down the sideline. The PAT made it 22-22 setting up the late game heroics.
The Sims &  Karr Financial Solutions Players of the Game were Adrian McGee on offense and Troy Pride on defense. Next week the Jackets travel to Greenwood for their 3rd straight road game as they welcome the Emerald Vikings into the Peach Blossom Conference. We'll have all the action for you here, on the Yellow Jacket Sports Network!

Greer moves to 2-0 after knocking off Riverside, 35-7...

Greer starts strong, cruises to victory over Warriors...

You might think the Greer coaching staff hammered home "getting off to a good start". Last week the Jackets started from their own 3 yard line and quickly fell behind 14-0 to Clinton, but tonight, starting their first offensive possession from- their own 3 yard line, Greer marched 97 yards down the field in 12 plays and put six points on the scoreboard. The touchdown came on a 34 yard pass to Zach Glidden (Greer Chamber of Commerce "Big Play of the Game") and pretty much set the tone for the evening. With the defense effectively containing Riverside's spread offense, Greer would go up 21-0 following two TDs by Adrian McGee on 4 then 14 yard runs. The Jackets broke out a new formation tonight that was quite powerful, think a combination of Pistol and Flexbone. They would station a back behind each tackle with the QB in a shotgun and a tailback behind him, then split out a wide reciever on each side. The formation created plenty of blockers inside & outside the box and some huge running lanes that McGee utilized to the tee.
Riverside would get their only score of the night on their next drive, going 12 plays for 69 yards. They scored on 4th and goal from the 5 when Ryan Cirino hit Cory Bridges with a Tim Tebow jump pass to make it 21-7 with 3:47 to go in the half. After recovering an onsides kick, Greer then pounded the Warriors, going 52 yards in just 4 plays, the last one a 13 yard Quay Thackston run, the first TD of the freshman tailback's GHS career. Nick Roberson's extra point made it 28-7 at the half. Greer would drive it deep into the Riverside 5 on their first chance in the 2nd half before a fumble there, but after a Dorian Lindsay interception at the Warrior 16, Cusano ran 16 yards for the score. The PAT ended the scoring for the evening at 35-7. 
Following the game Coach Will Young was pleased with the fast start. "We got after them early. I loved how physical we were, and I loved how everyone to a man carried out their assignments. Goo, solid game. Now we move on to the next one". The Sims & Karr Financial Solutions Players of the game were Cusano on offense (102 yards rushing & 128 yards passing with a TD run & pass) and Bobby Farrington on defense. Farrington stepped in at linebacker for injured starter Cedric Sullivan and played an excellent game for the Jackets.
Make your plans to be at Union next week for the annual Jacket Bowl. Great job tonight by the Greer Yellow Jackets for the win and the 2-0 start to the season!

Greer - Riverside Final Game Stats - click here

Lindsey leads second half surge as Jackets defeat Red Devils...

Jackets outscore Red Devils 23-0 in 2nd half to get season opening win...

There's a good reason you go ahead and play all four quarters. Tonight the Greer Yellow Jackets came back from a 14-0 halftime deficit to score 23 unanswered points in the 2nd half to defeat the Clinton Red Devils 23-14 on opening night at Dooley Field. The win gives the Jackets a five game winning streak against their longtime rivals, and a 1-0 start to the 2014 season. While the finish offered encouragement, the start was anything but pretty. A botched kickoff return pinned Greer back to their own 2 yard line to start the game and after a quick 3 and out, the Re Devils returned Jake Arrowood's punt to the Greer 14. Two plays later Shakeam Dowdy went up the middle for a 10 yard TD to make it 7-0 just 2 1/2 minutes into the game. Greer would put together a long drive inside the Clinton red zone, but ultimately the drive stalled and Nick Roberson pulled a 33 yard field goal try to the right. After swapping punts, the Red Devils added to their lead when in the face of a stacked box, QB Jay Fuller appeared to audible into a pass play and found Dee Jennings running free behind the secondary for a 55 yard score. The Jackets put together a late 2n quarter drive, but had the clock run out on them as they reached the 25 yard line during the half's final play.

The 3rd quarter all swung the Jackets way. After stopping Clinton on their first drive, they took over on their own 28 and in just 4 plays went 72 yards for a score. Operating out of the wildcat formation, Dorian Lindsey got Greer on the board with a 26 yard run. Roberson's extra point made it 14-7, and after another good stop, the Jackets went to work again, this time going 65 yards in 11 pays. On 3rd down and with a Clinton blitz bearing down on him, QB Mario Cusano lofted a perfect pass to the goal line to Lindsey for a 31 yard TD. And when Roberson made the PAT we were tied. On the Red Devils next possession it was more of the same as Greer's defense forced another punt. But this time a high snap sailed over the head of Clinton punter Elvis Fitz and the Jackets would take over at the Red Devil 9. On first down Lindsey lost 5 yards, then a scoring pass from Cusano to Lindsey was wiped off due to a holding penalty. And on 3rd down from the 26, Cusano fired a laser down the seam to a streaking Lindsey at the goal line to give the Jackets their first lead at 21-14. A sack in the end zone by Tyquan Lyles and Nakeem Hoke with 2:03 remaining put the final score at 23-14.

Greer will travel to Riverside next week to face a Warrior team than handily defeated Eastside tonight. The Sims and Karr Financial Solutions Players of the Game tonight were Lindsey on offense & Lyles on defense. Great job by the Jackets tonight in hanging in there despite a poor start and overcoming a very determined Red Devil team.

Clinton - Greer Final Game Stats...

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2014 Varsity Football Schedule

Home games in black. Peach Blossom Conference games in CAPS.

All games start at 7:30 PM

August 29 - Clinton - WON! 23-14

September 5 - Riverside - WON! 35-7

September 12 - Union County - WON! 28-22

September 19 - EMERALD - WON! 28-13

September 26 - TRAVELERS REST - WON! 56-6

October 3 - EASTSIDE - WON! 70-19

October 10 - BEREA - WON! 52-7

October 17 - CHAPMAN - WON! 47-10

October 24 - SOUTHSIDE  - WON! 35-0

October 31 - BLUE RIDGE - WON! 51-0

November 7 - CLINTON* - WON! 17-13

November 14 - BELTON-HONEA PATH* - Lost 55-21


2014 Greer Varsity Football Roster

2 - Quay Thackston - 9 - RB
3 - Zeke Whiteside - 12 - DB - WR
4 - Nick Roberson - 11 - K
5 - Troy Pride - 11 - WR - DB
6 - Sycchaeus Bruton - 12 - DB
7 - Tiquan Lyles - 12 - DL
9 - Nakeem Hoke - 12 - DL
10 - Zecchariah Glidden - 11 - WR
11 - Mario Cusano - 11 - QB
12 - Dorian Lindsey - 11 - WR - DB
13 - Jackson Tipton - 12 - DB - WR
14 - Xavier Wright - 12 - WR
15 - Brice Green - 10 - QB
16 - Bobby Farrington - 12 - LB
17 - Deondre Moren - 12 - DB
18 - Nate Jefferson - 9 - WR
19 - Zi Rucker - 11 - DB
20 - D J Sitton - 11 - DB
21 - Isaiah Long - 11 - LB
22 - Adam Burgess - 10 - WR - DB
24 - Adrian McGee - 11 - WR - DB
25 - Cedric Sullivan - 12 - LB
28 - Tyler Rhodes - 12 - LB
31 - Trey Hawthorne - 10 - DB
33 - Jamiel Canada - 11 - DB
34 - Markel Warren - 11 - RB
35 - Chance Coleman - 11 - LB
41 - Omar Fattah - 10 - LB
42 - Brodie Wright - 10 - LB
43 - Tyler Wright - 12 - LB
44 - Zac Boughey - 12 - DE
45 - Alex Graham - 11 - H
48 - Tyrick Smith - 9 - DL
51 - Mead Cook - 12 - OL
52 - Garrett Poole - 12 - OL
54 - Delvin Thompson - 12 - DL
55 - Pierce Bishop - 12 - DL
56 - Tyreek Donaldson - 11 - DL
57 - Jacob Schaffner - 10 - OL
58 - Korey Styles - 11 - DL
60 - Noah Hannon - 10 - OL
64 - Noah Blosser - 10 - OL - DL
67 - Cole Henderson - 12 - OL
70 - Ryan McCullough - 10 - OL
72 - Jordan Hawthorne - 11 - DL
75 - Bradly Thompson - 9 - OL
76 - Adam Tapp - 11 - OL
77 - John Marvin - 10 - DL
81 - Jake Arrowood - 11 - P
89 - Andrew Ryvko - 12 - WR
90 - Joe Brown - 12 - DL
91 - Seth Shokes - 12 - DL
92 - CJ Collins - 11 - DL
99 - Andrew Messer - 11 - K

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