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Dominique Parks, Tymeco Gregory, and Gran Simmons recieve All-Region awards, academic achievers awarded too......
The 2007 Greer High Football Awards Banquet was held last week and the awards were given by Head Coach Will Young and the coaching staff. Three Jackets were named All-Region by the Peach Blossom Conference. Dominique Parks, Gran Simmons, and Tymeco Gregory were given those awards. Several players were recognized for having 3.5 GPA's or better as well. Former Greer player and coach and now Presbyterian College assistant Reuben Wright was the featured speaker. The complete list of winners is listed below.
Congratulations to the 2007 achievers!!
C-TEAM OFFENSE: C-TEAM OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Josh Rumsey/Reese Hannon
C-TEAM DEFENSE: C-TEAM DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Adam AChing
JV OFFENSE: JV OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Josh Wilson
JV DEFENSE: JV DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Jordan Handler
VARISTY OFFENSE: OFFENSIVE BACK OF THE YEAR – Gran Simmons
OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR – Tymeco Gregory
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Dominique Parks
VARSITY DEFENSE: DEFENSIVE BACK OF THE YEAR – Timmey Massey
DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR – Geoff Ballenger
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Todd Samuel
SPECIAL TEAMS: SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Matt Holliday
ACADEMIC: 3.5 or higher GPA
Steadmann Brazel - Eric Campbell - Tymeco Gregory
Jordan Handler - Brad Holliday - Matt Holliday
Taylor Johnson - Dennis Kiff - Timmey Massey
Justin McKittrick - Desmond Parks - Kenneth Ramey
Matthew Rochester - William Sales - Todd Samuel
Mario Sanders - Zach Shaffer - Thomas Simmons
Josh Wilson - Andrew Yarborough - Tripp Young
Keaun Barnes - Jeremy Drummond - Jay Falconer
Kamren Harrill - Adam Karn - John Russo
Greer reciever inks with Pioneers on National Signing Day...
Gran Simmons last week was named "Offensive Back of the Year" at the Greer High Football Banquet. Today he got a huge reward by signing a football scholarship with the Tusculum Pioneers. Simmons played quarterback and defensive back for much of two seasons at Greer before becoming an outstanding reciever for the Jackets. He led Greer in both receptions and yardage in the 2007 season.
CONGRATULATIONS TO YELLOW JACKET GRAN SIMMONS!!
The Greer Yellow Jackets season ended Friday night in Union with a 30-20 defeat to the Union County Yellow Jackets. Greer jumped out to an impressive 14-0 lead, playing some of their best football of the season. After Todd Samuel intercepted a pass & returned it to the Union County 21 yard line, two plays later Greer QB Taylor Johnson snuck it into the end zone from the 2. Matt Holliday's extra point made it 7-0. Greer would strike again after another interception, this one when Samuel tipped the pass & Brad Holliday came down with it at the 25. Dominique Parks ran it to inside the 5, and Johnson ran it in again, and it was 14-0. Union County got on the board with just over 6 minutes to go in the half, when on 4th down from the Greer 6 yard line, QB Dwight Brannon scrambled in. Dominique Parks broke loose on a long run to the Union 25 and Greer was poised to stretch their lead before the halftime break, but a fumble was recovered by Union County. Their star tailback Marcus Whitener went to work from there, and he scored with :36 to go, and Union County converted the 2-point conversion to tie the game at 14.
After the break, Union County turned it over to Greer on a fumble in Union County territory, but Greer threw an interception on the next play and it was returned to midfield. From there they would score to go up 20-14. Alex Tucker added a 21 yard field goal for a 23-14 advantage, then in the 4th quarter a long pass play gave them a 30-14 lead. With under two minutes to play, Taylor Johnson threw a perfect pass to Thomas Simmons in traffic on a 36 yard scoring play. The 2-point conversion bounced off the hands of the Greer reciever to end Greer's chances.
Greer finished the season with a 3-7 record and misses the playoffs for just the second time since Dooley Field opened in 1987. The Jackets say goodbye to 12 seniors who all had excellent careers at Greer. On another bright note, sophomore running back Dominique Parks went over the 1000 yard mark on the season during a 4th quarter run. Congratulations to Dominique and all the Yellow Jackets blockers! Head Coach Will Young said he was very proud of his team's effort. "These kids fought hard all season. Man, did they fight hard. That is all you can ask as a coach, and they did. We have a young team, we'll miss our seniors, but we have quite a few coming back. I think the future is bright for the Greer High Yellow Jackets."
The Yellow Jacket Sports Network says thanks to all the faithful Greer fans who supported the team all season. We also wish to thank everyone who had so many nice things to say to us about our radio & internet broadcasts. As always, it is a great honor for us to wear the black & gold and bring the games to you. Thanks for making this web site the #1 high school fan based web site in South Carolina!
Stay tuned for Dooley Field renovation news & information. We will be posting news that may require support from the Greer community! Also, watch for news about "Friday Night Hoops on the Radio!" as several Greer High girls & boys basketball games will be broadcast on AM-800 WPJM as basketball season gets underway next month.
WE ARE THE GREER YELLOW JACKETS!!
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Balanced offense keys win over Eagles.....
The Greer Yellow Jackets got their second straight win Friday night at Eastside with a 56-44 win. The 100 points scored in the game set the record as the highest scoring game in 87 years of Greer football, eclipsing the 91 points scored in Greer's 71-21 win over Greenville on September 29, 2000. The win puts the Jackets in position to make the playoffs heading into the last regular season game next week at Union County in Jacket Bowl XII.
Eastside scored first on a short pass from sophomore QB Drake Thomason to Devagio Thompson, who then raced 55 yards for the score. Ryan Fowler's extra point made it 7-0. But Greer came back with three unanswered scores to take a 21-7 lead on TD's by Dominique Parks and Taylor Johnson on short runs, and a 65 yard Desmond Parks reception from Johnson. Matt Holliday was a perfect 8-8 on PAT's on the evening. After Parks long touchdown catch, Eastside would then tie it back at 21. Fowler kicked a 35 yard field goal, but a roughing the kicker penalty gave the Eagles a first down. They would score 3 plays later on a 4 yard pass play, and after a defensive stop, Eastside would block a punt and score again after getting the ball at the Greer 9 as Thomason scrambled in on a 10 yard run. Greer regained the lead on their next possession as Dominique Parks pulled away on a 64 yard TD jaunt to make it 28-21 with 2:22 to go in the half. But the Eagles scored before the break after a nice kickoff return on Fowler's 19 yard field goal to make it 28-24 at halftime.
Greer would stretch their lead to 35-24 on the first series of the 2nd half as the Jackets went 80 yards on just 3 plays, the last being a 57 yard pass play from Johnson to Thomas Simmons. Eastside however would not fold. They stormed back to take a 38-35 lead going into the 4th quarter on a 56 yard pass from Thomason to Justin Hill, and a 4 yard David Robinson run. That is when the Jackets would go to work with a 69 yard drive, all on the ground except for one play. Parks rushed for 57 yards on the drive and got the score on a 6 yard run with 8:47 to play. After a good stop by the defense Greer caught the Eagles looking to stop the run and Thomas Simmons got behind the secondary on a pretty 56 yard pass from Johnson and a 49-38 lead. And after another Eagle punt, Parks iced the game with a 25 yard run to make it 56-38. Eastside would add a late score on Robinson's 2 yard run, making the final score 56-44 after a missed 2-point conversion.
Dominique Parks had 266 yards rushing and 4 TD's, while QB Taylor Johnson had 319 yards passing with 3 TD passes and a scoring run. Desmond Parks and Thomas Simmons both had over 100 yards in receptions and 3 TD catches between them. Dominique & Taylor shared the honor as Steve's Corner Stop Offensive Player of the Game, while linebacker Zack Schaffer was named as the Defensive Player of the Game. After the game Greer Coach Will Young was happy to get the win. "We are very excited to get the win. No doubt about that. We had some great performers out there, and we had some missed plays too. But we're trying to get into the playoffs and to do that we have to win, and we did. From that standpoint we are happy, and now we get ready to go play Union."
Greer will close out the regular season next week at Union County High School in Jacket Bowl XII. Union won the first five Jacket Bowls, but Greer has won five of the last six. Greer won twice last season at Dooley Field in week 10 and the 2nd round of the playoffs.The last Union win was 10-9 in 2005. So please make your plans to be in Union next week to give your Greer Yellow Jackets full support as they attempt to buzz into the playoffs with three straight wins. And take your radio headsets with you and listen in to the Yellow Jacket Sports Network at the game on an open FM frequency. We will also have the game locally on WPJM AM-800 in the Upstate, and from this web site world-wide. The BB&T Yellow Jacket Tailgate Show starts at 6:00 PM followed by the kickoff at 7:30. Congratulations to the Jackets on a high scoring win over the Eastside Eagles!!
Greer defeats Patriots 17-13 in Peach Blossom win....
The smiles returned to Dooley Field Friday night as the Greer Yellow Jackets took out the J.L. Mann Patriots 17-13. It was the first conference win of the season for Greer as they attempt to win the final three games of the season and make their case for the AAA playoffs. The Jackets stopped the Patriots on 4th down from the Greer 31 yard line on the final play of the game when Timmy Massey intercepted Mann QB Charlie Humphries pass in the back of the end zone.
Greer took a 10-0 first quarter lead as Massey took a 10 yard handoff for a score to cap an 8 play, 80 yard drive. Matt Holliday's extra point made it 7-0. Minutes later after the Jackets got a blocked punt from Andy Drummond, Holliday booted a 29 yard field goal. On their next posession, Mann drove into scoring position, but it was Massey once again making a big play, as he blocked Josh Kayley's field goal attempt. But with 6:02 to go in the half facing 3rd and 20+ yards to go from their own 9 yard line, Mann's leading reciever J.T. Floyd got behind the Greer secondary and reeled in a 91 yard scoring catch to make it 10-7 at the half. At halftime senior Chelsea Duncan was named Homecoming Queen.
The 2nd half started off in grand style for the Jackets, when Thomas Simmons fielded the opening kick at the 8 yard line, made a man miss at the 20, broke out of the pack at the 30, and outran the Patriot pursuit down the far sideline for a touchdown. The extra point made it 17-7 Greer. Mann would cut the lead to 17-13 at the 8:46 mark in the 3rd quarter on another Humphries to Floyd pass, this one going for 31 yards. The extra point was no good. Late in the period Greer got the ball on their own 20 and marched all the way to the Mann 4 yard line, but on 4th down, Holliday's field goal missed just to the right, setting up the game winning dramatics by Massey and the defense. The Steve's Corner Stop Players of the game were Tymeco Gregory of the offensive line on offense for his good work, and senior linebacker Todd Samuel on defense. He had 8 tackles and a sack.
After the game Greer Head Coach Will Young was happy that his team got the victory. "These kids have worked so hard and there is just no quit in them. We said coming in we were starting a new season tonight. We're 1-0." Next week Greer goes on the road to face the Eastside Eagles. Please make it a point to follow the Jackets to support the stretch run. Of course if you can't make it we'll have the game for you on WPJM AM-800 and from this web site on the Yellow Jacket Sports Network.
Congratulations to the Jackets for breaking out for a win on Homecoming night!
Greer - Mann pics from Greenville Online, click here
Generals knock off Jackets
Wade Hampton wins over Greer 21-7.....
Wade Hampton shook off a long losing streak against Greer on Friday night with a 21-7 over the Jackets. They came from behind to get the win after Greer had taken a 7-0 lead in the first quarter on a Dominique Parks 3 yard run. The play capped a 55 yard, 9 yard drive. It came after Geoff Ballenger had blocked a General 36 yard field goal attempt and Douglas Mack returned it to the 45. Wade Hampton came back to post two 2nd quarter touchdowns on Nick Hartman to Roy Alexander passes to take a 14-7 halftime lead. Both of those scores were in the last 6 minutes of the half.
In the 2nd half the Jackets had their chances but could not punch it in the end zone. Dominique Parks returned a General punt 56 yards into Wade Hampton territory, before a 38 yard field goal attempt narrowly missed wide right. After that miss, the Generals seized control of the game with a 16 play, 80 yard drive that took almost 10 minutes off the clock. The drive featured four 3rd down conversions as they would go up 21-7 with just 7:54 to play. Greer did threaten twice in the game's final minutes, but the tough General defense kept the Jackets out of the end zone. Though the Jackets remain without a region win, Coach Will Young vowed that the Jackets would keep working hard & lay it all on the line to fight for wins the next three weeks.
The Steve's Corner Stop Players of the Game were Taylor Johnson on offense and Geoff Ballenger on defense. Congratulations to those two seniors for notable preformances on Friday night. Greer will return home to Dooley Field next week to face the J.L. Mann Patriots, who got a big win over Eastside on Friday. Once again, we ask that you fill the stands at Dooley Field not only to support the team, but to continue to show the Greenville County School Board that we need more seats in our beautiful but outdated stadium. Our fan support over the years has been second to none and we need to show everyone that we love our Jakcets no matter what the record is! Next week is a big week, as it is not only Homecoming, but Hall of Fame and Ring of Honor night at the stadium. On Wednesday of next week we will announce the inductees for you on this web site.
Thanks to the Greer players and coaches for continuing to put in the time and effort to make us proud of you! GO JACKETS!
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Tigers take first ever win over Greer.....
The 2007 Blue Ridge Tigers did something that no Blue Ridge Tiger football player had ever done. Beat the Greer Yellow Jackets. And they did it in convincing fashion with a 39-14 win Friday evening at The Ridge. Three first half turnovers and a cluster of penalties on one drive choked what was otherwise a fairly productive first half for the Jackets. Despite leading comfortably in total yards, Greer trailed 25-14 at the break.
In the 2nd half, the Jackets moved the ball at will between the 20's, but could never finish off a drive, while Blue Ridge added single scores in both the 3rd & 4th quarters to win going away. Dominique Parks was a huge bright spot for Greer with over 160 yards rushing in his finest game as a Yellow Jacket. He recieved the Steve's Corner Stop Offensive Player of the Game, while Dennis Kiff was tabbed for the defensive honor. Kiff was huge, especially in the first half, with several no-gain tackles and a QB sack.
Coach Will Young emphasized that while Blue Ridge is a good football team, the Jackets were once again their own worst enemies. "We have got to find a way to put four quarters together, to finish off drives, and eliminate mistakes. When we get that done, we will be a good football team."
Next week Greer, 1-4, will return to Dooley Field to host the Riverside Warriors. Riverside comes in on a high at 4-1 after defeating Eastside. Come out & stay behind the Yellow Jackets as there is a lot of football left to go. We can still do it!!
Remember......we are the Greer Yellow Jackets!!
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Clinton runs through Greer in conference opener
Jackets lose 34-14 to Red Devils.....
It just wasn't our night. In a game delayed 24 hours due to heavy rains, the 2007 Peach Blossom opener for the Greer Yellow Jackets never got out of the blocks, as the Clinton Red Devils improved to 4-0 on the season with a 34-14 win. The loss sent Greer to 1-3 on the season and halted the Jackets eight game conference winning streak going into next week's contest at 4th ranked Blue Ridge.
The two teams jockeyed for position over the first several posessions. Clinton gained the upper hand on an interception at midfield, but were stopped by the Jackets on 4th down inside the 25. A pair of punts later, the Red Devils would drive it 50 yards for a score, the last play being a 19 yard screen pass from Taylor Cook to Kelton Hall. They built a 21-0 halftime lead as Greer would finish the 1st half without a first down.
The Red Devils would score on a short 43 yard drive on a 37 yard Arsi Roberson run at the 5:44 mark of the 3rd period. That's when Dominique Parks cut loose on an 82 yard kickoff return to get Greer on the board. Matt Holliday's extra point made it 28-7, and when Greer had Clinton pinned back at their 11 after the kickoff, there seemed to be some momentum swinging the Jacket's way. But the Red Devils mounted a 17 play, 89 yard drive that took ten minutes off the clock and put the game out of reach at 34-7 with only 7:31 to go. To the Jackets credit, the kept playing hard, twice driving deep into Clinton territory. The second trip, Taylor Johnson hit Desmond Parks with an 8 yard toiuchdown toss over the middle to make it 34-14.
The Steve's Corner Stop Players of the Game for Greer were Tymeco Gregory on defense, and Desomond Parks on offense. Coach WIll Young was dissapointed in the performance and said " we will go back and figure out what we can do to get better and get ready for Blue Ridge next week."
There will be a "Tiger Burn" and Tailgate at Dooley Field at 5:00, then a Yellow Jacket Caravan up Highway 14 to Blue Ridge next Friday as the Jackets face their fellow city residents to the north in the Blue Ridge Tigers. We hope a very large contigent of Jacket fans will be there to stay behind this team.
Remember......we are the Greer Yellow Jackets!!
Jackets impressive in 48-13 win.....
The Greer Yellow Jackets got exactly what they needed tonight against the Berea Bulldogs. A win. They definitely got a win, and then some.
Greer raced out to a 34-0 halftime lead and crusied to a 48-13 win in front of a nice crowd at Dooley Field on a picture perfect evening. While the defense was stifling, the offense scored on 5 of 6 first half posessions. In fact, the only posession they didn't score on ended on a fumble inside the Bulldog 10 yard line. Taylor Johnson threw for three first half scores, two to Gran Simmons, and another to Desmond Parks. He rushed for the other two scores from 4 & 5 yards out. The drives were from 58, 41, 57, 80, and 41 yards. Matt Holliday kicked 6 of 7 extra points on the evening as well.
In the second half with Greer obviously on cruise control, the Jackets put together an impressive drive to end the 3rd quarter on Johnson's last action of the night. They went 94 yards on just 6 plays as Dominique Parks would score from two yards to make it 41-0 entering the 4th quarter. Berea finally got on the board on a 24 yard run by QB Sam Clayton at the 10:45 mark. With 2:50 to play and Berea at midfield Clayton tried to hit a reciever ten yards upfield, but Matt Holliday stepped in front and took it back 59 yards for a touchdown on an interception return. Clayton closed out the scoring with just 20 seconds to go in the game with a 15 yard TD pass to tight end Justin Davis.
The Steve's Corner Stop Players of the Game were Brian Meadows on defense with three big first half sacks, and on offense Taylor Johnson, who was 21-30 for 258 yards & three TD's. He also had the two rushing touchdowns. Greer Head Coach Will Young was glad to get the win and see the smiles on the sidelines. " We know we have a good football team. We just didn't have anything to show for it in the first two games. We have Clinton coming in next week to begin region play, so this is a big boost for our confidence."
Greer is now 1-2 on the season as Peach Blossom Conference action starts in full force next week. Clinton comes in 3-0 after a big win over Laurens. The Red Devils made it to the Upper State Championship game last season. Last year at Clinton, Greer won a 27-26 overtime thriller as James Willet stopped the Clinton running back's 2 point conversion on the game's final play.
Make your plans to be at Dooley Field on Friday night as the Greer Yellow Jackets begin their defense of the Peach Blossom Conference title!
The Byrnes Rebels broke open a close game late in the 2nd quarter with three quick touchdowns to take a 45-7 win over the Greer Yellow Jackets. Greer had tied the game at 7 wehn Taylor Johnson hit Dominique Parks with a 12 yard touchdown pass. But the #1 ranked Rebels took a 28-7 halftime lead with some quick strikes and pressure defense.
The 2nd half saw more Byrnes blitzing and 17 more points on the board. The Greer defense did show some resilliance, turning away Byrnes three times on the evening on 4th down. "That's a good football team", said Greer Head Coach Will Young. "There is a gap between us right now, but we are committed to closing that gap. We want to be able to expect to win no matter who we line up against. Our kids fought their guts out & I am proud of them for that. Last year when we lost to Byrnes we then won ten in a rwo. We'll get back to practice and preach that this week".
Next week Greer will host the Berea Bulldogs at Dooley Field. Berea is 1-1 on the season. Greer defeated the Bulldogs last year 49-7.
Daniel stuns Jackets with late rally for win
Daniel scores 21 points in final 1:27 to take 36-21 win over Greer
To say the least it was difficult to accept. On the other end it was almost bizzare. In a game where Daniel put up 35 points, only one of the five TD's was a typical, normal score. And on offense, the Jackets moved the ball at will. They punted only twice all evening and were only stopped when they stopped themselves. But an improbable finish took what appeared to be a modestly impressive opening night win over an athletic Lion team into a loss that left Greer fans quietly shaking their heads as they left Singleton Field.
Leading 21-14 for most of the 2nd half after Taylor Johnson tossed an 11 yard touc to Desmond Parks early in the 3rd quarter, Greer saw Daniel pound in a 3 yard TD run by Michael Wingard with 1:27 to play, but the extra point was wide left to keep the lead for the Jackets at 21-20. Daniel then executed a perfect onsides kick to get the ball right back. After a short gain and an incomplete pass and time running out, Daniel QB Justin Walker went back to pass. A huge rush saw walker backing up nearly 20 yards behind the line of scrimmage, where he was hit hard by not one, but two Yellow Jacket defenders. But somehow Walker got away, spun to his left and while still 20 yards behind the line, heaved a long pass to a wide open Andrew Moore for a touchdwon with just 37 seconds remaining. The 2 point conversion was good to make it 28-21 Daniel. Greer would not quit, moving from their 30 to the Lion 43 with 15 seconds to go, but on the next play the pocket collapsed on Johnson and the ball was stripped away and was picked up and returend 55 yards for the final score with two seconds left for the improbable 35-21 win.
The first half saw Greer dominate the Lions on offense & defense but leave the field tied at 14. After a nice opening drive moved accross midfield Diondre Hopkins intercepted a Johnson pass at the 28, and return 72 yards for a score. Greer cam right back with two nice drives for TD's. The first was a 12 play, 69 yard drive, and the 2nd a 95 yard masterpiece, but capped by short Taylor Johnson runs. But after the 2nd score game Greer the 14-7 lead, Marcus Grenlee returned a low knuckle kickoff 82 yards accross the field to tie it back up at 14. Greer would put together two more nice drives before intermission, the first that reached the Lion three yard line until an interception stopped them.
Coach Will Young saw the mistakes and said "there are a lot of mistakes we are going to have to fix", and that he "saw a lot of good things too". Coach Young said the ending was "particulary a hard way to see the game end", noting that "it was our game to win, but we didn't get it done." The Steve's Corner Stop Offensive Player of the Game was WR Gran Simmons, who had 8 catches for 94 yards, and on defense, LB Zack Schaffer was honored.
Next Friday will be the home opener for Greer as the Byrnes Rebels will invade Dooley Field. The Booster Club is planning a Yellow Jacket Tailgate event, and invite everyone to come out early and be a part. Mutt's bar-b-que will have a Yellow Jacket Tailgate special. Just go pick it up at Mutt's and bring it to the game. You'll get a deal and it will be a fun time as we prepare to go against one of the State's best in the Rebels.
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