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2011 Football Season

 
 

Greer falls in playoff opener, 24-21



Region Champion Jackets finish season with 9-2 record....


The Greer Yellow Jackets made a quick exit from the State football playoffs Friday night as they were upset by the Fairfield Central Griffins 24-21 at Dooley Field. Greer had won eight straight games, including a Region 3 sweep, but a 4th quarter rally fell just short against the #4 seed from Region 4. Make no mistake, the Jackets were not caught off-guard by a lower seeded team playing on the road. They knew full well that FC was a good football team with an athletic QB and they would need to play well, but when Greer fell behind 12-0 in the 1st quarter, the stress level went up significantly and seemed to make every possession seem more important as the game progressed. The Jackets trailed 18-7 at halftime, then trailed 24-14 as the 3rd quarter ended. But when Reese Hannon lofted a perfect pass toward the end zone & favorite target Jon Redmon brought it down with what can only be described as a miraculous catch, suddenly Greer was only down by three after Derrick Davis' extra point. The Jackets had a stadium behind them and 10:10 on the clock. But the Griffins, starting from their own 30, ran nearly 6 minutes off the clock as they converted four 3rd & short yardage runs as the game clock melted away. The Jacket D finally stopped them with 4:30 to play and although 81 yards away, Greer had the football with a chance to win it, just as they had done two weeks ago against Blue Ridge & three weeks back at Clinton. On 4th and 4 from their own 25, Hannon picked up six yards on a zone read run for Greer. But on 1st down from the 31 Hannon rolled to the left and swung a short pass towards Emannuel Kelly, who had a few yards ahead of him to run. The high pass skidded of his hands and deflected toward the FC bench where a diving interception was made just before the ball hit the ground. After an offsides penalty and a 1st down, Fairfield Central was able to run off the clock in front of the shell shocked Yellow Jacket fans. Greer finishes the season at 9-2 while the Griffins are now 7-4 and will go to Seneca next week to face a Bobcat team that whipped Eastside in their 1st round game. It was also not a good night for the Enoree River Conference as all four teams were eliminated by Region 4 opponents.


FC got the lead just three minutes into the game when QB Najahwan McKinstry threw a 23 yard TD pass on 4th and long that Randall Adams wrestled away from a Greer defender. Malik Johnson blocked the extra point and it was 6-0 FC. Greer's 1st 3 drives would reach FC territory, but all three would eventually lead to a punt. On their 2nd chance with the football, FC would score again when Damian Bell scored from a yard away. Adams & Bell had the 1st two Griffin TDs, but it was McKinstry that was the heart and soul of that team. He was a thorn all night for the Jacket D slipping tackles and using his speed for extra yards. Greer got on the scoreboard with 4:44 to go in the half when Brook Chapman capped a 45 yard drive with a 15 yard TD run set up by the Greer defense forcing FC to punt from deep in their own territory. Hannon had a 20 yard run on the drive as well. Derrick Davis made it 12-7 with his PAT. But a short kickoff and a missed tackle on the return gave FC the ball at the Greer 45. It only took McKinstry and his crew 5 plays to stretch the lead back out to 11 and the QB scored from the three. A QB run for a 2 point conversion was then thwarted by the Jackets giving FC an 18-7 lead. Greer fumbled the ensuing kickoff, but Dontavious Boyce got an interception for Greer and returned it past midfield, but three incomplete passes led to another punt heading into the halftime break.


Greer came out of the locker room and put together an impressive march down the field, going 10 plays covering 70 yards to crawl close. Chapman's 2nd TD on the night from 3 yards out got Greer to within 18-14, but another short kickoff and another good return by FC set them up at the 47. And with the Griffins holding the 2nd half lead and having success on the ground they slowed down their HUNH offense and began milking the clock. The Griffins appeared to get a huge break on the drive on 1st down when Bell fumbled at the FC 48 and Greer recovered. Despite the ball bouncing off the turf, the side judge in front of the Greer bench ruled the play dead. So instead of a rejeuvenated Greer offense going back out on the field with a chance to take their 1st lead of the night, Fairfield Central would then take off 5 minutes on a 10 play drive that put them up by ten. They would line up to kick the PAT, but tried a fake that again the Jackets were able to blow up. Down 24-14, Greer would begin their almost-comeback with the drive leading to Redmon's highlight reel catch.


The Sims & Karr Financial Solutions Players of the Game for Greer were John Dawson on defense, and 5 players shared the award on offense. Reese Hannon, Jon Redmon, Brook Champman, Josh Rumsey, and James Redmon got the nod. All of the players honored tonight are seniors with the exception of Chapman, who scored two TDs on the evening.


We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our radio sponsors for making Greer High football on the radio possible on WPJM AM-800 and Prudential Real Estate's Eddie Burch for sponsoring the stream from this website every Friday night. Also we want to thank Coach Will Young, Greer AD Travis Perry, and GHS Principal Marion Waters for all of their support and encouragement for the longest running high school football broadcast in the Upstate here on the Yellow Jacket Sports Network. Thank you as well to a fantastic group of seniors for a great high school career and an Enoree River Conference Championship this season. The sting of tonight's loss will one day soon turn into a positive reflection of lessons learned & wonderful times under the water tower as a “Jacket”. And we especially want to thank the 26,000+ listeners who tune in each week to listen to Yellow Jacket football. Thank you!! “Friday Night Hoops on the Radio” will be on the air just a few weeks down the road as the Greer High basketball teams are already practicing. Check back to this website often for updates, and if you or your business would like more information on being a GHS basketball radio sponsor, please email Robbie Gravley or David Holtzclaw for more details.


The YJSN crew and Yellow Jacket Nation says congrats to the Greer Yellow Jackets for an exciting 2011 season. It didn't end with a State Title in Clemson, but win-lose, thick-thin, no matter what....

WE LOVE OUR JACKETS!!



 

Greer

Fairfield Central

Team

First Downs 14 15
Total Yards 250 287
Rushes / Yards 35 / 170 52 / 214
Completions / Passes / TDs 6 / 13 / 1 4 / 7 / 1
Passing Yards 80 73
Fumbles/Lost 1 / 1 1 / 1

Individual Highlights:

   
Brook Chapman(G) 15 rushes, 70 yds, 2 TDs
Reese Hannon (G)

12 rushes, 74 yds, TD

Jon Redmon (G)

5 rec., 78 yds, TD

 







2011 Enoree River Conference Football Standings
Conference Overall
Greer

5-0

9-1
Blue Ridge

3-2

8-2

Clinton

3-2

4-6
Union County

2-3

4-6
Chapin

2-3

4-6
Chapman

0-5

2-8




Greer finishes region perfect on Senior Night, 28-6



Jackets host Fairfield Central next week as AAA playoffs begin...

The Greer Yellow Jackets closed out the 2011 regular season tonight in cold & rainy conditions at Dooley Field with a 28-6 victory over the Chapin Eagles. The Jackets storm into the post-season riding an eight game winning streak, including a clean sweep of the Enoree River Conference. Greer will host Fairfield Central next week, who qualified for the playoffs tonight with a win over Chester. With the loss Chapin dropped to 5th in the region, thus ending their season at 4-6. Greer went 5-0 in the region and is now 9-1 overall and will be one of four #1 seeds in the Upstate bracket.

Greer kicked off to start the game just as the wind & rains began to move into the area, and Chapin made a big mistake on the opening play, fumbling the kickoff return at their own 34. Four plays later Greer QB Reese Hannon found Emannuel Kelly on a little swing pass to the right side and the sophomore receiver did the rest. He went up high with one hand to bring in the pass, then weaved his way to the end zone, getting the Jackets on the board just 1:08 into the game. Derrick Davis made his 1st of four PAT's to give Greer the early 7-0 lead. After a Malik Johnson interception gave Greer the ball back, the Jackets drove 50 yards into the Eagle 13 yard line, but on 4th down Davis' 30 yard field goal attempt was narrowly off the mark. A good defensive series for Greer sent the punt team out for Chapin, and a high snap led to extreme pressure and a poor kick, as the -1 yard punt set Greer up again in great position at the Eagle 34. It took six plays for Greer to make it 14-0, with Brook Chapman bulldozing in from the 2. The Eagles began the night running it straight at the Greer defense with very good success, gashing the Jackets with several 10+ yard long runs. Down now by 14, Chapin started driving again and moved inside the Jacket 15 yard line, forcing Greer to call a time-out to regroup. Whatever was drawn up or said on the sidelines worked to perfection, as two plays lost two yards, then a 3rd down sack made it 4th and 25 and a promising drive ended with a punt to the Greer 11. But as they have done all year, the Jackets commenced down the field on a long drive- 89 yards in 13 plays to take a 21-0 lead when Reese Hannon pulled it on the option and went in from the 5 yard line. Another Johnson interception gave the Jackets another opportunity, but Greer couldn't convert it to points and led at halftime 21-0.

After the break, Greer quickly drove to the Chapin 35, but stalled and on 4th and 4, punted the ball away and Devonte Terry's pooch kick backed the Eagles up to their 4 yard line. And with the Jacket D still stuffing the run, Chapin punted in three plays and hit another bad kick, this one going only 9 yards out to the 15, setting up Brook Chapman's 2nd TD run of the night from the five. That made in 28-0 at the 6:33 mark in the 3rd quarter and with the weather conditions deteriorating as the evening wore on, Greer began to substitute freely. Chapin got on the scoreboard with under 7 minutes remaining in the game on a 4th down throwback pass from Barrett Charpia to B.J. Collins for a 5 yard TD. The extra point was blocked and it was 28-6. Greer had two late chances to score, but Chapin stopped Greer 4th down runs at the 15 and 3 yard lines on those drives. Other than the 89 yard drive in the 2nd quarter, Greer's other three scoring drives were from 34, 34, and 15 yards.

After the game Greer Coach Will Young was pleased that Greer got the win, got through the game with no injuries, and was able to complete a region sweep. "We didn't want to come into tonight and not finish this thing right. We were able to get ahead and did some good things on both offense and defense. I would like to have picked up those 3rd and 4th downs down there late, but we got a good win, we played a lot of guys, and we finish undefeated in the region, which makes it a good night." As mentioned above, the Jackets will face the Fairfield Central Griffins next week at Dooley Field. As long as Greer wins, every game will be at Dooley Field en route to Clemson's Death Valley for the State final. In other conference games tonight, 3-2 Clinton clinched 2nd with a convincing win over Chapman. They held the tiebreaker over Blue Ridge, who whipped Union County to also finish at 3-2. While the loss puts Union at 2-3 alongside Chapin, but the Yellow Jackets get the final playoff spot due to their head-to-head win over the Eagles.

In the Greer High Athletic Hall of Fame ceremony before the game, six former Yellow Jacket greats were inducted into the Hall. They included Class of 1966's Maxie Krause, Current DB Coach Mazzie Drummond from the Class of 2000, Whitney Hannon Newby from the '01 Class, 04's Will Smith, Class of '05's Arthur Sitton, and Courtney Hawkins from the Class of 2006. These student athletes represented Greer at a high level on the playing fields and courts, while showing high character during and beyond their time at Greer High School. Greer High also recognized it's senior football players and cheerleaders at halftime for their dedication and commitment to their teams as a Yellow Jacket. Earlier this month, the committee in charge of the Greer High Athletic Ring of Honor decided to pass on a nomination this year for the Ring, keeping the membership of that exclusive club of former Greer High greats at 12.

Hopefully we'll have a great crowd next Friday night to see the Jackets begin another quest down the playoff road to a State AAA title. Congratulations to the region champs who swept through for a perfect 5-0 mark and an overall regular season of 9-1. Check back as the week goes on for more news and information about Greer High football & basketball and the upcoming playoffs, including Van's game setup of the game, which you can see this Wednesday by following the link from the front page.
GO JACKETS!

 

Greer

Chapin

Team

First Downs 28 6
Total Yards 322 188
Rushes / Yards 35 / 177 35 / 148
Completions / Passes / TDs 12 / 24 / 1 5 / 10 / 0
Passing Yards 145 40
Fumbles/Lost 1 / 0 2 / 2

Individual Highlights:

   
Brook Chapman(G) 17 rushes, 110 yds, 2 TDs
Reese Hannon (G)

12-24, 145 yds, 1 TD

Malik Johnson (G)

2 INTs, fumble recovery, PAT block 

 





Greer sacks Blue Ridge in cross town rivalry, 28-24



Greer takes region championship outright with classic comeback victory...

All season long the stars have been alligning for Greer and Blue Ridge to face off with a region championship on the line. Tonight the two collided on that very stage and the 6000 fans who crammed into Death Valley North saw perhaps the best game they'll see all season. From the opening kickoff it was intense, with big moment after big moment. As the fans rose and fell with almost every play, the most refreshing thing was the sportsmanship shown from the players. A prolonged handshake at midfield at the coin toss, and a spirited battle between the lines, followed by a line of well wishes at the end at midfield, these two teams gave it their all and did it with character. In the end, the Greer Yellow Jackets earned the Enoree River Conference Championship with a breathless 28-24 win. Greer finished off an 83 yard touchdown drive with a 6 yard run by Brook Chapman for the go-ahead touchdown with 3:29 to play, then held off the Tigers 4th down try at the Greer 28 yard line. The late score by the Jackets was the only lead they held all night. With the win, Greer is now 8-1 on the season & 4-0 in the conference, and will have home field advantage as long as they continue to advance in the playoffs. Blue Ridge falls to 7-2 and 2-2 in the region.

Greer threatened to take the 1st lead of the game on their first possession when they drove just inside the Tiger 10 yard line and had 1st and goal. But on 2nd down the Jackets fumbled and Blue Ridge returned it out to the 14 yard line. From there, they'd go 86 yards on 18 plays, chewing up 7:45 off the clock and scored on Brennan Griffin's 5 yard wildcat run. Nathan Greene booted the XP and BR led 7-0 with 10:10 to go in the half. They threatened to add to the lead when Greene attempted a 30 yard field goal, but the Jackets blocked the kick. From there, Greer got going offensively marching 79 yards and tied the game when Reese Hannon ran around the left side on a 12 yard run into the end zone & Josh Cook kicked the PAT. After a short kickoff, Blue Ridge took the 10-7 halftime lead on a 28 yard FG by Greene to finish a 46 yard drive with just 1:03 to go.

After intermission, the two teams both moved the ball, but were unable to punch anything through. Greer had a long drive stopped when a 4th down swing pass to Emmanuel Kelly was stopped a yard short at the 25. From there, the Tigers would move out to a 10 point lead late in the quarter, when on 3rd and long QB Caleb Rowe faced pressure. In fact, Rowe was in the process of being sacked when he spotted Tyshawn Richardson to his right. He flipped the ball that way, and Richardson did the rest, weaving 60 yards for the Blue Ridge touchdown to make it 17-7. The Jackets fought right back to within 3 points on a 69 yard drive. Hannon hit Kelly with a 29 yard pass across midfield, then Chapman scored from the 2. Cook's point after got Greer to within 17-14, and a lot of momentum. But Blue Ridge got it right back on the ensuing kickoff when the kick was down the left side, and they threw across the field to Richardson, who raced 84 yards for the TD, putting the Tigers right back up by 10 at 24-14 with a little over 10 minutes to play. Now down ten with only a couple of chances left with the ball, the Jackets stepped up with some clutch football. Starting from their 40, Greer moved to the Blue Ridge 46 in three plays, then at the 9:32 mark Hannon lofted a perfect pass downfield to Josh Gentry, who caught it at the 5 and took it in to get Greer back in it now at 24-21, setting up the final heroics.

But it almost didn't get to that point. Blue Ridge converted two big 3rd down throws on a long drive and moved inside the Greer 20 with the clock ticking under six minutes. But Greer held on 4th down at the 17 yard line, giving the ball back to the Jackets and the opportunity to forge ahead. They faced 3rd and 7 from the 20 when Hannon hit Jon Redmon with a key pickup, then hit several chunk plays of 10+ yards to move into scoring position. Hannon & Redmon hooked up again on a 14 yard completion to the Tiger six, setting up Chapman's go-ahead TD. The Jackets had their first lead at 28-24, but the game was far from over. Getting the ball at their own 20, Rowe and company went to work, but there almost weren't any dramatics at all. Facing 4th down and 14 from their own 16 yard line, Blue Ridge had actually decided to quick kick, but at the last moment, seeing that the clock was ticking under two minutes to play, Coach Wade Cooper called timeout from the sidelines to set up an offensive play. Rowe found Richardson down the Greer sideline with a perfect throw for a 32 yard gain to the 48 yard line. From there, the Tigers moved the ball inside the Greer 30, but lost some key seconds off the clock as they scrambled to get set. And when Rowe was sacked on 4th down by John Dawson and John Hicks, all the Jackets needed was one snap from the victory formation to secure the win.

The Sims and Karr Financial Solutions Players of the Game for Greer were QB Reese Hannon on offense, while Jared Ensley got the nod on defense. There were many, many guys on both sides that could very well have been named, as in a classic game like this there were lots of Friday night heros.
As mentioned before, Greer claims the region title outright with the win, even as they host Chapin at Dooley Field next week. The Tigers home playoff game hopes took a hit in Union County when Clinton took the road win there to also sit at 2-2. Union County and Chapin complete the logjam at 2-2 that creates a four-way tie for 2nd, a precarious position, given that only three of those teams will advance into the playoffs. The region schedule finishes up next week with Greer hosting Chapin, Blue Ridge travels to Union, and Chapman is at Clinton. We'll break down the "what ifs" for you coming up later this week. We do hope for a large crowd at Dooley Field to welcome home the Enoree Conference Champs and to continue to show support for the Jackets as they try to complete a region sweep and ride high heading into the playoffs.

Congratulations to the Coach Will Young and the Greer Yellow Jackets--

Enoree River Conference Champions!

 

Greer

Blue Ridge

Team

First Downs 23 21
Total Yards 418 390
Rushes / Yards 38 / 161
Completions / Passes / TDs 15 / 26 / 1 17 / 29 / 1
Passing Yards 257 291
Fumbles/Lost 1 / 1 0 / 0

Individual Highlights:

   
Reese Hannon (G) 285 total yards - 2 TDs
Brook Chapman (G)

2 rushing TDs

Josh Gentry (G) 86 receiving yds - TD

 

 

 





Greer gets comeback win over Clinton, 26-20...



Greer maintains conference lead after barn burner...

The Greer Yellow Jackets traveled down to Clinton in a pivotal conference game and a very tough place to play. The outcome was one outstanding football game, which is par for the course when these two teams meet up. Coach Will Young said all week that this is the "same ole Clinton" and he was exactly right with their ball control offense and lull you to sleep with the run and then hit a little over the top pass.

The home team Red Devils won the coin toss and deferred until the second half and the Yellow Jackets wanted to get off to a fast start on offense. However, that was far from the case as they struggled much of the first half moving the football against a well prepared Clinton defense. The two each had one possession in the opening quarter but unable to score with Greer only running three offensive plays. The Red Devils got on the scoreboard driving 85 yards and running back Lavadrick Glenn scampered 31 yards. The extra point was wide right, which was the theme on an evening where both kickers struggled. After gaining minimal yards on their next drive, Josh Cooke’s punt rolled out of bounds at the Clinton 38 yard line. Following a 61 yard reception by their tailback, the Red Devils extended their team to 12-0 on a 1 yard run. The two point conversion was stopped at the goal line.

Greer now somewhat desperate to put some type of points on the board before halftime would have their best drive of the first half, going 70 yards on 9 plays to cut the lead to 12-6. Senior wide receiver D’Ante Fleming would pull in a 48 yard strike from Reese Hannon on 3rd down to set up a 5 yard touchdown run by Brook Chapman, the extra point was blocked. It looked as though Clinton would have another chance right before intermission after completing another pass to Hensley but an illegal formation call negated the play.

With the Red Devils getting the second half kickoff, it was vital that the Greer defense step up and they did the entire second half. After collecting a fumble on Clinton’s first possession, the Yellow Jackets defense held strong on back to back possession and the Greer offense got on track. Junior running back Chapman and Hannon picked up good runs on the zone read play. Hannon would even the game up at 12-12 on a 4 yard touchdown run. The extra point was wide right. With less than 8 minutes remaining in the game, Chapman on his second touchdown run on the game from 6 yards, would give Greer their first lead at 19-12 following Josh Cooke’s PAT. However, Clinton went 57 yards in just over 4 minutes and retook the lead (20-19) on a 3 yard run and a successful 2-point conversion to their tight end.

This is a situation that these Yellow Jackets had not found their way in thus far in the season, but they responded in grand fashion, with 2:33 left in the game, senior signal caller Hannon would connect with Quez Nesbitt on a wheel route for a 72 yard touchdown strike. Nesbitt was bottled up most of the night but made a big play at the right time. The PAT was good and Greer held a 26-20 lead. On 4th down and 4 from the Yellow Jacket 25 yard line, defensive end John Dawson made a tremendous stop on a reverse to seal the game for the visitors. Congratulations to linebacker John Hicks (6 tackles, 2 TFL and 1 sack) on defense and running back Brook Chapman on offense (53 yards, 2 TDs) on being selected as the Sims & Karr Financial Solutions Players of the Game. While, those two gentlemen got the awards, this win was a complete team effort and one that showed a great deal of determination to keep playing hard.

Greer moves to 7-1 on the season and more importantly 3-0 in conference play. They will travel to Blue Ridge on Friday night to face the Tigers. Big thanks to all of the fans that made the trip to Clinton and for the way they supported the team throughout the entire game!

 

Greer

Clinton

Team

First Downs 14 19
Total Yards 321 367
Rushes / Yards 55 / 252
Completions / Passes / TDs 6 / 13 / 1 4 / 6 / 0
Passing Yards 165 115
Fumbles/Lost 0 / 0 1 / 1

Individual Highlights:

   
Reese Hannon (G) 12 rushes, 89 yds, 1 TD
Jon Redmon (G)

10 rushes, 53 yds, 2 TDs

Quez Nesbitt (G)

2 rec., 79 yds, 1 TD





Greer dominates Chapman on Homecoming, 51-10



Tonight's win along with other game results gives Jackets sole possession of region lead...
 
The Greer Yellow Jackets offensive tear continued tonight with a 51-10 Homecoming victory over the Chapman Panthers at Dooley Field. The Jackets production as reached historic heights, actually. Greer has now scored 51+ points in five consecutive games, joining the high scoring 1995 squad as the only two teams in Yellow Jacket history to do that. There have been several to do it twice, and a couple even three times, but never four or five except for those two teams. The 1946 team scored 50+ four times in the season, while the 2008 team holds the all-time GHS record for that, as they scored 50+ six times over the course of the season. In a program that has been playing football since 1921 with four State Titles in the modern era, records like that are, statistically hard to come by. To set a record at Greer at this point, a player or team basically has to do something that hasn't been done in almost 100 years.
 
For the 2nd straight week and the 4th time in 7 games, the Jackets fell behind early. Chapman recovered a fumble caused by a backfield collision at the Greer 14 yard line. The Greer defense would be up to the task, but Carlos Villanueva booted a 36 yard field goal to give the Panthers a 3-0 lead. Greer would strike back, and quickly, as they'd go 80 yards in 3 plays when Reese Hannon hit Jon Redmon with a perfect 59 TD pass. Greer tried to surprise Chapman with a 2 point pass, but it was batted down leaving Greer up 6-3 with 7:48 to go in the 1st quarter. They would extend the lead after a good defensive stand started them at the 27 following a Panther punt. On the drive's 10th play Hannon found Redmon this time on a 12 yard pass. Brook Chapman ran in the 2 point play and it was 14-3. Chapman then drove to the Greer 12, but Redmon made another big play, reaching out to intercept Josh Henderson's pass on 4th down. Redmon appeared to be in the end zone, but the official saw it different and marked the ball just inches from the goal line. It didn't matter much to Greer, as five plays later Hannon found Redmon again, this time for a 49 yard score. Josh Cook made the extra point to give the Jackets a 21-3 lead. That marked the 3rd time this season Greer has gone 97 yards or longer for TD drives, and 12 drives that have gone for 80 or more. Another good series by the defense and another punt gave Greer the ball at it's own 25 with 7:27 remaining in the half. 14 seconds later it was 28-3, because Hannon found Quez Nesbitt over the top on a wheel route for a 75 yard TD. Another 4th down stop for the D and Greer was off again, going 70 yards to score with just over a minute to go in the half when Nesbitt scored on a sweep and it was 34-3 at intermission.
 
The 2nd half started strong again for Greer, as they went 79 yards right down the field to score again. Facing 3rd and 14 from their own 15, Hannon found Redmon for 25 yards and a 1st down. Two plays later from the Panther 37, Hannon dumped a little screen to Nesbitt that he took for a TD. Cook made it 41-3 with his PAT, then kicked a 23 yard FG to cap a 65 yard drive with 5:50 to go in the 3rd to set the score at 44-3. Henderson then drove Chapman for it's only TD on the evening when he threw a laser in between four Greer defenders to DJ Lynch from 16 yards and it was 44-10. Senior Tremaine Dodd rushed it in from a yard out with 7:19 to play to cap a 66 yard drive, giving Greer the 51-10 win. Chapman has more than it's share of impressive athletic players, but this game was controlled in the trenches by the Jackets. And while the offense totalled an astonishing 708 yards of total offense and 30 first downs, it was the Greer defense once again that got enough stops to allow the offense to gradually pull ahead, and away from the Panthers.
 
The Sims and Karr Financial Solutions Players of the Game for Greer were QB Reese Hannon on offense with his 375 passing yards and 5 TD passes, while Dontavious Boyce was tabbed as the Defensive Player of the Game for his fine play.
 
Next week Greer travels to Clinton to face the Red Devils in yet another big game between these two old rivals. Clinton pulled one of the Upstate's bigger surprises of the evening when they traveled to Blue Ridge and knocked off the previously unbeaten Tigers 29-28. Clinton scored late in characteristically went for two and the win, and pulled it off. Blue Ridge drove to the Red Devil 30 late, but a 47 yard FG didn't go through as time expired. And with Union County's narrow win over Chapin tonight, that gives Greer sole possession of the region lead after two weeks of play. Greer is 2-0 and Chapman is 0-2, while Clinton, Blue Ridge, Union County, and Chapin are all 1-1. While the Jackets are in Clinton, it's Blue Ridge vs. Chapin, and Chapman going against Union County. Four of the six teams in the conference will qualify for the playoffs, with the top 2 hosting 1st round playoff games. And while it may seem premature to be talking playoffs, it's really not, as region play has two games down and there are only three to go. PLEASE make your plans to be at Clinton next Friday night to follow the Jackets. We need to fill up the visitors stands to cheer and support our Yellow Jackets!
 
And finally, SPECIAL CONGRATULATIONS to Jessica Gay, our own Steven "Worm" Gay's senior daughter for being named Senior Class Representative, and to Brittany Paris, who was crowned Homecoming Queen tonight at halftime of the game. Great job by two sweet and special young ladies!
 
We'll see you all in Clinton. GO JACKETS!!
 

Greer

Chapman

Team

First Downs 30 14
Total Yards 708 229
Rushes / Yards 43 / 333 28 / 66
Completions / Passes / TDs 16 / 19 / 5 12 / 33 / 1
Passing Yards 375 163
Fumbles/Lost 3 / 2 1 / 0

Individual Highlights:

   
Reese Hannon (G) 16-19, 375 yds, 5 TDs
Jon Redmon (G)

4 rec., 168 yds, 3 TDs

Quez Nesbitt (G)

12 rushes, 128 yds, 1 TD





Nesbitt runs through Union County in Jacket Bowl, 57-13



Jackets roll up 412 rushing yards in smashing victory in region opener...

There was plenty of reasons that the Greer Yellow Jackets could feel good about their chances going into Jacket Bowl XVI tonight at Union County. The Jackets had rolled over three straight opponents going in while putting up points in buckets with a suddenly stingy defense gaining attention around the Upstate. But after all, this was the Jacket Bowl and this was Union, and was on the road in the 1st region game. But in perhaps their best performace of the season, Greer continued their torrid pace of the previous weeks by smashing Union County 57-13. Many prognosticators felt like it would take a strong downfield passing game to pull this one out, and with the Jackets throwing for a mere 40 yards and two interceptions they couldn't have been more wrong. The Jackets piled up 415 yards rushing got a pick six on defense, and a safety for the 2nd straight week as well. Greer didn't get a return for a score this week, but had three that nearly went the distance setting them up in great field position.
 
Union County came out strong on their 1st posession, going 16 plays and 73 yards to go ahead 7-0. QB Keiston Smith ran the final 5 yards and Brandon Shetley added the PAT. Greer would bounce right back, going 83 yards in 9 plays. The big play was when the Jackets faced 3rd and 12, but Reese Hannon found freshman Patrick Price down the seam for a 30 yard gain and a 1st down. Quez Nesbitt ran the final 5 yards and Derrick Davis kicked the extra point to tie things up at 7. After a Union punt put Greer at their 20, the Jackets promptly went 80 yards again, this time in 8 plays the final being a Brook Chapman dive from a yard out. The XP was wide but Greer led 13-7 with 10:39 left in the half. Greer let go of two great scoring opportunities in the 2nd quarter, but finally cashed in on a Union miscue, an interception at the 14, when Nesbitt ran it in from the 5. Hannon then threw to Nesbitt a 2 point conversion pass to put Greer up 21-7. Two plays later with Union trying to get some points before halftime, Jon Redman stepped in front of Smith's pass at the 48 and ran uncontested for a touchdown to make it 28-7 with just 56 seconds before intermission. Union County drew closer right before the break when Smith hooked up with Michael Edwards on a 52 yard pass play with only 4 seconds left. A Greer safety was there after the catch, but Edwards somehow evaded the hit and raced in to make it 28-13.
 
The Jackets didn't take long to put the game away, however, as the opening drive of the 3rd quarter took just two plays and 43 yards after a good Malik Johnson kick return. Quez Nesbitt ran the TD from 38 yards away and it was 35-13. Union County would get a nice drive to the Greer 17, but the Greer defense stopped them on 4th down. On the next play, Nesbitt got loose again and outran the secondary 83 yards to the end zone to make it 41-13 with 4:09 to go in the 3rd quarter. Nesbitt finished the evening with 283 yards rushing and those 4 TDs. Early in the 4th quarter the defense once again stopped Union of 4th down and despite playing with many reserves and Thursday night players, Greer marched 66 yards in 8 plays with Chapman running the final 37 yards. Josh Cook kicked the extra point make it 48-13. The Jackets got the safety on Union's next posession when a low snap caused the punter's knee to touch the ground fielding the ball, and on theensuing free kick Price ran it to the Union 20. Four plays later Jonathan Adkins got a 2 yard run & Cook's PAT set the final score at 57-13.
 
The Sims and Karr Financial Solutions Players of the Game were Nesbitt and the offensive line, while Jared Ensley & Jon Redmon shared the honor on defense.
 
Greer will return to Dooley Field next week with a 5-1 record and will host Chapman for the annual Homecoming game. We hope to have a great crowd there next week, so make you plans to be there. Congratulations to the Greer Yellow Jackets for the big win tonight in the Jacket Bowl!!
 

Greer

Union County

Team

First Downs 18 3
Total Yards 452 48
Rushes / Yards 45 / 412 21 / 3
Completions / Passes / TDs 2 / 8 / 0 7 / 12 / 1
Passing Yards 40 45
Fumbles/Lost 0 / 0 2 / 0

Individual Highlights:

   
Quez Nesbitt (G) 20 rushes - 281 yds - 4 TDs
Brook Chapman (G)

6 rushes - 48 yds, 2 TDs

Jon Redmon (G) 57 yd INT TD




Greer soars past Eagles, 51-6



Eight Greer players score points in rout of Eastside...

The Greer Yellow Jackets got their final tune-up before region play next week with a 51-6 win over the Eastside Eagles. Jon Redmon had a career high 11 catches for 211 yards and a touchdown, and Quez Nesbitt added two more touchdowns to his team leading totals, going over 100 rushing yards for the 4th time this season, while sophomore Malik Johnson got his 2nd kickoff return of the season for a score. Quarterback Reese Hannon had a big night through the air, going 17-31 for 300 yards and two TDs. The Greer defense overwhelmed the Eagle offense, limiting them to 3 rushing yards on 21 plays. In all, Eastside had just 48 yards of offense, many of those coming in the final minutes of the game. Redmon added a 2nd quarter interception and Jake Mann tackled an Eagle in the end zone for a safety.
 
The sledding actually wasn't easy for almost the entire 1st quarter. In fact after two posessions, the Jackets were negative 14 yards on offense as Eastside loaded the box with a 3-5 defense and brought a blitz on almost every play from different directions. But the Jackets got going on their 3rd series, going 64 yards in 11 plays. Josh Gentry's 19 yard catch of a Hannon pass and Derrick Davis' extra point put Greer up 7-0 late in the 1st quarter. Davis was a perfect 7-7 on PATs for the night. That score with 1:56 in the period would open up a flood gate over the next 5 minutes for the Jackets. After a 3 and out Nesbitt got an 11 yard TD run, then after Eastside fumbled the kickoff and recovered at their 3, Mann got his tackle in the end zone for a safety. On the ensuing kickoff Johnson returned the free kick 60 yards and just like that Greer was up 23-0 after being scoreless the 1st 10 minutes into the game. The Jackets added a nice 10 yard run by Hannon with 52 seconds left when he faked the jet sweep to Nesbitt and plowed forward for an easy run to give Greer a 30-0 halftime lead.
 
Greer came out and promptly went 65 yards in just five plays to score to start the 2nd half, Nesbitt scoring again on a highlight reel 28 yard run, making several Eagles miss along the way. Jon Redmon's 9 yard scoring catch and Brook Chapman's 47 yard jaunt down the sidlines capped Greer's scoring for the night, although they would take a knee at Eastside's 4 yard line as time expired after Tremaine Dodd rushed for 66 yards on 6 carries in the Jacket's final posession. Eastside scored with 4:28 to play when QB Adam Evatt's pass found Jaylon Boykin near the back line of the end zone on a 4th down tipped ball. They would go for two but be stopped short of the goal line. The Sims and Karr Financial Solutions Players of the Game were Redmon on offense and Mann got the defensive honor. After the game Coach Will Young was pleased with the win, but overall felt like his team took a step backward with their play. "We came out and did not execute. That's why we took so long to score. We dropped 2-3 balls that would have been touchdowns, and we had way too many penalties. We just didn't come completely ready to play, and we may have gotten exposed on some things tonight. We've got to correct some of that this week. But, we're glad to be 4-1 and the most important part of the season starts next week." 
 
Greer begins Enoree River Conference play next week in what will be the last regular season "Jacket Bowl", at least until the next reallignment, as Greer and Union will be in seperate conferences next season for the 1st time since 2001. Both teams hope to jump-start a good run in the region with a good performance. Union finished a disappointing 1st half of the season with a loss to Woodruff. We'll have the game for you on WPJM AM-800 and live on this web site thanks to our man Eddie Burch of Prudential Real Estate. Make your plans to be in Union as the Jackets hit the field next Friday, and take your radio headsets too, as we'll broadcast on an open FM frequency, most likely in the 95 to 99.5 FM range. And, congratulations to the Yellow Jackets for their bug 51-6 win over Eastside!
 

Greer

Eastside

Team

First Downs 21 3
Total Yards 516 48
Rushes / Yards 31 / 216 21 / 3
Completions / Passes / TDs 17 / 31 / 2 7 / 12 / 1
Passing Yards 300 45
Fumbles/Lost 1 / 1 2 / 0

Individual Highlights:

   
John Redmon (G) 11 rec - 225 yds - 1 TDs
Reese Hannon (G)

17-31, 300 yds, 2 TDs

Quez Nesbitt (G) 16 rushes - 94 yds - 2 TDs




Greer buzzes past Berea, 62-6



Jackets explode for 41 1st quarter points en route to huge win
The Greer Yellow Jackets came into the game tonight against Berea needing some "get well". With their confidence shaken following last week's mistake-prone loss to Rock Hill, the Jackets knew tonight's game was much more about themselves than it was anything Berea could bring to Dooley Field. Close game or not, Coach Will Young said he wanted to see the "same intensity and effort" that his guys played with last Friday night, but with "solid execution against Berea. We have a chance to be a good football team, but we need to put that behind us and play well." And the Jackets came out smoking from the get go. They scored at the 10:03 mark in the 1st quarter when Reese Hannon hit Josh Gentry with a 42 yard touchdown pass on 3rd and 7, then scored at the 9 minute mark, the 6, the 5, the 4, the 2, and 3 minutes later at the 10:49 mark of the 2nd quarter. By then it was 48-0 with the Jackets on pace to score, well, you do the math. At that point, good thinking minds decided to employ a running clock the rest of the way and with liberal substitutions, Greer cruised to a 62-6 victory to move to 2-1 on the season. Berea falls to 0-2.
 
After the Gentry TD, Greer inserted Derrick Davis to be the kickoff specialist and his extremely high, pooch style kick caught the Bulldogs by surprise as it bounded high off the turf at the 22 yard line. Devonte Terry picked it right out of mid-air and returned it for what seemingly was a Greer score. But onsides kicks in high school cannot be advance and the ball was spotted at the 22. No worries though, as 22 seconds later Quez Nesbitt scored his 1st of three touchdowns by running 19, then 3 for the score. The extra point was no good when an early snap led to a heavy rush by Berea. The Greer defense made a good stop, handing the ball back to the offense at the 44. A play later Hannon went deep again, this time spotting D'Ante Fleming, who had gotten several yards behind the cornerback for an easy throw and catch from 38 yards. On the ensuing kickoff it was deja vu as Davis' kick was towering high and Terry stole it on the bounce at the 25. Once again, Nesbitt was the beneficiary, scoring on a 3 yard run at the 5:17 mark of the 1st quarter. Davis' extra point made it 27-0. On the Bulldogs next possession Fleming continued his career night by intercepting Berea QB Chris Edwards pass at the 30 on 1st down and returning it for a pick-six touchdown. And to top off the 1st quarter, a three and out for the defense sent Malik Johnson scampering on a 62 yard punt return to make it 41-0. This was Johnson's 2nd return for a TD already this season, as he broke a 92 yard return against Seneca in the season opener. Last week against Rock Hill, Johnson intercepted a Bearcat pass on the last play of the 1st half deep in Greer territory, and nearly took it back, weaving his way through defenders to the Rock Hill 20 as time expired.
 
As the 2nd quarter began with the clock now running, a good defensive stand gave the football back in good position at the Berea 40. Two plays later the Jackets were in the end zone again, this time Patrick Price caught a little swing pass in the left flat and ran 26 yards for the score. And on their next possession, the Bulldogs threw it deep, when Fleming skied over an open Berea reciever for an acrobatic interception at the Greer 34. The Jackets then marched 66 yards in just six plays. An interesting note to this drive is Offensive Coordinator Jay Abercrombie handed the reigns to Reese Hannon to call his own plays in the huddle, a move that shows a lot of confidence in his quarterback and could prove valuable as the season progresses. Greer briskly went down the field in 3:24 and when Nesbitt scored from the 4, Davis' PAT sent the Jackets to the locker room at halftime up 55-0.
 
The two teams swapped 4th quarter touchdowns as just about everyone got in on the action. Berea scored with 6:15 remaining on a 14 play, 90 yard drive aided by three 3rd or 4th down penalties along the way. Jalen Mays scored on a 7 yard completion on a 4th down pass from Edwards. The Jackets swamped the extra point try, and then Josh Gentry, who is also Greer's backup QB ran 23 yards for a score on the zone read capping a 3 play, 51 yard drive with 4:32 remaining. The Sims and Karr Financial Solutions Players of the game were Quez Nesbitt with his three TDs, and honorable mention to Gentry for his run & catch for scores. On defense, D'Ante Fleming had perhaps the best game of his Yellow Jacket career to date, as he had his 38 yard TD catch, his pick-six, and the other showcase interception. We'd also like to give a tip of the hat to Berea for continuing to battle to the end in spite of the scoreboard totals. The Bulldogs have plenty of young talent, including sophomore QB Zac Cannon and will no doubt put things together as the season unfolds.
 
The Jackets will take next week off before returning to Dooley Field on September 16 to face the Greenville Red Raiders. We hope you will be there to help create a packed house to cheer on the Jackets. Of course, the Yellow Jacket Sports Network will be there to bring you all the action on WPJM AM-800 and from this website if you cannot be there.
 
Congratulations to the Greer Yellow Jackets for the big victory tonight over the Berea Bulldogs!

Greer vs. Berea Game Stats

 

Greer

Berea

Team

First Downs 16 6
Total Yards 330 118
Rushes / Yards 21 / 179 27 / 46
Completions / Passes / TDs 6 - 7 - 3 5 / 20 / 1
Passing Yards 151 72
Fumbles/Lost 0 / 0 2 / 0

Individual Highlights:

   
Quez Nesbitt (G) 11 rushes - 74 yds - 3 TDs
Reese Hannon (G)

6-7, 151 yds, 3 TDs

D'Ante Fleming (G) 2 INTs - 30 yd INT TD, 38 yd TD reception
Malik Johnson (G) 62 yd punt return TD
 






Yellow Jackets dominate Greenville, 59-14



Complete effort in all phases propel Jackets to lopsided victory...

Many of the Greer Yellow Jacket players talked openly this week to media about things like "revenge", and "setting things straight". Coach Will Young said Thursday at the Greer Area Touchdown Club that it's "unacepptable" to lose to Greenville two straight times. You could see it in their eyes that they meant business, and tonight it showed through loud and clear as Greer blasted the Red Raiders 59-14 in front of about 4000 fans at Dooley Field. Greer won it's 2nd straight game to improve to 3-1 on the season, while Greenville drops to 0-4 for the 1st time in nearly 20 years. The Jackets will complete their non-conference schedule next week at Eastside while Greenville must go on the road to face #1 statewide ranked Gaffney.
 
The Red Raiders took the opening kickoff and marched right down the field, converting three 3rd downs while Greer was flagged for five penalties. From the Jacket 10 yard line, QB Rooke Crouch threw to the end  zone, but D'Ante Fleming played it perfectly to grab his 3rd interception in the last two games, ending the Raider threat. Starting at their 20, the Jackets went 80 yards in just four plays, three of them Quez Nesbitt runs. He tore off a 60 yarder on the 1st play, then scored on the 4th with a 32 yard run. Derrick Davis made the PAT for a 7-0 lead wiht 7:42 to go in the 1st quarter. As the 2nd quarter got underway, Greer was in the midst of a 57 yard drive, mostly on the ground. But on 3rd down, Reese Hannon hit Jon Redmon on a nice slant pass from the 6 to put the Jackets up 13-0. A great defensive stop gave the ball back to the offense and Greer took off again down the field this time going 61 yards in 8 plays, the score coming on a 1 yard Hannon run and Greer led 19-0 with 4:50 to go in the half. A two-point conversion pass fell incomplete. Greer moved in inside the Raider 20 late in the half but turned it over on downs and it looked as though it would be 19-0 at the half. But Greenville tried to be aggressive with under a minute remaining in the half, inside their own 20 yard line and the plan backfired. A short completion and susequent timeout, then a sack followed by another Greenville time out, left them with a 3rd and long. And when the Jacket defense stopped a short completion, Greer turned the tables with a timeout of their own with 38 seonds to go. A 35 yard punt set Greer at the Raider 49, and when Hannon looked off his three wide-outs down the right sideline and fired long down the left sideline and hit Fleming in stride for a touchdown with 12 seconds to go. Davis' PAT gave Greer a 26-0 lead at intermission.
 
Greer would then recieve the 2nd half kickoff and score again on a 58 yard drive, the score coming on a 17 yard pass from Hannon to freshman Patrick Prince. Greenville moved the ball enough on their nex posession that their punt was downed at the Greer 1 yard line. No worries though after sophomore Emanuel Kelly caught a short pass from Hannon and turned it into a 60 yard play and Nesbitt would score three plays later. Davis was good again on the extra point and the Jackets were cruising with a 40-0 lead, and Hannon & Co got the rest of the night off as Coach Young started rotating in the younger players liberally. More good defense gave backup QB Gentry a chance to take some snaps and he led a 51 yard drive for a score as he tossed a short pass to Redmon that he took in for a 34 yard TD to make it 47-0. The two teams swapped a pair of 4th quarter touchdowns each. Crouch hooked up with his leading reciever Devin Greer to get the Raiders on the board, then Nesbitt retuned the ensuing kickoff 89 yards to make it 53-7, and Tremaine Dodd capped a 55 yard drive with a 30 yard jaunt to make it 59-7. Jonathan Adkins led Greer on that TD drive at quarterback. Sophomore QB Clark Scolamaiero ended the scoring on the night with just 37 seconds to go in the game when he scrambled out of the pocket and dashed 38 yards to end the game at 59-14.
 
The Sims and Karr Financial Solutions Players of the Game were Quez Nesbitt on offense, and John Hicks on defense. Nesbitt rushed for more than 250 yards and two TD's, plus the 89 yard kickoff return. Hicks was all over the field with 12 tackles, 3 for loss, a deflection, and three sacks. Coach Will Young was well pleased with his team's effort and execution tonight. "I was very pleased at how well we played. We really took care of the ball and when we had the chance to put them away, we put them away. We wanted to run the football and we ran the football very well. We hit some deep balls and have really made great strides catching the ball. And I can't say enough about our defense. They were dominant at times up front, we pressured their QBs into quicker throws which helped us limit their big plays. It was a good night, but we want to do better, and keep getting better."
 
Greer will face Eastside on the road next week. The Eagles lost tonight 40-0 to Christ Church and they sit at 0-4 on the season. Eastside is coached by Greer Alum Jeff Thomason, who was hired this past spring to revive the program. He hired two addtional Greer grads, Rueben Wright as Defensive Coordinator and his brother Tyson. We hope you will make you plans to go root on the Jackets as they try to get one good tune-up heading into Region play hopefully with a 4-1 record. Of course if you are unable to attend, whether you are on Poinsett Street on Pennsylvania, we'll have the game for you on the Yellow Jacket Sports Network. You can listen in on WPJM AM-800 or from this web site.
Congratulations to the Greer Yellow Jackets for getting a huge 59-14 win tonight!!

 

 

 

Greer

Greenville

Team

First Downs 25 16
Total Yards 570 219
Rushes / Yards 50 / 360 23 / 69
Completions / Passes / TDs 8 / 17 / 4 11 / 32 / 1
Passing Yards 210 150
Fumbles/Lost 0 / 0 3 / 1

Individual Highlights:

   
Quez Nesbitt (G) 31 rushes - 246 yds - 2 TDs
Reese Hannon (G)

8-17, 210 yds, 4 TDs

Quez Nesbitt (G) 89 yd kickoff return TD
Tremaine Dodd (G) 5 rushes - 55 yds - 1 TD (32 yd)
 






Yellow Jackets stumble against Rock Hill, 41-25



Mistakes prove costly against Big 16 opponent....

The Greer Yellow Jackets knew coming in they were playing one of the State's biggest schools and a very formidable opponent. They also felt like if they played well, they would win. And while the Bearcats quick defensive front line did present the Jackets with some problems, there were no doubts that Greer felt it didn't necessarily lose to a better team, but Rock Hill came into Dooley Field and defeated the Jackets 41-25. And even though the ground game that pummeled Seneca a week earlier was for the most part stopped tonight, there were enough big plays that put the Jackets in scoring position enough times to win, even with the opponent scoring 41. And while a loss to a non-region foe in the 2nd game does not define a season, this one will need to be mentally shook off a lot quicker than last year's overtime loss on the road in Rock Hill. In that game, the Jackets played well and mostly dominated the game. They lost because Rock Hill hit on 3 big plays and exactly 90% of the penalty flags in that game were on Greer. But tonight, the Jackets lost because as Coach Will Young said after the game, "We didn't play well, maybe the worst we have played since I've been here."
 
On the down side, unofficially, the Jackets dropped 11 passes on the evening and the offense still had a 330+ yard performance through the air. Kickoff coverage execution hurt Greer again this week, as the Bearcats routinely started in excellent field position, while the Jackets best starting field position after a kick was their own 22. But on the up side, the things that Greer didn't do tonight are all correctable. On the mark passes will be caught. The recievers may be young, but they are fast and talented, and they have a QB that can put it there for them. Same goes for special teams play, as those units have enough skill guys that will be able to change games to the positive in weeks ahead. And while the defense did give up a 67 yard run to start the 2nd half, they kept Greer close til the end, the game being 27-18 with under 10 minutes to play with Greer driving. Coach Young says they will "get back to work and correct these things" at practice and "we will be a different team next Friday, either that or we wont have any of those same guys at reciever next time. We'll get someone out there that can catch it." One would also note that it's not all bad if you play "the worst we've played", and still have a chance to win the 4th quarter against a 4A traditional power, there at least is some high potential there.
 
Rock Hill punted after their opening possession down to the Greer 3, and on Greer's first play, the ball was knocked loose and recovered in the end zone for a touchdown, John David Raad's XP made it 7-0. After swapping punts, Greer got going on a 78 yard drive and scored on a 5 yard Quez Nesbitt run. The Jackets converted a surprise two-point conversion to take an 8-7 lead with 8:47 to go in the 1st half. A couple minutes later Corey Wessinger hit Jamel Jones with a 31 yard TD pass and the Bearcats led 14-8. Greer then drove 73 yards inside the 10, but had to settle for a 21 yard Derrick Davis field goal, but Rock Hill scored quickly in just 4 plays, the last a 54 yard Alec McCoy run and the Bearcats led 20-11 with 1:45 to go in the half. Greer started from their 20, but two completions moved it out to the 45, then QB Reese Hannon found Malik Johnson for a long completion inside the Bearcat 10. But on 3rd down at the 8, Hannon's pass bounced off the hands of Nesbitt on a perfectly executed screen that would most likely been a touchdown. The officials ruled it a catch and fumble, while replays clearly showed otherwise.
 
On the 1st play of the 2nd half Rock Hill wasted no time in forging further ahead when Jonathan Adams ran 67 yards to make it 27-11. Greer's next possession ended on a 4th down try at Rock Hill's 23, but a good defesive stand got them the ball back. Hannon then ripped off a 49 yard run to the Bearcat five, and Brook Chapman scored from a yard out 3 plays later bringing the Jackets within 9. Greer moved inside the 10 yard line again two series later, but did not score. Perhaps Greer with their will damaged, the Bearcats finally broke through and moved more comfortably ahead with 6:36 remaining as McCoy finished off a 75 yard drive with a 9 yard run. And with Greer going for it at this point on every 4th down, a short field led to another 13 yard TD run by QB Kentavious Hinton to put Rock Hill up 41-18. The Jackets to their credit kept fighting and in just 2:28 off the clock, went 14 plays and 82 yards to score, Brook Chapman getting his 2nd TD to make the final 41-25.
 
The Sims and Karr Financial Solutions Players of the Game for Greer were Reese Hannon at QB on offense, while the defensive player of the game went to Adam Ah-Ching. 
 
Next week the Jackets host the Berea Bulldogs at Dooley Field. A great crowd gathered tonight and we hope to have the same numbers out next week to support the Jackets. This team still has potential for a great season. Getting back on the field with a nice win going into the open date on September 9 would be big. This team can be very, very good. They will get back to work and be fine. In the meantime, we need to support them better than ever, as this can only encourage. And if you can't be there, the Yellow Jacket Sports Network will always be there for you on WPJM AM-800, and right here online at yellowjacketsports.net.
 
GO JACKETS!! 

Greer vs. Rock Hill Game Stats

 

Greer

Rock Hill

Team stats

First Downs 19 16
Total Yards 445 207
Rushes/Yards 32 / 109 39 / 213
Completions/Passes/TDs 19-41-0 9-19-1
Passing Yards 336 118
Fumbles/Lost 2/2 0/0

Individual Highlights:

   
Reese Hannon 11 rushes - 66 yds
Jon Redmon 6 rec - 67 yds
Patrick Prince 5 rec - 65 yds
   
   






Greer tames Bobcats, 34-10...



Jackets dominate line of scrimmage, clock to pull away in season opener...

The Greer Yellow Jackets rolled in to Seneca for the 2011 season opener rested and ready to play, equipped with a game plan that appeared to be a balance of passing & running designed to keep an athletic Bobcat team guessing. But midway through there was no doubt that the game plan had become quite one dimensional....run it down their throats. And that they did as the Jackets smashed Seneca 34-10. Greer unleashed a potent running attack that seemed to catch even the Jackets by surprise, posting over 350 yards on the ground, and if quarterback Reese Hannon had gained nine more yards, Greer would have had three 100 yard rushers in the game. Quez Nesbitt and Brook Chapman both topped the century mark and Hannon had 91. A third running back, Tremaine Dodd totaled 37 yards, but did score a touchdown. In all, Greer's 5 touchdowns were scored by five different players.

The game did not start well for the Jackets. On the game's second play, Bobcat QB Trae Earl faked left and ran right and gashed the Greer defense on a 62 yard TD run. Angelo Minin added the extra point and it was 7-0 just 21 seconds into the game. And when Greer was forced to punt after just three plays the Bobcats took control in Greer territory. But a good stop gave the Jackets the ball back deep, but a deflected Hannon pass was intercepted at the 12 yard line. But once again, the defense rose to the occasion, getting a sack and the benefit of 3 Bobcat penalties to take over at the 23. Greer would then march down the field in 8 plays, the last being a Hannon 10 yard pass to Nesbitt on 3rd down to get the Jackets on the scoreboard. Derrick Davis added his 1st of four PATs to tie the game at 7. On the kickoff though, the Bobcats got loose for a 67 yard return and converted it into a 34 yard field goal by Minin. But speaking of getting loose, Greer got a special teams boost of their own when Malik Johnson brooke loose on the kickoff, weaving in and out, waiting on his final blocks to develop and taking it 94 yards to give the Jackets the lead for good. The defense played well, but did allow a long run into the red zone, but Minin's field goal try was off right. By then the running game began to take it's toll on Seneca's defense. Greer plowed down the field 80 yards in 10 plays, converting two 4th downs along the way. And when Chapman punched it in from 2 yards, there was only :57 seconds to go in the half and it was 21-10.

Greer took up where they left off in the 2nd half, taking the opening drive 80 yards in 13 plays, melting half the quarter off the clock. Seneca did get an 18 yard run into the Greer 33 on the next posession, but once again the D rose up to stop the threat from there. And when the Jackets took their next drive 90 yards in 14 plays, taking another 6:16 off the clock, the Bobcats will was gone and the Jackets had prevailed. The Sims and Karr Financial Solutions Players of the Game were Quez Nesbitt on offense with 117 yards rushing and his TD reception, while John Dawson unofficially racked up 14 tackles to get the defensive honor. Greer is 1-0, while Seneca is 0-1.

Next week the Rock Hill Bearcats visit Dooley Field. The two teams battled to a tie in regulation at Rock Hill before the Bearcats pulled off a two point conversion in overtime to win by one. Let's bring a big-big crowd out next week to show the Jackets some love and appreciation for a great start to the season. We'll have all the action on the Yellow Jacket Sports Network with the pre-game show at 6:00 and kickoff at 7:30. Congratulations to the Greer Yellow Jackets on their 34-10 win tonight over the Seneca Bobcats!

Greer vs. Seneca Game Stats

 

GREER

SENECA

Team

10
First Downs 25 7
Total Yards 420 207
Rushes/Yards 60/352 29/204
Completions/Passes/TDs 7-16-1 1-10-0
Passing Yards 68 3
Fumbles/Lost 0/0 1/0

Individual Highlights:

   
Quez Nesbitt 15 rushes - 117 yds
Brooks Chapman 16 rushes - 103 yds, 1 TD
Reese Hannon 16 rushes 91 yds, 1 TD
John Dawson 14 tackles
Malik Johnson 94 yard kickoff return TD






2011 Greer varsity schedule

August 19 - @ Seneca  WON! 34-10

August 26 - Rock Hill  Lost 41-25

September 2 - Berea  WON! 62-6

September 16 - Greenville  WON! 59-14

September 23 - @ Eastside  WON! 51-6

September 30 - @ UNION COUNTY  WON! 57-13

October 7 - CHAPMAN  WON! 51-10

October 14 - @ CLINTON  WON! 26-20

October 21 - @ BLUE RIDGE  WON! 28-24

October 28 - CHAPIN  WON! 28-6

November 4 - Fairfield Central*  Lost 24-21

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