High School football fans can get a good idea about the outlook for two of the top programs in the area on Friday night when Greer and Byrnes kick off the 2019 season at 7:30 p.m. at Dooley Field.
Not many rising sixth graders are entering the school year having just won a national championship.
That will be the case for Bella Payne, however, who just took home a USTA Gold Ball at the clay court nationals in Miami earlier this month.
Eastside will head into Week 0 with quite a few questions still to be answered.
One of them being: Who is the starting quarterback?
Throughout the summer, Marshall Skoloff and Dawson Conrad have been battling for the spot. But this week, new head coach Andre Woolcock will need to make a decision.
Blue Ridge will open its 2019 season at home against Landrum this Friday night, and the Tigers are out for revenge.
James Thurn’s team was blanked by the Cardinals in the opener last season, 42-0, and the young head coach said Landrum returns a strong football team.
Riverside will take on Travelers Rest on the road in Week 0. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
Anytime Fitness to hold obstacle course, Drive
Anytime Fitness Greer is partnering with local recruits of the Marines, Navy and Army to hold a “Be a Hero Meet a Hero” obstacle course challenge and blood drive.
Greer High fans will get a realistic preview of the Yellow Jackets’ newest football team in the Greer Gridiron Paid Scrimmage at Dooley Field on Saturday morning, Aug. 17.
Reggie Shaw’s team has some fine-tuning to do following a disappointing outing in the Rebel’s first scrimmage.
Byrnes dropped a matchup with Class AAA powerhouse Chapman 14-6 after turning the ball over three times.
The magic carpet ride is over for the Greer American Legion Post 115 baseball team.
But, they’ll have a state championship to show for it.
Greer dropped back-to-back games at Regionals in Tampa, Florida last week, falling to Tallahassee (3-0) and Fort Mill (15-3) to cap an extended playoff run.
Robinson, Fulmer place at Bassmaster
Byrnes Rebels Fishing Team members Marshall Robinson and Mason Fulmer moved up to 8th place in the Bassmaster High School National Championship.
They won $20,000 ($5,000 per year) each in scholarships to Bethel University and $1,000 scholarship money from BASS.