Greer completes another unbeaten year

Greer completes another unbeaten year

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Greer completes another unbeaten year

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Greer's Troy Pride (5) scoops a Blue Ridge field goal he blocked.

Greer’s Troy Pride (5) scoops a Blue Ridge field goal he blocked.

Greer's Isaiah Long (21) holds up Blue Ridge's Vonta Jenkins (1).

Greer’s Isaiah Long (21) holds up Blue Ridge’s Vonta Jenkins (1).

Greer's Adrian McGee (24) breaks free from Blue Ridge's defense.

Greer’s Adrian McGee (24) breaks free from Blue Ridge’s defense.

Greer's Troy Pride (5) pulls in a touchdown pass against Blue Ridge.

Greer’s Troy Pride (5) pulls in a touchdown pass against Blue Ridge.

Greer's Troy Pride (5) brakes upon meeting Blue Ridge's John Patrick (25) & Clay Kemp (56).

Greer’s Troy Pride (5) brakes upon meeting Blue Ridge’s John Patrick (25) & Clay Kemp (56).

Greer's Jordan Hawthorne (72) and Kevon Jones (28) sack Blue Ridge quarterback Jake Smith (2) for a safety.

Greer’s Jordan Hawthorne (72) and Kevon Jones (28) sack Blue Ridge quarterback Jake Smith (2) for a safety.

Greer quarterback Mario Cusano (11) reels off huge gain against Blue Ridge.

Greer quarterback Mario Cusano (11) reels off huge gain against Blue Ridge.

Greer's Troy Pride (5) turns the corner on Blue Ridge.

Greer’s Troy Pride (5) turns the corner on Blue Ridge.

Blue Ridge's Vonta Jenkins (1) is caught by Greer's Quantavious Cohen (3), Troy Pride (5), and Adrian McGee (24).

Blue Ridge’s Vonta Jenkins (1) is caught by Greer’s Quantavious Cohen (3), Troy Pride (5), and Adrian McGee (24).

Greer's Mario Cusano (11) gets around Blue Ridge's Clay Kemp (56).

Greer’s Mario Cusano (11) gets around Blue Ridge’s Clay Kemp (56).

GREER — Ten down, five to go – if Greer is going to reach its ultimate goal of winning the state championship.

The Yellow Jackets completed back-to-back undefeated regular seasons for the first time in school history Friday night with a 32-7 win at Blue Ridge.

Troy Pride caught two touchdown passes and blocked two field-goal tries, and fellow Shrine Bowl all-star Dorian Lindsey caught 12 passes for 159 yards with a touchdown.

North-South all-star Adrian McGee rushed for 101 yards for Greer while recovering a fumble on defense, and quarterback Mario Cusano accounted for 285 total yards and four touchdowns.

After a week with no game – when coach Will Young plans a team movie night and light practices – Greer (10-0 overall, 7-0 in Peach Blossom Conference play) will open the Class AAA playoffs Nov. 13 at Dooley Field and could host three postseason games.

Belton-Honea Path won at Greer in the second round of the playoffs last year, but Yellow Jackets players say their squad is better this year.

“I really think there’s something special about this year’s team,” said Greer offensive lineman Noah Hannon. “I think we’ve just got something different. Since the beginning of the year we’ve been preaching ‘fifth gear.’ We’re really trying to push it into fifth gear and go farther than anybody else. We’re in stride right now.”

Blue Ridge’s Vonta Jenkins led all rushers with 120 yards, averaging better than eight yards per carry and scoring the Tigers’ touchdown. Blue Ridge quarterback Jake Smith passed for 138 yards, and Tamaje’ Green led the team with 56 receiving yards.

But the Greer defense controlled momentum much of the game, with Korey Styles recording a sack and Brodie Wright making a couple key tackles. Greer scored two safeties on the night and allowed just 250 total yards.

Josh McAbee recovered a fumble and Tommy Williams grabbed an interception for Blue Ridge (2-8, 1-6).

The teams combined for 13 penalties covering 139 yards on the night.

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Blue Ridge's Vonta Jenkins (1) is caught by Greer's Quantavious Cohen (3) and Korey Styles (58).

Blue Ridge’s Vonta Jenkins (1) is caught by Greer’s Quantavious Cohen (3) and Korey Styles (58).

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