What We Learned Week 9
Week 9 of the high school football season was certainly an exciting one as several teams clinch a region title as other teams moved closer to reaching that goal. You know the drill let’s take a look at what we learned in week 9.
3 teams Clinch Region Title
Week 9 for three teams in our area such as the Chapman Panthers, Union County Yellow Jackets, and the Greer Yellow Jackets all had the opportunity to be crowned their region champion, they all were successful!
Chapman was on the road to take on Southside. Southside jumped out to an early lead scoring a touchdown and converting on the two-point conversion. But after that, it was all Chapman as they outscored Southside 42-16 to win 42-24. For Chapman, it is their second consecutive region title. It is very impressive what they have done this year after losing so many key guys from the past couple of years.
Union County was on the road facing Newberry, who was hoping to prevent the Yellow Jackets of securing a region title. But Union took care of buisnees as they jumped out a to 28-7 lead. Newberry made it interesting as they closed the gap to 28-21 but Union held on and won by that score.
Greer was on the road as they took on Eastside. Dre Williams for the Yellow Jackets had another stellar performance as he rushed for over 200 yards and 3 total touchdowns. Greer won big defeating Eastside 59-28.
Landrum Sets Up Region Title Match
The Landrum Cardinals continue the roll that they have been on. They hosted Blacksburg, who was the defending region champs. Landrum defense has been so good this season as they have allowed around only six points per game.
The defense was once again lights out as they held Blacksburg to just six points in the 20-6 win. Offensively, the Cardinals have been led by a strong offensive line, which has allowed their talented running backs to have success on the ground.
This wins sets up a region title game against Southside Christian next week. It will be a tough test for the Cardinals but one I believe they are ready for.
Byrnes Pulls Off A Stunning Comeback
The Byrnes Rebels were trailing on the road in Hillcrest 35-19 in the fourth quarter, things just didn’t look good. After a tough loss last week to Dorman the big question was after a tough hard physical loss to Dorman would that carry over to the next game?
With the score, the way it was it looked like the answer to that question was yes, but you have to give a lot of credit to Byrnes they didn’t give up and kept playing hard. They started to make plays and outscored the Rams 23-0 in the final five minutes of the game to pull off a stunning comeback 42-35.