Devildogs Stopped Short By Raiders
(10/18/2019 / TRHS Webmaster)
In a game that saw most of the big plays by the defenses ended with the Greenville defense keeping the Devildogs out of the endzone in overtime to complete their comeback and stay unbeaten in region games. The Devildogs had led 31-17 when Zeebo Riley scored with 10:15 left in the game but Greenville picked off a pass and returned it 43 yards to cut the lead to 31-24 with 7:30 left in the game. Late in the game Greenville's QB kept the ball on a 2nd and 23 and ran down the sideline for a first down. They scored to tie the game with 1:23 left in the game. The Devildogs were forced to punt and the game went to overtime.
It was a beautiful evening in Chico Bolin Stadium with cooler temperatures. The Devildogs go on the scoreboard first with a short pass from Hendricks to Gary Holmes with a little over five minutes left in the first quarter. Greenville drove down the field on their next possession but the Devildog defense forced them to settle for a field goal with 33 seconds left in the first quarter.
In the second quarter Greenville scored with the quarterback running it in from the 7 yard line to give Greenville a 10-7 lead. The Devildogs moved the ball into the red zone again late in the first half but had to settle for a field goal as well and the game was tied 10-10 at the half.
The 2019 State Champion Lady Devildog Track team and coaches were recognized at halftime and received their State Championship rings. Greenville received the second half kickoff and Devildog defense forced a punt. Cam Henderson blocked the punt and the Devildogs go the ball inside the 10 yard line. Hendricks scored on a short run and the Devildogs led 17-10. On the next Devildog series a bad snap on a punt gave Greenville the ball in the redzone. Henderson had another big defensive play scooping up a Greenville fumble at the 2 yard line and returning it 98 yards for a touchdown. Travelers Rest led 24-10 with 6:33 left in the third. Greenville scored a few minutes later to cut the score to 24-17. Riley's score in the final quarter gave the Devildogs the 31-17 lead before Greenville was able to make their comeback.
The Devildogs will host Blue Ridge next Friday night in a big rivalry game. They will close out the regular season at home hosting Berea in two weeks.
Smith Receives FFA Scholarship
(10/16/2019 / TRHS Staff Member)
Tuesday October 15th, twenty-four of the Travelers Rest FFA members traveled to Columbia South Carolina to attend the State Fair for the annual tractor safety demonstration, and in support of one fellow FFA member!!
In the George B. Nutt Livestock Arena at 11:00am Miss Karah Smith, President of the Travelers Rest FFA chapter, received the 2019 Association of State Fairs Scholarship based on her SAE project(s), FFA Leadership, School/Community Activities and Scholastic Ability.
Karah was one of four recipients across the state to receive this scholarship. We are proud of our fellow FFA member and her achievements! Congratulations Karah from the Agricultural Department and your fellow FFA members!
Devildogs Swat the Yellow Jackets
(10/11/2019 / TRHS Webmaster)
The Devildogs and Yellow Jackets first played each other in 1977 at Greer and the Devildogs lost 49-0. In the 22 previous meetings the Devildogs won twice, both times at home. Tonight history was made with the first ever win at Dooley Field. It was the first win over Greer since 1985 according to the Greer football history site, that one a 27-6 win at home. The first win for the Devildogs was a 7-0 win in 1983.
The Devildogs won the opening coin toss and chose to defer to the second half. Greer received the opening kickoff and put together a long drive resulting in a touchdown and taking nearly six minutes off the clock and giving them a 7-0 lead. Travelers Rest moved down the field quickly but failed to score. Bradley Russ-Martin had an interception on Greers next drive but a fumble near the goal line was recovered by Greer and ended the threat. Greer kept a 7-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.
The Devildog defense shut down the Jackets in the second quarter. Hendricks completed a pass to Hellams with 5:43 left in the first half to tie the score. The Devildogs drove down the field again but a Greer interception stopped the drive. Brooks Russ-Martin picked off a Greer pass on the next play to give the ball back to the Devildog offense. Fields pulled in a pass from Hendricks with 25 seconds left in the half and the Devildogs led 14-7.
Travelers Rest received the second half kickoff and it only took 24 seconds to extend their lead to 21-7 with Hellams catching a short pass and racing to the endzone. The defenses held the offenses in check for the rest of the third quarter and the Devildogs led 21-7 entering the final quarter.
Greer put together a long drive to start the fourth quarter but the Devildog defense stopped them on a 4th and 3 from the 16. A fumble on the next play gave the ball back to the Jackets and their quarterback ran it for a touchdown on the next play to cut the lead to 21-14. The Devildogs drive down to the 21 yard line but Greer's defense forced a turnover on downs to stop the drive. The Devildog defense forced Greer to punt and Derrick Fields had a couple of big third down catches to keep drives alive and the Devildogs held on for the win.
With the win the Devildogs move to 6-1 on the season and 1-1 in region play. Greer drops to 1-6 and 0-2. The Devildogs return home for their final three regular season games. They will host Greenville next Friday night.
Alive at 25 Information
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