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Greer hopes to continue momentum against 5A foe Mauldin

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By Basia Scott | Greer Contributor

The Greer Yellow Jackets are set to take on Mauldin for the second year in a row on Friday. Greer defeated Mauldin 40-3 last season on their way to a spot in the SCHSL 4A state championship game.

As the 2018 4A state runner ups, the Yellow Jackets have a lot to prove this season. Greer dropped their first two games, including a 20-12 loss to a Spartanburg team that they handled easily last year, causing a bit of panic among those that follow the program.

The Yellow Jackets lost some very important parts of their team due to graduation, and many wonder if the team is capable of matching their performance from last season without those key players.

Greer rebounded nicely in their third game, picking up an important 36-28 victory over Westside. The Yellow Jackets know they still have a lot of work to do to get where they need to be. “We are focusing on conditioning, getting in better shape, and we are working hard to identify the different things that [Mauldin] does well, so we can stop them,” said Greer wide receivers coach Erie Williams.

“It gave everybody more confidence going into the rest of the season,” stated junior wider receiver Miller DeArmond. DeArmond and the rest of the Yellow Jackets are clearly ready to face a Mauldin team that’s coming off a 31-0 victory of J.L. Mann last week.

“The biggest thing we have to do is be consistent, and that is on all sides of the football,” said Williams. “We think that we have a good chance to win any game, as long as we can be consistent and continue to get better.”

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