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GREER, S.C. — The Travelers Rest Youth Association 8U team won the 4th annual Upstate Invitational tournament earlier this month. It was the team's second year in a row to lay claim to the championship.
Held at East Riverside Park in Greer and hosted by the Eastside Dolphins, the tournament drew teams from both North and South Carolina.
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On Sat., Dec. 2, the Devildogs beat the Greenville Seminoles, 20-6, to earn a trip to the championship.
On Sun., Dec 3, the team played the Eastside Dolphins. Tied 0-0 at halftime, Travelers Rest scored on a pass play of 40+ yards from Jay Wilson to Riley Broderick. Chandler Fowler converted the extra point making the score 7-0. Eastside rallied and score in the middle of the 4th quarter, but failed to convert their extra point. Eastside got the ball back with 1:20 left in the 4th quarter and only 1 timeout. The Devildogs denied their attempts, ultimately stopping them on a sweep left to close the game. (Final score: TR 7; Eastside 6)
Back Row – Assistant Morris Nelson, Head Coach Jonathan Hampton, Assistant Earle Good
Second Row – Xavier Johnson, Gabe Helton, Noah McPherson, Marcus Nelson, Gavin Hampton, Connor Vaughn, Jordon Moore, Josiah Mosely, Jay Wilson
Bottom Row – Nathaniel Molina, Chandler Fowler, Cooper Blake, Jaxon Misztal, Trevor Vaughn, Riley Broderick, Ben Rackley, Austin Taylor, Cameron Thompson
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