TRAVELERS REST, S.C. — Kayla Jenerette and Scott Styles were inducted into the Travelers Rest High School Athletic Hall of Fame on Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, in a ceremony held between the Devildog girls and boys basketball games against Berea High School.
(See photos below biographies.)
Kayla Jenerette (Class of 2010) was a three-time Peach Blossom, Region II, All-Region Player in 2008, 2009, and 2010, as well as being selected as the Greenville County Player of the Year in 2009 and 2010. Kayla was a two-time All-State player earning the honors in 2009 and 2010. She was the AAA player of the year in 2010. Kayla averaged a career high of 22.4 points per game as a Devildog Senior. Kayla’s career statistic totals include scoring 1,584 points, while playing in 76 games; averaging 20.8 points per game; 3.3 assists per game while averaging 3 rebounds and 3 steals per game. Her career Devildog field goal shooting percentage is 56%.
After her Senior season, Kayla was named to the Greenville County All-Star Team, the North/South All-Star Team, and was invited to participate in the GA/SC All-Star game. In 2010 she was named the “Gatorade High School Player of the Year” for South Carolina.
After graduation, Kayla attended Cedarville University where she played basketball and was named the freshman Player of the Year in 2011. She was a 3-time,1st Team All-Conference player and was also a Conference Player of the Year. She also earned team MVP honors. She was an NCCAA All-American earning 1st Team honors in three consecutive seasons, as well as being named to the NCCAA All-Tournament team in 2012. Kayla was also an NCCAA Scholar Athlete Award recipient. She is ranked #5 in all-time scoring leaders at Cedarville with 1,825 points and is ranked #2 all-time in career three-pointers made with 268. She is a graduate of Cedarville University.
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Scott Styles (Class of 1980) was a three-sport athlete in football, basketball and track. At the time of his graduation, he held the state record of 24 career pass interceptions as a Defensive Back and was Selected to the Prestigious BLUE CHIP ALL AMERICAN TEAM.
Styles was a 3-time All-Greenville County Player in 1977, 1978 and 1979, becoming the 1st 3-time selection since the inception of the All-Greenville County Team. He was a 3-time Peach Blossom, All-Conference Player in 1977, 1978 and 1979 and a 2-time South Carolina All-State Football Player in 1977 and 1978.
During the 1977 season Styles had 12 pass interceptions. It was the second highest single season total ever in State Gridiron History. He received multiple Upstate Player of the Week honors. He was also voted the Most Valuable Defensive Player in 1977, 1978 and 1979. Styles helped lead the 1977 Devildog football team to a Peach Blossom Conference II Championship. The Devildogs finished the 1977 season with an overall 10-2 record including a first-round playoff win over C.A. Johnson High School by a score of 34-20. Styles had 3 interceptions and a fumble recovery for the Devildogs. Styles football career stats include 6 fumble recoveries, 4 punt returns for Touch Downs and multiple scores as an all-purpose player on offense; along with his 24 career pass interceptions.
Styles was also a Peach Blossom All-Conference Basketball player and team captain in 1980. In the 1980 Peach Blossom Conference II Tournament, Styles scored 31 pts. in the Devildog victory over Greenville High School. He was ranked 22nd in the State in scoring as a Senior.
He was also a member of the track team in 1977, 1978 and 1979. He participated in the 440 yd. Dash and was a member of the 4x100 yd. Relay team that finished 3rd in the Peach Blossom Conference II standings in 1979.
Styles was highly recruited for football after high school and ultimately chose Furman University to continue his academic and athletic career. After a career ending injury in 1981, Scott transferred to the University of Georgia, where he graduated in 1986
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