The SJCS volleyball team rallied from two sets down to defeat host Greer Middle College 3-2 (21-25, 17-25, 25-19, 25-22, 15-8) on Thursday night in a Region 1-2A match at Fairview Baptist Church.

The Knights, in first place in the region with an 11-1 record, improved to 22-12 overall.

For the Knights, senior Sydney Nobarak had 28 kills and 15 digs; freshman Emily Normand had 12 kills; sophomore Kimmie Thompson had 40 assists, 18 digs and two aces; sophomore Maggie Patterson had 18 digs and three aces; and senior libero Elizabeth Tamura had 32 digs, two aces and three assists.

The team had nine aces and 92 digs.

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JV Football

The SJCS JV football team suffered its first loss of the season, falling to visiting Southside Christian 27-12 Thursday night.

It was the first defeat for the Knights’ football program this season after 11 victories.

St. Joe’s scored in the first half on a 38-yard run by Daniel Watson and trailed 14-6 after two quarters.

Watson returned the second-half kickoff 78 yards for a touchdown to pull the Knights to within 14-12. But the Sabres scored the next two touchdowns in the game to pull away.

Watson added a third touchdown to his outstanding performance for the Knights, racing 90 yards for a score. Walker Wood passed to Chris Johnson for the two-point conversion.

The Knights have one game remaining, next Thursday at 6:30 PM at Landrum.