Former Blue Flame kicker shining at North Greenville

TIGERVILLE — Former Pickens High School standout kicker Justin Gravely is in the midst of a record-breaking season for the North Greenville Crusaders.
The sophomore booted a school-record 44-yard field goal earlier this month in a win over Newberry, only to top the mark with a 47-yarder a week later at Carson Newman.

Gravely, a 2011 PHS graduate, is 5-for-7 on field goals so far this season for the Crusaders, who lost their first five games before winning two of the last three, including a 14-10 come-from-behind win over Brevard College Saturday for homecoming.

In addition to Gravely, Pickens High is represented on the North Greenville squad by Mason Hodge and Daniel Holden, 2012 PHS grads who made the team through open tryouts. Hodge is a linebacker for the Crusaders, while Holden plays defensive line.

After playing on the road at Catawba College in Salisbury, N.C., this Saturday, North Greenville will return home to finish its season with games against Wingate and Virginia University of Lynchburg.