SENECA — The Seneca Bobcats (2-3) had struggled as of late and the Easley Green Wave (2-3) had been the victim of lost leads but Seneca came away with the 12-7 win on Friday night.
Both teams showed up defensively and were able to slow down or stop one another all night, which made for a low scoring affair, but in the end Seneca’s offense only needed two scoring drives to put the Green Wave away.
After a scoreless first quarter in which the two traded turnovers, Easley would find the endzone first and provide a short-lived sigh of relief to the Green Wave faithful.
In the second quarter Easley drove to the Seneca 8-yard line and Will Drawdy scored on the ground. With the PAT Easley took a 7-0 lead. And just when it looked as if the defense would provide the necessary spark to shut down the Bobcats, Seneca broke out a little special teams trickery to make their own break.
Late in the second quarter Seneca lined up for a punt but instead used a pass to complete the fake and to get a first down in Easley territory. On the next play Jacoby Benson scampered around and through the Easley defense for the score, but the missed PAT left Easley in the lead headed into the locker room with the 7-6 lead.
There would only be one more score on the night and that came in the third frame as QB Jacob Lynn hit Braden Galloway from 15 yards out for the score. The Bobcats attempted a two-point conversion but failed.
Easley was unable to mount a sustainable drive and the Bobcats came away with a win.
The Green Wave return home to face Greenville High School on Sept. 23.
Reach D. C. Moody at 864-855-0355.