Wren tops Easley Green Wave in nail biter


By Kasie Strickland - kstrickland@championcarolinas.com



Wren will hit the road to take on Woodmont this Friday.


Easley kept things close and were leading 19-14 at the half, but a scoreless third allowed Wren to pull ahead and then seal the deal later in the fourth.


Kasie Strickland | The Sentinel-Progress

PIEDMONT — Irma wasn’t the only hurricane in town: After a close game on Friday, it was Wren that walked away with the 26-29 win over the Green Wave, knocking Easley down to .500.

Despite the Green Wave’s success controlling the clock and maintaining possession for nearly a full five minutes longer than the Hurricanes, they racked up 57 penalty yards throughout game play — more than twice of their opponents.

The key to Wren’s game was consistency, the Hurricanes scored every quarter and snuck in a two point conversion in the third.

Easley kept things close and were leading 19-14 at the half, but a scoreless third allowed Wren to pull ahead and then seal the deal later in the fourth.

Green Wave senior quarterback Bailey Catoe completed two passes in the game for a total of 59 yards and a touchdown — but he also threw three interceptions allowing Wren to continue to put points up on the board.

Easley (2-2) will return home on Sept. 15 to host Seneca (2-2) at 7:30 p.m.

Wren will hit the road to take on Woodmont (1-3), also at 7:30 p.m.

At the other end of the county, Pickens finally landed their first win of the season over West Oak.

The Blue Flame was truly on fire putting up 14 in the first and second quarters and hitting the locker rooms at half time with a comfortable 24-6 lead.

In the third, Pickens put up another 13 while holding the Warriors scoreless. A last minute rally by West Oak finally saw a trip to the end zone but it was too little, too late as Pickens took one more to the house as a final nail in the coffin.

Pickens (1-3) will rest up with a bye week and return to the gridiron fresh and ready to host Seneca on Sept. 22.

Wren will hit the road to take on Woodmont this Friday.
http://www.sentinelprogress.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_wren.jpegWren will hit the road to take on Woodmont this Friday.

Easley kept things close and were leading 19-14 at the half, but a scoreless third allowed Wren to pull ahead and then seal the deal later in the fourth.
http://www.sentinelprogress.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_202.jpgEasley kept things close and were leading 19-14 at the half, but a scoreless third allowed Wren to pull ahead and then seal the deal later in the fourth. Kasie Strickland | The Sentinel-Progress

By Kasie Strickland

kstrickland@championcarolinas.com

Reach Kasie Strickland at 864-855-0355.

Reach Kasie Strickland at 864-855-0355.

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