EASLEY — For a brief while it appeared the Easley Green Wave (3-4, 1-2) would be the one opponent the Westside Rams (7-0, 4-0) would not be able to handle, but the Rams pulled away, handing Easley a 39-7 loss at home Oct. 9 following plenty of miscues on the part of the home team.
The Green Wave would have opportunities in the first half to set the tone for the night, but two long drives that ended in zero points eventually would boost the Westside sidelines to get their game on track.
Easley drove to the Westside 1-yard line before the Rams defense put a stop to the scoring threat on a fourth and goal, taking over the ball and leaving the Green Wave scoreless.
A later first half drive would stall at the Westisde 32 as once again Easley would come up short on fourth down. A missed 49-yard field goal to end the first half would serve to deflate the Easley sidelines as the two would square off in the second and Westside would pull away.
Rams’ QB Jackson Williamson would have a big second half, scoring a TD of his own while connecting with multiple receivers for scores as Westside pulled away. Jyston Kendrick would take a Williamson pass for a 70-yardd TD and Drek Thomas would do the same, only from the 28. Williamson added his score, a 2-yard run, with 3:06 to play to finalize the score at 39-7.
Easley’s lone points came on an Ethan Boyles 12-yard TD run with 5:00 remaining in the third, making the score at the time 20-7.
Despite the score at that point, the Green Wave would have opportunities to close the gap and mistakes would cost them. Late in the third Easley would threaten only to have Black’s pass intercepted at the Westside 8-yard line, with the two successive possessions ending in fumbles.
Easley will travel to Piedmont Oct. 16 to face the Woodmont Wildcats. Kick off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Reach D. C. Moody at 864-855-0355.