Easley celebrates 50th anniversary of 4A state titles

By Bru Nimmons
Staff Reporter

EASLEY — It’s been half a century since Easley High School was home to both the state’s best football and girls’ basketball teams in the 4A classification, and last Friday, the high school hosted a celebration to honor the teams before the Green Wave’s football game against J.L. Mann.

The first of the two state champions was the 1972 Easley football team. Coached by legendary coach Larry Bagwell, who later became the mayor of Easley from

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