Green Wave come back to beat Pickens and kick off King era

By Eugene Jolley
Courier Sports

EASLEY — Coach Caleb King’s first win at Easley will be talked about for some time.

It will be remembered for a tremendous second-half comeback, as the Green Wave rallied from a 14-0 deficit thanks to a decisive third quarter to beat rival Pickens 31-14 in the teams’ season opener on Friday night.

It was the ninth in a row in the series for Easley dating back to a 2010 Pickens win, the last game in the rivalry at Bruce Field.

“It feels good.” King said of the win. “I’m more proud of our seniors and those guys for fighting and conditioning like we did. It’s an incredible group of young men to come in with as many new starters as we have, to be able to put up 31 points and have a lot more room for growth.”

Pickens scored on its initial two drives and Easley fans may have wondered if it was going to be a long night. But a few defensive adjustments, a huge turnover before halftime andYou must be logged in to view this content.

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