Jackets dominate in victory over Easley

By Eugene Jolley
Courier Sports

ANDERSON — Third-ranked T.L. Hanna proved worthy of its ranking Friday night with a 52-0 homecoming win over Easley at Jim Fraser Field.

And the Yellow Jackets may be going up in the rankings after the win, as Spartanburg knocked off second-ranked Byrnes.

The Yellow Jackets were dominant in all phases — offense, defense and special teams.

The Green Wave won the turnover battle 2-1 and also won the opening coin toss, but deferred to the second half. By then, it was all over but the final.

“They were really good — really good,” Easley coach John Windham said. “We gave them some really short fields. They’re good all the way across the board from their kicking game to their lines, to their running backs. They don’t have any deficiencies.”

Defensively, Hanna had seven tackles for loss in the first half and held Easley to just five first downs for the game, including just three in the opening two quarters, as the injury-plagued Green Wave struggled on offense again, getting shut out for a second consecutive week. And to think, Alabama verbal commit Stephon Wynn Jr., a former Hanna defensive end, transferred to IMG Academy in Florida for his senior season.

Special teams for Easley were not so special in the game. The Green Wave punting unit was on the field for four major negative plays. A 50-yard return

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