Lions score early, often to beat county foe Easley

By Bru Nimmons
Staff Reporter

EASLEY — After making a statement in their season-opening win against Greer, the Daniel Lions demanded respect despite having to replace many key players from their back-to-back Class 3A state championship runs.

However, that didn’t stop Easley fans from chanting “We want Daniel!” in the time leading up to a weather-delayed kickoff on Friday night.

Those chants quickly evaporated when the action started, though, as the Lions beat down their cross-county foes 55-7 in a dominant performance on the road.

Daniel receiver Eli Merck laughed off the

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