This heated matchup between South Carolina high school football powerhouses is set to kick off once again as the Easley Green Wave travel to face the Pickens Blue Flame. This rivalry dates back to 1923 and has had plenty of history intertwined into their matchups to fuel each of their future matchups. Following a dramatic 38-37 by Pickens in 2020, Easley took revenge by winning last year’s matchup by a score of 42-14. Will Pickens get back to winning ways in this rivalry in 2022 or will Easley follow up their dominant win last year with another one this year?
Pickens came out with the early lead after two TDs and a 2-point conversion with just under 8 minutes left in the first half. Easley scores with 27 seconds left in the half, bringing the score to 21-7 going into halftime. After another dominate touchdown by Easley, Pickens answered with a 25yd pass followed up by a 6yd run on their next possession, to start this Rivalry's fire, 28-14 with 8:34 left in the game. The Green Wave sought to put out that fire and made a huge splash with an impressive 15yd passing touchdown, then tied the game after a big passing TD by #4, bringing the score to 28-28 with 4 minutes left in the game! With only 19 seconds left, Easley’s QB rushed 3 yards into the endzone securing the Wave’s victory 35-28.