Easley (3-1) quarterback Dalton Black threw for 289 yards and four touchdowns to pace the offense. On the other side of the ball, the Green Wave defense didn’t allow the Hurricanes many sustained possessions.
“They played well tonight,” Easley coach John Windham said of his players. “They practiced well, and I was proud of the way we played.”
Black threw two first-quarter touchdown passes to give Easley a 14-0 lead. His first went for nine yards to Holden Martin. Black then found Zack Mode wide open for a 53-yard score.
Following a Wren (1-2) fumble at the Hurricanes 30, Will Drawdy sealed a short drive with an eight-yard touchdown run. The Green Wave led 21-0 early in the second period.
Wren came right back to get on the board. Nathaniel Ekwere capped a long drive with a 13-yard run at 9:23 of the second quarter.
Easley responded, though, after a 10-yard Wren punt gave it a short field again. Drawdy scored on a two-yard run, and the Green Wave took a 28-7 lead into the half.
Black teamed with Bralan Fuller for two long scoring passes in the third quarter. On Easley’s second snap of the second half, Black found Fuller breaking away from the defense for an 81-yard score.
Later in the third quarter, Fuller got loose again, and Black hit him for a 47-yard touchdown pass. Easley led 42-7 at that point.
Windham said the passing success “starts at the line with good protection. They were able to execute some big plays for us.”
Derrick Phillips ran 10 yards for Easley’s last touchdown.
“I know it’s not what we’re accustomed to,” Hurricanes coach Jeff Tate said. “We get challenged for a reason, and it’s up to us to figure out what we’ve got to do to make it better.”
Wren quarterback Jay Urich scored on a 10-yard run with 5:44 left in the game for the final points.