Sports Report for Monday, 11-6-2017

Local Notes:


  • Seneca 18 – Clinton 14… The Clinton Red Devils opened play in the Class-AAA playoffs last Friday and underdog to the Seneca Bobcats but they sure did not play like underdogs except maybe during Seneca’s first and last possessions… After going 3 and out on the first possession of the game the Red Devils punted and on the first play from scrimmage, Seneca’s Jerimiah Mackey broke loose for a 66 yard TD run and with the extra point the Bobcats went up 7-0… Clinton’s next possession was ended on an interception but the defense forced the Bobcats to settle for a field goal making it 10-0 with 4:00 left in the first quarter… The Bobcats would not score again until there were 32 seconds left in the game… The Red Devil defense played arguably there best game after the Bobcats went up 10-0 and the Clinton offense was able to produce 264 yards of total offense (233 rushing) to the Bobcat’s 213 (139 yards rushing) but only managed to put 14 points on the board all in the second quarter on a 57 yard run by Mark Wise and a 15 yard TD pass from Konnor Richardson to Layne Cunningham with less than a minute left in the half… Sam Tiller added both PATs… Clinton’s last TD was set up by a Vilo Boyd interception of a Bobcat pass that he returned 51 yards to the Seneca 19 yard line… Neither team could score after that until Seneca took over on their own 20 yard line after the Red Devils failed to convert on a 4th and 3 situation with 4:28 left in the game… They then went the 80 yards in 10 plays aided by two big penalties on the Red Devils and scored on a 7 yard run… They converted on a two-point conversion to make the final 18-14 after Clinton could not move the ball after the score…. To see a quick summary of the stats on the game, click on the following:  …. To see a play by play account of the game click on the following:  …. The Red Devils end their season with a 4-7 record on the season… Congratulations to the Red Devils on a tremendous effort in the game!
  • Girls Cross Country Finishes 14th… The Lady Red Devil cross country team was in action at the State Championships on Saturday and the team finished 14th… The top runner for the Red Devils was Paige Trent who finished 22… To see how the other teams finished in the meet and how the other Clinton runners did, click here
  • Boys Cross Country Finishes 18th…  The boys’ cross country team was also in action at the State Met and they did not do quite as well as the ladies as they finished 18th… The top runner for them was Eric Newton who finished 23rd… Again to see how the other teams finished and how the other Clinton runners did, click here



This & That:

  • LDHS ROBOTZ Garage Fundraiser… The Laurens High ROBOTZ Garage Team is raising funds to help with expenses as they travel to completions later in the spring… You can help them by dining at Zaxby’s of Laurens Tuesday, November 7th where a potions of the proceeds will be donated to the team… The hours that they are asking you to dine there are between 5:00 – 8:00 pm… Please make plans to help out this team that has been very successful over the last several years…. To learn more about the ROBOTZ Garage team as to what they, who is involved, local industries that support them and their competitions, click here to listen to an interview with Rob Sheffield about the team.
  • Laurens County TD Club… Once again the Laurens County TD Club has a full slate of very interesting speakers lined up for its meetings every other week during the football season out at The Ridge starting at noon on Fridays… Each week the local coaches will recap the games their teams have played since the last meeting and the talk about the game that night… There are several levels of sponsorship available and of course you can just come on the day of the meeting for a small fee… Now for a complete list of speakers and other information about the club, click here… If you still have questions, contact Marlene Owings at 864-833-2716 or by email at…. The next meeting will be Friday, November 17th and it will be Clemson – Carolina Day… The featured speakers Don Munson Voice of the Clemson Tigers and Clyde Wrenn USC Director of High School Relations… This is always a great meeting so make plans to attend!
  • Laurens County Chamber of Commerce Oyster Roast… The Laurens County Chamber of Commerce 10th Annual College Football Fan Challenge Oyster Roast which will be on Thursday, November 9th out at the chamber’s office… It features all you can eat and drink and food service starts at 6 pm but the gates open at 5 pm… There will be steamed oysters, low country boil, chicken gumbo, as well as silent and live auctions… Tickets are $40 each and are on sale now… Contact Marlene Owings at 864-833-2716 or to purchase tickets, or inquire about sponsorship opportunities!
  • 18th Annual Laurens Family YMCA Rein Deer Run… The 18th Annual Laurens Family YMCA Rein Deer Run is coming up on Saturday, December 9th… A few things have changed for this year and I want to make sure you are all aware of it… If you click here, you will open a flyer that has registration information, registration fee, sponsor levels and other information including the fact that you need to register by November 17th to avoid late registration fees… You will notice, a parent can complete a registration form AND register his/her children for the fun run on the same form… Also there are discounts for teams… New this year will be inflatables for those children that register for the fun run, a Dress like a Reindeer Costume Contest and a drop box to benefit the Toy Drive for the Laurens City Police…. Again click here for more information or call the YMCA at 984-2626
  • Breakfast with Santa… The Laurens family YMCA is also having Breakfast with Santa again this year on Saturday, December 16th… The tickets for this event will again be $5 and everyone entering MUST have a ticket… This covers the cost of breakfast, photo with Santa and lots of games, crafts and activities… Tickets will go sale at the front desk of the YMCA on November 1st… New This Year will be a Merry Market… They will have several small businesses set up “markets” for last minute Christmas gift purchasing… If you or someone you know that may be interested in participating in the Merry Market, please have them contact the YMCA at 984-2626… That is the number to call for more information about the event in total or click here to open up a flyer about the event.
  • Youth Basketball in Laurens… Youth basketball registration through the City of Laurens and the Laurens Family YMCA is now open… If your child is ages 3-6 or 13-15 they will register at the Laurens YMCA and they must do so by 1-2-2017… If you child is ages 7-12 they will register at the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation offices located at The Ridge… Registration for these ages closes Dec. 1, 2017… The fee at either facility is $40 per child… Specific information for each league will be given out at the time of registration… If you have any questions you call the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation office at 681-7275 of the Laurens YMCA at 984-2626.
  • Youth Basketball and Cheer at Clinton YMCA… The Clinton Family YMCA is offering open registration for ‘Youth Basketball’ and Cheerleading for six (6) playing divisions and Cheer through the December 12th registration deadline…. To see complete information such as age groupings, fall-out dates, fees and who to call if you want more information, click here.


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