Sports Report for Monday, 10-22-2018



  • Emerald 34 – Clinton 19… The CHS Red Devil football team hosted the Emerald Vikings in a must win game last Friday night at Wilder Stadium if they wanted to get into the playoffs… Clinton took the lead quickly as on the second play from scrimmage Darien Bailey broke off a 70 yard TD run to but the Red Devils up 6-0 with 11:51 left in the opening quarter… The PAT failed… That would be the last time Clinton led as Emerald drove 75 yards in 4 plays and went up 7-6… Emerald intercepted a pass ending Clinton’s next possession and then converted that into 7 points to go up 14-6 and then went on to take 34-19 win ending the Red Devils playoff hope… The Red Devils lost 2 fumbles and had 3 passes intercepted in the game and the Vikings were able to 3 of those Clinton turnovers into points… Emerald lost 2 fumbles but the Red Devils were only able to convert one of them into points… That occurred in the second quarter when the Red Devils recovered at the Viking 13 yard line and 3 plays later Titus Hood scored from 13 yards out but the 2–point conversion failed to make the game 14-13 Vikings…The Vikings then scored 20 unanswered points before the Red Devils scored the last TD of the game on an 87 yard pass play from Navill Watson to Elijah Campbell… Emerald had 483 yards of offense on 51 plays (440 of them rushing) while the Red Devils had 422 yards of offense on 63 plays with 280 of them rushing…To see a short version of the stats on the game click here… To see a play-by-play accounting of the game click here… The Red Devils will close out their season this Friday night hosting the Woodruff Wolverines.



  • TL Hanna 56 – Laurens 24… The Laurens Raiders traveled to Anderson to take on the #3 ranked and undefeated TL Hanna Yellow Jackets that have now won 20 of their last 21 games… Hanna returned the opening kickoff to the Raider 34 and scored 4 plays later… The Raiders then tried a pass off a fake punt that missed the intended receiver and Hanna took over at the Raider 39 and scored 4 plays later to go up 14-0… The night continued much the same as Hanna led 35-3 at the half with the Raiders only score coming on a 27 yard field goal by Devon Hubner and the final score was 56-24 Hanna… The Raiders next score came at the end of an 80 yard drive early in the 4th quarter as Dyane Martin scored on a 40 yard run and Hubner’s PAT made it 42-10 Hanna… The Raiders scored twice more in the last quarter on a 10 yard run by Duane Martin and a 19 yard run by Ryan Campbell… The Yellow Jackets had 454 yards of total offense to the Raiders 340… To see a short version of the stats on the game click here… To see a play-by-play accounting of the game click here…Now the Raiders will host the Easley Green Wave this Friday on Senior Night with a playoff spot at stake… The winner is sure to make it into playoffs while the loser must hope against the long slim odds of making it as an at-large team.


  • Friday Night Scores… To see more scores from around the area and state from last Friday night, click here.


Laurens Academy

  • Crusaders Volleyball in State Tournament… The Laurens academy Crusader volleyball team was down in Myrtle Beach participating in the SCISA Class A Volleyball Tournament… The Crusaders took on Conway Christian in the 1st round on Friday and defeated Conway 2-0 by set scores of 25-12 & 25-13… In the 2nd round they faced Beaufort Academy and defeated Beaufort 25-21 in the first set… However Beaufort came back and took the next two sets by scores of 26-24 & 25-18 to drop the Crusaders into the losers’ bracket… The Crusaders then took a 2-0 win over Charleston Collegiate by set scores of 25-9 & 25-5… The win put the Crusaders back in the winners’ bracket where they faced off against Wardlaw… The Crusaders won the first set by a score of 25-22… However the Crusaders could not maintain the momentum anf dropped the next two sets by the same score 25-15… That eliminated the Crusaders from the tournament but they are still do be congratulated on a great season that included the Region Championship!.


Pros … For more information on these games, click on their scores.

MLB Results…. To see how other teams did last night and to see the complete postseason schedule and results, click here.


High School & Middle School Sports Schedules for this Week

  • LDHS: To see the sports schedule for this week at LDHS and District 55 middle schools, click here
  • CHS: To see the sports schedule for this week at CHS and CMS, click here.
  • Laurens Academy… To see the fall sports schedules for each sport this season at Laurens Academy click on their name that follows: Varsity Football, Middle School Football and Volleyball.


Broadcast Schedule Below is the broadcast schedule for the next several days on Real Radio 860

  • Friday – 10-26-18 – Laurens host the Easley Green Wave in a game that will determine who makes it into the playoffs that start in two weeks… Simply put the winner is in and the loser is done.… Friday Night Insiders about 6:06 and live about 6:35… If you carry your FM radio you should be able to pick up our in-stadium transmitter on 95.7… The Raiders need a large crown there ti cheer them on!


This and That:

  • Joe Adair Outdoor Education Chicken Stew Fundraiser… It’s once again time to order your chicken stew (milk based) to help support the Joe Adair Outdoor Education Center… The center is used by students from both Laurens Districts 55 & 56 at all age levels… With school funds being stretched thinner and thinner each year the proceeds of this sale go to help maintain and improve the center and its popular walking trails… The strew will be $8.50 per quart and will be available for pickup from 10am until its gone on Friday, November 2nd… The stew sold out the last time they offered it so I strongly advise you pre-order the stew by calling the center at 864-984-5492 or emailing the center’s director Clay Cotney at :…. Don’t let this chance to pick up some good food and help out a very worthwhile cause pass you by.
  • The Laurens County Touchdown Club has a full set of meetings scheduled to help celebrate high school football in Laurens County… The Club meets every other Friday at The Ridge with the meetings starting at noon… For more information about the TD Club including schedule, how to join and videos of the past meetings click here… The next meeting will be Friday, October 19th when the featured speaker will be Hunter Reid Associate AD / SID at Furman University. .
  • A Team of 1,000” Fundraising Campaign… Laurens District 55 High School (LDHS) with the support of Laurens County School District 55 (LCSD 55) is launching a Team of 1,000 athletic fundraising campaign. LDHS hopes to raise $55,000 to contribute towards the wishes of the athletic programs. Any funds raised will not supplant existing funding from LCSD 55 but we want to enhance the pride and possibilities inherent in our athletic programs… The funds raised will go toward ensuring adequate resources for travel to camps, scrimmages, and other activities that improve student-athlete performance but may stretch the regular season travel budget… The different coaches are compiling a “wish list” of items they would like to see the monies go toward… If you would like you to be a part of our Team of 1,000. Just a $55 gift from each member of our Team of 1,000 will help us reach our goal of $55,000. By donating to the Team of 1,000 fundraising campaign, you are helping the student-athlete experience; you are also joining many others in a commitment to athletic excellence in Laurens…. For more information on this including how you can join the team, click here… Please consider joining, I have.
  • Free Softball Clinics on Mondays… Don’t forget that LDHS softball Coach Michaela Smith will conducting free softball clinics for girls in grades 2-6 on Monday nights to help the young ladies in District 55 improve their softball skills and learn the proper fundamentals in a fun environment… Come to the LDHS softball field starting at 7pm and the clinics will conclude about 8:00 pm…. Clinics are scheduled to run each Monday from now through at least the end of October


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