Sports Report for Friday, 10-11-2019

PC Notes:

  • PC on the Road… The Blue Hose football team takes to the road for the third week in a row as they travel up to West Long Branch, N.J. to take on the Monmouth Hawks… The Hawks come into the game with a 3-2 record and PC is looking for its first win of the season…Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 pm and if you want to listen to the game or view live stats, click here to go to the PC website where the team’s schedule is located and it will have links to both… By the way the game can be seen on ESPN+ if you subscribe to that.


Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

  • JV Football: Clinton 42 – Mid-Carolina 13… Last night at Wilder Stadium the Red Devil JV football team took a 42-13 win as they ran their season record to 6-1 over all and 2-0 in region play…  Zae Cook and Bryson James each had a rushing TD for the Red Devils and Jishon Copeland also had a rushing TD plus he caught a 20 yard TD pass from Austin Copeland… In addition to the TD pass to Jishon Copeland, Austin Copeland had a rushing TD and a long pick-six…. Afterwards Coach Glenn commented “The kids played hard and everyone was able to contribute in the win, that’s always good… We blocked and tackled well tonight and played our assignments… Great win for our kids.”


LDHS Raiders:

  • JV Football: Laurens 25 – Woodmont 14… The Raider JV football team hosted the Woodmont Wildcats last night and they also took a win as they defeated the Wildcats 25-14… In the first quarter Collin Hill recovered a Wildcat fumble that. That set up an 86 yard TD run by Cayson Elledge for the Raiders’ first score with Brian Sheffield adding the PAT… The Wildcats scored next in the second quarter but missed the PAT to make it 7-6 Riders… The Raiders got on the board one more time in the first half with a score that was set up by Blake Nelson intercepting a Wildcat pass… A few plays later James Rawl connected with Elledge on a 37 yard scoring strike but the PAT was missed to make it 13-6 at the half… The Raiders scored again in the third quarter when Gemere Darden carried it in from 3 yards out but the PAT was missed making it 19-6… This drive was set up when Dale Hostetler stripped the ball from a Woodmont runner to give the Raiders the ball… The Raiders final score came in the fourth Quarter when Darden scored again this time from 4 yards out making it 25-6… The Wildcats did score again with just 11.1  seconds left in the game to make the final 25-14
  • Fan Bus… There will be a fan bus headed to Woodmont and it will leave from in front of the high school at 6:45 pm… The cost is $5.00 and this Does Not include the cost of the ticket to get into the game.


Middle School Football:

  • Hickory Tavern 14 – Ware Shoals 12… Yesterday the HT Panthers hosted the Hornets of Ware Shoals… Good news for Panther fans as they took a14-12 win over the Hornets avenging a close loss to the Hornets in Ware Shoals earlier in the season…The Panther TDs were scored by Maddox Holtzclaw and Nick Fowler.
  • CMS (8th grade) 20 – Laurens MS 6… Yesterday in a game that you could have heard here on Real Radio WLBG the CMS-8 Wildcats took a 20-6 over the LMS Tigers win in a battle of two undefeated teams at Wilder Stadium… The first half was a defensive battle as the only score came just before the half when the Wildcats Bryce Young hit Zay Johnson on a long scoring strike… Johnson also carried the ball in for the two-point conversion to make it 8-0 at the half… In the first half Zane McClendon intercepted a Tiger pass only to have the Tigers KD Mosley intercept it right back for the Tigers…McClendon had another interception in the first half also…The Wildcat scored again on their first possession of the second half when Malachi Anderson broke off a 48 yard TD run to make it 14-0… The Tigers responded on their next possession when KD Mosley got behind the Wildcat defenders and Hunter Nabors hit him for an 80 yard TD pass… The PAT failed… The Wildcat last score came when the Wildcats Collin Wofford forced a Tiger fumble and Riley Miller scooped it up and went about 50 yards for the score.. The Tigers almost scored again late in the game when Nabors again hit Mosley on a long pass but the Wildcats Zay Johnson ran him down from behind and caused him to fumble just before reaching the goals line into the end zone where the Wildcats recovered to seal the game.
  • Brewer 39 – Sanders 0… Sanders lost to Brewer 39-0 despite Buddy Baker having 65 yards receiving… Calvis Byrd Jr. had had a kickoff return for a TD but a block in the back penalty negated it… Four turnovers hurt the Yellow Jackets.
  • Southside Christian 38 – CMS (7th grade) 0…    Back on Wednesday the CMS 7th grade team (CMS-7) traveled up to Southside Christian and the Sabers took a 38-0 win… The sabers have a strong team this year made up of both 7th and 8th graders and were just too big for the Wildcats… The Wildcats are now 2-3 on the season
  • Gray Court-Owings had a bye week.


Varsity Schedule for Tonight

  • Red Devils… Clinton (2-4 / 0-1) will travel down to Mid-Carolina to take on the Rebels who are 2-4 on the season and 1-0 in region play coming off a 13-12 win at Emerald last week.
  • Laurens Academy… The Crusaders also hit the road traveling to Richard Winn to take on the eagles… The Eagles are 5-1 on the season and coming off a 56-6 win at Newberry Academy… If you can’t make it down, listen to the raider broadcast and if the faithful Crusader fans do what they have been doing they will text me the score and I’ll pass it along to you.
  • RaidersThe Raiders board the bus and travel to Woodmont HS for a HUGE game tonight as both teams are 3-0 in the region and the winner will claim the region lead after the game…The Wildcats are 5-1 on the season with their only loss being to Hillcrest and they are coming off a 51-0 trouncing of the JL Mann Patriots.


High School Football Scores and Standings

  • Thanks to you can now see last weekend’s scores for all games by classification… You can also see the standings in each region by classification… To see this information click here.


Broadcast Notes…  The broadcast schedule for upcoming local sports is just below… Remember all local sports are streamed live on the internet at on our homepage where you need to click on the Listen Live button in the upper right area of the page.

  • Friday, 10-11-19… Varsity football, Laurens at Woodmont… Friday Night Insiders at 6:05 and live from Woodmont about 6:35…. Raider football can always be heard on the internet at



Laurens County TD Club

  • The Laurens County Touchdown Club meets every other Thursday at noon out at The Ridge the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation Headquarters on Exchange Drive…. If you would like to see the entire schedule and information on how to join the club, click here.
  • The next meeting is October 17th and in addition to the local high school coaches talking about their past and upcoming games, Jack Childress one of the better college football officials will be the featured speaker.
  • If you would like to see video of the past club meetings, click here.


High School & Middle School Sports Schedules for this Week

  • Laurens School Dist. 55: To see the sports schedule for this week at LDHS and District 55 middle schools, click here
  • Clinton School District 56: To see the sports schedule for this week at CHS and CMS, click here.
  • Laurens Academy: To see 2019 Crusader volleyball schedule click here…. To see the 2019 Crusader varsity and middle school football schedules, click here


This and That

Laurens Homecoming Parade… On Friday, October 18th the Raiders will be hosting JL Mann and it will be Homecoming for the Raiders and their fans… Keeping that in mind there will be a Homecoming Parade on Monday, October 18 and it will start at 6:00 pm… It will start at corner of West Main and Pinehaven Street and continue down West Main in front of the Capital Theater and around the square at the Court House… The parade will than proceed to the Laurens School District 55 offices on Hillcrest Drive where it will end… The event will include the LDHS official homecoming court and floats featuring the high school’s diverse range of sanctioned clubs and sports…. The theme of this year’s parade is “The Oscars.”


 Raider Softball Chicken Stew Fund Raiser… The Laurens Raider softball team is selling chicken stew to help raise funds for equipment travel and other expenses that are not fully covered by district funds… The stew will be cooked on Friday, November 1 and will be ready for pick up the next day (Saturday, November 2)… The stew will be $8 per quart and to order yours see any member of the Raider softball team either varsity or JV players… You can also contact Coach Smith to order your stew… Her email address is:… Don’t wait too long to order you stew, I already have!


Laurens County Chamber of Commerce College Football Fan Challenge Oyster Roast… Go ahead and mark your calendar for Thursday, November 7th because that is when the Laurens County Chamber of Commerce will be holding the 2019 version of their College Fan Oyster Roast… As in the past the menu will include steamed oysters, low country boil chicken gumbo and various liquid refreshments… There will also be college football celebrities there and they will be conducting both live and silent auctions… The gates will open out at the chamber offices at 5:00 pm and food will be served at 6:00 pm… The tickets are $40 each and to purchase tickets or for more information on this event, call Marlene Owings at the chamber at 833-2716 or contact her via email at:… See you there!


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