Sports Report for Monday, 10-14-2019

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

  • Clinton 35 – Mid-Carolina 21… The Red Devils traveled down to prosperity Friday night to take on the Mid-Carolina Rebels and found themselves trailing the Rebels 13-0 at the end of the first quarter… The Red Devils then scores 35 unanswered points to take a 35-21 win… The Red Devils got on the board with 10:47 left in the first half when Kimon Quarles capped a 58 yard drive carrying the ball in from the Rebels 27 yard line… Juan Lawson kicked the PAT to make it 13-7 Rebels… Clinton scored on their next possession Jykorie Gary carries it form the one yard line and with Lawson’s PAT the Red Devils led 14-13 with 1:14 left in the half and would never trail again… The Rebels received the opening kickoff of the second half but fumbled the ball after a short return and the Red Devils recovered it on the Rebel 32… Eight plays later Davis Wilson hit Kimon Quarles for a 23 yard TD strike…. Lawson added the PAT and it was 21-13 Red Devils… Just before the end of the third quarter Clinton scores again on a 15 yard pass from Wilson to Greg Sanders capping a 58 yard drive in 6 plays… The PAT made it 28-13… Clinton’s last score came with 5:43 left in the game when K. Quarles carried in from 5 yards out and Lawson’s PAT made 35-6… Mid-Carolina scored on their next possession and made the two-point conversion on the ground to make it 35-14 with 2:08 left in the game… The Rebels tried an onside kick that the Red Devils covered and then ran the clock out
  • Stats & More… The Red Devils had 366 total yards of offense with 308 of it rushing while the Rebels had only 175 yards of total offense with 111 of it coming on the ground…. Shy Kinard led the Red Devils with 128 yards rushing… To see the entire stat package for the game, click here… The Red Devils are now3-4 on the season and 1-1 in region play and will host Newberry this Friday night on Senior Night as it is their last home game of the regular season.

 

LDHS Raiders:

  • Laurens 28 – Woodmont 24CAUTION… Discretion should be used for those attending a Laurens Raider football game for those who have certain medical conditions including but not limited to cardiac problems, those with certain neurological conditions that would cause them to be subject fainting, anxiety in stressful situations and nail biting… The reason I say that is that for the second time in as many weeks the Raiders took a come-from behind 28-24 win this time over the Woodmont Wildcats at Woodmont… The Raiders scored with 15 seconds left in the game when Ryan Campbell connected with Dee Foster in the back left corner of the end zone on a 7 yard pass play for the winning score… The game was a classic smash-mouth contest like two heavy weight fighter going at each other and the Wildcats did manage to move the ball Laurens 20 in those 15 seconds and the Raiders could not celebrate until a Wildcat pass went over the head of the intended receiver in the end zone as time ran out… Woodmont scored at the end of their first possession of the game to go up 7-0…The Raiders responded by going 85 yards on the ensuing possession with Duane martin scoring from 5 yards out… Jesus Esparaza’s PAT tied the game 7-7 with 1:46 left in the first quarter… The Wildcats scored next with 3:20 left in the half on a 32 yard field goal to make it 10-7 Wildcats… The Raiders responded by going 68 yards and taking the lead when Ryan Campbell kept the ball and scored from 9 yards out… Esparaza’s PAT made it 14-10 and that was the score as the teams went to the locker room at the half… Woodmont took the opening kickoff of the second half and drove down the field to score and make it 17-14 Wildcats… The Raiders would score next with 6:35 left in the game when Campbell scored from 1 yard out and with the PAT the Raiders went back ahead 21-17… Woodmont being the tough team that they are came right back down the field and scored with 4:21 left in the game to retake the lead 24-21… That set the stage for the Raiders to go 68 yards scoring on Foster’s TD catch and Woodmont’s last second attempts… If you missed this game you missed one of the best high school football games I have seen in a while!
  • Stats & More… Woodmont had 346 yards of total offense to the Raiders’ 314 and they had 289 of their yards rushing to the Raiders’ 235… Duane martin led the Raiders with 145 yards rushing… Neither team had a turnover and the Wildcats led in possession time having the ball 27:47 to the Raiders 20:13… To see the entire stat package for the game, click hereWith the win the Raiders move to 5-1 on the season but more importantly they improve to 4-0 in the region and are the only undefeated team in the region with three games left to play… The Raiders will host JL Mann this Friday night for Homecoming… There will be a homecoming parade today on West Main starting at 6:00 pm working its way down Main Street and around behind the court house on the square.

 

Laurens Academy Crusaders:

  • Richard Winn 52 – Laurens Academy 20… The Crusaders traveled to Richard Winn Friday to take on the Eagles… The news is not good for Crusader fans as they were the only county team to lose Friday night as the Eagles took a 52-20 win… The Eagles scored 15 point before the Crusaders got on the board with 8:59 left in the half on a 45 pass from Thomas Lowry to Clarence Bertoli to make the score 15-6… Richard Winn scored again and the Crusaders found the end zone one more time before the half as Lowry connected with Diamonte Grant on a 3 yard pass for the score 23-12… The eagles scored once more to make the score 30-12 at the half… The Crusaders did manage to strike pay dirt one more time with 2:41 left in the game when Lowry connected with Caio Rita on a 30 yard pass and then found Bertoli in the end zone for the two-point conversion to make the final score 52-20.
  • Stats & More… Lowry finished the night completing 21 of 38 passing attempts for 425 yards…. Cal Robertson caught 5 of those passes for 175 total yards…. The Crusaders only had 47 yards rushing and Lowry had 44 of them… To see a few more Crusader stats from the game, click here… The Crusaders fall to 2-4 on the season and return home this Friday as they host the Raiders of Jefferson Davis Academy for Homecoming.

 

High School Football Scores and Standings

  • Thanks to scfootballstats.com 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.

 

Pro SportsFor more information on the game(s) below click on their score.

  • Post season Schedule…. To see what else happened in the MLB playoff or what the schedule is, click here it will carry you to the MLB website where they have the entire post season schedule in the form of interactive brackets… Once you get there, simply click on the series you are interested in and it will open up giving you the results and complete schedule for that series including location, starting times and where it can be seen on TV… Enjoy!

 

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

  • Thursday, 10-17-19… Middle school football, Gray Court-Owings at Hickory Tavern at 5:00 pm
  • Friday, 10-18-19… Varsity football, JL Mann at Laurens for Homecoming… Friday Night Insiders at 6:05 and live from KC Hanna Stadium about 6:35…. Raider football can always be heard on the internet at www.wlbg.com

 

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 25th 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: mesmith@laurens55.org… 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: informationowings@laurensounty.org… See you there!

 

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