Sports Report for Monday, 10-21-2019

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils :

  • Newberry 14 – Clinton 13… The Clinton Red Devils hosted the Newberry Bulldogs on Senior night last Friday night and after tying the score at 6-6 with 9:01 left in the first half on a 1 yard run by Jykorie Gary and then taking a 13-6 lead on a 14 yard pass from Davis Wilson to Kimon Quarles and Juan Lawson’s PAT with 10:03 left in the game, it looked like the Seniors would go out with a win in their last regular season appearance at Wilder Stadium… However with just under 4 minutes left in the game the Bulldogs intercepted a Red Devil pass at the Newberry 7 yard line and then drove 93 yards scoring with 37 seconds left in the game to make it 13-12 Clinton… The Bulldogs went for two and were successful with a pass to the end zone to make it 14-13… The Red Devil hopes of sending their seniors out with a win were dashed when Newberry again picked off a Clinton pass with 7 seconds left and took the knee for the win.
  • Stats… The two teams were about equal in many statistical categories with the Bulldogs getting a total of 309 yards of total offense with 198 of them coming through the air while the Red Devils had 303 yards of total offense with 197 of them coming on the ground… Kimon Quarles had 93 yards rushing to lead the Red Devils… To see the complete stat package, click here… The Red Devils travel to Emerald this Friday to take on the Vikings.

 

LDHS Raiders:

  • Laurens 42 – JL Mann 14… After winning the last two games in dramatic fashion in the last couple of minutes or several seconds, the Laurens Raiders gave their fans hearts a break last Friday as they defeated the JL Mann Patriots 42-14 on Homecoming… Mann hung in there for the first quarter as the score at its end was 7-6 Raiders… After that the Raiders scored 33 unanswered points (20 in the second quarter) before the Patriots got back on the scoreboard late in the third quarter to make it 40-14 but they would get no closer as the only score in the fourth quarter which featured mostly non-starters for the Raiders was a Mann safety making the final 42-14
  • Stats… Ryan Campbell had 105 of Laurens 293 yards of on the ground while scoring 1 rushing TD and Zy Todd had 75 yards and scored twice… Jordan Woodruff made the best of 61 rushing yards scoring once… Mark McGowan also had a 25 yard pick-six for the Raiders in the third quarter… Campbell completed 7 of 10 passes for 252 yards hitting Dee Foster with a 70 yard scoring strike… Mann finished with only 203 yards of total offense all but 8 of them coming through the air… To see the complete stat package, click hereThe Raiders will host TL Hanna this Friday night on Senior Night and a win against Hanna gives the Raiders the region championship no matter what happens at Easley next week.

 

Laurens Academy Crusaders:

  • Laurens Academy 70 – Jefferson Davis 44… The Laurens Academy Crusaders also held their homecoming last Friday and they gave their fans something to go home happy about as they took a 70 – 44 win over the Raiders of Jefferson Davis Academy… The Raiders got on the scoreboard first but the Crusaders jumped ahead 14-8 late in the first quarter but the Raiders tied the agme early in the second quarter… On the next possession the Crusaders retook the lead and never trailed again… In the game Thomas Lowy had TD runs of 12, 40 and 50 yards… He also completed 7 TD passes… Clarence Bertoli caught 4 of them one of unknown distance and the others were 12, 32 and 35 yards long… Cal Robertson caught 2 of TD passes and both were 35 yard scoring strikes… The other TD pass was caught by Ciao Rita and it was a long one of 57 yards…
  • Stats… To see stats for both Jeff Davis and the Crusaders click here… The Crusaders will host Wardlaw in their final regular season home game this Friday night.

 

Ware Shoals

  • Ware Shoals 41 – Dixie 13The Purple Hornets of Ware Shoals hosted the Green Hornets of Dixie last Friday night at Tommy Davis Field and the Purple Hornets took a 41-13 win over the visitors… ware Shoals had a 20-0 lead at halftime and then scored the rest of their points in the third quarter and the defense did not allow Dixie to get on the board until the fourth quarter… With the win Ware Shoals qualified for the playoffs and will seek to improve their playoff seeding when they host Calhoun Falls this Friday night.

 

 

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 Sports… For more information on the game(s) below click on their score.

  • MLB 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.

  • Friday, 10-18-19… Varsity football, TL Hanna at Laurens… 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

Youth Appreciation Night at KC Hanna Stadium… Laurens District 55 High School football team is hosting Youth Appreciation Night Friday, October 25, 2019, before the Raiders football game against TL Hanna at KC Hanna Stadium… All youth and youth coaches wearing a jersey or cheer uniform from the City of Laurens Recreation League, or the YMCA Recreation League will be admitted free into the game… For more information about this including what gates to enter and parent tickets, click here.

  

Boo in the Park… The City of Laurens and PRTC are once again this year sponsoring Boo in the Park to be held October 31st at the Laurens Amphitheater… This is a free event that is an alternative to Trick or Treating in a safe environment… There will be a costume contest and a movie…Age limits to participate in the trick or treating and the costume contest are youth 10 and under.

  

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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