Sports Report for Monday, 10-28-2019

Local Notes:


CHS Red Devils:

  • Clinton 28 – Emerald 14… The CHS Red Devils boarded the bus last Friday and traveled across Lake Greenwood to take on the Emerald Vikings looking for an important region win… Well they found it as they defeated the Vikings 28-14 and that coupled with Woodruffs 28-24 win over Mid-Carolina assured the Red Devils of a spot in the playoffs beginning next week…. After a scoreless first quarter the Red Devils took a 7-0 lead early in the second quarter when Jykorie Gary capped a 67 yard drive with a 5 yard TD run and Juan Lawson added the PAT…. The Red Devils scored again with 2:51 left in the half when Shy Kinard carried it in form 1 yard out ending a 69 yard drive and Lawson’s PAT made it 14-0… With 1:41 left in the half the Red Devils muffed a punt and the Vikings recovered at the Clinton 11 yard line and 3 plays later scored making it 14-7 Red Devil just before the half ended… Kimon Quarles scored next for the Red Devils with 5:02 left in the third quarter when he carries it in from 4 yards out and again Lawson’s PAT was good making it 21-7… Emerald cut Clinton’s lead to 21-14 as they scored on a 10 yard pass with 3:57 left in the game… On the next possession the Red Devils did recover an on-side kink and did pick up a first down but the drive stalled at the Viking’s 40 yard line and Davis Wilson pinned the Vikings back at their own 12 yard line with a well-placed punt… On the Vikings first play from scrimmage, CJ Vance intercepted a Viking pass and carried it to the house for a 23 yard pick-six and with Lawson’s PAT the score was 28-14
  • Stats & More… The Red Devils finished the game with 278 yards of total offense to Emerald’s 228… 245 yards of Clinton’s offense was rushing with Davis Wilson leading the Red Devils with 82 yards… Emerald had 104 yards rushing and 124 yards passing… Clinton had the ball for 26:19 to Emerald’s 21:35… To see the complete stat package including play-by-play accounting of the game, click here Clinton is now 4-5 overall on the season and 2-2 in region play… The Red Devils will close out the regular season on the road this Friday as they travel to Woodruff and a win there might go a long way to improving their playoff seeding.


LDHS Raiders:

  • Laurens 33 – TL Hanna 23… The Laurens Raiders knew coming into their game last Friday night with TL Hanna at KC Hanna that a win would give them the Region I-AAAAA Championship no matter what happens this week at Easley… Well the Raiders took care of business as they defeated the Yellow Jackets 33-23… Hanna got on the board first with 5:02 left in the first quarter but missed the PAT to make it 6-0… The Raiders finally got on the scoreboard with 7:38 left in the first half when Duane Martin carried it in from 4 yards out capping a 32 yard drive that was set up when Hanna shanked a punt… The PAT was missed so the score was tied 6-6… Hanna got a 40 yard kickoff return on the ensuing kickoff and returned it to the ra8ider 39 yard line… The moved the ball to the Raider 10 yard line but the defense stiffened and they had to settle for a 23 yard field goal with 1:40 left in the half which  made it 9-6 Hanna… On the first play from scrimmage after the kickoff, Ryan Campbell hit Dee Foster for a 52 yard pass completion and Foster’s catch was a “highlight reel” catch as he tipped up in the air 3 times before hauling it in… A few plays later Zy Todd leaped over the pile on the goal line to score from 2 yards out and the PAT failed making it 12-9 Raiders which is the score at halftime… The Raiders scored at the end of their first possession of the second half when Duane Martin carried it in from 1 yard out and Jesus Esparaza added the PAT to make it 19-9 Raiders…  Laurens scored again with 8:43 left in the game when Duane Martin scored his third TD of the game from 4 yards out capping a 75 yard drive… With Esparza’s Pat the score stood 26-9… On their next possession the Yellow Jackets broke off a long run and with the PAT made it 26-6 with 6:50 in the game… Later in the quarter Hanna fumbled at their own 20 yard line and Bravian Williams recovered it for the Raiders… A few plays later Ryan Campbell hit Quin Patterson in the back corner of the end zone for 17 yard score and the PAT made it 33-16… Hanna would score once more with 1:06 left on the clock to make it 33-23 and attempt an on-side kick which Mark McGowan covered at the Raider 49 and after two “Victory Kneels” the celebration was on.
  • Stats and More…. The Raiders finished the game with 332 yards of total offense to Hanna’s 219…. The Raiders had 254 yard rushing with Ryan Campbell getting 118 of them… Duane Martin and Zy Todd both finished with 45 yards each with Martin having 3 TDs and Todd 1… To see the complete stat package including play-by-play accounting of the game, click hereWSPA TV has a nice video of some of the game highlights including Foster’s catch, Raider and Hanna TDs and a short interview with Coach Liner after the game… To see it click here.


 Laurens Academy Crusaders:

  • Final Wardlaw 60 – LA 28… The Laurens Academy Crusaders hosted the Wardlaw patriots at Todd Kirk Field in their last regular season home game…Unfortunately Wardlaw took a 60-28 win over the Crusaders… Scoring details were a little bit vague but I can tell you that Thomas Lowry did have 2 rushing TDs… He also completed one passing TD to Caio Rita… He also completed 2 two-point conversion passes to one to Clarence Bertoli and one to Cal Robertson.
  • Stats and More… The Crusaders managed only 44 yards rushing and 165 yards passing in the game… To see a few more stats on the game, click here… The Crusaders are now 3-5 on the season and will close out their regular season this Friday as they travel to Newberry Academy to take on the Eagles.



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.



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



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.

  • Tuesday, 10-29-19… Middle school football, Sanders at Laurens MS at KC Hanna Stadium, 5:00 pm.
  • Thursday, 10-31-19... JV football Easley at Laurens. 6:00
  • Friday, 11-1-19… Varsity football, Laurens at Easley… 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


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 November 1st and in addition to the local high school coaches talking about their past and upcoming games, Shap Boyd the incoming Head Football Coach at Erskine College
  • 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 

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 15 and will be ready for pick up the next day (Saturday, November 16) at the hickory Tavern Fire department… 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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