Sports Report for Monday, 11-4-2019

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

  • Woodruff 17 – Clinton 7… The Red Devils traveled to Woodruff to take on the Wolverines with the possibility of finishing second in the region looming in front of them if they defeated the Wolverines… The defense played hard as did the offense but it was just not to be as the Wolverines took a 17-7 win taking advantage of a couple of Red Devil turnovers… Woodruff scored first with 3:54 left on the first quarter on a long pass to go up 7-0… They scored again with a few seconds gone in the second quarter on a 39 yard field goal to make it 10-0… Clinton recovered a Woodruff fumble with 8:55 left in the half and then went 40 yards scoring on a 2yard run by Greg sanders with Juan Lawson adding the PAT to make it 10-7 Woodruff with 4:57 left in the half which was the score at the half… Clinton missed a field goal that would have tied the game early in the third quarter and the score remained 10-7 headed into the last quarter of play… Early in the fourth quarter Woodruff had a first and goal at the Clinton 6 yard line but the Red Devil defense kept them out of the end zone as Clinton took over on downs at their own 1 yard line… Clinton then turned it over on downs at the Woodruff 40 yard line when they did not convert on a fourth and two situation… On the third play from scrimmage Woodruff’s Shamare Dendy broke loose and scored on a 55 yard run and the PAT made it 17-7 Woodruff with 1:52 left in the game… On the first play from scrimmage after that, Woodruff intercepted a Clinton pass and then ran out the clock.
  • Stats and More… The Red Devils had 270 yards of total offense to Woodruff’s 276…255 of Clinton’s yards came on the ground while only 177 of Woodruff’s were rushing… Clinton had the ball 30:26 while Woodruff only had the ball 17:54… Kimon Quarles led the Red Devils rushing attack with 91 yards and Greg Sanders was close behind with 82 yards…. To see the complete game statistics including a play-by-play accounting of the game click here… The Red Devils end the regular season with a 4-5 overall record and 2-2 in region play where they finished fourth… They will travel to Camden this Friday night in a first round playoff game taking on the Bulldogs.
  • Tennis: Clinton 4 – Camden 3… Last Friday the lady Red Devil tennis team took a 4-3 win over the Camden on the courts at CMS… I don’t have any details at this time but if I get them I will pass them on to you later… They travel to Chapman today to take on the Panthers for the Upper State Championship… Go Big Red!


 LDHS Raiders:

  • Laurens 63 – Easley 29… The Laurens Raiders traveled to Easley last Friday night with the region championship already in hand and the big question was how would the Raiders play with no pressure on them and how would an improving Easley team play with no chance of making the playoffs?… The first part of that question was answered quickly as the Raiders scored the first three times they had the ball before Easley got on the scoreboard as the Raiders went on to take a 63-29 win over the Green Wave… The Raiders never punted in the game and turned the ball over on down 1 one time and never lost the ball on a turnover… Easley answered the second part of that question as their pesky passing attack scored 2 TDs and helped to set up 2 rushing TDs… The Raiders played just about everybody on the bench and some JV player got into the game as the JV game was canceled on Thursday due to weather… Two JV players recorded TDs and Gemire Darden had a rushing TD and Cayson Elledge had 1 TD catch for 60 yards.
  • Stats and More… The Raiders had 506 total yards of offense to the Green Wave’s 409… 379 yards of the Raiders’ offense came on the ground with Zy Todd getting 201 of them and rushing for 3 TDs… Easley had 374 of their yards through the air… To see the complete game statistics including a play-by-play accounting of the game click here… The Raiders finish the regular season 8-1 and 7-0 in region play finishing first in Region I-AAAAA… They will host the Blythewood Bengals this Friday in first round playoff action.
  • Basketball Tryouts Next Monday at LDHS… Coach Allen and Coach Chavis have announced that JV and Varsity basketball tryouts will be held next Monday (11-4-19) at the main and auxiliary gyms at LDHS… For more information about this including where to meet, time and what you need to have on file ahead of time, click here.


Laurens Academy Crusaders:

  • Crusaders 64 – Newberry 14… What a difference a week and a different opponent makes as this time last week we were talking about the Crusaders coming up on the wrong side of a 60-28 score in their last home game with Wardlaw… Last Friday night they traveled down to Newberry academy tom take on the eagles in their last game of the season and they put 20 points on the board in the first quarter and another 38 in the second quarter to take a 58-14 lead into halftime and then went on to take a 64-14 win with a running clock in the second half… Thomas Lowry finished the night with 6 TD passes… Cal Robertson caught 3 of them, Caio Rita 2 and Clarence Bertoli had 1… Lowry also had 2 rushing TDs and Clarence Bertoli added another… To see more stats on the game, click here… The Crusaders finish the season 4-5 on the season and tied for fourth in the region… Next year has the potential to be better as the Crusaders did not have a senior on the team.


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, 11-8-19… The Raiders will host Blythewood in a first round playoff game at KC Hanna Stadium…. We will go live to KC Hanna Stadium about 6:30… No Friday Night Insiders… 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 7th 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

 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!


2019 Reindeer Run… The 2019 version of the Laurens YMCA Reindeer Run will take place on 12-14-19… The 5K race will start at 9:00 am and the Fun Run for ages 1-12 will start at 9:05… There is discount for early registration ($25) which will end November 22nd and will be $30 after that… There are also team discount available… You can register at the YMCA or online at:… There is more information on the flyer for the event that you can see if you click here.


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