Sports Report for Monday, 11-11-2019

Local Notes:

CHS Red Devils:

  • Camden 43 – Clinton 14… The Clinton Red Devils boarded the bus and traveled to Camden last Friday to take on the 9-1 Bulldogs… When the final horn sounded the Bulldogs had eliminated the Red Devils from the playoffs and improved their record to 10-1 by taking a 43-14 win over Clinton… The Bulldogs scored 6 of the first 7 times they had the ball and the one time they did not score it was because Justin Copeland intercepted a pass to give the Red Devils the ball… Camden lead 37-0 before the Clinton got on the board with 1:58 left in the third quarter on a 6 yard run by Greg Sanders that capped a 15 play 75 yard drive that took 7:15 seconds off the clock… The PAT failed so the score stood 37-6… The Bulldogs responded scoring again themselves with 28 seconds left but Justin Copeland blocked the PAT so the score stood 43-6… The Red Devils did not quit as they scored again in the fourth quarter on an 11 yard run by Shy Kinard who also added the 2-point conversion to make it 43-14 which was the final score as the Red Devils kept the Bulldogs off the scoreboard the rest of the game and got to the Camden 10 yard line before turning the ball over on downs with 1:32 left in the game as Camden then ran out the clock.
  • Stats and More… The Red Devils had 315 yards of total offense with 265 of it coming on the ground… Camden had 415 yards of total offense with 210 of it coming on the ground… Shy Kinard led the Clinton rushing attack with 96 yards and the TD … Each team had 1 interception and the Red Devils did fumble the ball once and lost it on their first possession of the game…. The Red Devils had the ball for 26:50 while the Bulldogs only had it 21:40 seconds but that is all they needed with their faster pace offense…. To see the complete stat package on the game including a play-by-play accounting of the game, click here… Clinton finishes the season with a 4-8 record under first year Head Coach Corey Fountain while Camden move on in the playoffs hosting Broome HS which took a 45-21 win over Powdersville on Friday.


LDHS Raiders:

  • Laurens 43 – Blythewood 40… At KC Hanna Stadium last Friday night the Raiders were tested by the Blythewood Bengals passing attack but managed to hold on and take a 43-40 win to advance to the second round of the Class-AAAAA playoffs… To be honest Laurens did have 4 fumbles in the game losing 3 of them and the Bengals scored twice after the Raider fumbles… Blythewood fumbled twice and lost one of them plus the Raiders intercepted two of their 52 pass attempts… The Raiders got on the board first on a 42 yard run by Duane Martin and with Jesus Esparaza’a PAT went up 7-0 with 8:56 left in the first quarter… The Bengals responded making it 7-7 with 1:02 left in the quarter and the game went back and forth after that… The Raiders did carry a 21-14 lead into the locker room at the half as Martin had his second TD of the game and Jordan Woodruff also scored in the second quarter… The Bengals added 6 points in the third period and another 6 early in the fourth quarter to go up 26-21… Duane Martin scored again on a 41 yard run and added the 2-point PAT and scored for a fourth time and with Esparaza’s PAT the Raiders led 36-26… The Bengals scored again to make it 36-34 and the Raiders last TD came on a 27 yard run by Ryan Campbell and with the PAT the Raiders led 43-34… The Bengals would not go quietly into the good night as they scored again to make it 43-40 with 3:00 minutes left in the game and tried an onside kick that the Raiders recovered and ran the clock out for the win.
  • Stats and More… The Raiders finished the game with 537 yard of total offense to the Bengals 521 yards… The Raiders had 466 yards rushing while the Bengals had 467 yards passing… Duane Martin finished the night with 26 carries for 231 yards scoring 4 TDs for the Raiders… The Raiders had a slight edge in possession time as they had the ball for 23:49 to the Bengals 21:33… To see the complete stat package on the game including a play-by-play accounting of the game, click hereBlythewood finished the season 5-6 while the 9-1 Raiders advance to the second round of the playoff and will host the Byrnes Rebels who defeated Nation Ford 48-34 at Byrnes last Friday night.


 Other Area Team Scores

Class A

  • Ware Shoals 20 – Hunter-Tyler-Kinard 12
  • McBee 30 – Dixie 0
  • McCormick 56 – Williston Elko 35

Class AA

  • Abbeville 85 – Lewisville 22
  • Saluda 42 – Blacksburg 7
  • Southside Christian 75 – Ninety Six 0

Class AAA

  • Chapman 54 – Liberty 7
  • Newberry 14 – Chester 7
  • Union County 21 Fairfield Central 12
  • Woodruff 49 – Indian Land 7

Class AAAA

  • BHP 42 – York 27
  • Daniel 38 – Lancaster 6
  • Greer 21 – south Pointe 14
  • Wren 56 – Orangeburg-Wilkinson 14


  • Dorman 35 – Greenwood 0
  • Spring Valley 37 – Westside 35
  • Sumter 45 – Woodmont 7
  • Mauldin 41 – TL Hanna 38


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, 11-15-19… The Raiders will host the Byrnes Rebels in a second round playoff game at KC Hanna Stadium…. We will go live to KC Hanna Stadium about 6:30… No Friday Night Insiders but we will start our coverage at 6:30 with Elmo doing his weekly predications… 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 21st and in addition to the local high school coaches talking about their past and upcoming games, it will be the annual Carolina – Clemson day.
  • 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
  • Schedule for all Sports at PC… If you would like to see the upcoming schedule for all sports at PC as well as results from recent contest in all sports, 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!


 Youth Basketball at the Ridge… Youth basketball registration in now underway at The Ridge the City of Laurens Parks and Recreation Headquarters on Exchange Drive… Youth basketball is for ages 7-12 and the cost is only $40… You can register daily at The Ridge from now until November 23rd…. If you have any questions call them at 681-7275.


Youth Basketball at the Laurens YMCA… Youth basketball registration is under way at the Laurens Family YMCA for youth 3-6… The cost is $40 and registration will close on January 12, 2020… You can register at the YMCA during normal operating hours and if you have any questions call them at 984-2621


Youth Basketball and Cheerleading at the Clinton YMCA… Registration is also open at the Clinton YMCA for both youth basketball and cheerleading… Youth basketball will be for youth ages 5-12 in 6 appropriate age groupings… Registration will close December 9th and the cost is $50 for Y members and $65 for non-members and financial help is available… Now for more information about this you can click here to open up document about youth basketball and cheerleading by the Y or call them at 833-1555… Register at the Clinton YMCA during normal business hours.


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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