Sports Report for Tuesday, 10-3-2023

Sports Talk Media Network Morning Sportscast and Sports Talk Media High School Football Recap… To listen to these bonus sports broadcast, click here to go to the Between the Lines posting where the latest of these can be heard.

Local Notes

Clinton HS

  • Kadon Crawford named TD Club Player of the Week… When the Laurens County TD Club selects its Player of the Week, they receive nominations from the four local high school coaches as who they think the is worthy of the award on their team from the previous Friday night’s game… It is not that unusual for someone to win the award more than one time a season buy highly unusual for the same player to win it for two consecutive weeks… Well that has happened this week as Clinton’s Kadon Crawford has been selected for the second consecutive week… The senior linebacker and tight end/wide receiver and special teams player was chosen for his performance in the Red Devils 51-28 win over Union County last Friday at Wilder Stadium… Crawford set a new Clinton High School record for yards receiving in a game with 191 yards on seven receptions…  Crawford had a 44 yard TD reception as well as a 50 yard catch to set up another Red Devil score…  Defensively, Crawford recorded a Safety and had 7 tackles for loss and well as 3 quarterback pressures and 1 sack… Head Coach Corey Fountain stated, “Kadon continues to be a leader on and off the field.  He is a great competitor, he’s everywhere on the field and his relentlessness rubs off on the other players on the team.”… He will be honored this Thursday at the TD Clubs meeting at noon at The Ridge on Exchange Drive… In addition to the local coaches speaking, the featured speaker will be Coach Mike Ayers, former head football coach at Wofford College.


  • Updated JV Football: Clinton 48 – Union County 8… The Red Devil JV football team took a 48-8 win over Union County at Union last Thursday night at Union… Clinton led 16-0 at the end of the first quarter and 28-8 at the half as they rolled on t0 the 48-8 win…I can also now tell you that in the game Angelo Comer had rushing TD and recovered a fumble for a TD… Also scoring 1 rushing TD each were KJ Vance, Javen James, PJ McGowan and Lincoln Alexander… About the game Coach Glenn commented “Our kids prepared well this week and we were able to come out and with a big win…Our defense played well and the offence made big plays throughout the night”…The Red Devils remain undefeated on the season and will host Woodruff this Thursday at 6:30 pm.


  • Volleyball: Thornwell 3 – Calhoun Falls 0…I need to do some catching up with the Thornwell volleyball team… Last Thursday they traveled to Calhoun Fall and there is good news as they took a 3-0 win over the Blue Flashes… Sorry but I don’t have any other details on the match but I can tell you they are now 7-4 on the season and are scheduled to host the SC School for the Deaf and Blind this Thursday at 5:30 pm.

SC Prep Football Media Poll…Here are the rankings for the S.C. Prep Football Media Poll released Monday, Oct. 2… First-place votes and the team’s record are in parentheses.

  • CLASS 5A: 1. Summerville (18) (6-0) 2. Hillcrest (6-0) 3. Byrnes (1) (6-1) 4. TL Hanna (6-1) 5. Gaffney (4-2) 6. White Knoll (7-0) 7. Lexington (5-1) 8. Fort Dorchester (3-2) 9. Sumter (5-2) and 10. JL Mann (6-1)… Others receiving votes: Spartanburg, Clover and Ashley Ridge
  • CLASS 4A: 1. South Florence (15) (6-0) 2. Northwestern (4) (5-1) 3. Irmo (6-0) 4. James Island (6-0) 5. Westside (5-1) 6. South Pointe (4-2) 7. Midland Valley (6-0) 8. Hartsville (4-2) 9. Lucy Beckham (5-0) and 10. Ridge View (5-1)… Others receiving votes: Myrtle Beach, York, North Augusta, Catawba Ridge and Greenville
  • CLASS 3A: 1. Daniel (18) (6-0) 2. Belton Honea Path (1) (6-0) 3. Dillon (5-1) 4. Gilbert (6-0) 5. Chapman (6-1) 6. Crestwood (5-1) 7. Chester (6-1) 8. Broome (6-1) 9. Philip Simmons (7-0) and 10. Manning (6-0)… Others receiving votes: Camden, Clinton and Seneca
  • CLASS 2A: 1. Gray Collegiate (17) (8-1) 2. Abbeville (2) (5-1) 3. Oceanside Collegiate (4-2) 4. Silver Bluff (5-1) 5. Hampton County (6-1) 6. Fairfield Central (5-1) 7. Woodland (5-0) 8. Marion (6-1) 9. Saluda (5-1) and 10. Strom Thurmond (4-2)… Others receiving votes: Ninety-Six and Landrum
  • CLASS A: 1. Lewisville (19) (6-1) 2. Christ Church (4-2) 3. Whale Branch (5-0) 4. Bamberg-Ehrhardt (5-1) 5. Southside Christian (3-2) 6. Blackville-Hilda (6-1) 7. St. Joseph’s (6-1) 8. Lake View (5-1) 9. Hunter-Kinard-Tyler (5-1) and 10. Calhoun County (5-1)… Others receiving votes: Lamar, Latta and Cross

Varsity Football Results Involving County Schools on Friday, 9-29-23… If you would like to see a brief recap of varsity football action from last Friday night, click here.


 High School Football Scores, Schedules and Standings

  • Thanks to you can now see last weekend’s scores for all games by classification on Saturday or Sunday and possibly Monday… After that you will see the weeks schedule by classification… You can also see the standings in each region by classification… To see this information, click here.

Broadcast Schedule: Below is a list of dates, times and teams that we plan on broadcasting live on Real Radio WLBG… And as usual you can hear it live on 860AM, 104.1 FM and the internet at… If it is a varsity football game, coverage will begin about 6:05 pm with the Friday Night Insiders program.

  • Friday, 10-6-23: Laurens at Riverside at 7:30

Local Sports Schedule: All schedules subject to change right up to game time.

  • School District 55: To see the sports schedule for this week at LDHS, click here.
  • School District 56:  To see the sports schedule for this week at CHS and CMS, click here
  • Laurens Academy: To see the varsity football schedule click here… To see the varsity & middle school volleyball schedules click here… To see the middle school football schedule click here.
  • Thornwell:  To see the Thornwell football schedule click here… To see the volleyball schedule click here… To see the cross country schedule click here.
  • PC Sports Calendar… To see the PC athletics sports calendar, click here.

College Sports:

  • College Football Scores and Upcoming Games by WeeksFor those of you college football fans who are looking for a quick way to find scores for each week of the college football season and upcoming games listed by each week, I have made it easy for you… Just click hereThis link will carry you to the NCAA website where college football game and scores are listed week by week… Once you get there, there are numerous ways you can filter the schedules and results on the site… You can filter by week, by paying division (FBS, FCS, DII and DII as well as by week, conference and other ways… I use it a lot and hope you will enjoy using it!


  • FBS AP RankingsThe latest AP Ranking (9-24-23) for the FBS Division still has Georgia at #1 and Michigan #2 followed by Texas, Ohio State and Florida State rounding out the top 5… Spots 6-10 are occupied by Penn State, Washington, Washington, Oregon and Utah… To see the entire top 25 click here.
  • FCS Coaches Poll… The latest FCS Coaches Poll (9-24-23) for college football still has South Dakota State and North Dakota State listed as 1 & 2 in that order… The only team from South Carolina in the top 25 is Furman who is still listed at #7…To see the entire top 25 in the Coaches Poll click here.

Pro Sports: For more information on the game(s) below, click on the scores. 

 Atlanta Braves… The Braves finished out their regular season schedule hosting the Washington Nationals this weekend in a three-game series in Atlanta.

  • Friday: Nationals 10 – Braves 6… The Braves started the series on a down note as the Nationals took a 10-6 win… The Nationals outhit the Braves 10-6 and 5 of their hits were homers while the Braves had none… One other note about the game, Ronald Acuna Jr. stole 2 more bases in the game to give him 72 on the season to tie the modern day Braves franchise record set by Otis Nixon back in 1991… By the way Nixon had no homers I believe that season, can we say MVP!
  • Saturday: Braves 5 – Nationals 3… The Braves rebounded on Saturday and took a 5-3 win over the Nationals… They outhit the Nationals 11-10 and the Nationals did have 2 errors… Marcell Ozuna has a 3-run homer in the 5th inning to give him 38 on the season… Ronald Acuna Jr. decoded to go ahead and break Otis Nixon’s single season modern day rea record of stolen bases in a season as he stole his 73rd… Spencer Strider (20-5) got the start and the win which was his 20th win of the season… He also struck out 7 in just 5 innings of work which gives him 281 strikeouts in 186⅔ innings which topped John Smoltz’s 276 in 253⅔ innings back in 196 when Smoltz won the National League Cy Young Award.
  • Sunday: Nationals 10 – Braves 9… The Braves finished their regular season Sunday afternoon with a 10-9loss to the Nationals down in Atlanta… The game went back and forth and the Braves actually le 8-7 at the end of 8 innings but the Nationals got 3 runs in the top of the 9th inning and the Braves could only get 1 in the bottom of the inning to make the final 10-9… Marcell Ozuna finished on a positive note as he had 2 homers in the game to give him 40 this season.
  • Braves ScheduleIf you would like to see the Braves schedule and results after the games are finished, click here… Where the games can be seen on TV as well as start times and other information is available there also.
  • MLB StandingsIf you would like to check on the standings for both the American and National Leagues, click here.


  • Ryan Blaney Wins at Talladega SuperspeedwayRyan Blaney finished about a foot ahead of Kevin Harvick at Talladega Sunday to win the Cup Series race… Just before they crossed the finish line there was a massive wreck behind them that scrambled a lot of cars… Now this was a double-heartbreaking loss for Harvick who has announced his retirement after this race… The reason I say double-heartbreaking is that after the race something about the windshield of his car was found to be out of specs by NASCAR rules so his second place finish became a last place finish…Click here for more information on the race.
  • Playoff StandingsWilliam Byron continues to lead in the Chase for the Cup but Ryan Blaney has moved up to second replacing Denny Hamlin who was second place last… To see the complete standings for the playoffs, click here.
  • NASCAR on TV This Week… The Cup Series Race will take place at the Charlotte this Sunday at 2:30 pm and they will be racing on the road course there called the Roval…  There will be TV viewing this week of past races, practices, qualifying and other items on TV… To see the TV schedule, click here.
  • Schedule… To see the NASCAR season schedule and results for completed races click here… Once there you can filter by the month and the series that you want to check on.

This & That:

  • Laurens County TD Next Meeting October 5th… The Laurens County Touchdown Club kicked off the 2023 season on Thursday, August 24th… The club meets bi-weekly at The Ridge (City of Laurens Parks and Recreation headquarters) at noon for a lunch… Each week the high school coaches will talk about their recent games and upcoming opponents… After the first meeting, there will also be quest speakers… To see a list of who those speakers are scheduled to be for each meeting click here… The TD Club will close out its season on Wednesday, December 6th with its Post Season Awards Banquet… For more information on how to join the club or become a sponsor click here… To go to another part of our website where links to videos of this seasons past meetings, click here… See you there!


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