Late touchdown sinks Laurens

Irmo quarterback John Ragin threw for 142 yards and rushed for 55 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winner with 48 seconds left in regulation, as the Irmo Yellow Jackets remained undefeated and handed the Laurens Raiders their second straight loss in a 28-21 decision Friday night in Irmo.

Ragin’s final touchdown run, a 2-yard score, capped an 8-play, 70-yard drive that had followed Troy Dendy’s second rushing touchdown of the game, a touchdown that tied the game at 21-all. Dendy rushed for 77 yards and two touchdowns, and also cashed in on a hook-and-ladder play from quarterback Ryan Campbell to wide receiver Deonta Smith – who then pitched the ball to Dendy, who stormed down the sideline for a total play of 50 yards.

Campbell threw for 213 yards and one touchdown, along with an interception.

Laurens (1-2) hosts Boiling Springs next Friday.

Other games: Clinton took a high-scoring battle with Aiken, 47-33, at Wilder Stadium in Clinton. The victory marked Clinton’s first victory of the season after a pair of opening defeats. Clinton (1-2) visits Abbeville next week.

Laurens Academy, too, suffered a road loss as the Crusaders fell to Andrew Jackson Academy, 44-18. The loss drops LA’s record to 0-3. LA hosts Cathedral Academy on Friday.

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