Thursday night provided an unusual three-game home football slate in Laurens County, and by the end of the night two of the three teams that took the field came away with victories.
Laurens’ quarterback Ryan Campbell rushed for 96 yards and two touchdowns, running back Duane Martin added two touchdowns of his own, and the Raiders held Wade Hampton to 104 yards of offense in a 35-10 victory at K.C. Hanna Stadium. Laurens moved to 2-2 overall, 1-0 in Region 1-5A.
The Raiders scored touchdowns on their first four possessions of the game to take control early on, and held a 333-6 advantage in rushing yards.
Laurens Academy won its first game of the season Thursday at Kirk Field, rolling to a 36-0 victory over W.W. King in its region opener. LA is now 1-3 overall.
Clinton had a rough go of it against the Wren Hurricanes at Wilder Stadium, falling to 1-3 with a 45-0 loss. Wren quarterback Tyrell Jackson threw for 240 yards and three touchdowns, while the Red Devils were held to 144 total yards of offense (128 of which were rushing).
Next week the Raiders visit Greenwood, the Crusaders host Calhoun Academy, and the Red Devils visit Pendleton.