LA downs Wardlaw with 1st-half onslaught

Laurens Academy exploded for 40 first-half points, getting all the offense it needed in the first two quarters of action in a 40-0 win at Wardlaw Academy Friday night in SCISA 8-man football.

The Crusaders (6-3) have outscored their last two opponents – W.W. King and Wardlaw – a combined 94-0 and have now recorded back-to-back shutouts.

Clarence Bertoli scored three touchdowns for LA, while Thomas Lowry added a 57-yard touchdown run and a 33-yard scoring pass to Caio Rita. Judson Watkins capped the scoring blitz for LA with a 23-yard touchdown run.

Wardlaw fell to 2-4 on the season.

The Crusaders return home Friday against rival Newberry Academy at Todd Kirk Field.

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