Laurens Academy began play in SCISA 8-man Region 1-1A Friday with a 46-14 loss to visiting Wardlaw Academy.
The Crusaders (3-2) had won back-to-back games heading into Friday night’s tilt with Wardlaw (2-2).
The Patriots jumped out to a 22-0 lead before LA got on the scoreboard.
LA wide receiver Buddy Baker scored both of the Crusaders’ touchdowns on receptions from quarterback Andrew Codington.
LA is set to host Jefferson Davis Academy next Friday in a non-region contest.