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Patriots explode in 3rd quarter, down Devils 27-14

POWDERSVILLE – Clinton’s quest for its first football state championship since 2009 ended Friday night with a 27-14 loss to once-beaten Powdersville. The Patriots (13-1) scored twice in less than a minute of game time in the third quarter to take a 17-14 lead they never relinquished. Harrison Jeffries picked off a Bryce Young screen…

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Red Devils set to face Patriots, Williams

After the final buzzer Friday night at Clinton’s 49-27 third-round Class 3A playoff victory over rival Chapman, Clinton head coach Corey Fountain had a simple message for the Red Devils gathered on the Wilder Stadium turf around him: “We didn’t come this far to just come this far,” he said. Now, Powdersville is part of…

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Clinton runners propel Devils to Upper State finals

Chapman led Clinton longer and more often than any other team this season, but the result was the same Friday night as it had been in a dozen other Red Devil victories. Clinton scored three touchdowns in the final seven minutes of the second quarter to overcome its second deficit of the game and steal…

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Sports Extra: James gets North-South roster nod

Clinton running back Bryson James has been named to the North All-Star team roster for the upcoming Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl. James, who leads the unbeaten Red Devils in rushing and scoring with over 1,300 yards on the ground and 29 total touchdowns, was initially snubbed for the game despite being named one of seven…

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No. 3 Red Devils advance with 28-13 win over No. 6 BHP

As Clinton players lined up for the traditional playing of the school’s alma mater following the Red Devils’ 28-13 second-round playoff win over visiting Belton-Honea Path Friday night, head coach Corey Fountain began looking for Justin Copeland. He found the senior receiver/safety/kick returner and hugged him. “Great game,” the coach said. That wasn’t hyperbole. Copeland…

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Raiders’ Darden named TD Club Player of the Week

Laurens RB/LB Gemire Darden has been named Player of the Week by the Laurens County Touchdown Club for his performance Friday night in the Raiders’ first-round playoff game against Indian Land. The senior led the Raiders in rushing with 99 yards on 14 carries with a touchdown, while also pacing the team in tackles with…

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Flyers ground game overpowers PC

Things couldn’t have started more startlingly better for the Presbyterian offense Saturday at Bailey Memorial Stadium. But the ending was all too familiar for the Blue Hose who were overpowered by Dayton 52-28 under cloudy skies that delivered occasional rain showers on the Pioneer Football League matchup. The Blue Hose answered an 11-play, 65-yard Flyers…

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Indian Land topples Raiders as part of Region 4-4A sweep

Laurens’ luck ran out. The Raiders, who had everything fall into place for a share of the Region 2-4A title and the conference’s No. 1 seed in the Class 4A playoffs as they sat idle a week ago, stumbled in the opening round of the playoffs. Indian Land, the No. 4 seed from Region 4-4A,…

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Red Devils down Devil Dogs, to host BHP

Clinton handed its playoff business much the same as it did during a perfect regular season, defeating Travelers Rest 49-14 Friday night at Wilder Stadium in the first round of the Class 3A state playoffs. The Red Devils (11-0), ranked No. 3 in Class 3A, will host No. 6-ranked Belton-Honea Path in next Friday’s second…

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Holly Hill dominant in 8-man win over LA

Holly Hill Academy began its quest for a third-straight SCISA 8-man Class 1A state championship Friday night with a 74-28 opening-round playoff victory over visiting Laurens Academy. Holly Hill (10-0) led 30-0 by the end of the first quarter and 60-8 by halftime. LA wide receiver Buddy Baker scored three of LA’s four touchdowns on…

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