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T.L. Hanna rolls over offense-less Raiders, 38-7

By John Clayton | September 24, 2022

T.L. Hanna’s Sasheen Latimer ran for a pair of second-quarter touchdowns as the Yellow Jackets dominated host Laurens Friday night at K.C. Hanna Stadium. Latimer’s 78 yards was a game high and part of a balanced and potent Yellow Jacket rushing attack that rolled up 394 yards against the Raiders (1-5). Meanwhile, the Yellow Jackets…

Red Devils saddle Thoroughbreds with 54-28 loss

By John Clayton | September 24, 2022

Clinton’s Keividrick Richardson started the game by bursting up the middle for a 59-yard touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage that proved to be more than just a score. It was a hint of things to come. The  unbeaten Red Devils, ranked No. 3 in Class 3A, outran and outscored visiting South Aiken…

Crusaders drop homecoming contest, 42-20

By John Clayton | September 23, 2022

Jefferson Davis Academy spoiled Laurens Academy’s Homecoming festivities Friday night, defeating the Crusaders 42-20 at LA’s Todd Kirk Field. JDA led the entire way, taking an 8-0 lead in the first quarter that they extended to 26-14 by halftime. Three different players scored for LA. Wide receiver Buddy Baker scored LA’s first touchdown to cut…

Wardlaw deals Crusaders 46-14 setback

By John Clayton | September 17, 2022

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…

Raiders break through with 44-14 win over Union Co.

By John Clayton | September 17, 2022

Laurens seemingly took out four weeks of frustration on visiting Union County Friday night at K.C. Hanna Stadium. The Raiders dominated the Yellowjackets 44-14 to pick up their first win of the season. Defense and special teams set the tone in the opening minutes of the game. The Raiders forced two turnovers and blocked a…

Clinton grinds Panthers’ 4-game run to a halt, 49-19

By John Clayton | September 16, 2022

INMAN – Clinton finally solved its Chapman problem. The Red Devils ended a four-game losing streak against the Panthers emphatically Friday night with a 49-19 road victory. Jishun Copeland was one of two 100-yard rushers for Clinton, gaining 104 yards and scoring three rushing touchdowns on nine carries as the Red Devils rolled up 478…

Blue Hose slay Dragons for 21-13 win

By John Clayton | September 11, 2022

If Presbyterian learned anything in its 21-13 victory over Virginia-Lynchburg Saturday at Bailey Memorial Stadium, it’s that there’s probably no such thing as a cupcake this season. The Blue Hose (1-1) handed first-year head coach Steve Englehart the first win NCAA Division I victory of his career and his first at the helm of the…

Panthers down Raiders in OT, 24-21

By John Clayton | September 10, 2022

Chapman led only once Friday night against Laurens – and that was when it counted the most. After tying the game at 21-21 midway through the fourth quarter, the Panthers got a game-winning 24-yard field goal from Jackson Visoury to end the first overtime period and the game. The Raiders (0-4) got the ball first…

Clinton improves to 4-0 with 49-13 triumph over Aiken

By John Clayton | September 10, 2022

Clinton running back Bryson James scored three straight touchdowns as part of a six-score barrage during the Red Devils’ 49-13 victory over host Aiken Friday night. Justin Copeland broke a 7-7 tie when he scored on a 35-yard pass from twin brother Austin Copeland with one minute, 24 seconds left in the first quarter. That…

Nifty 50: Bertoli reaches milestone in LA win

By John Clayton | September 9, 2022

The magic number for Laurens Academy Friday night was 50. LA exploded for 50 points in the first half of a 50-30 road victory over Oakbrook Prep in Spartanburg. Crusaders senior running back Clarence Bertoli also scored the 50th touchdown of his 29-game varsity career, and added a 51st and 52nd as part of a…