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Raiders, Red Devils bounce back
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The Laurens Raiders and Clinton Red Devils both picked up important victories on the gridiron Friday night as they aim to get back to the postseason. Carado Ray rushed for three touchdowns and the Laurens defense intercepted three passes as the Raiders rallied in the second half for a 32-16 victory that moved the squad…

Raiders, Red Devils drop region openers
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The Laurens Raiders and Clinton Red Devils both dropped their region-opening games Friday night, each falling at home. Laurens struggled again on offense, picking up seven first downs and 117 yards against Hillcrest’s defense, eventually falling 39-6 at K.C. Hanna Stadium. The Raiders’ lone touchdown came on a 5-yard touchdown run by Duane Martin in…

Dorman roughs up Laurens; Clinton shuts down Chesnee
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Despite a great night in special teams by Dasion Moseley, the Laurens Raiders’ football team could do nothing to slow down the Dorman offense, giving up 558 yards as the Cavaliers rolled to a 48-20 victory Friday night that sent the Raiders to 1-4 on the season. Moseley returned the opening kickoff 82 yards for…

Boiling Springs hands Laurens 3rd straight loss
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It was another tough night for the Laurens Raiders’ football team as it returned home Friday night to face Boiling Springs. Laurens was held to 184 total yards of offense, while Boiling Springs quarterback Dawson Taylor threw a pair of touchdowns and rushed for another, as the Bulldogs pulled out a 30-14 victory at K.C.…

Late touchdown sinks Laurens
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Irmo quarterback John Ragin threw for 142 yards and rushed for 55 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winner with 48 seconds left in regulation, as the Irmo Yellow Jackets remained undefeated and handed the Laurens Raiders their second straight loss in a 28-21 decision Friday night in Irmo. Ragin’s final touchdown run, a 2-yard…

PC-Citadel football game moved to Clinton
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Hurricane Irma, which is continuing to move through the Atlantic and is likely to hit the United States this weekend, has forced the Presbyterian-Citadel football game Saturday from Charleston to Clinton. The game will be played Saturday at noon, and will be at Bailey Memorial Stadium. The change means Presbyterian will now play seven straight…

This week in area football
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Four teams, four tough losses. Last week was one to forget for all of the Laurens County varsity football teams as well as Presbyterian College. All four teams suffered lopsided defeats. Now the four look to bounce back as two of the four hit the road this coming week against various out-of-region (or out-of-conference) competition.…

Laurens County teams both suffer one-sided losses
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It was a rough night for both the Laurens and Clinton varsity football teams Friday. Laurens fell for the first time this season as the Raiders were roughed up by No. 1 Chapman, 61-24. Running back D.J. Twitty rushed for 145 yards and four touchdowns, and the Panthers scored five touchdowns in a span of…

Wardlaw Academy football rolls past LA
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The Laurens Academy Crusaders’ football team took to the field a day earlier than normal for its second game of the year, but the Wardlaw Patriots proved far too tough to stop in a 62-0 victory at Todd Kirk Field. Wardlaw (2-0) scored on each offensive series except the last one – which was stopped…

This week in area football
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The 2017 prep football season is underway, and for the county’s three area teams the question is how will they use this week’s game to either maintain their momentum, or turn things around. Laurens hits the road this week when it takes on defending Class 3A champion Chapman, while Clinton welcomes Greer to town for…