Senior Night wasn’t bad for the Laurens Academy Crusaders, but ultimately it wasn’t successful.

Wardlaw (3-4) defeated LA 28-16.

Clarence Bertoli scored both touchdowns, and Garrett Murphy connected with Cal Robertson for a pair of 2-point conversions.

Laurens Academy (1-8) closes the season at Newberry Academy on Friday night.


Clinton boys' cross country

Clinton High won its 3rd boys’ Region 3-3A cross country championship in four years, and the girls won it for the first time ever.

The boys held off a strong Chapman team, scoring 38 points to the Panthers’ 47. Behind them, in order, were Broome (61), Woodruff (92) and Emerald (127).

Named all-region for the Red Devils were Charlie Cody, with a time of 17:55; William Reid with at 18:19; Keenan Dominick at 18:21; and Hayden Stinson at 18:32.

Joey Ardelt ran 18:41 and also scored for Clinton.


Clinton girls' cross country team

Elizabeth Reid finished 2nd in the girls’ race, setting a school record in the 5K at 20:01.

The Red Devils needed every second to edge Broome by a single point, 53-54. Reid was all-region along with Dorothy Trent, who finished 7th at 23:03. Junia Nolan finished 13th at 24:36, Danielle Trent 15th at 25:07, and Ada Tiller 16th at 25:11.

Trailing the Red Devils and Centurions in order were Woodruff (66), Chapman (66) and Emerald (125).

Laurens advanced to the 2nd round of the Class 4A playoffs by shutting out Lancaster 7-0.

The Raiders head to Columbia to face A.C. Flora on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.

Having lost two home games to COVID-19 and only one left in the regular season, Laurens High will commemorate both homecoming and senior night on Friday night at K.C. Stadium versus Greer.

It’s a crucial game for playoff seeding. It’s also going to have a jam-up pregame and halftime.

Senior football players, cheerleaders and band member will be honored before the game, beginning at 6:45.

The homecoming court will be honored during halftime.