Sophomore Bryson James – who plays running back on offense, linebacker on defense and special teams – is this week’s Player of the Week as selected by the Laurens County Touchdown Club.
The Clinton Red Devils concluded their 2020 football season this past Friday night. The Devils finished strong as they defeated Strom Thurmond by a score of 38–6 at Wilder Stadium.
James does it all. He is tenacious and “has an unstoppable motor.” He recorded 47 points on the Red Devil Headhunter chart with 4 tackles, 1 for loss, 4 quarterback hurries, 2 sacks, 1 caused fumble, 1 fumble recovery, 1 defensive TD and 1 pass break-up. He even led all rushers with one carry for 77 yards.
“Bryson is a pleasure to coach and I look forward to seeing him make even more big plays in the future,” Red Devil head coach Corey Fountain said.
James’ play this year is one of many reasons why Clinton football fans are excited about 2021.
The Laurens County Touchdown Club will honor Bryson at the meeting on Nov 19, at which time it will be College Football Day. Coach Tommy Spangler of Presbyterian College will be speaking as well as Connor Shaw from the University of South Carolina and Al Richard from Clemson University. Richard also played for Clinton High School.
The Touchdown Club meets every other Thursday throughout the football season and the public is invited to attend. Tickets are $10 at the door.
The LCTD Club is proud to honor our local high school players each week for their Friday Night performances.
Previous winners of player of the week were Judson Watkins, Diamonte Grant, Carson Venable, Clarence Bertoli and Thomas Lowry, all of Laurens Academy.
Previous winner of player of the week for Laurens High School was Jayden McGowan.
Previous winners for Clinton High School were Hezekiah Kinard and Jykorie Gary.