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Jishun Copeland

Jishun Copeland, yet another of the all-around football players who have been players of the week this season, is this week’s Laurens County Touchdown Club choice for his performance in Clinton’s 41-20 victory over Newberry.

The Red Devils are now 5-0 heading into Friday night’s Region 3-3A showdown with the Union County Yellow Jackets.

The junior running back rushed 12 times for 95 yards and 2 touchdowns versus the Bulldogs. On defense he made 3 solo tackles. The Clinton coaches credited Copeland for his strong blocking performance in the Red Devils’ motion offense.

The TD Club will honor Copeland on Oct. 7 at the next meeting, scheduled for noon at The Ridge in Laurens. The club meets on every other Thursday throughout the season.

Former Clinton head football coach and athletics director Keith Richardson represents the county’s legends as guest speaker on Oct. 7. Richardson won 6 state championships and won 239 games while leading the Red Devils.

Tickets can be purchased at the door for $15. All meetings are at noon.