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COVID-19, or more likely the Delta variant, has affected but not canceled the Laurens Raiders’ participation in the Joe Turbeville Jamboree at Irmo on Friday night.

Two teams have pulled out, leaving the Yellow Jackets to host the Raiders at 7 p.m.

Originally Laurens was to have faced May River.

Richland-Lexington School District 5 upholds rather stringent entrance requirements – metal detector, clear bags only, etc. – at its game, and they will be in effect for the Laurens-Irmo exhibition.

 Clinton is scheduled to take on Riverside in the Saturday jamboree at Greer High School at 5.

 The Laurens junior varsity matchup against T.L. Hanna, previously scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 19, has been canceled.