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Zy'Tavius Todd (1)

Two Laurens County football standouts -- Peyton Pitts of Clinton and Zy’Tavius Todd of LDHS -- have been selected to the North roster for the Touchstone Energy Bowl (AKA the North-South Game) on Dec. 11 in Myrtle Beach at Doug Shaw Stadium.

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Peyton Pitts

The honor is even more prestigious than usual this year because, for the 2nd consecutive year, no Shrine Bowl will be played. Shrine Bowl rosters will be released, but players on those rosters, rendered useless for practical purposes, are understandably eligible for the North-South.

In other words, Pitts and Todd are all-stars of the 1st order.

A junior showcase will also be held in Myrtle Beach on Dec. 10.

Pitts, a rugged tackle who stands 6-6 and weighs 295, is being considered by The Citadel, Coastal Carolina, Furman and Wofford, among others. He has played a crucial role on both sides of the ball for the 7-1 Red Devils.

Todd, a running back-linebacker, has made 52 tackles and scored 4 touchdowns for the 3-3 Raiders.

Clinton’s playoff-bound tennis team closed out the regular season on Monday with a 6-0 victory over Emerald.

The Red Devils (8-2, 8-2 Region 3-3A) finished as the region’s runner-up and play at home in the playoffs on Thursday at 5.

Singles --Mary Catherine Dailey defeated Riley Carson 6 – 1, 6 – 0. Chandler Dailey defeated Lane Alfred 6 – 0, 6 – 0. Gracie Spangler defeated Hallie McArthur 6 – 0, 6 – 0. Reese Gowan defeated Makalia Tucker 6 – 0, 6 – 0. Kimora Wesley defeated Virginia Campbell 6 – 1, 6 – 0.

Doubles --Gracie Wiggins-Libby Dailey defeated Mallory Robson-Hope Tesserman 6 – 1, 6 – 0.

One point cost Clinton (7-1) two spots in the S.C. Prep Media Poll as Chapman (5-2), which defeated Clinton 28-27, switched places with the Red Devils. The Panthers are now 3rd and the Red Devils 5th.

Class 4A has a new top-ranked team in Greenville.

First-place votes are listed in parentheses.

Class 5A: 1. Dutch Fork (17); 2. Fort Dorchester; 3. Gaffney; 4. Hanna; 5. Northwestern; 6. Sumter; 7. Lexington; 8. Spring Valley; 9. Hillcrest; 10. Byrnes.

Class 4A: 1. Greenville (6); 2. Myrtle Beach (8); 3. South Pointe; 4. A.C. Flora (3); 5. Greenwood; 6. South Florence; 7. York; 8. Irmo; 9. West Florence; 10. May River.

Class 3A: 1. Daniel (17); 2. Dillon; 3. Chapman; 4. Camden; 5. Clinton; 6. Powdersville;  7. Lower Richland 8. Brookland-Cayce 9. Aynor 10. Gilbert Others receiving votes: Chester, Oceanside Collegiate

Class 2A: 1. Abbeville (16); 2. Gray (1); 3. Silver Bluff; 4. Marion; 5. Timberland; 6. Phillip Simmons; 7. Christ Church; 8. Barnwell; 9. Saluda; 10. Wade Hampton.

Class A: 1. Southside Christian (17); 2. Bamberg-Ehrhardt; 3. Lamar; 4. Baptist Hill; 5. Whale Branch; 6. Ridge Spring-Monetta; 7. Lake View ;8. Dixie; 9. Hannah-Pamplico; 10. Green Sea-Floyds.