This notes package is made up of two football Tigers, Yellow Jackets and Panthers. They were the District 55 middle-school games played on Thursday at K.C. Hanna Stadium.
They are why the section is called “Raiders, Etc.”
Laurens Middle mainly outmanned Sanders, 32-6, the Tigers dressing many more players in the informal “city championship.”
Travilous Austin scored four touchdowns on runs of 14, 29, 6 and 70 yards. Early in the fourth quarter, Zion Jackson hit Jyande Higgins on a 25-yard pass.
The Yellow Jackets scored with 6.3 seconds remaining on Ny’King Pitts' 46-yard catch of a Nige’re Brown pass.
Gray Court-Owings came from behind to defeat Hickory Tavern 14-6 in the nightcap. The Tigers and Panthers played a scoreless first, but Hickory Tavern took the lead in the third quarter on Mason Tinsley’s 5-yard score.
It took GC-O only a play to take the lead as Jireh Brown scored on a 50-yard and gave the Tigers the lead on a conversion run.
Brown’s encore was even longer, a touchdown run of 65 yards on GC-O’s next possession.