Sports stuff where it’s probably just me …
LEXINGTON -- Laurens almost yanked victory from the jaws of defeat on Friday night, but River Bluff’s 21-14, 3-overtime triumph was mainly a matter of the Raiders playing hard but not well.
With a sea of red fans and homecoming taking place at Wilder Stadium Friday night, the Clinton Red Devils did not disappoint as they stormed through the Blue Ridge Fighting Tigers 49-7.
There are things you get to do in a 68-3 win that you can’t do otherwise. Things such as giving every player dressed for the game a chance to get on the field and lining up offensive and defensive lineman in the backfield and giving them some carries.
Seldom has a football stat sheet been cleaned as completely as Clinton in a 51-0 victory over Calhoun County at Wilder Stadium on Friday night.
A rude visitor from Clinton came to fight on Friday night at K.C. Hanna Stadium. Laurens was a prickly host, and it was no social affair, this annual* Laurens County football championship from a field of two.
Prior to Friday night’s showdown between the Clinton Red Devils and the Laurens Raiders, the cross country teams at both schools held their annual Football Run on Thursday afternoon beginning at Wilder Stadium in Clinton.
In front of a decent sampling of fans drawn to see and meet the Blue Hose at Bailey Memorial Stadium, Presbyterian held a Blue-White team scrimmage in which the Blue team ran over the White team 42-7 Saturday afternoon.
On a hot and humid August Friday night, T.L. Hanna narrowly escaped a week 0 upset against the Laurens Raiders as Fletcher Cothran batted away two straight passes that would have put Laurens ahead,
The Red Devils’ running backs combined for 30 carries with 306 yards and 6 touchdowns as Clinton ran over the Pendleton Bulldogs Friday night, 48-24, in front of a near-capacity crowd at Wilder Stadium.
After a frantic warmup in which Irmo edged Laurens 28-21 in a 2-quarter jamboree, Raiders head coach Daryl Smith reminded his team that a half did not a football game make.
It just takes eight at a time to play football at Laurens Academy, but when the Crusaders open the season at home Friday night versus Faith Christian School of Summerville, they won’t have but two to spare.
GREER – Frank Howard, the Clemson coach, said a tie was like kissing your sister. The kids playing football for Clinton and Riverside may have never seen one.
Friends, are you like me? Do you have this sensation that everything is spinning out of control? I’m talking about everything, but as sports happens to be my little bailiwick, I shall proceed there.