Sports Report for Monday, 11-18-2013

Local sports:


  • Daniel 31 – Clinton 7… The Red Devils’ football season came to an end last Friday night as they lost to the Daniel Lions in Central by a score of 31-7… The Red Devils generated more total offense than the Lions (310 – 295) but could just not quite get the key play when needed… Daniel went up 10-0 before Matthias Williams put Clinton of the board in the 2nd period on a 28 yard TD run with Matt Craven adding the extra point… Daniel added another score in the first half to make it 17-7 going into the locker room and then added single scores in the 3rd and 4th periods… Clinton did have 1 fumble in the game that led to a Lion scores and only had 3 penalties on the night but they just came at the most inopportune times… The loss broke the Red Devils 5 game winning streak that had powered them to 2nd place in Region 3-AAA  and a first round playoff win after going without a win in the first 6 games of the season… The team and coaching staff are to be congratulated for the fine second half of the season after the slow start… For complete game statistics and play-by-play account of the game, click on the following 2 links: Clinton at Daniel Stats 11152013Play By Play Clinton at Daniel 11152013


  • North Augusta 42 – Laurens 11… Turnovers were the Achilles heel of the Raiders last Friday night down at North Augusta as they had 5 of them all of which set up Yellow Jacket scoring opportunities as they took a 42-11 win over the Raiders thus ending their season with a 6-6 record… The Raiders had an interception on their 1st possession which set the Jackets up at the Laurens 7-yard line from where they scored on the first play.. Laurens responded on their next possession driving to the N.A. 8-yard line but had to settle for a 22-yard field goal by Irvin Angeles… That would be the Raiders only points of the first half as the Yellow Jackets took a 35-3 lead into the halftime break… Two interceptions and a fumble in the opening half set N.A. up in Raider territory which they then converted into points… Laurens opened the 3rd quarter by going 65 yards and scoring on a 59-yard TD pass from hammer Walker to Quin Suber…  Kevin dean then tossed a 2 point conversion for the Raiders last score of the night… The Raider defense held the Jackets to a single score in the final period to make the final 42-11… The Raiders did manage 12 more yards of total offense than the Jackets (373 – 361) but also had more penalty yards which also helped to stymie the Raiders offense… Click on the following for complete game statistics:  Laurens at North Augusta game reports 11-15-13


  • Denver 27 – Kansas City 17… In case you did not stay up to see it last night, the Broncos defeated the Chiefs 27-17 last night in Denver.
  • Panthers Play Tonight… The Carolina Panthers will host the New England Patriots tonight in a Monday Night Football game that can be seen on ESPN at 8:40… The Panthers come into the game on a 5-game winning streak.


College Notes:

  •  PC: Basketball Double Header… The PC women will host Columbia College tonight at 5:00 pm and the men will host Toccoa Falls at 7:45… Both games are at the Templeton Center. 

This & That:

  • Laurens County Touchdown Club… The next meeting of the Laurens County Touchdown Club will be Friday November 22nd at Lakeside Country Club at noon… In addition to the local high school coaches recapping games from the last two weeks they will also bring their standout players from those games… Coach Harold Nichols of PC is also scheduled to be there also bringing players and recapping the recent Blue Hose games… The featured speakers will be will Merritt Clemson football color commentator and Todd Ellis Voice of the Gamecocks. … It is not too late to join the club… Call Marlene Owen at 833-2716 for more information. 

FYI / Community Interest:

Clinton YMCA:

  • Basketball & Cheerleading: Registration is now open for Youth Basketball and Cheerleading which will start December 19th… There will be age appropriate groupings for youth ages 5-12 in basketball and for grades K5-6th grade for cheerleading…  You can register at the reception desk during normal Y business hours… Pre-registration is required and you must register by Thursday December 12th… Click on the following link for much more information about the basketball and cheerleading programs or call the Y at 833-1555.: Clinton YMCA Basketball and Cheerleading 2013-14
  • Laurens YMCA: Basketball:  Registration is now open for youth basketball at the Laurens YMCA… The season will begin January 6th, 2014 and the registration deadline is December 15th… There will be age appropriate groups for youth ages 3 – 15… You can register at Member Services during normal business hours or contact Josie Parker at… For more complete information click on the following: Laurens YMCA Basketball 2013-14 


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