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25 Laurens District 55 High School
21 Hanna
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The Junior Varsity improved to 7-1 on the season with a victory Thursday evening at TL Hanna. The Raiders used a strong aerial attack, solid run game, and timely defensive plays to earn the victory.
The Raiders started quickly Thursday night. James Rawl connected with Waldrick Burnside on a 60 yard pass completion to the Hanna 6 yard line. Gemire Darden would cap off he drive with a 6 yard run to find the endzone. Laurens takes an early 6-0 lead. Gemire would would find the endzone later in the first quarter; rushing 5 yards to score. The conversion attempt was unsuccessful. The Raiders would hold a 12-0 lead. After forcing a TL Hanna punt, the Raiders unfortunately turned the ball over; TLH returned the interception for a touchdown. Their PAT was good and the lead was trimmed to 12-7 to end the first quarter.
TL Hanna would strike first in the second quarter. Taking over at mid-field; the Yellow Jackets would drive the ball down the field, scoring on 3rd down. Again, the PAT was good. The score is now 14-12 TL Hanna. James Rawl connected with one of his favorite targets on the very first play from scrimmage on the following possession. Cayson Elledge scored on an 80 yard catch and run. The PAT was no good. Laurens recaptured the lead 18-14. This would be the half-time score as both defenses would hold the remainder of the half.
TL Hanna received the 2nd half kickoff and found the endzone to once again take the lead. After the PAT, Hanna would lead 21-18. Rawl to Elledge proved to be a great combination on the night. Cayson made a spectacular spinning catch while running full speed, maintained balance, and found his way into the endzone for his second score of the night. The conversion attempt was good by Brian Sheffield to give the Raider a 25-21 margin that held to be the final score.
Cayson Elledge would add an interception to give the Raiders another possession. The defense would come up with several big plays on the final drive to force Hanna into long yardage downs. The defense backs would knock down the pass on 4th and long to seal and earn a hard-fought road victory.
The JV Raiders finish the 2019 season with a home contest versus the Easley Green Wave on Thursday, October 31st. The team is now 7-1, 6-0 versus region competition. Game time is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.