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Patriots corral Mustangs on turnovers, offensive assault

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POWDERSVILLE — The 2014 season kicked off in high fashion for the high-flying Patriots of Powdersville High School as they opened the 2014 season with a 41-20 win over the visiting Mustangs of Palmetto.First year starting quarterback Wesley Turner shrugged off the season opening jitters and led the Patriot offense on the ground and through the air, keeping the Mustang defense on its heels all night long and picking up his first career win as a starter.Defensively the Patriots did allow 20 points with most coming after the Powdersville offense had built a strong lead in the game.

 

Wrens heads to Pickens for regional match-up

PICKENS — Undefeated Wren (3-0) will travel to still winless Pickens (0-3) for the first region game for both teams on Friday.Wren is coming off a narrow escape against Easley where despite a 24-0 lead at the half, a late rally brought the Green Wave a touchdown away from victory.According to sources close to the program, Golden Hurricanes Coach Jeff Tate is not taking Pickens lightly despite its winless record. Practices have been intense, focusing on the teamR...

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Liberty, Powdersville set for region opener

LIBERTY — The Powdersville Patriots will take their undefeated record on the road to face a Liberty Red Devils squad :53 shy of undefeated themselves.Powdersville (3-0) is coming off a winning road trip to Travelers Rest to face their first region foe in Liberty, a big game on the region schedule for both teams, while Liberty (2-1) is trying to figure out how a win escaped them in the last minute in last Friday’s loss to Walhalla.

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Easley rallies but comes up short against Wren, 30-25

EASLEY — The Easley Green Wave made an impressive comeback in the second half of Friday’s game and almost overtook the Wren Hurricanes, but ultimately fell just short of victory.Wren (3-0) led Easley (1-3) 24-0 at halftime in a game many feared would be a blowout. Easley’s rally in the third and fourth quarters upped the score to a final of 30-25.“Yeah, the guys are hurting, they’re a little upset,” Easley Coach Greyson Howell said dur...

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Slow start leads to big win for Daniel

CENTRAL — The fourth ranked Daniel Lions hosted a Westside Rams team coming into the game in Central undefeated as well and eventually wore down the upstart Anderson team 24-9.The Daniel defense had two takeaways in the opening quarter to stop drives by the Rams’ offense which seemed unstoppable at the time. As the second quarter opened, the game remained scoreless until Westside was finally able to finish a drive but missed the PAT, taking a 6-0 lead.

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Liberty drops first of season on last-minute rally

WALHALLA— Liberty headed into their road game with Walhalla September 12 with a 2-0 record and a legitimate chance to run that record to 3-0 only to fall prey to a late field goal and a three point loss.In what could have proven very fortuitous for the Razorbacks, a field goal with 4:55 on the clock in the first and a 3-0 lead. Liberty would strike back late in the first half though to open the Red Devils’ scoring with a 45-yard TD catch by Eddie Mathis.As bo...

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Patriots continue winning ways

TRAVELERS REST— The Powdersville Patriots, a team which didn’t have a varsity football program four years ago, continued to show its offensive prowess and maturity beyond the school’s age as they went on the road for a 28-7 win over Travelers Rest to remain undefeated on the year.The Devildogs of Travelers Rest would open the scoring and take a 7-0 lead, taking the opening kick and driving against the Powdersville defense, but that lead wouldn’t last long as...

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Football Super Saturday set for Sept. 20

PICKENS — The annual Football Super Saturday celebration will be hosted by the Pickens Recreation Department on Sept. 20 at the new Pickens High School football stadium.Super Saturday serves as one of the Rec Department’s largest fundraising drives. In the event of inclement weather (lightning, field too wet), games will be cancelled.Gate admission is $1 for everyone excluding players/cheerleaders and coaches. There will be an open grill during the day servin...

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Earnhardt: Time to crank intensity back up

RICHMOND, Va. – Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s victory in the season-opening Daytona 500 took much of the pressure off his team throughout the first 26 races. But Junior knows the time has come to crank the intensity back up.“We’ve been sort of on vacation for 20 weeks. It’s time to get to it,” said Earnhardt, who started 24th and finished 12th at Richmond.In addition to his Daytona win, Earnhardt swept the Sprint Cup Series races at Pocono Race...

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Now that the Chase field is set, it’s time to rate the likely winners

The 26th race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season is over, and the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup field is set.We’re about to get our first look at NASCAR’s new Chase format, which features three elimination rounds and a one-race dash for the title in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.Sixteen drivers are eligible for the championship in the expanded Chase, 13 by winning races and three because of their positions in the standings. But in that f...

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USA Triathlon collegiate nationals headed to Clemson

CLEMSON — USA Triathlon announced this week that the 2015 and 2016 USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championships will be held in Clemson.The 2015 event is scheduled for April 24 and April 25, and more than 120 collegiate clubs from across the United States are expected to compete in three events over two days of competition on the Clemson University campus.USA Triathlon is based in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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Undefeated Wren took down T.L. Hanna 54-40 last Friday at home in a game featuring two high powered offenses. Wren travels to Easley to take on The Green Wave this Friday. Kick off is at 7:30 p.m.

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