On Tuesday night, the Clinton Red Devils travel to Laurens to take on the Raiders to open the regular season. The Raiders came out strong, scoring two goals in the first 10 minutes. Clinton struggled to piece together an offensive attack, and the Laurens lead held through the half. The Devils came out rejuvenated in the second half, only to concede yet another goal in the first few minutes. However, Clinton midfielder Luke Mann answered quickly with a powerful free kick to get the Devils on the board. This sparked an offensive outburst for the Devils, who added five more goals (Snelgrove 2, Case, Mann 2, Nelson) in the second half to blow by the Raiders with a final score of 6 to 4.
The two teams will face off again on the 17th. Clinton returns to action this Thursday, hosting Dixie High School at Wilder Stadium.