The Laurens Raiders will open the 2020 football season in a new classification, a new region and a schedule filled with unfamiliar faces.
Laurens moves down to AAAA and will play in Region 2 with Greenwood, Greenville, Eastside and Greer. The 2020 schedule has just three teams that the Raiders played a year ago, Clinton, TL Hanna and Greenwood.
The Raiders open the season in Week Zero, August 21, with a home game against TL Hanna. The Yellow Jackets finished last season 7-3 and lost to the Raiders 33-23.
Laurens will travel to Clinton on Aug. 28 for a matchup with the Red Devils. The Raiders won last year, 28-0.
On Sept. 4, Laurens will take on Union County in Union. The Yellow Jackets were 10-4 a year ago and lost in the third round of the AAA playoffs.
A third game of a 3-game road trip is at Daniel on Sept. 11. The Lions finished the 2019 season 11-1 and lost in the third round of the playoffs.
Laurens will host River Bluff on Sept. 18. The Gators were 9-3 a year ago.
After a bye week on Sept. 25, Laurens will open region play at Greenwood on Oct. 2. The Raiders will face their former head coach Chris Liner. The Eagles finished last season 6-5 and lost to Laurens 21-7.
Laurens will play at home on three consecutive weeks, starting with Greenville on Oct. 9. The Red Raiders were 10-3 last year and lost in the third round of the playoffs.
On Oct. 16, Laurens will host Eastside. The Eagles finished last year with a record of 8-3.
Laurens goes out of their region on Oct. 23 with a matchup against White Knoll. The Timberwolves were 6-4 a year ago.
The regular season finale will feature a game at Greer on Oct. 30. The Yellow Jackets were 4-8 last year.
Laurens Raiders 2020 Football Schedule
Aug. 21 – TL Hanna
Aug. 28 - @ Clinton
Sept. 4 - @ Union County
Sept. 11 - @ Daniel
Sept. 18 – River Bluff
Sept. 25 – BYE
Oct. 2 - @ Greenwood
Oct. 9 – Greenville
Oct. 16 – Eastside
Oct. 23 – White Knoll
Oct. 30 @ Greer