Touchdown Club Names Laurens Academy Senior, Clarence Bertoli, Player of the Week

October 24, 2022

The Laurens County Touchdown Club announced that for games played on October 21st, the Player of the Week is senior running back and special teams player Clarence Bertoli of Laurens Academy.

Bertoli is senior running back for Laurens Academy as the Crusaders defeated their rival Newberry Academy by a score of 68 – 27 last Friday night in Newberry.  Laurens Academy will host Richard Winn in its regular season finale this Friday night.

Bertoli scored 7 touchdowns total; 5 touchdowns through the air and rushing for 2 touchdowns on the night for the Crusaders.  He had 9 catches for 226 yards and 5 TDs, as well as 5 rushes for 78 yards and 2 TDs. Bertoli also had 3 solo tackles and kicked the ball well all night with one touchback.

Laurens Academy Head Coach Travis Plowden stated, “Clarence was phenomenal in a rivalry game with a playoff birth at stake.  He was by far the most dominant player of the night.  He ran the ball tough all night and when our defense struggled he had an immediate answer for each score they had.”

The Laurens County Touchdown Club will honor Clarence on November 3 at the bi-monthly Touchdown Club meeting.  The meeting will be at noon at The Ridge in Laurens.  Player of the Week awards this year are presented by Farm Bureau Insurance of Laurens County.

The November 3rd meeting will feature former Head Football Coach Mike Ayers of Wofford College.  Coach Ayers was recently inducted into the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame.

The Laurens County Touchdown Club meets every other Thursday throughout the football season at The Ridge located in Laurens at 301 Exchange Road and the public is invited.  Tickets can be purchased at the door for $15. All meetings are at Noon.