FRIDAY SPORTS: HS Football tonight; Clowney misses practice; Clemson heads north

*Another night of Golden Corner High School Football is on tap Friday evening. WGOG will broadcast from Warrior Field in Westminster, as West-Oak plays host to Belton-Honea Path in Western AAA play. Our coverage begins with the Northland Communications Pre-game Show from Westminster at 7:00 PM. Kick off is set for 7:30 PM. Elsewhere Friday night, Seneca is at home to host Palmetto, while Walhalla is home against Emerald. You can hear all the scores from around the Palmetto State following our game on the Edwards Auto Sale Scoreboard Show with Tony Medlin.

*South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney did not practice Thursday because of bruised ribs. The injury isn’t expected to keep him off the field for Saturday’s game against Kentucky. So far Clowney has dealt with a stomach bug, bone spurs, flu like symptoms and now bruised ribs this season. The Gamecocks kick off against Kentucky at Williams-Brice Stadium Saturday night at 7:38 PM.

*Elsewhere Saturday, Clemson heads to the Carrier Dome to face Syracuse at 3:36 PM on ABC. It’s the first ACC game of the season for the Orange. And, on 96.3 WGOG, the Furman Paladins return home for only the second time this season as the Paladins host the Elon Phoenix. Kick-off is set for 1:30 PM, with coverage beginning with the Paladin Tailgate Show from the Barnes and Noble on the Furman campus.

*The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 6-1 Thursday night in Atlanta to take the first game of their best-of-five National League Division Series. Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw struck out 12 over seven innings, and two of their runs came on a two-run homer by Adrian Gonzalez. Game 2 will be played Friday at 6:00 PM at Turner Field.

*The St. Louis Cardinals rolled over the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-1 Thursday night at home in St. Louis to take the opening game of their best-of-five National League Division Series. Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright allowed just one run on three hits in seven innings and struck out nine. Game 2 will be played Friday night.

*The Cleveland Browns topped the Buffalo Bills 34-27 Thursday night in a game that saw both teams lose their quarterbacks from the game to knee injuries. Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer suffered a potentially serious right knee injury when he was hit during a scramble in the first quarter, and Bills quarterback EJ Manuel left the game after being hit in the right knee with a helmet on a run in the third quarter.