It has been three years since North Central met Buford in a regular season football game. That does not mean, however, that the two rivals are strangers.
Will Rice refused to use the previous week's emotional 20-14 loss to neighboring North Central as a crutch for a possible letdown heading into Camden Military Academy's road contest at East Clarendon last Friday night.
Decked out in new camouflaged-themed game jerseys in honor of Military Appreciation Night, Camden went old school in its 14-0 win over previously unbeaten Lancaster last Friday night at Zemp Stadium.
Let's see, now. Two weeks ago, East Clarendon lost to North Central, 28-6. Last Friday, Camden Military Academy was edged by North Central, 20-14.
This is not the team which Camden head coach Jimmy Neal thought he would see when he agreed to play Lancaster last winter.
Louis Clyburn had a good feeling as he led North Central back onto the field for the second half of Friday's game with in-county rival Camden Military Academy. Across the way, his opposite number and CMA head coach Will Rice, was hoping against hope that his Spartans could finish the job.
FLORENCE -- Another close encounter with the win column for Lugoff-Elgin, but it ends with the same result. Just like in last week's 21-14 loss to Nation Ford, this game ended with a tight, hard fought loss.
Usually, when a team loses a quarterback to injury, their following week opponent is left to wonder what they will be going up against with a new face under center.
When Camden Military headed to North Central last season, it was a trip into the great unknown for the visitors who were playing with an almost totally revamped roster and without a game under its belt.
Trailing 22-16 in the first set of Tuesday's Region 4-AA show with visiting Andrew Jackson, North Central volleyball coach Andy Johnson took a look at the scoreboard and, as always, noticed that aside from the score the only numbers in the time section were those counting down the one minute allowed for a time out.
If they decide to make another Mission Impossible sequel, the producers may want to take a look at using Liza Boyd to play some type of a role in the movie.
There's gold in the clay of the Bluegrass State.
By TOM DIDATO
After playing visiting East Clarendon to a standoff in a scoreless first quarter, North Central head football coach Louis Clyburn briefly thought of reworking his team's schedule the next time around.
Sometimes good, just isn't good enough.
No trick. No treat.
A team which will include Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan, KCSD attorneys, Camden High School (CHS) Principal Dan Matthews and CHS head football coach and athletic director Jimmy Neal will appeal the Bulldogs football team's post-season ban before the S.C. High School League (SCHSL) Executive Committee at 2 p.m. Thursday in Columbia.
It was business as usual for the football program at Lugoff-Elgin in the early part of the spring and summer.
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