One game removed from having ended its 23-game losing skid, the latest obstacle thrown in Lugoff-Elgin's path is taking on the strongest teams in Region 4-4A in the final trio of regular season games.
Who needs a fun house or a trip to a haunted house when a visit to Columbia will do the trick?
This was a bath which was nearly three years in the making.
BLYTHEWOOD -- It was a little déjà vu for Lugoff-Elgin on Friday night. But not the good kind.
COLUMBIA --- Suddenly, that 5-1 start to the season seems so long ago.
Louis Clyburn must be wondering what he and his team might have done to deserve the type of treatment they are getting from the football gods.
It might be a hard sell if the North Central football staff did not have visual proof that Eau Claire is not as bad as its 0-7 record would indicate.
This could be a week in which Camden learns plenty about itself.
This is, literally, adding injury to insult.
It was as if the rain cloud which had followed the Lugoff-Elgin football program for more than two years gave way to sunny days and a brighter disposition.
It took just a few seconds for the Camden Military Academy to find out just what type of opponent the Carolina Wildcats would be.
After two sets of Monday's best-of-five match with visiting Andrew Jackson, the only thing host North Central had in common with its rival was the fact that both teams wore pink T-shirts in honor of "Dig Pink" festivities at The Castle in Boonetown.
Through the season's first seven games, Camden has been the ultimate escape artist thanks to getting three of its five victories by three points or less.
Heading into Friday's homecoming game against visiting Pelion, North Central head coach Louis Clyburn said his Knights worked on cleaning up several areas which proved costly to his team in the previous week's loss to Keenan.
The streak is finally over.
With the start of the regular season right around the corner, several Kershaw County spring sports teams will get a jump on their campaigns by playing in pre-season tournaments beginning this weekend in baseball, boys' soccer and girls' soccer.
Before enrolling at Camden High School as a freshman in 2010, Mauric James had never played a down of organized football.
Some people are born to run. Others get their calling to take to the streets in different ways.
John Clarke has spent a good portion of the past several months knocking on doors in and around Kershaw County. But he is not seeking votes nor is he running for public office.
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