Here's hoping that things go better against the team from the other side of town.
One of the several facts which have become evident in the first two weeks of the Camden football season is that the Bulldogs have been slow coming out of the blocks.
For the Camden Military Academy, Saturday marks what may well be the earliest season opener in the history of the program. For visiting New Covenant Christian School, this will be the first football game in the school's history.
It was a big week at Saratoga for horses which were developed in Camden at Frank Wooten stables.
When you are coming off a winless season, it is good to have a short memory.
FLORENCE -- You do the math.
FORT MILL -- There is no mulligan in football, not even a reset button.
When the dust had settled following his team's 51-38 loss to Cheraw in last Saturday afternoon's season opener, Camden head football coach Jimmy Neal said there was plenty to build on.
Even the mere mention of the word "concussion" is enough to give Scott Jones a migraine.
If you think North Central is sweating out its move into the state class AA volleyball ranks, well, you can put those sports drinks and towels away.
For the past four seasons, when the Camden High volleyball team convened for pre-season practice, they may as well have spent a half-day designing a conference championship T-shirt. That was how certain it was that the Lady Bulldogs were going to win the Region 6-AAA title.
There are no "fixer-uppers" on Park Avenue. Anything not up to snuff is bought up or steamrolled.
Comfort can be found in a favorite pair of broken-in shoes or, a home-cooked meal.
This was not the Cardinal Newman team which North Central and head football coach Louis Clyburn signed up to play last winter.
CHERAW – Final exams are not supposed to be given on the first day of school.
Saturday afternoon can't get here soon enough for Will Rice and his Camden Military Academy football team. Only then will the Spartans be able to erase the bad memories from last week's 34-28 loss to the Carolina Wildcats.
It was not going to happen on their watch.
Their offensive numbers may not be as gaudy and they may not have a nationally ranked recruit, but don't think that the Spring Valley squad which will host Lugoff-Elgin tonight is not dangerous.
How long could tonight's North Central at Indian Land football game last? To hear NC head coach Louis Clyburn tell it, fans could return to the cars with the engines still hot from the drive to the contest.
For several weeks, Camden was missing something. And, it perplexed the Bulldogs' coaching staff.
Recovering one onside kick in a game is great. You do it twice and you raise some eyebrows. Getting the hat trick draws the ire of the opposing coach. But when they all happen in the final six minutes of the same game on three successive attempts?
This was not the way she and her Lugoff-Elgin volleyball team would have scripted it, but Jessica Mullins and company still have some unfinished business left in front of themselves in this, the final week of the regular season.
Parris Island can be hell on earth for most United States Marine Corps recruits who are sent there for boot camp as they learn the ropes as to what it takes to be a Marine.
Long snappers are a lot like plumbers. You never realize how much you need one until there is an inch of standing water in your kitchen.
It was business as usual for the football program at Lugoff-Elgin in the early part of the spring and summer.
For almost as long as North Central fans can remember, schools such as Andrew Jackson, Indian Land, Buford and Chesterfield have been the region rivals of the Knights' athletic teams.
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