For a team still searching for that first win, a week off can be a good thing or, a bad one.
New student orientation, at most schools, is held either in the final few day(s) leading up to the new school year or, on the first day of classes.
Five years ago, when he was the head coach at Andrew Jackson, Louis Clyburn saw the Volunteers score the first touchdown of the night against Eau Claire, which proceeded to fold up like a card table.
It will be homecoming at Camden High tonight, but the football game will give the Bulldog faithful a look into the future.
Noble Tune, a 2-year-old colt by Unbridled's Song, looks as if his next start may well be in the $1 million Juvenile Turf race at the 2012 Breeders' Cup to be run at Santa Anita Park on Saturday, Nov. 3.
Looking into his players' eyes told Louis Clyburn all he needed to know as to the character of his North Central football team.
HOPKINS --- When the clean-up crew gets to the visitors' locker room at Lower Richland High School, there is a good chance they may find some items left behind by the Camden football team from halftime of Friday night's game.
COLUMBIA -- Richland Northeast came up with some big plays early and held on to defeat Lugoff-Elgin in Friday's Region 4-AAA opener at Harry Parone Stadium, 21-14.
Now that conference play is here, Lugoff-Elgin head coach Scott Jones has used the week heading into tonight's Region 4-4A opener at Richland Northeast to give his entire team a facelift.
Camden wants what Lower Richland already has.
If there was any good which came out of last week's 39-0 loss to Keenan for North Central, it was the fact that the Knights got a feel for the speed of some of the teams they will face in Region 3-AA over the next four weeks.
Lugoff-Elgin may not have a win, but the Demons do have plenty of heart.
All football games start with an official's whistle. This one should have kicked off with the dropping of a green flag.
Obviously, Keenan is not superstitious.
It used to be, a game with A.C. Flora meant plenty of playing time for the Camden second- and third-teamers while the starters, would sometimes watch the second half proceedings sans shoulder pads.
In this era in which virtually any game can be seen on television at almost any time, sports other than the big three of baseball, football and basketball have found their own niche with either longstanding or, new fans.
There had been colder and wetter Colonial Cup race days, but maybe not as many sunny or, brisk ones as Saturday's 45th edition of the Camden fall classic contested over the Springdale Racecourse.
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