You don't become aa successful a coach as Paige Wilson is by leaving things to chance.
North Central will host its first state playoff game since the 1994 season when the Knights welcome arch-rival Andrew Jackson to Boonetown for Friday's first round AA Division II Upper State contest.
Louis Clyburn has been told by several people about when, in 1984, North Central played and lost a game to eventual state champion Woodruff, 34-7, in the third round of the state class AA playoffs.
Nothing to win. Nothing to lose.
It would be easy for Camden and head coach Jimmy Neal to look to the heavens and ask, "Why us?"
When you have played nine games and have nothing to show for your hard work and effort on Friday nights, it is not easy to return to the practice field the following Monday.
With one last chance to get that first victory, Camden Military Academy head football coach Will Rice tried to tug at his players' emotions for Saturday's season finale.
Of all the times for an injury to strike, this was the worst.
Early last week, North Central head coach Louis Clyburn was feeling pretty good about his team's ability to host a first round state playoff game with a victory in either of the Knights' final two regular season games.
The destiny of a football team sometimes has an interesting way of revealing itself.
Who could have blamed Westwood for looking a bit confused as they took the field for the final play of the game on Friday.
This is one game ball which Camden head coach Jimmy Neal wants the referee to return to him after the final horn sounds.
Nobody will ever accuse Columbia High head coach Kemper Amick of ducking people.
It has been 13 games since McBee has come out on the long end of a final score. The last time that happened? In week five of the 2011 season in a 40-22 win over … the Camden Military Academy.
Like sands through the hour glass so are Lugoff-Elgin's chances of earning a post-season playoff berth, not to mention picking up that elusive first win of the season.
Less than enthralled with Tyler Jordan's first at-bat in Tuesday night's game with visiting Richland Northeast, Camden head baseball coach Denny Beckley had no complaints following his second baseman's second trip to the plate. And after the third, the Bulldog boss was ecstatic.
An athlete is an athlete is an athlete.
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