Awesome Bet, developed in Camden at Kip Elser's Kirkwood Stables, finished second behind Prayer for Relief in Saturday's $500,000 Super Derby at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans.
Maybe, this trading one opponent for another is not the best idea.
Just when it looked like North Central was going to make its move against rival Andrew Jackson, the Volunteers came up with a trump card.
IRMO – One offense was balanced. The other simply struggled to move the chains.
Like a poker player not satisfied with the cards he drew the first few turns around the table, Lugoff-Elgin football coach Scott Jones has used this week of practice to shuffle the deck for what he hopes will be a winning hand.
He smiled as he talked about his current team and his former team, which will meet tonight for the third time on the football field since Louis Clyburn left as head coach at Andrew Jackson after one season to take the reins at North Central, which is a hop, skip and a jump from his boyhood home.
Thanks to last Friday's thunderstorm north of Kershaw County, an error in scheduling and a fortuitous opening, the Camden Military Academy football team will play a game tonight.
Faye Wakefield missed just one game, but still had to go to the tie-breaker before winning the last week's Chronicle-Independent football contest.
Two days after being waived by the New England Patriots, former Camden High and Clemson standout Thomas Austin was signed by the Houston Texans as part of their 53-man roster.
Patrons who are on the mailing list for the Marion DuPont Scott Colonial Cup Steeplechase Races should be receiving their invitations to this year's event sometime this week as officials at the race office were putting the invites into the mail on Tuesday afternoon.
When then-junior Chad Hampton ran off with the class A state boys' cross country title in 2009, he put North Central on the state running map.
Through the first two games of the season, North Central has amassed nearly as many yards in total offense as it did during its entire 2009 campaign. At least, that is the way it seems to third-year Knights head coach Louis Clyburn.
FLORENCE -- One would have to go back more than a decade in order to find a more disappointing offensive effort than that turned in by Camden in Thursday's 30-7 loss to West Florence on Thursday night at Memorial Stadium.
When you have a football team which has only been in pads for some 10 days playing an opponent with two full games under its belt, the last thing you want is to get off to a slow start.
COLUMBIA -- Little did Spring Valley wide out Craig Steedley realize that when he dragged his feet inside the end zone in laying out to make a 19-yard touchdown reception in the waning seconds of the first half of Friday's game with visiting Lugoff-Elgin, he took down the hosts' upset plans with him.
How long has it been since North Central opened the football season with a victory? Well, the last school which the Knights beat to kick off a campaign is no longer in existence.
As if this pre-season has not been a rush job already for interim Lugoff-Elgin head football coach Dave Thomas, he had one week less than normal to work with in preparing the Demons for tonight's Week Zero game with Camden in the Mid-Carolina Credit Union Kickoff Classic.
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.
Jamborees are hardly the occasion to show a conference opponent your playing hand. But after watching Buford grind its way to 50 yards in an 11-snap opening drive, North Central head coach Louis Clyburn had no other choice than to switch into game mode.
Jimmy Neal has been around Camden High football long enough to know what is thought to be a harbinger of bad things for the upcoming regular season is winning your portion of the Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree.
Since last Tuesday's scheduled scrimmage with Hartsville and Lower Richland was cancelled by that day's storm, Lugoff-Elgin entered Friday's 39th annual Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree with one scrimmage under its belt.
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.
Before they left following Wednesday morning's off-season contioning session, members of the Lugoff-Elgin football team took a knee and listened to their head coach who was in his third full day on the job.
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