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Point Taken

COLUMBIA -- It's a mantra which football coaches preach on the practice field, in the locker room and, on the sidelines: "Don't take a play off."

October 07, 2013 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Wildcats outlast Demons, 48-28

LEXINGTON -- The unstoppable force against the immovable object.

October 07, 2013 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-i (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


High-flying Raiders upend Knights, 40-12

If you call an entire team emptying the bench to celebrate a touchdown in the end zone and a group of school-aged youngsters working the chains and then, leaving their duties during the middle of the game then, yes, this was your typical Friday scene at Bolden Stadium in Columbia.

October 07, 2013 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Dogs head to Flora for 4-AAA opener

You would think this would be the week in which Jimmy Neal would turn himself into a street corner preacher and talk to his team about retribution and, an eye for an eye.

October 04, 2013 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


NC expects to have its hands full with Esaw and Keenan

A word of caution to those attending tonight's North Central football game with Keenan at Bolden Stadium in Columbia: Watch out for flying footballs.

October 04, 2013 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Well-rested Spartans eyeing first win of season

Just when it looked like the Camden Military Academy football team was beginning to put the pieces together, they, temporarily, had the rug pulled from under their feet.

October 04, 2013 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


Demons hoping to finish the job against Lexington

Getting there.

October 04, 2013 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Hampton's 4 TDs helps Dogs to 48-20 win

SUMTER --- So much for that post-rivalry letdown.

September 30, 2013 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Knights get past Vols, 20-19

Four years and five meetings ago, Andrew Jackson handed North Central a 50-0 loss. Since then, the Knights have been playing catch-up to their neighboring rivals.

September 30, 2013 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Demons lose lead, heartbreaker to Wolves

All that stood between Lugoff-Elgin and winning its first game of the season and ending one of the toughest dry spells this program has seen was 30 seconds.

September 30, 2013 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


L-E putting young faces in key places

Let's put this in academic terms.

September 27, 2013 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle


Dogs seek to avoid letdown at Lakewood

It may not be on the same scale as an overzealous reveler on New Year's Day, but Camden, too, could be feeling the effects of a hangover.

September 27, 2013 | Tom Didato | Camden High/Middle


Not-so-lucky Knights ready to turn things around against AJ

As he watched clips from his team's first four games of the season, North Central head football coach Louis Clyburn noted that with a little luck, here or there, his team could well be carrying a 4-0 record into tonight's annual battle with rival Andrew Jackson rather than the 2-2 record which the Knights sport.

September 27, 2013 | Tom Didato | North Central High/Middle


Dogs finish fast in 35-7 win over L-E

When we last left the Camden vs. Lugoff-Elgin game, the first half of that contest of a year ago saw neither team being able to slow down the other.

September 23, 2013 | Tom Didato | Sports


Wolverines hold off CMA, 20-18

Moral victories have long since gone the way of the Edsel at Camden Military Academy.

September 23, 2013 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


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Articles By Author - Tom Didato


L-E eyes a home 4A playoff game

This is hardly the time for Lugoff-Elgin to be licking its wounds following last week's 33-10 loss to Hartsville in a game which could ...

October 20, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


NC needs 2 wins and a little help

ams which have been working out in the heat and humidity which have enveloped South Carolina since the start of practice in the summer.

October 20, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


CMA seeks to avoid injuries against McBee

Playing a football game after a four and a half-hour bus ride is hardly the optimal situation for football players. Nonetheless, Camden Military Academy came ...

October 20, 2017 | Tom Didato | Camden Military


I's U.S. vs. the world in Grand National

America's best steeplechase horses in training will be challenged by an invasion of overseas runners in Saturday's $400,000 Grand National (Gr. 1 ...

October 20, 2017 | By DON CLIPPINGER | Equine


A bundle of dynamite

There is nary a drop of oil on the floor of Adam Romero's garage at his Elgin home … and with good reason.

October 20, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Knights fall in shootout, 41-36

Sometimes, it is the guy you know little to nothing about who will hurt you the most.

October 17, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Mistakes doom Dogs in 35-14 loss

When things are going right, mistakes like these do not come back to haunt a team.

October 17, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


Hartsville bottles up L-E in 6-4A showdown, 33-10

KELLYTOWN -- Speed kills.

October 17, 2017 | By TYLER CUPP Special to the C-I (Camden, S.C.) | Sports


L-E’s Campbell earns berth in Shrine Bowl

Lugoff-Elgin senior offensive lineman Wyatt Campbell has been named to the 44-player South Carolina Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas' football team

October 10, 2017 | Tom Didato | Sports


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