So close but yet so far away.
An uncatchable fourth down pass landed harmlessly on the Camden sidelines with a little more than four minutes left in Friday's 25-20 loss to visiting Chapin, with the bouncing ball went the host Bulldogs' AAA playoff chances.
His players huddled around him following last week's loss to Westwood, Camden head coach Jimmy Neal told his Bulldogs that their playoff chances were probably done and the game with Chapin would, more than likely, be for pride and, for the seniors.
All Will Rice wants from his Camden Military Academy football team come late Saturday afternoon is for his players to play hard for all 48 minutes of that day's game with visiting Rabun Gap and then, let the chips fall where they may.
With all that has been written and/or said about Spring Valley and its prolific offense this season, you might have thought that Lugoff-Elgin head football coach Scott Jones would have a pile of "Please excuse from practice" letters on his desk.
What can speed do for you?
Camden High offensive tackle Mauric James was selected to play in the 2013 Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl in Myrtle Beach on Saturday, Dec. 14.
Led by a 20th place finish from senior Jordan Wood, the Camden High girls' cross country team finished fifth in last Wednesday's Region 4-AAA championship held at Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site.
BLYTHEWOOD -- Lugoff-Elgin had no answer on defense for a potent Blythewood offensive attack.
BLYTHEWOOD – It was as if Westwood stole the sheet music which Camden was playing off of in the first half, leaving the Bulldogs out of tune in the second 24 minutes of Friday's Region 4-AAA pairing at Richland District 2 Stadium.
COLUMBIA – There is no way, even in this day and age of new math, that three feet equals 101 yards.
Victories, even those which put an end to a 20-game losing skid, have all the shelf life of a one-time teen idol.
This is a high-wire act which the Flying Wallendas might not want to touch.
One game removed from having ended its 23-game losing skid, the latest obstacle thrown in Lugoff-Elgin's path is taking on the strongest teams in Region 4-4A in the final trio of regular season games.
Who needs a fun house or a trip to a haunted house when a visit to Columbia will do the trick?
It was meant to be nothing more than an innocent off-season bullpen session. But for Kenneth Prince it turned out to be a season-ender.
As spacious as American Legion Park is, Richland Northeast could have almost done without the outfield grass in topping host Camden, 5-2, in the Kershaw-Richland Wooden Bat Classic championship game Thursday night.
If there was a recurring theme for Lugoff-Elgin in the Kershaw-Richland Wooden Bat Classic, it was the Demons' having their share of chances to pull out wins in three of their games, only to have nothing to show for those efforts in the win column.
On an unseasonably cool mid-April night, Zac Bowers and Grey Hoke provided wood for the fireplace.
By TOM DIDATO
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