At this stage of the season, Scott Jones does not care against whom or how his Lugoff-Elgin football team gets a victory.
As of Tuesday afternoon, Will Rice had not yet received video of any Carolina Pride football games. But the Camden Military Academy head coach knew a little of what to expect from the visitors for Saturday's game at Spartan Field.
Matches between top six teams are not supposed to be this one-sided.
Through the first three games of the season, lack of offense has been one of the chief concerns for the Camden Military Academy football team.
During the course of practice last week, Camden starting senior cornerback Clayton Mitchum was forced to miss two days due to illness. That opened the door for Darius "Pooh" Smith to get some reps at the position.
Those things which went North Central's way during what was a three-game win streak did an about-face for the Knights on Friday night.
LEXINGTON --- The Lugoff-Elgin defense played one of its better games of the season, although the score certainly did not show it.
Will Rice must feel a little like a restaurant host. When two people leave, two more are seated.
As expected, Monday was not the best of practices at Camden, which was coming off its first win of the season, a 46-35 victory over rival Lugoff-Elgin.
In a game filled with uncertainty, the only sure thing surrounding the Camden vs. Lugoff-Elgin football rivalry is that the following week might be the best time for an opponent to catch one of the two rivals.
It's easy to get up for a game against your arch-rival; any team can do that for the span of a week.
Lessons learned in the late summer heat and the coolness of the fall should benefit both the Camden and Lugoff-Elgin high school girls' soccer program come the start of practice for the spring season in the winter.
On a night of firsts, Camden got the one which mattered most.
File this in the "Looks can be deceiving" file.
That season-opening loss to Cardinal Newman seems like a lifetime ago for North Central.
Homecoming is that Catch-22 for a head football coach. He must walk a fine line between allowing his players to enjoy the week-long festivities while also making sure their minds are on Friday night's game.
Youth, like ignorance, can sometimes be bliss.
Camden High School (CHS) has been ruled ineligible to compete in this year's AAA state football playoffs after the S.C. High School League (SCHSL) completed its investigation of the post-game incident involving the Bulldogs and Dreher High School last Friday night at Zemp Stadium following a 39-30 Camden victory.
Camden native and former Camden High School baseball standout Michael Kohn has signed a one-year Major League contract with the Tampa Bay Rays.
It should have been the perfect ending to a festive Friday night at Zemp Stadium. A Camden High School (CHS) Bulldog football victory over once-beaten Dreher, which put them in a four-way tie atop the Region 4-AAA standings, came after a pre-game and halftime tribute to the school's 1964 AAA state championship team.
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.
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.
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