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.
This is no time for Camden Military Academy to let its collective guard down.
In a colorful series in which games have decided region champions, playoff seedings or, the opportunity to earn a post-season berth, tonight's Camden at Lugoff-Elgin football game may be the most intriguing of all.
Instead of chasing and kicking an inflated ball on a precisely measured field, Kelli Murphy decided she was better suited to smacking around a smaller ball, made out of pressurized cores coated with a urethane compound covered in dimples.
No trick. No treat.
A team which will include Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan, KCSD attorneys, Camden High School (CHS) Principal Dan Matthews and CHS head football coach and athletic director Jimmy Neal will appeal the Bulldogs football team's post-season ban before the S.C. High School League (SCHSL) Executive Committee at 2 p.m. Thursday in Columbia.
It was business as usual for the football program at Lugoff-Elgin in the early part of the spring and summer.
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