Not having had any success with the passing game in Saturday's season opener at Camden Military Academy, New Covenant Christian School turned to a physical running back and a penetrating sun to finally get past the hosts, 14-0.
There may not be a right or a wrong time for a bye week. But this is about as a good a time as any for the Camden football team to have one.
Losing like this is a hard pill to swallow.
It has been a long time between shutouts for the North Central High football team.
When informed that his team's opponent, Whitmire, carries a 25-game losing skid into tonight's contest with his visiting Knights, North Central head football coach Louis Clyburn simply rolled his eyes and smirked.
Here's hoping that things go better against the team from the other side of town.
One of the several facts which have become evident in the first two weeks of the Camden football season is that the Bulldogs have been slow coming out of the blocks.
For the Camden Military Academy, Saturday marks what may well be the earliest season opener in the history of the program. For visiting New Covenant Christian School, this will be the first football game in the school's history.
It was a big week at Saratoga for horses which were developed in Camden at Frank Wooten stables.
When you are coming off a winless season, it is good to have a short memory.
FLORENCE -- You do the math.
FORT MILL -- There is no mulligan in football, not even a reset button.
When the dust had settled following his team's 51-38 loss to Cheraw in last Saturday afternoon's season opener, Camden head football coach Jimmy Neal said there was plenty to build on.
Even the mere mention of the word "concussion" is enough to give Scott Jones a migraine.
If you think North Central is sweating out its move into the state class AA volleyball ranks, well, you can put those sports drinks and towels away.
After the heartbreak of a 34-28 loss to the Carolina Wildcats one week earlier, the Camden Military Academy football team righted the ship on Saturday with a 20-12 win over the visiting New Covenant Knights.
After four-plus days of rumors, hearsay and innuendo, the Camden High School football team is still waiting to hear from the South Carolina High School League (HSL) as to any penalties stemming from last Friday night's post-game fight involving the Bulldogs and visiting Dreher at Zemp Stadium.
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.
As his team boarded the bus for Friday's game with Indian Land, North Central head football coach Louis Clyburn just about had enough healthy bodies to form a hockey line, never mind an offensive line.
COLUMBIA --- Spring Valley made a late surge in the first half and never looked back defeating visiting Lugoff-Elgin, 40-14, in a Region 4-4A game played Friday night at Harry Parone Stadium.
It should have been a night in which the Camden High football locker room was hopping. Instead, the silence coming from the south corner of Zemp Stadium was deafening.
It was not going to happen on their watch.
This was not the way she and her Lugoff-Elgin volleyball team would have scripted it, but Jessica Mullins and company still have some unfinished business left in front of themselves in this, the final week of the regular season.
Parris Island can be hell on earth for most United States Marine Corps recruits who are sent there for boot camp as they learn the ropes as to what it takes to be a Marine.
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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