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.
For the past four seasons, when the Camden High volleyball team convened for pre-season practice, they may as well have spent a half-day designing a conference championship T-shirt. That was how certain it was that the Lady Bulldogs were going to win the Region 6-AAA title.
There are no "fixer-uppers" on Park Avenue. Anything not up to snuff is bought up or steamrolled.
Comfort can be found in a favorite pair of broken-in shoes or, a home-cooked meal.
This was not the Cardinal Newman team which North Central and head football coach Louis Clyburn signed up to play last winter.
CHERAW – Final exams are not supposed to be given on the first day of school.
There have been times when even some of the best teams which Jimmy Neal has coached were so keyed-up that they nearly or, did, lay an egg in the first game of the season.
Games like these are not the ones you want to go into at anything less than 100 percent.
An unconventional offense has led the Camden boys' basketball team to trying to undo everything which they have been taught to do since they first started playing the game.
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