There is one statistic which jumps out at you when looking into the Keenan football team.
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.
In this era in which virtually any game can be seen on television at almost any time, sports other than the big three of baseball, football and basketball have found their own niche with either longstanding or, new fans.
There had been colder and wetter Colonial Cup race days, but maybe not as many sunny or, brisk ones as Saturday's 45th edition of the Camden fall classic contested over the Springdale Racecourse.
Page 1 of 1