Fortunately, North Central is better equipped to handle having a wrench thrown into its plans for its season opener.
So much for dipping a big toe into the pool, which is 4A football, and testing the waters. Instead, Lugoff-Elgin took to the high dive and created waves with a cannon ball.
After having his team double their win total from 2009 with a 2-8 season a year ago, North Central head football coach Louis Clyburn is not saying that his program has turned the corner. But at least, the Knights have the turn signal on.
Friday's sixth annual May Plant Credit Union Kickoff Classic at Lugoff-Elgin had just about everything you could ask for from an evening of high school football … and more.
COLUMBIA – That fickle beast which is known as week zero grew fangs and came back to bite Camden, whose self-inflicted wounds proved too much to overcome in a 20-16 loss to Spring Valley on Friday night at Harry Parone Stadium.
Six teams, including host Lugoff-Elgin and fellow Kershaw County colleague North Central, will tune up for next Friday's season openers at tonight's sixth annual May Plant Credit Union Kickoff Classic at Lugoff-Elgin Stadium.
Just because Camden has played three previous week zero games does not mean that head coach Jimmy Neal has this early season opener thing down pat.
For the second time in two weeks, Hall of Fame trainer and part-time Camden resident Jonathan Sheppard won back-to-back Steeplechase Thursday races at Saratoga Race Course.
When informed that his team was ranked fifth in the pre-season Class A South Carolina Volleyball Coaches Association poll, North Central head coach Andy Johnson just shook his head and smiled.
It's not so much how his team will try to replace a group of seniors who rolled up some pretty gaudy numbers a year ago. For Camden head coach Jimmy Neal, the success of this year's squad will be determined by which players step up and handle the various roles which were performed by members of the 2010 Bulldogs' squad.
In what could be called the anti-Baskin-Robbins game of Friday's 36th edition of the Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree, Camden employed what head coach Jimmy Neal freely admitted as a vanilla game plan in a 6-0 loss to Region 6-AAA rival Crestwood in the evening's finale.
If there is a quarterback controversy at Lugoff-Elgin, then Demons' head coach Scott Jones is not taking sides. Instead, he is enjoying seeing how things are playing out.
Count Louis Clyburn among those who were none-too-impressed that Buford's Tyler Jenkins split the uprights from 20 yards away, with no time left on the clock, to give the Yellow Jackets a 17-14 win over North Central in Friday's first game of the 36th annual Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree.
We all know what they say about payback. And for the members of the Camden Shrine Club, tonight is an evening which has been 366 days in the making.
Nearly nine months after the curtain dropped on the 2010 season, football fans in Kershaw County finally have something to cheer about.
With the start of the regular season right around the corner, several Kershaw County spring sports teams will get a jump on their campaigns by playing in pre-season tournaments beginning this weekend in baseball, boys' soccer and girls' soccer.
Before enrolling at Camden High School as a freshman in 2010, Mauric James had never played a down of organized football.
Some people are born to run. Others get their calling to take to the streets in different ways.
John Clarke has spent a good portion of the past several months knocking on doors in and around Kershaw County. But he is not seeking votes nor is he running for public office.
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