In a week in which baseball took center stage in the middle of football season, North Central head coach Louis Clyburn and his staff used a baseball analogy to help prepare their team for Friday night's visit from Region 3-A kingpin Chesterfield.
How bad were things for Camden on Friday night?
While Camden Military Academy remained winless through five games following Friday night's 20-0 loss to host Carolina Pride in a game played at Weddington, N.C., the effort, said CMA head coach Will Rice, was his team's best of the season, thus far.
When we last left Camden and Crestwood, the two conference rivals were, basically, going through the motions in the Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree on Aug. 12.
It's hard to live in the Midlands region of the state and to not have heard something about the Lexington offense.
Five weeks without a win has hardly made life dull at North Central.
Having struggled to get any traction of offense, the Camden Military Academy coaching staff switched from the spread set to the I-formation backfield last Friday night against McBee.
What was a strong spring and summer season for horses who received their starts at Kip Elser's Kirkwood Stables in Camden has opened with a strong beginning to the fall.
Tickets for the Marion DuPont Scott Colonial Cup Steeplechase are on sale and are moving well, according to officials with the event.
There are "must win" games and there are your "better win this one" contests.
Trailing host McBee, 32-6, at halftime, Camden Military Academy head coach Will Rice gave the go-ahead to scrap his team's spread offensive scheme in favor of the I-formation backfield.
It was not like North Central's defense did not know about Indian Land quarterback Rondreas Truesdale and his athletic talents.
It was like going from the state fair to the county fair.
Officially, tonight's game with Andrew Jackson marks homecoming for Camden High School.
As the clock winded down on his team's 35-20 win over rival Camden last Friday, Lugoff-Elgin head coach Scott Jones admitted to counting the house to see what was left of the unusually small crowd at Zemp Stadium.
Chalk it up to the wooden bats. Better yet, give the credit to the two pitchers.
Playing football in the fall and basketball in the winter leaves Elliott Campbell precious little time to prepare for baseball season in the spring.
Tournament officials were hoping that Tuesday's weather would not throw a crimp into the Kershaw-Richland Wooden Bat Classic at American Legion Park in Camden.
Seated beneath a plaque honoring the achievements of his uncle and former North Central and then, Super Bowl champion cornerback Tyronne Drakeford, Omar Johnson smiled as he signed a National Letter of Intent to play football at Methodist College.
In this age of baseball in which pitchers are always looking to add another pitch to their repertoire, Zac Bowers is in the reduction mode.
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