When you are 0-6, it can be hard to feel confident when you are preparing for your next game.
By TOM DIDATO
Led by winning runs from Jordan Woody and Clark Joseph, Camden High scored a sweep in winning last Thursday's Kershaw County cross country championships.
Why do they play the first four games when a 15-point tie-breaker will do?
LEXINGTON -- Lugoff- Elgin could not stop the avalanche of mistakes and momentum created from one of the top teams in the state on Friday night as host Lexington defeated the Demons, 59-16, in the final non-region contest of the season for both squads.
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.
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.
Jamborees are hardly the occasion to show a conference opponent your playing hand. But after watching Buford grind its way to 50 yards in an 11-snap opening drive, North Central head coach Louis Clyburn had no other choice than to switch into game mode.
Jimmy Neal has been around Camden High football long enough to know what is thought to be a harbinger of bad things for the upcoming regular season is winning your portion of the Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree.
Since last Tuesday's scheduled scrimmage with Hartsville and Lower Richland was cancelled by that day's storm, Lugoff-Elgin entered Friday's 39th annual Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree with one scrimmage under its belt.
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.
Mother Nature must be a football fan. How else can you explain the dip in temperatures which occurred just in time for the start of pre-season football practice in Kershaw County last Friday.
Before they left following Wednesday morning's off-season contioning session, members of the Lugoff-Elgin football team took a knee and listened to their head coach who was in his third full day on the job.
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