This is what you would call cutting it close.
They are the four numbers which longtime Camden football fans dread hearing: 22.214.171.124.
For the first Monday since the seventh game of the 2010 season, the Monday-after-the game film session at North Central was more relaxed, with smiles filling the film room.
Like the crew of a moving company, the Lugoff-Elgin football coaches have been kept busy by shifting players from one position into another not just in practice, but on Friday nights, as well.
Earlier this season, North Central was piling up some huge offensive numbers in all areas save for the scoreboard. Half of that equation changed on Friday night.
Monday: North at North Central in class A state volleyball playoffs (6 p.m.)
All that's left on the table, now, is pride.
It looks like someone will have to bring the banner heralding North Central's girls' volleyball region championships, down from the rafters again, to add "2011" to the program's ever-growing list.
Halftime turned into work time for Lugoff-Elgin.
If you are going to make a four-hour trip to a football game, you would, at least, want a victory to make the journey back home more bearable.
Been there, done that.
When and where will it all end?
Before the Providence Day School ever stepped off the bus for its football game at Camden Military Academy, Spartans' coach Will Rice knew the odds were not in his team's favor.
Dennis Lami missed just one game to win last week's Chronicle-Independent football contest.
Now is not the time to look back, but if he could, Camden head coach Jimmy Neal would love to have about five minutes back from his team's 14-10 loss to Crestwood in a game played three weeks ago.
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.
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