A word of caution to those attending tonight's North Central football game with Keenan at Bolden Stadium in Columbia: Watch out for flying footballs.
Just when it looked like the Camden Military Academy football team was beginning to put the pieces together, they, temporarily, had the rug pulled from under their feet.
SUMTER --- So much for that post-rivalry letdown.
Four years and five meetings ago, Andrew Jackson handed North Central a 50-0 loss. Since then, the Knights have been playing catch-up to their neighboring rivals.
All that stood between Lugoff-Elgin and winning its first game of the season and ending one of the toughest dry spells this program has seen was 30 seconds.
Let's put this in academic terms.
It may not be on the same scale as an overzealous reveler on New Year's Day, but Camden, too, could be feeling the effects of a hangover.
As he watched clips from his team's first four games of the season, North Central head football coach Louis Clyburn noted that with a little luck, here or there, his team could well be carrying a 4-0 record into tonight's annual battle with rival Andrew Jackson rather than the 2-2 record which the Knights sport.
When we last left the Camden vs. Lugoff-Elgin game, the first half of that contest of a year ago saw neither team being able to slow down the other.
Moral victories have long since gone the way of the Edsel at Camden Military Academy.
There was almost a sense of relief in Will Rice's voice as he talked about Camden Military Academy's game with visiting East Clarendon this afternoon at Spartan Field.
Some fans circle this Friday on their calendars.
It has been more than two decades since MC Hammer was last seen on the record charts. That has not stopped Louis Clyburn from reviving hammer time in Boonetown.
By TOM DIDATO
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.
Pitching on just four days' rest is not common in high school baseball. But recently, Camden's Grey Hoke has been anything but ordinary.
For a scant few seconds, players from both benches spilled out onto the apron of the infield waiting to see the landing spot of Bradwin Salmond's drive to right field in the eighth inning of Tuesday's Lugoff-Elgin game with visiting Richland Northeast.
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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