Having held their own in a first half which ended with his team trailing North Central, 20-7, Camden Military Academy head coach Will Rice saw his worst fears realized early in the third quarter.
In a perfect world, Scott Jones and his staff at Lugoff-Elgin High School would be coaching a group of experienced players each year and things would be rolling along like a bike ride down a hill on a warm spring day.
Picture Louis Clyburn as the pit crew chief exhorting his North Central football team to step on the gas and put the hammer down.
Some football coaches dread having of roster filled with new faces to their programs.
FORT MILL -- Using an aggressive and overwhelmingly strong air attack, Nation Ford handed visiting Lugoff-Elgin its second loss in as many starts this season, 45-14, on Friday night.
Midway through the first set of Thursday's match with rival Camden, Lugoff-Elgin head volleyball coach Jessica Mullins started clearing her bench. And, the Lady Demons never skipped a beat.
KELLEYTOWN --- Not that Hartsville needed any help, but Camden gave the defending AAA state champions plenty of it.
Talk about getting more bang for your buck.
This is a game for which Lugoff-Elgin head coach Scott Jones and his coaching staff needed to break out the calculators.
If there is a benefit to having an early bye week, it may be that football is still center stage and, regardless of the outcome of your first game, there is, virtually, an entire season left to be played.
Confidence is contagious. And, Jimmy Neal is hoping it spreads over his team like a case of a winter cold.
This is one golden ticket which was sweet to have won, but would not give its recipient a trip to the dentist's chair.
It seems like forever since the Camden High volleyball team did not have someone waiting in the wings who was ready to step in and become the Lady Bulldogs' 'go-to' player.
Looking young enough to still be a player rather than a seasoned third-year head coach, Jessica Mullins, hardly bats an eye when she talks about some of the blows which her Lugoff-Elgin volleyball squad endured since their final match of last season.
In a day and age in which winning seasons can come and go with virtually each graduating senior class, it's nice to know some things never change.
Some people are born to run. Others get their calling to take to the streets in different ways.
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