Last Wednesday, North Central head football coach Louis Clyburn was not satisfied with the effort his team was giving in practice. So, a halfway into things, he blew the whistle and the Knights started all over again, without questioning why.
Playing on its biggest stage of the young season, Lugoff-Elgin looked every bit the part of a performer ready for their turn in the spotlight.
Monday: Camden at Blythewood (TEN – 4:30 p.m.); Manning at Lugoff-Elgin (TEN – 5:30 p.m.)
The Kershaw County Gamecock Club will once again meet at The Old Town Tavern on Broad Street in downtown Camden on Monday evenings this football season.
If you were to draw lines between all the intersecting parts of the coaching staffs at North Central and the Camden Military Academy football teams, it might look like something out of the Matrix.
Talk about being in mid-season form.
Tuesday: Camden at West Florence (TEN – 4:30 p.m.); Chesterfield at North Central (VB – 6:45 p.m.); Cardinal Newman at Lugoff-Elgin (VB – 7 p.m.); Camden Military Academy at Ponds Invitational (XC – TBA)
Wednesday: Blythewood at Camden (TEN – 4:30 p.m.); Camden, Camden Military Academy at Hammond Invitational (XC – 5 p.m.); Spring Valley at Lugoff-Elgin (XC – 5:30 p.m.)
Before he was an assistant coach on "The '64 Team", Clyde "Tubby" Jones was a standout football player at Boys High School --- now, T.L. Hanna High School --- in his native Anderson.
That old saying which goes, "everything old is new again?" Well, throw that into the trash heap.
Over the past few weeks, many hours of television coverage has been devoted to events such as the Tour de France or Olympic bicycle races.
It has been a mixed bag of a summer for Kershaw County's professional athletes between their coming, going and waiting.
Eight teams, including host Lugoff-Elgin, will get their final tune-up for their regular season openers when they participate in the seventh annual May Plant Credit Union Kickoff Classic at Lugoff-Elgin Stadium on Friday, Aug. 17.
In just their second year of existence, the Camden High girls' golf team can sympathize with the growing pains which their cross-river neighbors are experiencing.
Louis Clyburn had a good feeling as he led North Central back onto the field for the second half of Friday's game with in-county rival Camden Military Academy. Across the way, his opposite number and CMA head coach Will Rice, was hoping against hope that his Spartans could finish the job.
Monday: Lugoff-Elgin at Camden (G – 4 p.m.)
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.
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