There are "must win" games and there are your "better win this one" contests.
Officially, tonight's game with Andrew Jackson marks homecoming for Camden High School.
Fortunately for the Camden High volleyball team, the Lady Bulldogs had some challenging contests in the first two weeks of the season because things got ugly once Region 6-AAA play began.
The Camden girl's tennis team earned their first victory of the season last Thursday evening as they defeated the visiting Manning, 4-3, in a non-conference match played at the CHS tennis complex.
Led by top six finishes from Davis Goodrich and Clark Joseph, the Camden High boys' cross country team finished second in a six-team meet which was contested at Historic Camden last Thursday afternoon.
FLORENCE -- One would have to go back more than a decade in order to find a more disappointing offensive effort than that turned in by Camden in Thursday's 30-7 loss to West Florence on Thursday night at Memorial Stadium.
Three weeks ago, West Florence head football coach Trey Woodberry was sitting in the catbird's seat. Since then, the West Florence head football coach has seen his quarterback position turn into a game of musical chairs.
Had they been in the business world, Camden's starters would have been paid less than a half-day's wages for their work on Friday night.
For the first 43 of the 48 minutes of last week's season-opening 20-16 loss to Spring Valley, Camden looked as if it was ready to put another notch in its belt against a 4A opponent.
When former 4A entry Hartsville dropped down and was placed into Region 6-AAA, Camden High volleyball coach Paige Wilson thought the addition of the Red Foxes to circuit would give her team some decent conference competition for the first time in three seasons.
COLUMBIA – That fickle beast which is known as week zero grew fangs and came back to bite Camden, whose self-inflicted wounds proved too much to overcome in a 20-16 loss to Spring Valley on Friday night at Harry Parone Stadium.
Just because Camden has played three previous week zero games does not mean that head coach Jimmy Neal has this early season opener thing down pat.
It's not so much how his team will try to replace a group of seniors who rolled up some pretty gaudy numbers a year ago. For Camden head coach Jimmy Neal, the success of this year's squad will be determined by which players step up and handle the various roles which were performed by members of the 2010 Bulldogs' squad.
The Camden Bulldog Club will sponsor its annual "Meet the Bulldogs" on Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. inside the Commons area of the school's gymnasium.
In what could be called the anti-Baskin-Robbins game of Friday's 36th edition of the Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree, Camden employed what head coach Jimmy Neal freely admitted as a vanilla game plan in a 6-0 loss to Region 6-AAA rival Crestwood in the evening's finale.
The Camden High School Bulldog Club membership drive is in full swing for the 2014-2015 school year. The organization, founded in 1952, provides financial assistance to all athletic programs at the school through the membership drive and various fundraising activities.
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