Sometimes, Plan B works out fine. And, for the Camden Middle School football team, Plan C was no slouch, either.
Camden High School sophomore Maggie Speaks was named as the Region 6-AAA volleyball player of the year after voting conducted by the conference's six head coaches.
Having traded punches and gotten the better of things for the first three quarters of Friday's AAA state playoff opener against visiting Berkeley, Camden looked like it was ready to deliver a crushing blow to the head.
Some reward this turned out to be for Camden.
After first thinking about appealing to the AAA state football coaches association regarding the tie-breaking system in Region 8, Berkeley High School head football coach Dr. Jerry Brown decided not to take the issue to the committee after it was deemed that his Stags would be the third seed in the conference race.
Hoping to see the team which ran roughshod over their first two foes in the AAA state volleyball tournament, Camden head coach Paige Wilson saw the squad whose uneven play, at times, during the regular season cost them a chance to come away with more victories.
As Zack Neal's father and football coach, Jimmy Neal was as proud as he could have been about his son's two, possibly, game-saving interceptions which helped preserved Camden's 7-3 win over visiting Marlboro County in Friday's regular season finale at Zemp Stadium.
All season long, Camden head volleyball coach Paige Wilson talked about searching for that complete game; a victory on which her team could hang its collective hat.
Making quick time of visiting Battery Creek in the AAA state volleyball playoff opener, Camden advanced into Thursday's second round against Chapin by knocking off the Dolphins on Monday.
Unlike last year, there are no region title implications surrounding tonight's game between Camden and visiting Marlboro County. That was taken care of when Hartsville clinched the conference crown with a 24-14 victory over MC last week, squashing any threat of a three-way tie at the top, depending on the outcome of this evening's game at Zemp Stadium.
Ending a multi-year drought, the Camden High boys cross country team brought back the Region 6-AAA trophy back from last Thursday's championship meet held in Darlington. The Bulldogs made a complete sweep of the hardware as head coach Jerry Stokes was named as the conference coach of the year.
Camden High volleyball coach Paige Wilson got just what she was looking for as her team closed its regular season with a three-game sweep of visiting Sumter last week.
SUMTER --- With its running game null and void, Camden looked to its passing attack to get itself out of the offensive doldrums. On this night, not even that was clicking.
It has been a tale of two halves for Camden over the course of its past two games.
Enjoying their best afternoon as a program, thus far this season, each member of the Camden High boys and girls cross country teams earned personal best times in last Thursday's meet at Darling.
SUMTER --- You can use your own adjective to describe Camden's 24-0 loss to host Lakewood on Friday night at J. Frank Baker Stadium.
Long snappers are a lot like plumbers. You never realize how much you need one until there is an inch of standing water in your kitchen.
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