His mother earned national attention when she became one of the first female high school wrestlers in the country while a student at Camden High School. His father was a lightning-quick guard with a good handle for the Bulldog basketball team.
Camden High School celebrated its student-athletes at its annual Bulldog Club Banquet held at the school on May 17 with former Camden All-State football player and wrestler and current Clemson University offensive line coach Thomas Austin as the guest speaker.
Camden High graduate and former Bulldog football and wrestling standout and current assistant offensive line coach at Clemson, Thomas Austin, will be the guest speaker for the 97th annual Camden High School Athletic Banquet.
On a night in which he pitched what his head coach, Denny Beckley, said was the best game of his four-year Camden High career and then some, Will Abbott had the worst luck which a pitcher could experience.
Camden will send 20 athletes into Saturday's AAA state qualifier after 11 Lady Bulldogs and nine members of the boys' teamcame home from last Wednesday's Region 4-AAA championships at Lower Richland High School with top four finishes in their respective events.
Not wanting to go an entire week between the end of the regular season and the start of the AAA state playoffs, Camden has found a niche game with Hartsville which allows both teams to get their respective houses in order before the post-season.