Well-wishers came by to shake Jimmy Neal's hand to congratulate him on how hard his Camden High football team played following Friday's 42-35 loss to still-unbeaten and fifth-ranked Chapin in Friday's game at Zemp Stadium.
Chalk it up to a case of post-season jitters, but the Camden High volleyball team rebounded from a 25-12 loss to visiting Blue Ridge in the first set of Thursday's AAA Upper State playoff opener to win the next three sets.
With a pair of fifth-place finishes in Saturday's AAA Mid-State Qualifiers, both the Camden High boys' and girls' cross country teams will compete in Saturday's AAA state championship meets to be held at Clemson University's Sandhills Research Park course in Columbia.
Last Friday night, Camden was caught off guard by a Richland Northeast passing attack which woke up from its doldrums of averaging 58 yards in the air per game to throw for 215 in topping the Bulldogs, 39-28.
A change in venue failed to slow down Camden's Garrett Lawson as he led the Camden High boys' cross country team to a third place finish in Wednesday's Region 4-AAA championships held at Clemson's Research Park course in Columbia.
Due to lingering problems from the recent rain and accompanying flooding issues, Wednesday's Region 4-AAA cross country championships were forced to be moved from the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site to Clemson's Sandhills Research Park course in Columbia. Camden High will still serve as the host school for the event which is slated to begin at 5:30 p.m.
Minutes after returning from his team's Tuesday practice, Camden High head football coach Jimmy Neal placed a call to his friend and Lower Richland head coach Darryl Page to inquire how things were going in that area of the Midlands following last week's rain and flooding.
The Camden High cross country teams did not let the soggy and slippery conditions at Blythewood last Wednesday slow them down as the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs both ran to a second-place finishes in the three-team meet.