All that stood between Lugoff-Elgin and winning its first game of the season and ending one of the toughest dry spells this program has seen was 30 seconds.
Let's put this in academic terms.
A tale of two halves.
In a perfect world, Scott Jones and his staff at Lugoff-Elgin High School would be coaching a group of experienced players each year and things would be rolling along like a bike ride down a hill on a warm spring day.
FORT MILL -- Using an aggressive and overwhelmingly strong air attack, Nation Ford handed visiting Lugoff-Elgin its second loss in as many starts this season, 45-14, on Friday night.
This is a game for which Lugoff-Elgin head coach Scott Jones and his coaching staff needed to break out the calculators.
After sweeping Cardinal Newman in two games, the Lugoff-Elgin volleyball team was extended to three games before knocking off host Westwood on Tuesday night in a tri-match in Blythewood.
Looking young enough to still be a player rather than a seasoned third-year head coach, Jessica Mullins, hardly bats an eye when she talks about some of the blows which her Lugoff-Elgin volleyball squad endured since their final match of last season.
Capitalizing on turnovers and employing a strong running game, Fort Mill handed Lugoff-Elgin a 48-17 loss in Friday night's season opener for both teams in a game played at L-E Stadium.
How much importance has Scott Jones and his Lugoff-Elgin football team placed on tonight's season opener against a visiting Fort Mill squad?
It was not too long ago that Lugoff-Elgin grabbed the attention of 4A football programs when, in 2010, the Demons won the Region 6-4A crown in their first year competing at the state's top level.
A sizeable home crowd got to see Lugoff-Elgin play against someone else for the first time this season under the lights in the finale of last Friday's Mid Carolina Credit Union Kickoff Classic at Lugoff-Elgin Stadium.
The eighth annual Mid-Carolina Credit Union Kickoff Classic is set for Friday, Aug. 23 Lugoff-Elgin Stadium.
Knowing that Westwood has had troubles both scoring and preventing runs, Lugoff-Elgin baseball coach Randy Stokes had one simple plan of attack heading into Tuesday's Region 4-4A game with the visiting Redhawks.
You can't say Randy Stokes didn't warn you.
Playing a veteran Spring Valley tennis squad is challenging enough for a young team which is at full strength. Take out your second singles player and the task becomes even more formidable.
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