There are those games when you have two teams coming into a particular contest from opposite directions.
It has all the makings of a special season for the sixth-ranked Lugoff-Elgin volleyball team.
LEXINGTON -- The unstoppable force against the immovable object.
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.
Playing minus first singles player Trevor Black, who had been playing some of his best tennis, the Lugoff-Elgin tennis team suffered a 6-0 loss to visiting Dutch Fork in a Region 4-4A match played last Thursday.
Randy Stokes looked at his team playing four games in as many days this week combined with four games scheduled for next week and knew one thing: he needed to stretch out his pitching staff without overburdening his team's young arms.
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