It would have been easy for Speedy Johnson to have stayed with his team's game plan. But all that would have done would have been to have turned an easy win into an ugly victory.
It was a bittersweet ending to the season for the Camden Military Academy wrestling team and first-year head coach Mark Dority, which closed the season by sweeping past Lower Richland, 45-36, and Eau Claire, 36-33, in a tri-match held inside the White Field House, located on the CMA campus, last week.
Playing for the first time in 12 days, the Camden Military Academy basketball team lost a 73-68 overtime heartbreaker against Heathwood Hall in a game played in Columbia on Wednesday night.
By his own assessment, Camden Military Academy head wrestling coach Mark Dority knew both Camden and Eau Claire were not at the top of their respective games coming into last Thursday's tri-match at the white Field House on the CMA campus.
If Speedy Johnson were a betting man, he would have been richer this week than he was a week ago.
Three years ago, Prince Avenue Prep used a late-game score against host Camden Military Academy to advance to the Carolinas Independent Schools Athletic Association championship game.
Talk about a reversal of fortune.
As he sat down and watched the film of his team's 45-6 loss to Providence Country Day, Camden Military Academy head football coach Will Rice was hoping the video would not be as one-sided as the outcome of the contest was last Friday night.
If you are going to have a short work week of practice before your next game, you want to have a happy team to work with in getting ready for the contest.
Oh, if the walls in the Camden Military Academy football locker room could talk. What a tale they might be able to tell.
Receiving top 40 finishes from three runners, the Camden Military Academy cross country team finished in 10th place in the 14-team boys portion of the Pee Dee Classic.
Drew Goshorn saw one chance pass him by. His Camden Military Academy teammates made sure he had the opportunity to make up for it.