Will Rice must feel a little like a restaurant host. When two people leave, two more are seated.
When you start practice and your season later than most teams, you are forced to play catch-up and try to get to where you need to be in a quicker period of time.
Another event, another improved finish.
This is no time for Camden Military Academy to let its collective guard down.
As a coach, you look for improvement from your team from the first to second contest of the season.
A new-look Camden Military Academy cross country team finished in 13th place --- out of 19 squads --- which took part in the Skyhawk Invitational hosted by Hammond last Wednesday in Columbia.
Not having had any success with the passing game in Saturday's season opener at Camden Military Academy, New Covenant Christian School turned to a physical running back and a penetrating sun to finally get past the hosts, 14-0.
For the Camden Military Academy, Saturday marks what may well be the earliest season opener in the history of the program. For visiting New Covenant Christian School, this will be the first football game in the school's history.
When you are coming off a winless season, it is good to have a short memory.
Right from the start of the season, Camden Military Academy head football coach Will Rice knew the 2011 season could be an interesting one for the Spartans.
This is what you would call cutting it close.
If you are going to make a four-hour trip to a football game, you would, at least, want a victory to make the journey back home more bearable.
Before the Providence Day School ever stepped off the bus for its football game at Camden Military Academy, Spartans' coach Will Rice knew the odds were not in his team's favor.
It is never easy for the Camden Military Academy football team the week after the school's fall break.