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Bulldogs historic field
Cozy Zemp Stadium holds a special place in the hearts of football fans
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Billy Ammons watches his Camden High School (CHS) football Bulldogs during a game in 1983. Ammons also played for CHS as part of its 1964 state championship team, named to that years Parade magazine All-America team. As coach, he led the team to another AAA title in 1990. He retired in 1997. - photo by C-I file photo
Inside its cinder block walls and on its grass field, Zemp Stadium has played host to legendary teams, coaches and players, not to mention a myriad of bands and musicians, recreation department football championship games, championship soccer teams, high school graduations and to, at least, hundreds of thousands of fans. The now 85-year-old facility -- the oldest stadium in South Carolina in which high school football is still being played -- has been a meeting place for people of all races, ages and income levels. In one respect, Zemp Stadium played a role in helping usher in integration in Camden.