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Dogs seek to avoid letdown at Lakewood
Hampton
BRANDON HAMPTON ... CHS tailback
It may not be on the same scale as an overzealous reveler on New Year’s Day, but Camden, too, could be feeling the effects of a hangover.In what has become an annual concern, Bulldog head coach Jimmy Neal knows what happens to his team and Lugoff-Elgin, the Friday night following their annual battle: Both sides, traditionally, come out flat and take some time to get things going in the right direction.Following an emotional home field win over the Demons last week, Camden hits the road to take on Lakewood tonight. A season ago, it took a late-game interception by Darius “Pooh” Smith to preserve a 21-20 Bulldog victory, which would be their final one, on the field (before being awarded a forfeit by Lower Richland) in 2012.For all the excitement which the rivalry game brings, there is also a sense of relief on the part of Neal, as well as L-E head coach Scott Jones, when the final whistle has sounded and things can get back to normal.“You’re always glad when it’s over with,” Neal said. “The win makes it that much nicer.