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Eagles end Camden's season with 28-7 loss
CAMDEN QUARTERBACK JEREL HOLLOMAN heads for the end zone on this second quarter carry in action from the Bulldogs loss to Chapin last Friday night. - photo by C-I photo by Tom Didato
CHAPIN -- Given the chance to use an escape clause, which was losing starting quarterback Josh Council with three winnable games left in the Region 4-AAA season, Camden head coach Jimmy Neal refused to play with “what if” card.Having hurried senior wide receiver Jerel Holloman into the starting quarterback’s role following the concussion suffered by Ross Hough in the previous week’s game, the Bulldogs’ fourth quarterback of the season gave a valiant effort in a 28-7 loss to Chapin in Friday’s season finale for Camden.The Bulldogs finished up their second consecutive 2-8 campaign in the setback in which, like the two games before it, Camden was in the thick of the battle in the second half. On this night, on the new Field Turf surface at Cecil Woolbright Field, the Dogs were even with the Region 4-AAA runners-up at 7-all midway through the third quarter.Council, who suffered a sternum injury in a car wreck the day after a week seven loss to Lower Richland, threw for more than 1,200 yards and a dozen touchdowns while also being Camden’s rushing leader before sustaining the season-ending injury. A healthy Council could have been the difference in the final three outings which, with two wins, would have put Camden in the post-season.