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Turnovers burn Dogs in 41-27 loss to West Florence
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CAMDEN DEFENSIVE TACKLE Darrius Clark beats West Florence tailback Dexter Fulmore to the end zone after the Bulldog junior picked up this first quarter fumble and turned it into a 15-yard touchdown in Fridays game in Florence. - photo by C-I photo by Tom Didato
FLORENCE -- Maybe it was an omen of what the rest of the evening held in store for Camden as its team buses were stuck in the middle of I-20 after an overturned van brought eastbound traffic to a halt near Darlington early Friday evening.The Bulldog players and staff members arrived at Memorial Stadium at 7 p.m. as West Florence officials requested that the game be started at 7:45 p.m., 15 minutes after the scheduled start. CHS head coach Jimmy Neal successfully campaigned for an 8 p.m. kickoff.The host Knights made up for lost time by returning the opening kickoff for a 94-yard touchdown --- on a reverse --- and never slowed down in a 41-27 win over the mistake-prone Dogs in a non-region game.One week after a rather seamless performance in a 35-14 Week Zero win over Lugoff-Elgin, CHS (1-1) made enough mistakes for a month’s worth of games with five turnovers, including one which resulted in a WF (1-0) touchdown. On the flip side, the guests scored another defensive touchdown when defensive tackle Darrius Clark scooped up a fumble and went in for a 15-yard score.But the numerous miscues, on both sides of the ball, Neal said were too much for his team to overcome.“We’ve talked about this before,” Neal said, “that we’re always worried about this (the game after that with L-E) game.