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West Florence runs over, past Bulldogs, 36-13
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CAMDEN QUARTERBACK JOSH COUNCIL scrambles for some of his 103 yards in Fridays loss to West Florence. The Bulldogs host Hartsville, the states top-ranked AAA team, Friday in their home opener at Zemp Stadium. - photo by C-I photo by Tom Didato
FLORENCE -- You do the math.With a offensive line which dwarfed Camden’s three-man front, plus two running backs who weigh more than any Bulldog linebacker, guess which direction West Florence went when it had the ball in the Knights’ season opener.If you answered, running the football give yourself a cigar … or a pat on the back.Taking advantage of a disparity in size and experience, the Knights rushed for all but 63 of their 492 yards in offense in a 36-13 win over visiting Camden (0-2) Friday night at Memorial Stadium.The host received 192 yards on 20 carries from 200-pound senior tailback Jalin Dixon while his partner, 180-pound senior Darius Charles, went for 151 on 14 calls. Adding to the defending Region 6-4A champions’ embarrassment of riches in the backfield is 6-foot-3, sophomore quarterback Marquane Goodman, who had 68 yards on 10 carries. All three found their way into the end zone on one occasion.After having completed just two of their 12 first half passes for 21 yards, the Knights used a dominating ground attack to finally wear down the smaller Dogs, who cut the deficit to 23-13 midway in the third quarter.“Those guys are big and they do a good job,” Neal said of the WF offensive line, which took over this game.