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KC teams, fans all part of one squad tonight
CAMDEN AND LUGOFF-ELGIN will give their respective fans a glimpse into the immediate future when they take part in tonights Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree at Zemp Stadium.
Everything old is new again.Those words, that phrase, never rang as hollow as they did in the collective ears of players and coaches with Kershaw County’s three public high school football teams last year.Both Camden and Lugoff-Elgin were out of playoff contention by the time October rolled around. For North Central, a first round AA state playoff loss to visiting archrival Andrew Jackson left a bad taste in the mouths of the Knights.Surely, there are better days ahead for the three local entries. And the road to redemption, in part, begins tonight with the playing of the 38th annual Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree at Zemp Stadium.Like a cleansing rain, the jamboree opens the door to a fresh start to the football season.Tonight’s three mini-games will be long forgotten as quickly as a week from tonight when both Camden and North Central kick off their seasons or, two weeks from now, when Lugoff-Elgin opens its campaign.On a night in which whatever the scoreboard reads does not matter, what will amount to a game and a half of football matters more than most any contest which the six competing schools will play this fall.Beginning with the real season, money taken at the gate, at the concession stands and through the sale of game programs will go to fund everything from the host school’s athletic department to the marching bands to a school-sponsored club(s).