High School Sports

Football: Camden at Marlboro County

Site: McAlpine Stadium. Time: 7:30 p.m.

Camden notes: Camden (7-5) gets another crack at MC after losing to the Bulldogs from Bennettsville by a 24-6 count in the regular season finale. But things have changed since that Week 10 encounter with the return of quarterback Josh Council to the Camden lineup. With Council at the controls, CHS has scored 68 points in Class 3A playoff blowouts of Georgetown and Midland Valley … Council ran for 100 yards and one touchdown on 19 carries in last week’s 35-27 second-round win over Midland Valley. One of his two pass completions was a 70-yard scoring hook-up with Alvonta Jenkins. SaVonn Wingate and Chris Outten were the other offensive headliners. Wingate ran for 157 yards and the decisive touchdown on 37 carries. Outten, who is second on the team in tackles (120) had two 1-yard scoring dives … Wingate 1346 yards and seven TDs on 290 carries today. Council, who missed seven full games with an injury, has 374 yards rushing and 605 yards passing. Jonathan Marshall is the top receiver with 24 catches for 445 yards and five TDs … Roland Johnson is the leading hit man on defense with 134 tackles, 25 TFL and six sacks. Jerel Robinson has 83 tackles, 19 TFL, three sacks and 11 caused fumbles … Camden is 34-25 in playoff matters since 1970.

Marlboro County notes: Dean Boyd’s has been playing at a high, more intense level since suffering a shocking 16-14 loss to Lakewood in Week 8. Since then, MC is 4-0 and has out-scored the opposition by a 136-39 count … Tyreek Townsend had a field day vs. South Aiken in MC’s 47-14 second-round rout of the Thoroughbreds last week. Townsend darted for 311 yards and five touchdowns on just 18 carries. Quarterback Elliot Alford was 9-for-4 passing for 146 yards and two TDs. Townsend has run for 2051 yards and 18 scores on 249 carries to date … MC is 23-14 in postseason play, but has not been past the third round since winning the Class 4A Division II state title in 2001.

Series history: The previous encounter three weeks ago was the first football game involving the two schools.