There was no shortage of electricity at Lugoff-Elgin Stadium Friday as the Demons hosted their rival, the Camden Bulldogs. Tailgaters arrived early, WIS TV had this matchup as their "Game Of The Week" and they were there for live cut ins in their early evening newscasts. With game time tempertures in the low 70's and clear skies, Lugoff-Elgin hosted their rival Camden on Friday and won for the third straight year, 21-7.
Lugoff-Elgin would get the opening kickoff and Trent Hudson would return it to the Bulldog 38. The first play from scrimmage would see Forrest Koumas connect with Julian Baxter for a touchdown. Grayson Quick's PAT would put the Demons up by 7 to send the Lugoff-Elgin faithful into a frenzy.
With 5:26 to go in the first quarter, Camden would have the ball but Bulldog quarterback, Brandon Kersey would not see LE's Davonte Alexander in the secondary. Alexander would pick off the pass and would take it 31 yards for the Demon score. Demon fans began to get a feel that this could very well be a long night for the Bulldogs with those two fairly quick scores.
The second quarter turned into a defensive stalemate. LE's Grayson Quick lined up for a 42 yard field goal attempt. The kick had plenty of height but it was just wide right and Camden would take over on their own 20.
The Bulldogs would utilize wide out Jonathon Marshall and a healthy dose of running back Savon Wingate to move the ball methodically down the field. At the end of the first half, Brandon Kersey would rare back and heave a pass to the end zone, but Devonte Alexander was there as he reached out and nabbed his second interception of the first half and secure the Demons lead of 14-0.
The third quarter would be similiar to the second as both defenses wouldn't allow any additional points. The period would end with Camden threatening, however as they were able to get the ball inside the red zone.
On the first play of the fourth quarter, Kersey would hook up with Jonathon Marshall just inside the sideline in the end zone for a Camden score and pulling the 'Dogs to within another TD, 14-7.
The Demons wouldn't let that score bother them though as they took the ensuing possession and began to march down the field. Senior running back, Phillip Osborne, would take the hand off and began a romp down the Demon sidelines only to be tackled at the one yard line. Lugoff-Elgin's offensive line of Michael Branham, Colby Jones, Jared Singleton, Jacob Lynch and Nate Lark would fire off the ball pushing the Camden defenders back so Forrest Koumas could get credit for the TD and put the Demons up 21-7 after Grayson Quick's extra point with 9:31 left in the game.
With just under a minute to go in the game and out of timeouts Camden was faced with a fourth down. Kersey would drop back to pass, the Demon secondary would cover all the Bulldog receivers and Senior defensive end, Ryan Wannamaker would get through for his second sack (and LE's fifth) of the night to close the door on the Bulldog's kennel and end any hopes of a Camden comeback.
After the post game handshakes, the Demon players would return to the sidelines to salute the large contingent of Demon fans and hold up three fingers signifying the third straight win over their rival from across the Wateree River. That win also gave the Demons a 3-1 record heading into the last non conference game against Brookland-Cayce.
Stats - Phillip Osborne - 18 rushes, 89 yards; Trent Hudson - 11 rushes, 72 yards; Forrest Koumas - 11 rushes, 21 yds, 1 TD. Passing - Koumas 1-4, 1 TD, 1 int.
Demon Notes - This marks the first time in school history that Lugoff-Elgin has defeated Camden three consecutive years.
- Davonte Alexander set a school record with three interceptions in the game. The previous record was two and last set in 2005 by Deangleo Williams against Eau Claire.
Did You Know that pro wrestler Hacksaw Jim Duggan delivered the Lugoff-Elgin pregame speech?