A tough couple of weeks against rival Camden and fellow 4A foe, White Knoll have left -Lugoff-Elgin with a 1-4 record. LE lost to the Bulldogs, 20-10 and also to the Timberwolves, 27-3.
On a pleasant Friday night at home against Camden, the Demons would take the opening drive and score as Will Dorton would connect with fellow senior, Darrius Custard on a five yard pass with 8:02 left in the opening quarter. The pat by Grayson Quick was good and LE felt good with a 7-0 lead as that was the only score of the first quarter.
Camden would time the game only 30 seconds into the second quarter on a Jo Jo Brevard 54 yard run. The pat was split the uprights and we were back to square one with a tie score at seven.
Demon senior kicker Grayson Quick would put the hosts up by three, 10-7, with a 27 yard field goal only a minute and eleven seconds away from the halftime whistle. Camden would take the ensuing kick off and drive. The big play bit the Demons again as Dillon Morrow hit Alvonta Jenkins for a 74 yard TD pass with only 18 seconds left in the half. The extra point kick was blocked and the Demons were only down by three, 13-10 at the half.
After a scoreless third quarter, Camden would score on another big play as Dillon Morrow would find Jerrod Beaufort on a 44 yard scoring strike with 10:40 left in the game. The extra point was good to create the final 10 point margin. 20-10. The loss ended Lugoff-Elgin's four year reign of supremacy over the cross county rivals.
The following Friday would see Lugoff-Elgin hit the road for the first time in three weeks to tangle with the White Knoll Timberwolves.
The first quarter was a struggle for both team's offenses as neither could seem to get into a rythem. It was also a battle of field position as White Knoll would utilize position near midfield. Once the Demon defense would stymie the Timberwolves, the punting game would pin LE deep in their half of the gridiron.
The Demons kicker Grayson Quick was able to split the uprights on a 42 yard field goal with just over three minutes left in the first half, 3-0. LE would take that lead into the prolonged halftime due to White Knoll's homecoming halftime festivities.
LE would get the ball to start the second half but would not be able to sustain a drive and punted it back to the hosts. The Timberwolves would have the ball ball first and goal from the three and need three downs to get into the end zone. Dustin Rose would score from a yard out to get teh game's first touchdown. The extra point was good, and White Knoll would lead, 7-3.
The Demons would have the ball first and goal from the eight, only to see a fumble recovered by the hosts, snuffing out a potential lead changing drive.
White Knoll wold take the ensuing possession down the field. With WK facing a third and 12 from the LE 48, Spencer Sox would catch a pass and romp into the end zone. The pat was good and the Wolves were up 14-3 with 3:46 left in the third quarter.
Faced with being down by two scores with under three minutes remaining in the game, LE would go for it on a fourth and two from their own 45. The ensuing pass would be incomplete, giving the ball back to White Knoll on downs. The Wolves Dustin Rose would then take the ensuing handoff and scamper 55 yards for the score. The extra point kick was blocked for the 17 point LE deficit.
After Lugoff-Elgin had another fourth down play fall short of the first down marker, White Knoll would use a short field and get another score. The last score was courtesy of a Dustin Rose one yard TD run with 1:11 left in the contest. The extra point was good for the final 27-3 score.
-- Friday, October 1st, Lugoff-Elgin will be celebrating Legends Night. LE will be honoring Willie Mickle and Crieg Tyler. Both men served as football coaches then moved into the head role of principal. Tyler is currently the principal at Lexington High School. Lexington just happens to be the opponent that night. All former players and cheerleaders of both coaches tenure are encouraged to come out for this game and will be invited down on the field during the ceremony. Come early as there will be a reception for both men in the Wellness Center prior to the game. Kickoff is scheduled for the usual 7:30 start.
-- Friday's game with Lexington will also be just under the halfway point of the season. Since we're in 4A this year, we will play 11 regular season games.
-- The following Friday, October 8th will be Homecoming and the start of our region schedule. The Demons will host Carolina Forest that night.