Friday, September 05, 2008
High School Friday nights: Thursday edition from Russ
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GOING THRU THE BIG “D” by “Russ”
Due West that is. The Dixie High Hornets played the Spartans of Camden Military Academy on a Thursday. This game was moved up due to the threat of severe weather possible from hurricane Hanna, we still don’t know if we will see any rain from it here in the upstate. Judging from the field there at Dixie, we definitely still need the rain. I don’t know who cuts the grass there, but they need to raise the blade up a notch. Dixie lost tonight 33-19. Even though a loss is never good, the Hornets played for all four quarters. Those boys gave it there all and that they can be proud of. The first half was really exciting. Dixie scored first with Camden answering back late in the first quarter. Camden scored again. Then Dixie scored another touchdown, but the PAT was blocked. At the half the score was 14-13. Camden came on strong in the second half, they scored three more touchdowns, Dixie was able to block two of their PAT’s. Dixie came back and scored with 2:06 minutes left in the 4rth quarter. Coach Gambrell had them go for two, but Camden was able of hold them up. The final was 33-19. Gambrell has a lot to be proud of, those boys played with enthusiasm. Gambrell is not afraid to take a chance, he had his boys go for it Fourth and One deep in their on territory during the second quarter. Only a coach with confidence would do that. Camden coughed up the ball several times but Dixie couldn’t capitalize. Two of Dixie’s running back’s #20 (Ramsey) and #25 (Norman) had several big runs. Across the field for the Spartans, #25 (Ross) and #8 (Pegues) had big running plays. Pegues should be nickname Pegasus. That boy can high step and run like a… well, thoroughbred. I rate the facilities a B+, someone please water the field. The concessions were good, everyone brags about how great their chicken fingers are. I even hear a rumor that they are going to be serving hamburgers at the big game next week at the Gambrell Bowl. The officiating was fair, no controversial calls. Go, Hornets. The Big Sting. I need to stop that, stop that don’t I. Using clichés. The Big “D” if you don’t know, is what is painted on the field there at Dixie High School. The title for the article is taken from the Mark Chestnutt classic, “I’m Going Through the Big “D” and I don’t mean Dallas.