Hartsville Football Stadium is set to ignite with fervor and excitement as the 20th season of the Great American Rivalry Series kicks off with a historic clash between the home team, Hartsville High, and the visiting Camden High. This football rivalry, dating back to 1922, has captured the hearts of fans for over a century and is regarded as the longest and most intense rivalry game in the state of South Carolina. Both teams are amongst the winningest in the nation, with Hartsville at the forefront by only 14 wins over Camden.
With 94 meetings in their storied history, the Camden Bulldogs currently hold a slim lead over the Hartsville Red Foxes with a 50-40 record. The tension is palpable as both teams step onto the field, knowing that this game could be the turning point in their long-standing rivalry.
Last year’s encounter saw the Red Foxes emerge victorious with a thrilling 36-29 win, as J’Shawn Anderson’s game-clinching 33-yard run in the dying moments sent the home crowd into an ecstatic frenzy. The memories of that game still linger, adding extra fire to the already fierce competition.
Rick Ford, the Founder and CEO of the Great American Rivalry Series, shared his anticipation for the upcoming game, stating, “The Hartsville vs. Camden matchup has been a highlight of our series for two decades. The passion and intensity displayed by both teams and their fans truly embody the spirit of high school football rivalries.”
As the stadium gates open, a buzzing crowd of 3,000 passionate fans will fill the stands, cheering for their respective teams with unrivaled enthusiasm. The echoes of history and the thrill of the game will fuel the players on the field, as they leave every ounce of energy and passion in pursuit of glory.
This season, Hartsville and Camden will go head-to-head in a battle of wills, strength, and skill. The Red Foxes will be eager to defend their home turf and inch closer to narrowing the all-time series gap, while the Bulldogs aim to extend their lead and silence the home crowd.
The stage is set, the emotions are running high, and the countdown to kickoff has begun. Brace yourselves for a captivating clash that will once again etch its name into the annals of South Carolina football history.
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