As his team boarded the bus for Friday's game with Indian Land, North Central head football coach Louis Clyburn just about had enough healthy bodies to form a hockey line, never mind an offensive line.
How long could tonight's North Central at Indian Land football game last? To hear NC head coach Louis Clyburn tell it, fans could return to the cars with the engines still hot from the drive to the contest.
Like the song says, sometimes "you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone."
On a night in which the trip to get to Cheraw probably took longer than the match itself, the North Central volleyball team stayed perfect on the season with a 3-0 win over the host Braves.
Coming off a 42-point loss, the last thing North Central probably wanted to see on its football schedule was a game with a team with which the Knights had no history.
The green and gold machine keeps on churning, this time to another region volleyball title.
North Central drew ever closer to adding another conference volleyball championship to its growing collection of crowns as the Lady Knights cruised past neighboring rival Andrew Jackson last Thursday night in Kershaw.
It was a dreary night for Louis Clyburn and North Central. And playing most of a game in a driving rain only served to make matters worse.
One of the things which North Central head coach Louis Clyburn was excited about when the High School League moved the Knights into Region 4-AA was an improved football atmosphere on Friday nights.
Playing for a cause, North Central celebrated its annual Dig Pink match to help combat breast cancer with a lopsided 25-12, 25-14, 25-17 win over visiting Chesterfield on Tuesday night at The Castle in Boonetown.
Having picked on and beaten schools their own size, the North Central volleyball team stepped up in class on Monday. The results, however, were the same as they have been throughout this season.
Kicking off their second go-through in Region 4-AA volleyball in the same manner as it did the first half of the campaign, North Central took a 3-0 win over visiting Buford in a Thursday night match played inside The Castle in Boonetown.
There are those victories which you take, put them in the books and move ahead to the next chapter.
It has been three years since North Central met Buford in a regular season football game. That does not mean, however, that the two rivals are strangers.
After being seeded third at the conclusion of pool play in Saturday's ninth annual Carolina Challenge volleyball tournament, host North Central turned on the afterburners.
Youth, like ignorance, can sometimes be bliss.
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