It might be a hard sell if the North Central football staff did not have visual proof that Eau Claire is not as bad as its 0-7 record would indicate.
North Central extended is volleyball win streak to 11 in a row as the Lady Knights had little trouble with visiting Eau Claire in a Tuesday night Region 3-AA match played inside the Castle in Boonetown.
After two sets of Monday's best-of-five match with visiting Andrew Jackson, the only thing host North Central had in common with its rival was the fact that both teams wore pink T-shirts in honor of "Dig Pink" festivities at The Castle in Boonetown.
Heading into Friday's homecoming game against visiting Pelion, North Central head coach Louis Clyburn said his Knights worked on cleaning up several areas which proved costly to his team in the previous week's loss to Keenan.
North Central continued on its path toward another Region 3-AA volleyball crown as the Lady Knights handed conference foe Keenan a 3-0 loss in a match played Tuesday night at The Castle in Boonetown.
Glancing through the six-game North Central offensive statistics, one sees the Knights have busted one play for more than 40 yards. That was a 63-yard William Jenkins carry. There is no other back with a long gain of more than 13 yards.
After having started Saturday's Best in the Nest Tournament with a first-set loss to host Buford in the day's first match, the North Central volleyball team closed the event by winning their next eight sets to take home the event championship.
The North Central High School volleyball program will hold its annual "Dig Pink" match on Monday, Oct. 14 when rival and third-ranked Andrew Jackson invades The Castle in Boonetown to meet the fifth-ranked Lady Knights.
If you call an entire team emptying the bench to celebrate a touchdown in the end zone and a group of school-aged youngsters working the chains and then, leaving their duties during the middle of the game then, yes, this was your typical Friday scene at Bolden Stadium in Columbia.
A word of caution to those attending tonight's North Central football game with Keenan at Bolden Stadium in Columbia: Watch out for flying footballs.
Last year, Columbia handed North Central its lone loss in Region 3-AA volleyball play.
It probably took longer for North Central to get to last Thursday's volleyball pairing at Eau Claire than it did for the completion of the match itself.
Four years and five meetings ago, Andrew Jackson handed North Central a 50-0 loss. Since then, the Knights have been playing catch-up to their neighboring rivals.
As he watched clips from his team's first four games of the season, North Central head football coach Louis Clyburn noted that with a little luck, here or there, his team could well be carrying a 4-0 record into tonight's annual battle with rival Andrew Jackson rather than the 2-2 record which the Knights sport.
North Central extended its season-opening unbeaten streak to eight matches as Jason Brazell's charges knocked off Region 4-AA rivals Indian Land and Cheraw on Tuesday in Boonetown.
Host McBee sent the North Central boys' basketball team to its sixth loss in as many starts as the host Panthers overcame a sluggish start to post a 63-47 win.
Cary Phillips has been the head coach of the North Central boys' basketball team for all of five games. But he already knows his team needs to get off to better starts to avoid beginning behind the 8-ball.
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