Looking into his players' eyes told Louis Clyburn all he needed to know as to the character of his North Central football team.
If there was any good which came out of last week's 39-0 loss to Keenan for North Central, it was the fact that the Knights got a feel for the speed of some of the teams they will face in Region 3-AA over the next four weeks.
Obviously, Keenan is not superstitious.
There is one statistic which jumps out at you when looking into the Keenan football team.
Matches between top six teams are not supposed to be this one-sided.
If you had to be confined to being inside on a sunny Saturday, you might as well make the best of it.
Those things which went North Central's way during what was a three-game win streak did an about-face for the Knights on Friday night.
It was a lengthy trip, but in the end it was worth the time and effort.
It's easy to get up for a game against your arch-rival; any team can do that for the span of a week.
It used to be that Keenan was among the queens of the court when it came to Region 3-AA volleyball.
File this in the "Looks can be deceiving" file.
That season-opening loss to Cardinal Newman seems like a lifetime ago for North Central.
It does not seem as if the move into the AA ranks has fazed the North Central volleyball team in the least bit.
laying a team other than Chesterfield for the first time in the regular season, the North Central volleyball team made quick work of visiting Hartsville and Buford last Thursday night, taking down both opponents in two games.
The seventh annual Carolina Challenge Volleyball Tournament will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22 inside The Castle at North Central High School.