Last season, the only pimple on North Central's unbeaten run through Region 3-A volleyball play came when Chesterfield took one game from the Lady Knights, which went 23-1 in games played in eight conference matches.
ay's home match against North Central was two more letters.
North Central opened the Region 3-A portion of its schedule with the same result as the Lady Knights have enjoyed in non-conference matches this year with a pair of 3-0 victories.
It was not like North Central's defense did not know about Indian Land quarterback Rondreas Truesdale and his athletic talents.
It all seems too simple … and it was.
For the second time in three years, the North Central High volleyball team proved to be inhospitable hostesses as the Lady Knights won their own Carolina Challenge Volleyball Tournament held Saturday in Boonetown.
Playing minus six starters who were unavailable for every reason from illness to suspension to injury, North Central went into Friday night's home game with Buford short-handed. But NC head coach Louis Clyburn said he was more rankled with the players he had at his disposal rather than those he could not coach on this night.
In each of North Central's first three games of the season, the Knights have out-gained the opposition in total yards. Still, Louis Clyburn's team finds itself searching for that first victory of the season.
Just when it looked like North Central was going to make its move against rival Andrew Jackson, the Volunteers came up with a trump card.
The North Central boys cross country team opened their season by finishing fourth in a five-team in Cheraw on Wednesday.
He smiled as he talked about his current team and his former team, which will meet tonight for the third time on the football field since Louis Clyburn left as head coach at Andrew Jackson after one season to take the reins at North Central, which is a hop, skip and a jump from his boyhood home.
Tiffany Rogers dished out 35 assists to help get the North Central offense in gear for what became a three-game sweep over rival Andrew Jackson in a non-region volleyball pairing on Tuesday in Kershaw.
When then-junior Chad Hampton ran off with the class A state boys' cross country title in 2009, he put North Central on the state running map.
This season is beginning just like last year for the North Central High volleyball teams.
Through the first two games of the season, North Central has amassed nearly as many yards in total offense as it did during its entire 2009 campaign. At least, that is the way it seems to third-year Knights head coach Louis Clyburn.
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.
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