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.
Three days after having won their own tournament, the North Central volleyball team kept on winning by sweeping three sets from visiting Pelion on Tuesday night inside The Castle in Boonetown.
That steamroller which is the North Central High volleyball team showed no signs of slowing down in a 3-1 win over Indian Land in a match played last Thursday in Lancaster.
Trailing 22-16 in the first set of Tuesday's Region 4-AA show with visiting Andrew Jackson, North Central volleyball coach Andy Johnson took a look at the scoreboard and, as always, noticed that aside from the score the only numbers in the time section were those counting down the one minute allowed for a time out.
One of the busiest people in Boonetown has to be the person charged with updating the volleyball region championship banner at North Central High School. Then again, the flag made of felt never collects a whole lot of dust.
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