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Cards unkind to NC in 12-6 OT loss
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Louis Clyburn could only shake his head and try not to laugh as he saw the torso of William Jenkins laying in the end zone with the football.What looked to be the game-tying score in North Central’s 12-6 overtime loss at Cardinal Newman on Friday was a play in which the game officials ruled that the Knights’ junior tailback did not make it past the goal line on a fourth and goal carry from the two.That play came after Cardinals’ receiver Evan DuBois was ruled to have caught the ball in the end zone by the officials despite the NC bench’s cry that DuBois was a yard or two beyond the field of play in the game-winning score on the hosts’ first snap of the extra session. After a lengthy meeting, following one official saying the catch was made out of bounds, the call stayed as a touchdown.It was a strange, if not a controversial beginning to the season for the Knights.“I told our kids after that game that we have no excuses,” said Clyburn, now in his fifth season at the NC helm. “We had our chances to win this game; we’re not going to blame the officials.