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Knights back in familiar territory for first round game
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OMAR JOHNSON ... NC linebacker
When the Chesterfield coaches watched North Central’s 19-0 loss to Fairfield Central last week, members of the Rams’ staff probably scratched their heads as to that the Knights would try next.It was not by accident.NC opened the second half with a successful onsides kick against the top-ranked Griffins. There were other little things, like changing formations on both sides of the ball, designed to give whoever the Knights played in tonight’s first round of the AA Upper State Division II playoffs something extra to think about.Louis Clyburn, NC’s fifth-year head coach, smiled when asked what the Chesterfield coaches will think after watching the Knights’ game tapes as they prepare to entertain NC in tonight’s post-season opener.“If you watch our defensive film and can figure out a rhyme or reason for what we’re doing, more power to you because sometimes, we don’t know,” he said. “It’s kind of what’s being successful at the time, whether we’re three down or four down or, whether we’re blitzing inside or, outside.“We are very multiple on defense and, I think, that’s what makes us good.”“Offensively, it’s hard to watch the film and say, ‘To beat us, you’re going to have to stop (NC running back) William Jenkins.’ That’s what Fairfield Central did.