One of the things which North Central head coach Louis Clyburn was excited about when the High School League moved the Knights into Region 4-AA was an improved football atmosphere on Friday nights.After having played in front of far more empty bleachers than fans in Columbia-centric Region 3-AA, the move back north was one which will see NC football teams play in front of larger, more enthusiastic crowds. One such stop is Chesterfield, a site which the Knights and their fans know all-too-well from past games with the host Rams at the Battle Grounds.It was in last November’s AA first round playoff game that Chesterfield big-played the Knights in a 49-18 win over the guests on a bitter cold evening. While the temperature should be much warmer for tonight’s game between the two rivals, Clyburn expects his team to get a chilly reception from what should be a large Chesterfield crowd.“This conference is tough … it’s a tough football conference,” Clyburn said of Region 4-AA. “What’s neat about it is every Friday night is special.“We’re going to Chesterfield and it is going to be a tough challenge to come away from their place with a victory.
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