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Knights seek to avenge playoff loss with trip to Chesterfield
WILLIAM JENKINS ... 348 rushing yards this year
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.