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Knights straighten up to double up Buford
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NORTH CENTRALS GWENDON BALDWIN listens to defensive coordinator Guy Eckenroth during Fridays 12-6 win over Buford in the second game of the 39th annual Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree. - photo by C-I photo by Tom Didato
Jamborees are hardly the occasion to show a conference opponent your playing hand. But after watching Buford grind its way to 50 yards in an 11-snap opening drive, North Central head coach Louis Clyburn had no other choice than to switch into game mode.Fearing his offense would not get the ball for any measureable length of time, Clyburn scrapped the vanilla-tinged defensive strategy for an alignment more along the line of what the Knights will employ in the regular season. The result was a 12-6 win over Region 4-AA colleague Buford in Friday’s second game of the 39th annual Camden Shrine Club Football Jamboree at Zemp Stadium.“We started calling a few defenses instead of just playing base,” Clyburn said of his defensive adjustments on in a 24-minute contest in which Buford rushed for 125 yards on 21 carries.