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NC hopes third trip to Columbia is the charm
Outten
REGGIE OUTTEN ... NC linebacker
Who needs a fun house or a trip to a haunted house when a visit to Columbia will do the trick?Already this month, North Central has played two games in the capital city and has left town shaking its collective head after tough losses.On Oct. 4, the Knights were victims of the Peter Esaw Show as the Keenan speedster scored four times in leading the Raiders to a 40-12 win over Louis Clyburn’s troops in the Region 3-AA opener. Then, last week, a re-energized Eau Claire squad needed overtime to snap a 16-game slide in outlasting the Knights, 28-22. Both those games were played at Bolden Stadium.The Knights hope a change of scenery will put an end to their Columbia blues when they go across town to Memorial Stadium in a Thursday (7 p.m., note changed starting time) game to take on a struggling Columbia High squad for homecoming.Columbia High head coach Kemper Amick can relate to the Knights’ problems in his own backyard as his Capitals’ lone win, on Aug. 30, came on the road.