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The streak is -- finally-- over
Knights snap 17-year opening-game hex by knocking off Fighting Hornets, 24-13
NCS MARQUIS BARNES SCORED on a 30-yard halfback pass from Cedrick Cunningham in the Knights win over C.A. Johnson on Friday night in Columbia.
Rather than pad the score to make it look even more impressive than his team’s final 24-13 win over C.A. Johnson was, North Central head coach Louis Clyburn decided to take a knee on three straight snaps after his offense moved to the hosts’ five yard line with less than two minutes left in Friday’s season opener at Bolden Stadium. Not willing to risk injury for the sake of some window-dressing, the seventh-year Knights’ boss was happy to head back to the bus leading a group of both excited and healthy players. “The Knights started out their season at 1-0,” Clyburn said of the end result.