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Vols come to Boonetown with more than bragging rights being on the line
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GRAYSON KING ... NC quarterback
Sitting behind his office desk, North Central head football coach Louis Clyburn simply shook his head and smiled when asked if he was aware of some of the things being said between members of his team and players from Andrew Jackson, which comes to Boonetown for tonight’s first round AA Upper State Division II playoff contest.The two rival schools are separated by a few miles and players from both sides are more than familiar with one another, both on and off the field.Once the pairings for the post-season were made public, a bit of a trash-talking battle was taking place on Twitter, if not on other forms of social media, between opposing players.Hearing about how players make their intentions known as to how they perceive things going down tonight led Clyburn to think back to his days as a player at Camden High in the days leading up to games with rival Lugoff-Elgin. Back then, he said, the jawing was done in person, for the most part.“We try to encourage our kids to focus on what we’re doing, but teenagers will be teenagers,” Clyburn said of players taking to the Internet. “I don’t do the social media myself, but I’m sure these guys have been going back and forth (on the Internet.) I guess it’s like meeting at the gas station in the 1980s where you would jaw, back and forth, a little bit.

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