Football Week 3 Preview

Confident Knights ready for tough task at Swain


Head Coach Justin Clark address’s the team after their 19-14 win at Polk last Friday. Photo Credit: NHHS Daily File Photo

By: Brad Cole

The North Henderson football team has a lot of confidence going into this week as they got a win in their new era last week at Polk County by a score of 19-14 to improve to 1-1. “We go into every game confident and do what we are supposed to do and focus on the little things we can be a special unit”, North head coach Justin Clark said on his team.

The Knights have now once again pushed the reset button for their game Friday at Swain County as every team they’ll face this season will have a different game plan. North faces a Maroon Devil team that has yet to win a game this season. Although, the Knights aren’t preparing for the team by its record. They know their opponent can play physical football at any time. “Swain is always and will always be a team that will be very physical and very well coached”, Clark said.

The defense/special teams will be a key to victory for a second straight week. As Gabe Walker fell on a blocked punt in the endzone and Mikey Smithers took  a interception to the end zone, Swain will have their hands full as North hasn’t showed any signs of slowing their defensive dominance down.

On the offensive side of things, they’ve started to click as quarterback Kalin Ensley and his talented core of wide receivers have connected down the field to create points so far in this young season. Running backs Colby Thomas and Austin Vanhoy have also been a threat in the ground game. They’ll have to click this week and not only rely on their defense to get points.

Come out to Swain tonight at 7:30 for what will be a classic grind it out football game.


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