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Royal receiver Edgar De La Rosa returns a punt against Montesano in the 1A state qurterfinals.

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Knights prep for semifinal clash
November 23, 2022 12:39 p.m.

Knights prep for semifinal clash

ROYAL CITY — Royal Head Coach Wiley Allred said playing in Saturday’s 1A state semifinal playoff game was normal for the Knights. “It’s more the norm than the exception, which is kind of fun,” Allred said. “Credit to the kids, we have been able to do it. We have a set structure and schedule for the week; I think that helps. It’s almost the expectation, that’s what we aim for and hopefully, we can finish this week off.” The No. 1 seed Knights, who have won five of the previous six state titles, now prepare for a matchup against No. 12 Freeman. Even with school closed on Wednesday due to icy weather and Thanksgiving Thursday, players will be focused on the task at hand...