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Can Draughn deliver an encore?

Off record-setting season, Wildcats want ‘more firsts’ in 2023

By PAUL SCHENKEL

Sports Editor, THE PAPER

Posted 8/19/23

The Draughn football team faces a unique challenge this fall, both among this year’s Burke County teams and in a historical context for the Wildcats’ program. Draughn won a program-record 13 games, claimed its first-ever conference title and reached the West Regional final. Is Draughn content or ready for a big encore?

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