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Draughn opens conference title defense with shutout win

East Burke, Freedom drop close games vs. pair of reigning league champs

By PAUL SCHENKEL

Sports Editor, THE PAPER

Posted 9/16/23

The Draughn football program had never had a conference title to try to defend before Friday night. The Wildcats emphatically passed their first test, beginning their quest for a second consecutive championship with a 38-0 home win over Owen in Valdese.

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