Northern Guilford Nighthawks to defend their state championship title Saturday

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NORTHERN GUILFORD, N.C.--The Northern Guilford High Knighthawks football team will defend their state championship title against Charlotte Catholic Cougars Saturday.

This will be Northern Guilford's third consecutive trip to the 3-AA State Championship Game.

Coach Johnny Rosco said the team is focused on treating the championship like any other season game with the same focus and drive.

"We try not to get too hype. I think our trip over tomorrow the 45 minute drive will take care of them getting ready to play," Rosco said.

The Northern Guilford Hawks and the Charlotte Catholic Cougars play at Wake Forest University's BB&T Field at 7pm.