Khalfani Muhammad focuses on playoffs 

November, 13, 2012
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Before Friday night's game against Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian, running back Khalfani Muhammad (Sherman Oaks, Calif./Notre Dame) hadn't played a single playoff game in his varsity football career. With the Knights shut out at halftime, the 5-foot-8, 174-pound senior wasn't about to let it be the only one he experienced.

Khalfani rushed for two second-half touchdowns and led Notre Dame to a 28-27 win, giving the Knights their first playoff victory since 2009.

"We needed a spark; we needed some confidence," Khalfani said of his team's situation at halftime. "Scoring that touchdown got the team up and put us back in it at 7-7. It got us back and some good things started happening."

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