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A wise older man once imparted some sage playoff wisdom to Andy Nussbaum. (Former Naperville Central football coach) Joe Bunge once told me the first playoff game is always the toughest,” said Redhawks coach Nussbaum. “The first 29 games we played, we didn't have to turn in uniforms if we lost.” That's not a worry for Naperville Central, at least not yet. The No. 3 seed Redhawks did what higher-seeded teams always hope to do Tuesday, breaking out to a big early lead on No. 14 East Aurora, keeping the Tomcats at arm's length and coming home with a 49-35 win at the Class 4A Benet regional.