NATCHITOCHES – The North Webster High School Knights made the trip to Natchitoches for an early season road test versus 5A Natchitoches Central. The Knights faced a 42-19 deficit at one point before rallying to comeback and challenge the Chiefs.
Despite their, best effort, the team ran out of gas, falling by a score of 56-39.
“They made plays against us offensively,” head coach John Ware said. “They made a heck of a lot of nice throws and catches last night. They scored on us real quick on the first two series with some no-huddle.”
The Knights would find their stride, settling in on defense and going on a scoring rampage to get back in the game.
“We just did what we do,” Ware said. “We are getting a little better at it each week, we even threw for 116 yards last night after not completing many balls the first two weeks.”
With under six minutes to go in the game the Knights had stormed back to make it 42-39. The Knights had given it all by that point, as Natchitoches Central would pick it back up to end the game.
“We haven’t played anyone who threw the football like that in a year,” Ware said. “In practice we don’t get to see those good reps like that team gave us last night. I thought we ended up settling down and playing okay.”
Devin White had a big game in the loss, rushing for 176 yards on 20 carries and a touchdown. Lyntravious Gipson added 35 yards and a touchdown.
Kolby Cooper went five of 11, passing for 116 yards and 2 TD’s. Devin White also led the receiving effort with 57 yards and a touchdown on three catches.