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Defense, White lead North Webster Knights

by Minden Press-Herald

SPRINGHILL – The North Webster Knights took a big step towards winning the district championship that’s eluding them Friday night with a dominant 28-7 victory over the Loyola Flyers.

“It was a huge win for us,” Knights head coach John Ware said. “It puts us at 2-0 in district ahead of this week’s game. It just makes it easier for us moving forward. We’re where we want to be this time of year and I thought we played pretty good overall.”

Under Armour All-American running back Devin White was the man for North Webster. He carried 21 times for 91 yards, finishing with three touchdowns on the ground. White added two catches for 72 yards and another score through the air, ending the game with 163 total yards and four touchdowns.

The North Webster defense played a starring role as well, harassing Loyola all night and only giving up a score late in the fourth quarter.

“The key to all this is getting better each week,” Ware said. “It was a tough game Friday. We had to grind it out and play four quarters. We got a good pass rush all night and stopped the run with five men in the box, which was huge. Everyone tackled really well.”

The Knights vaunted rushing attack took some time to get going. North Webster finished the first quarter up just 7-0. The Knights added one more score before halftime and added two third quarter touchdowns.

“They stuffed us up front,” Ware said. “We were able to hit some big pass plays and that loosened us up a little bit. It was just enough to open things up and get us a couple of key first downs.”

Cameron Huff completed five passes for 110 yards and one touchdown on a 60-yard touchdown to White. White led all receivers and rushers with 72 yards receiving and adding 91 yards rushing with four total touchdowns. T.J. Hawthorne added 44 yards rushing, Jalen Smith had 39 yards and Huff added 12 yards rushing. Blake Atchley, Rico Gonzalez, Ke’Untra Gipson and Jaylun Bonton continue to play lights out defense for the Knights.

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