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High school football: Glenbrook rolls; North Webster, Minden, Lakeside fall

by Russell Hedges

Friday night was a tough one for three Webster Parish teams.

The North Webster Knights, Minden Crimson Tide and Lakeside Warriors were all shut out.

As expected, the Glenbrook Apaches rolled past Plain Dealing.

Glenbrook 70, Plain Dealing 20: At Glenbrook, the Apaches dominated the Lions, rolling up 56 points by halftime.

For the last three weeks, Glenbrook (6-1, 3-1)  has taken care of business by dominating much weaker opponents with subs getting plenty of playing time.

That has set up a showdown with District 1-1A co-leader Homer (6-2, 4-0) Friday at Homer.

Friday night was Senior Night.

The Class of 2024 will be remembered as a special one. They helped Glenbrook make a successful transition to the LHSAA, including an undefeated regular season and district championship in 2022.

Glenbrook won 19 straight regular-season games starting with Week 4 in 2021. The Apaches have won 23 of their last 24.

The seniors listed on Glenbrook’s roster are Chase Sentell, Landry Powell, Garrett Brown, Cade Herron, Nick Kilgore, Jackson Lott, Dustin Clanton, Joshua Chandler, Spencer Brantley and Mason Farnell.

Sterlington 28, North Webster 0: At Sterlington, the game was called by the officials with just over two minutes left in the third quarter.

The decision came after a 21-yard run by North Webster’s Jkobe Lawson from the Knights 36 to the Panthers 43. Lawson was tackled by several Sterlington players as he fought for extra yardage with more players from both teams converging on him as he went down.

There was briefly some shoving at the end and after the play based on a review of the Sterlington YouTube broadcast.

Some players on the sidelines began coming out on the field but there was no more contact between the the teams.

After a few minutes the game was called.

North Webster dropped to 4-4 overall and 2-3 in District 1-3A. Sterlington, ranked No. 4 in the LSWA Class 3A poll, improved to 7-1 with its seventh straight victory and 5-0 in district.

The Panthers, primarily a running team, scored on a 55-yard pass on their first offensive play.

The Knights struggled offensively. They got two first downs on a drive that started at their 8 but were pushed back by a penalty on a long run and forced to punt.

Sterlington then drove 45 yards for a touchdown, all runs.

A high punt snap then gave the Panthers a first-and-goal at the North Webster 3. It took three plays but Sterlington managed to get into the end zone with just less than two minutes left in the half.

The Panthers received the second-half kickoff and moved to the Knights 34.

With just more than eight minutes left in the third quarter North Webster Head Coach John Ware was ejected from the game. He appeared to be upset after seeing a Sterlington player appear to push a Knight down hard while getting up off of him. 

Contacted via text message Saturday, Ware preferred not to comment.

The Panthers weren’t penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct but North Webster was. Sterlington took advantage and scored its final touchdown.

The loss did not affect North Webster’s power rating very much. According to GeauxPreps.com, the Knights are No. 15 in non-select Division III.

The No. 5-16 teams in the final rankings host first-round playoff games.

North Webster wraps up district play Friday at home against Bastrop. The Rams (2-6, 1-3) lost to Wossman 31-0 Friday night.

The Knights close the regular season at home against Lafayette Renaissance Charter Academy (1-5) on Nov. 3.

Evangel Christian 56, Minden 0: At Shreveport, turnovers doomed the Tide.

The Eagles returned two interceptions and one fumble for touchdowns en route to a 49-0 halftime lead. One of the interception returns covered 95 yards.

Evangel led 35-0 at the end of the first quarter.

Minden dropped to 1-7 overall and 1-4 in District 1-4A. Evangel improved to 5-3 and 4-1.

The Tide ran 50 plays — 20 more than the Eagles — for 170 yards, according to stats kept for the KASO/KBEF radio broadcast.

Evangel had 278 total yards. Peyton Fulghum completed 10-of-12 passes for 183 yards and three TDs. Parker Fulghum had five catches for 86 yards and two TDs.

Caylien Aubrey led Minden in the ground with eight carries for 47 yards.

Cameron Mitchell caught a 48-yard pass from Hudson Brown.

Minden visits Booker T. Washington Friday. The Lions (3-5, 1-4) lost to Northwood 35-8 Friday night.

Loyola 52, Lakeside 0: At Shreveport, the Warriors dropped to 3-5 overall and 0-3 in District 1-2A with the loss. The Flyers improved to 3-4 and 2-1.

Lakeside, which has been hit hard by injuries, had some success defensively early. 

The Warriors forced a punt on the Flyers’ first possession. Brock Case booted an 55-yard punt to the 1 but Louola drove 99 yards for a touchdown.

The Warriors jumped offside on third-and-4 at the Lakeside 6 and the Flyers had some big plays en route to the TD.

Loyola recovered an onside kick but freshman Collin Walker stoped the drive with a diving interception.

The Flyers returned a punt for a touchdown early in the second quarter. Loyola extended its lead to 38-0 at the half.

Lakeside hosts undefeated district leader Calvary Baptist Friday. The Cavaliers (8-0, 3-0) defeated D’Arbonne Woods 35-0 Friday night.

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