J-Hodge holds off North Webster in 34-32 double OT thriller

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Football can be a game of inches, and North Webster came up only around a foot short of pushing Friday night’s home game against Jonesboro-Hodge to a third overtime.

But the Tigers stopped Knights running back JaMarcus Stephens before he crossed the goal line as Jonesboro-Hodge escaped with a 34-32 win in double overtime.

North Webster led 13-6 at the half before both offenses picked up the pace in the final 24 minutes.

Stephens turned in two rushing touchdowns while also picking off a pair of Tiger pass attempts for the Knights’ defense. 

Knights quarterback Collin McKenzie added a rushing score while North Webster’s Jacobreious Walker returned a kickoff for a touchdown.

North Webster, 2-3 overall, opens district play next Friday with a home game against Bossier.

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