SPRINGHILL – Coming off one of the biggest wins in school history, North Webster Knights head coach John Ware pushed his team harder than usual in their Monday practice.
“We pushed real hard yesterday,” Ware said. “Just to make sure they understand it’s not over with. I want them to know it’s just getting started.”
Veteran coaches like Ware know complacency can ruin a season, but he feels the Knights are doing a good job of preparing for this week’s opponent, Homer.
“Homer has a good football team,” Ware said. “They have athletes on the field and a couple big guys. They like to line up and run downhill and they have guys who can break the big one. Their numbers are just down.”
That should be something the Knights can expose this Friday, as North Webster enjoys good depth.
Week one that depth was on display as North Webster rotated bodies in and out of the game, wearing down Haynesville by the time the fourth quarter rolled around.
North Webster tailback Devin White said the Knights could feel the fatigue from the Golden Tornado side last week.
“We just keep fighting and keep beating people up,” White said. “In the second half, the holes just keep getting bigger and bigger.”
To stop the Pelicans offense, look to the middle where the Homer had success last week against Bossier.
“Sometimes football games are about matchups,” Ware said. “I feel good about how we matchup there. I wasn’t surprised to see our defense play like that. But we still have a lot to improve upon and get better at, and we will. We’re not even close to what I hope we’re going to be.”
Speaking of improvement, Knight fans probably noticed it at the quarterback spot, as junior Cameron Huff made a handful of impressive throws against a talented Tors defense last week.
Look for North Webster to continue giving their signal caller opportunities to shine as the season progresses, including Friday against the Pels.
“I thought Cameron played a great game,” Ware said. “Their will be times where we can’t run the ball and we’re going to need him to make throws under duress.”