North Webster Knights playing against Green Oak Giants for elusive district championship

SPRINGHILL – The North Webster Knights have an opportunity to wrap up the 1-3A district championship Friday with a win over the visiting Green Oaks Giants.

North Webster head coach John Ware said his team is focused and ready to roll ahead of the big showdown.

“This is for the district championship,” Ware said. “It ought to be a good one. Playing this time of year is just exciting. I don’t know if our fans are aware of the magnitude of this game, but we’re playing for something this week and that’s always fun.”

Green Oaks has had an up-and-down 2015 season, partially due to a schedule no team would envy.

“They have the highest strength of schedule in the state in our class,” Ware said. “That means they’ve been in tough competition and they know how to handle it. They have athletes and when they get them in space that’s worrisome.”

The Knights will have to contain Green Oaks’ wide open spread attack.

“The quarterback is a three-year starter who can run and pass,” Ware said. “He can throw it as far as he needs to. The running back is a real good back and they have No. 14 at receiver who can go.”

The Knights will counter with their physical running game.

“We want to control the clock on offense,” Ware said. “If we can control the line of scrimmage we feel like we’ll win. That’s what base everything off of is our ability to run inside. Everything else plays off that.”

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