North Webster Fall Practice Begins Monday

By Josh Beavers

This is the second in a set of brief looks at Webster Parish’s four high school football teams. The North Webster Knights are looking to bounce back from a tough year full of injuries and heartbreak.

SUMMER WORKOUTS – The Knights had two opportunities to work out Monday, Tuesday and Thursday during the summer. Morning workouts were at 9 a.m. and afternoon workouts were at 5 p.m.

PRESEASON PRACTICES – Begin Monday, August 2. The Knights will have an abbreviated two-a-day work split with special teams work at 9 a.m and full practice at 6 p.m. This schedule will be for the first two days before once a day practice at 6 p.m.

SCRIMMAGE – At Mangham on August 20 at 6 p.m.

JAMBOREE — The Knights will be one of five teams participating in the annual jamboree. The other teams are Lakeside, Minden, Homer, and the host – Haynesville. The event will be held in Haynesville on August 27. Games begin at 7 p.m.

FIRST GAME — At home against Haynesville. September 3 at 7 p.m.

NOTES: Head Coach John Ware said the team can do well this year if the injury bug doesn’t bite once again like it has the past couple of seasons. He told The Journal that the starting lineups are solid but there is a lot of youth backing them up. There is a lot of development that will be necessary as the young players learn and grow in the sport. Ware said the team has numerous senior leaders and mentioned a few by name. “Jamarcus Stevens is one of our best athletes and he will play outside linebacker, running back, and some receiver.” Jaterion Robinson, who is a three-year starter, also plays linebacker and tight end/H-back on offense. Senior lineman Drew Hutchinson and Ty Modisette anchor the offense and will look to open holes for running backs throughout the season. “There’s a lot of questions we’ve got to answer,” Ware said. “It’s hard to tell from one year on to the next how the team will gel together. But if we can all stay healthy, I feel we will be competitive.”