Stephens paces Knights to big win over Tors

SPRINGHILL — North Webster seized control of Friday’s season-opening contest with Haynesville on the game’s first possession.

The Knights needed just two plays to find pay-dirt on a 1-yard rush by Jamarcus Stephens, and it only got better for the home side from there. North Webster rolled to a 34-7 victory.

Stephens did everything for the Knights, playing big on defense from his outside linebacker spot and igniting the offense with three touchdowns (two rushing and one receiving) to pace the offense. Running back Cooper Sanders and quarterback Colin McKenzie also shined in the run game.

The Knights got stellar play out of their defense all night, shutting down the Golden Tornado Wing-T attack. Haynesville’s lone score came with less than four minutes to play.

McKenzie added a 1-yard rushing score of his own and tossed a second passing touchdown to wide receiver Seth Dehart for the Knights’ final score of the evening.

North Webster (1-0) will remain home to face North Caddo next Friday at 7 p.m.