The North Webster Knights sent a message that their offense takes a backseat to no one, scoring at will en route to a 53-30 win over the North Caddo Rebels Friday night at Baucum-Farrar Stadium in Springhill.
North Caddo’s offense came in with the hype thanks to the talents of LSU wide receiver commit Omarion Miller, who finished with more than 100 receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns, but it was North Webster (2-0), led by the excellence of senior Jamarcus Stephens, that looked the part of a well-oiled machine.
The Knights scored on their opening possession when junior quarterback Colin McKenzie found Jamarcus Stephens for a short touchdown pass. Senior kicker Garrett Brown added the PAT to make the score 7-0.
After Miller’s first touchdown of the night made it 7-6, McKenzie took a shotgun snap and went straight ahead through a gaping hole for a 30-yard score on the ground. Following a punt, the Knights capped a nice drive with a 1-yard rushing touchdown from Stephens to make the score 20-6 as the first quarter expired.
North Webster continued to pour it on in the second quarter, as a busted coverage by the Titan defense led to a 61-yard touchdown strike from McKenzie to senior receiver Seth Dehart, making it a 26-6 Knights lead. Junior running back Cooper Sanders got loose for yet another rushing score from 20 yards out to make the halftime score 32-6.
North Caddo (0-2) tried to claw back into the game, scoring on its opening possession of the third quarter, but the Knights’ offense just kept humming, answering the Titans with a 10-yard score from Stephens to halt any hope of a comeback.
Stephens cemented a career night by adding two more rushing scores to finish his night with a whopping five touchdowns (four rushing, one receiving). Stephens now has eight total touchdowns on the young season.
The Knights will look for a 3-0 start in a huge Webster Parish rivalry matchup of week three at Minden against the Crimson Tide next Friday night.