The North Webster Knights and Minden Crimson Tide meet for Webster Parish supremacy
Friday at 7 p.m. inside Minden’s W..W. Williams.
This pairing has produced high drama, with four of six matchups being decided by one score.
Minden boasts a 5-1 head-to-head record over North Webster since the schools began playing
The Knights enter this year’s game 2-0 with convincing victories over Haynesville and North
Caddo, while the Tide are 1-1 with a loss to Parkway and win over Green Oaks.
Defenses have dominated the matchup with Minden reaching the 20’s twice in six tries to North
Webster’s once. North Webster has reason to believe that could change, coming into this
week’s contest averaging 43.5 points per game. The Knights have done it thanks to a
three-headed rushing attack featuring senior Jamarcus Stephens, junior Cooper Sanders and
junior quarterback Colin McKenzie. In the passing game, it’s been steady doses of Stephens,
tight end Jatareon Robinson and receiver Seth Dehart getting things done.
Still, Minden’s has proven a tough puzzle to solve for North Webster in recent years and the Tide certainly will boast the best unit the Knights have faced this season.
The North Webster defense will also have its hands full trying to contain a Minden offense that
got on track in a big way against Green Oaks, featuring running backs Daylen Robinson and
Tyrese Lane. Senior signal-caller Andrew Cooper is also a threat by air and ground.
North Webster’s defense was hit for 30 points in last week’s game against North Caddo, with
LSU wide receiver commit Omarion Miller doing much of the damage. One thing the Knights
have done well both on defense and special teams is create turnovers, including three last week against the Titans.
While Minden may not have a player with Miller’s offer sheet, the Knights defense will have to
be at their best if they hope to slow down the balanced attack the Tide bring into Friday night’s
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