Knights ready for another big matchup

The North Webster Knights don’t have any time to look back at last week’s 34-27 loss to parish rival Minden.

Another tough opponent awaits.

The Jena Giants will make the nearly three-hour trip north to Baucum-Farrar Stadium Friday for a 7 p.m. showdown of top teams in Class 3A. The Giants are a perennial contender in the same classification as the Knights, yet this will mark the first meeting between the two proud programs.

Jena is 2-1 on the season with wins over Rayville (forfeit) and Vidalia, with the lone loss to Neville. The visiting offense will be a throwback to days of old as the Giants operate out of the veer.

The Knights will look to get their own rushing attack back on track. For the first time this season North Webster failed to have a 100-yard rusher despite the team combining for 171 yards on the ground. That could be tough to do against a Jena defense that held Vidalia to 6 points and a high-powered 4A Neville offense to just 28 points.

North Webster enters the week at No. 12 in the Louisiana Sports Writers’ Association Polls, while Jena currently sits one spot ahead at No. 11.

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