North Webster readies for talented Jonesboro-Hodge

The North Webster Knights are focused on snapping a 2-game skid Friday night at Baucum-Farrar Stadium.

The opponent coming in is another good one in the Jonesboro-Hodge Tigers. The Tigers are a 22-20 loss away from being undefeated but come in an impressive 3-1.

The Knights are coming off a disappointing loss to one of Class 3A’s strongest schools, the Jena Giants. The Knights had a chance to take the lead late in that game, but turned the ball over near the goal line. The final score came to rest at 27-13.

Limiting turnovers will be key in North Webster taking care of business this Friday against the Tigers.

Also of importance is getting the offense back in gear. Do-it-all athlete Jamarcus Stephens was held in check for most of last week and running back Cooper Sanders was injured early. The Knights will turn to signal-caller Collin McKenzie to engineer the offense to the type of numbers they put up in weeks 1-3.

The North Webster defense will have to contend with a talent-laiden Jonesboro-Hodge offense featuring a talented signal-caller in 6-foot-4 quarterback Tydre Malone, 6-foot-1 receiver Devontae Mozee and running back Brantrel Thompson.

The Knights, 2-2, will have the home crowd behind them for the second straight week, with two more home games to follow in the weeks to come.

Now is the time for North Webster to seize momentum and start the wheels turning towards a run at the district title and playoff push.

North Webster currently sits at No. 20 in Class 3A. Jonesboro-Hodge is No. 13 in Class 2A.