North Webster ends season on the road

 The North Webster Knights fought valiantly against Class 3A powerhouse St. James.

The Knights had a puncher’s chance throughout the night in a hostile environment against a talented team, but could not overcome the odds, eventually falling to the Wildcats 34-20.

The Knights struggled to move the football in the first half and St. James did not, leading to a halftime deficit of 24-0. 

In the second half North Webster played their brand of football, grinding out tough yards between the tackles with senior running back Ja’marcus Stephens and their offensive line. Stephens had a pair of touchdowns in the second half on the ground as the Knights slowly crept back into the game. 

Cooper Sanders caught a pass in the flats from QB Colin McKenzie and dove into the end zone for the Knights third touchdown to bring the score to 34-20 with less than a minute to play, and North Webster would recover the ensuing onside kick, leaving a glimmer of hope for a miracle. 

However, the next North Webster pass was tipped up and intercepted to seal the deal for St. James. 

North Webster finished the season at 5-6. The Knights will certainly miss the contributions of their 8 senior starters, but should be back in the Class 3A playoff picture once again in 2022. 

This was North Webster’s tenth-consecutive trip to the postseason. 

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