SPRINGHILL – In yet another classic installment of Webster Parish’s finest football matchup, it was an all-too-familiar outcome for the home team.
Two 0-2 teams played desperate for a win in front of a packed house at Baucum-Farrar Stadium, with Minden holding on for a 39-27 win to make it four straight over North Webster.
The game featured a laundry list of highlight reel plays and a handful of momentum swings. Every time Minden threw what appeared like a knockout punch, a gritty North Webster team would rise from the mat to answer.
The scoring started midway through the opening quarter when Knights’ Collin McKenzie swung a ball out to Cooper Sanders in the flats, who then proceeded to make a man miss and race 72 yards for a North Webster touchdown.
Minden answered right back with a long touchdown run on a desgined QB run. Then, back to back turnovers by the Knights led to a Daylen Robinson rushing TD and a Jaylin Williams receiving touchdown.
Trailing 19-7, Sanders got loose once again, this time on the ground, for a 60 yard rushing score. Christian Whitlock knocked home his second extra point of the half to make the score 19-14 Tide, but Minden would strike again late in the second quarter on another long run by Jakobe Jackson to make the halftime score 26-14.
The second half featured more of Jackson in the run game for Minden, but also saw sophomore Knight J’Kobe Lawson burst onto the scene with a pair of long rushing scores that electrified the home stands and kept North Webster alive.
In the final five minutes of play, North Webster was forced to punt after failing to come close to the sticks on a 3rd and 12 play.
Minden proceeded to ice the game with a trio of nice runs by Robinson, the last of which went for a touchdown to seal the deal and make the final score 39-27.
Next up on North Webster’s stout schedule is a homecoming matchup against the Richwood Rams (3-1) to open district play.
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