By Lucas Owens
Webster Jr. High 8th grade team came out strong this week against Benton to remain undefeated on the season. They were clicking on all cylinders special teams, offense and defense. Benton received the ball first after Webster’s defense forced a punt. Jaden Johnson was able to break a few tackles and return the punt 60 yards for the Wolves’ first touchdown! After another strong defensive stance the wolves would get the ball at the 50 yard line. On the Wolves’ very first play from scrimmage, Jaden Johnson faked a hand-off to Lucas Owens Jr. and kept it for a 50 yard touchdown run. His second of the day! On Benton’s 3rd possession of the 1st quarter a 3rd down pass was intercepted by Bennet Speer and he took it 45 yards the other way for a pick six! The Wolves’ 3rd score of the 1st quarter! Webster scored on two 2-point conversions to make the score 22-0!
The 2nd quarter was controlled by the defense. The defensive line Nekeya Harden, Javon Calloway, Holt Holliday and Braylon Ferrell applied pressure in the backfield all night and accumulated 5 sacks and forced 3 fumbles, only 1 of which was recovered by the Wolves. The Wolves’ linebackers Lucas Owens Jr, Bennet Speer, JaQuarion Martin and Marquan Miller were all over the field forcing 2 turnovers and allowing only 3 first downs the entire game. The Wolves’ secondary Markell Miller, Jaden Johnson, Abreon Curry and Malik Harrison only allowed 4 completed passes all game! Curry also caught a 30 yard touchdown pass from Johnson in the 2nd quarter to make the score 30-0 at halftime.
The second half was a running clock, but the Wolves still managed to put up points. After forcing another turnover on downs Webster would score again on a 30 yard run by Marquan Miller. Benton was able to find the end zone on their next possession to make the score 38-8. On the ensuing kickoff Benton tried an onside kick. The kick was unsuccessful and fell right in the hands of Marquan Miller who would take it 50 yards for the Wolves’ final touchdown. The final score was 44-8. The 8th grade is 3-0 on the season. The 7th grade lost a close game to Benton 20-14, they are 1-2 on the season. For their next game, Webster will travel to Stonewall to play North Desoto Tuesday Sept 26.