This time last year, North Webster football was in unfamiliar territory having just finished a disappointing 2-8 season.
The Knights infused a handful of talented underclassmen to the defense, some upperclassmen determined to right the wrongs of the previous season stepped up and one of the areas most talented impact players came home.
What a difference one year can make.
North Webster (7-4) put on a complete performance in their return to playoff action, dominating the Patterson Lumberjacks 42-0.
Xavier McGlothan led the way for North Webster, rushing for two scores and throwing for one, while also tallying his eighth interception of the year on defense.
Also finding the endzone for the Knights were juniors J’Kobe Lawson (Rush, Punt Return), Braedon Robertson (Rush) and Martavion “Smoke” White (Receiving). Freshman linebacker Jeremiah Washington also recorded an interception for the North Webster defense.
Now the Knights will ready themselves for a road trip to face a familiar foe in the St. James Wildcats.
North Webster knocked off St. James in Springhill to advance to the Class 3A quarterfinals in 2018. In 2021, the Wildcats got their revenge in Vacherie with a first round win over the Knights.
The winner of Friday’s clash will find themselves in the Division III Non-Select quarterfinals.