HOMER – The North Webster Knights dropped to 1-3 with their 42-27 loss to Homer on Friday.
Despite the loss, head coach Joey Pesses saw some good things.
"The kids played a lot better and I was proud of them," he said. "They played as a team, functioned as one and kept fighting. Those were two big bright spots. I told them I couldn't be prouder of them, the way they laid it all out there. We just have to keep working."
The Knights played well on offense and defense, but special team mistakes hurt them in the end.
"We didn't do very well on special teams in the second quarter," pesses said. They scored on a couple of returns and that really effected the outcome of the game. Homer was real fast and we just didn't execute very well there."
Pesses said a lot of things went well, and that his team just needs to put everything together.
"Our team played much better as a team," he said. "They stayed together and played hard, and I was real proud of the kids. I just didn't do a very good job of preparing us special team-wise."
Offensively the Knights moved the ball, but failed in a couple of red zone opportunities.
"The offense played well except for the two or three times we got down there and couldn't put it in the end zone," Pesses said. "We just have a few things we need to work on, but the kids played hard."
North Webster will begin the district portion of their schedule, as they host Calvary Baptist in a 1-2A district game this Friday night at 7 p.m. in Bacum-Farrar Stadium in Springhill.