SPRINGHILL-After two tough losses to start the year, the North Webster Knights exploded for a 51-0 win over Northwood-Lena to give head coach John Ware his first win.
"It was really great," Ware said. "We played pretty well and came out and did what we had to do against them. We got up 30-0 early so we were able to get a lot of playing time for some of the younger kids as well."
Ware said his team was happy to finally celebrate a win.
"The kids were real excited," he said. "It was real good for us. It felt kind of bitter sweet after last week. We spent all week thinking about what could have been (in last week's 35-33 loss to Northwood-Shreveport), so getting this win was good for all of us."
Ware thought his played well as a whole, and that the younger kids stepped up in their first playing experience.
"I though J.O. (Smith) and Alex Taylor played well," he said. "And linebackers Austin lake and Ryan hawthorne played really well on defense."
Smith led the team with 105 yards rushing and two touchdowns. He also completed a 64-yard touchdown pass to Taylor. John Black had five carries for 94 yards and a touchdown, and Lyntravious Gipson had 62 yards and a score. Hawthorne added 60 yards and a touchdown.
Also, kicker Conroe McMullen converted all seven of his PAT attempts and Reggie Lewis had a 36-yard punt return for a touchdown.
Up next for the Knights will be the Bossier Bearkats.
"Bossier has a really good team," Ware said. "They have a lot of athletes over there and their well-coached."