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Another romp for No. 4 Webb


Webb’s Clark Johnson clutches the ball after a pass reception.- Kim Johnson/farragutpress
The Webb School of Knoxville Spartans jumped one more hurdle on its way to an undefeated season Friday, Oct. 2, shutting out region foe Lancaster Christian Academy’s Knights 40-0 at Webb’s Faust Field.

Webb, now 6-0 and No. 4-ranked in state in Division II, scored 27 points in the first quarter.

Spartans head coach David Meske, who along with offensive coordinator Clark Wormsley was recognized for 25 years and two state titles with Webb before the game, was proud of his team.

“We didn’t expect the shutout, but we did expect to go out there and play well,” he said. “We knew they don’t have the depth that we have ... they just don’t have the athletes that we have on the field.”

Senior running back Jarvus Jones put the first six on the board with 9:40 left in the first after a 58-yard Spartans drive.


Jones, whose run seemed to set the momentum for the game, said, “I found Caleb [Blance]. He always leads up the hole, so I took the ball and just ran it as fast as I could.”

Less than two minutes of play time later, sophomore running back Caleb Blance had added another six, quickly followed by a touchdown from senior running back Jason Berube, all with more than six minutes left in the first.

Caleb’s brother, freshman Aaron Blance, added his six, putting Webb up 27-0 before the beginning of the second quarter.

Meanwhile, the Spartans’ defense held the Knights to only four first downs the entire game.

Meske said, “Our defense has played well all year. They have run to the ball, that’s a big thing, and you have got to tackle well. And you have to be great at technique.

“Our front defensive linemen have been amazing this year. We thought that was going to be an area that we were really going to have to improve on, and we did improve it,” he added.

Another TD by Caleb Blance with 7:49 left in the third put the Spartans up 40-0.

An interception by Chad Nabors in the fourth sealed the deal and Nabors and junior Brennan Lui gained yard after yard with the Spartans’ tried and true wing-T offense. “My guards pulled out and the defense just overran the ball too much and I saw a cutback lane. Then a guy got to me to stop the touchdown,” Lui said.

Nabors credited the team with his success on the field. “We played really great D and my line blocked for me … it is all in the line, we give credit to them,” he said.

 

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