OXFORD -- A season dominated by struggles and a steep learning curve continued for J.F. Webb on Thursday evening, as they fell to South Granville by a score of 43-0.
Head coach Lamont Robinson was disappointed that J.F. Webb was left scoreless for the third week in the row but believed that the performance his players showed on Thursday was one of their best of the season despite the lopsided outcome.
“South Granville is a really seasoned team,” Robinson said. “They have a couple of [Division I] guys over there but we really played hard. We showed improvement and I’m really happy with what we showed this week as opposed to last week.”
South Granville quickly jumped out to an 8-0 lead over J.F. Webb before junior running back Micah Wilkerson added another one on the ground to put his team up two touchdowns.
J.F. Webb attempted to rebound early in the second quarter after junior quarterback Javon Bullock led the offense deep into South Granville territory. A costly fumble on a last-second handoff derailed the drive and gave the ball back to South Granville close to midfield.
South Granville’s ground attack methodically drove down the field before junior running back Jaydon Crabtree crammed his way through J.F. Webb’s interior to further increase the gap between the two sides.
A long quarterback run from Bullock gave J.F. Webb their best field position of the night at South Granville’s 22-yard line. The drive ended up stalling out and J.F. Webb missed the ensuing field goal, which gave South Granville a short amount of time to add another score.
Sophomore quarterback Khawan Bobbitt sent South Granville into the intermission on a positive note by finding an open man in senior wide receiver Sean Peterson, who outran the J.F. Webb secondary to put South Granville up 29-0.
Wilkerson maintained South Granville’s scoring attack in the third quarter by returning a punt for a touchdown, with sophomore running back Traevon White adding one of his own on the first play of the fourth quarter.
While Robinson wants to see his players start putting points on the board themselves, he affirmed that any sort of improvement is welcomed and he hopes to see his players end the year with momentum heading into the fall.
“We made stops tonight,” Robinson said. “[South Granville] had some sustained drives but it took them a while and there weren’t a lot of big plays from them outside of the one at the end of the half. There were some good plays on offense but we need to build on those and that’s going to take time.”
J.F. Webb will wrap up their season on the road next Friday when they travel to Carrboro for a 7:30 p.m. matchup.