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Webb Named Best Coach

Taking over the lead role after serving the past few years as an assistant, Webb made an immediate impact for the Trojans this fall.

South finished 8-3 overall, taking six of its first seven contests, en route to the program's first winning season in three years. The Trojans went undefeated against Record teams, getting victories over Western Harnett and Triton.

Webb credited his personality for the quick culture change and buy in from players.

"I'm a very intense person. That's just how I played, how I coached," he said.

"It's a grind, and we got a lot of coaches that are cut the same way."

The high-scoring offense, matched well with a fast and opportunistic South defense to create havoc in the Quad County 3A Conference. The Trojans won two straight to end the regular season, falling just one win shy of tying for a share of the league title.

"It was great. We're a blue-collar team. We work hard and we're disciplined in what we do," Webb said.

"And we're blessed to have great seniors and the leadership that we had to be able to take it this far...I don't take credit for it, it was all them."

Webb's first year didn't concluded with a storybook ending, watching his group lose to nearby conference for Smithfield-Selma in the first round of the 3A state playoffs, but he's encouraged for the program's future.

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