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The J.F. Webb Lacrosse program was started in the fall of 2009 under the tutilage of the program’s first head coach, David Farabee.  The team will begin play in the spring of 2010, playing a slate of 16 games while playing in NC Lacrosse Conference 4, along with Durham Jordan, Riverside, and Northern High Schools, Roxboro Community School, and the Durham School of the Arts.

The program played its first game March 2nd, 2010, an 8-3 loss to Orange High School at the Webb Football Stadium.  Scoring the program’s first goal was junior Matt Knott, with the first assist coming from sophomore Matt Roach.  Other goals in this game came from juniors Gibson Gillespie and Landon Williams.  The Warriors would win their first game in history just two days later, vanquishing the visiting Northwood High School Chargers in overtime, 4-3.  Matt Knott lead all scorers with two goals, while Matt Roach added two assists, and Landon Williams and Gibson Gillespie both added a goal.  In overtime, it was Knott who received a feed from senior midfielder Michka Olhasque and rocketed the shot home for the game winner.

Webb finished its first season with a 2-12 overall record, scoring 33 goals and 50 total points offensively, while defensively the Warriors allowed just 12.50 goals a game and the goalies stopped 58.9% of their shots, a truely remarkable number considering this was the program’s first year.  It also had three players nominated to the All Conference Honorable Mention Team: Defender Holden Jones, LSM Rufus Terry, and Goalie Chrisitan Tilley.

In its second season, Webb finished with an identical 2-12 record.  However, in its second season the Warriors saw their point output on offense increase to 79 goals and 38 assists, while the defense cut down its goals scored by an average of two per game (12.5 to 10.68).  Webb also defeated its first two “Varsity” opponents (2010’s wins were against club teams): a 9-6 victory against Orange and a 14-3 win against Roxboro, both at home on consecutive dates with the latter being a school record for goals, assists, and points in a game and the former being the Black and Red's first career victory.  Webb also had its first 1st Team All Conference selection in LSM Rufus Terry, while attacker Landon “Bulldozer” Williams was selected an Honorable Mention All Conference nominee.  2011 saw the first year of a JV team at Webb, with the JV Warriors playing 11 games on the year.

In 2012, the Warriors saw their most successful year ever as they won 8 games, four times as much as any previous season and twice as much as their previous seasons combined.  The Warriors also saw many school records shattered as well as JF Webb's first 50 point club member, class of '12 midfielder Matt Roach (Roach graduated as the all time point scorer in Webb history, holding school records for goals in a career, assists in a game, season, and career, as well as points in a career with 53 total).  The Warriors ended the year on a high note, winning two of their final three games, one of which was a 6-4 victory against Roxboro Community School on senior night, the first senior night victory ever for Webb.  In their final game, the Warriors defense held Northern Durham to a school record 1 goal against.  Some highlights of the year for the Warriors included a thrilling 13-12 double overtime victory at home against cross-town rival Kerr Vance Academy, as well as winning both games of home and home series with KVA, Northwood, Roxboro Community and Northern Durham.  The Warriors finished the season third in their conference, behind Jordan and Riverside. 

As remarkable as the season's stats were, the Warriors' post season honors proved equally as remarkable, with five Webb players receiving All Conference Honors of some sort, including four first teamers (Roach, LSM Rufus Terry, D Cedric Spence, and G Christian Tilley, all class of '13).  Antonio Jones was the fifth player, receiving Honorable Mention honors at the attack position.  Webb also had it's first All State and All Region performer in school history, with Rufus Terry being selected a 2nd Team All State long stick midfielder and 2nd Team All Region as well.

The Warriors followed the success of their 2012 campaign with an 8-8 showing in 2013, just narrowly missing the playoffs again.  While not as many school records fell, the Warriors still set the bar high by having the best defense in school history (5.914 GAA; good for 15th in the state), an offense that scored more goals (98), assists (53) and averaged more per game of both than any teams prior.  The Warriors also had their first shut-out, a 5-0 win at Southern Alamance.  Rufus Terry was selected to play in the North Carolina Great 38 game, a Senior All Star game that showcases the best senior talent in North Carolina at the end of the season.  He, as well as Antonio Jones, Jacob Ragland, Cedric Spence, and Christian Tilley, were all named 1st Team All Conference selections for the Warriors.  The Warriors were one overtime goal away, a 7-6 loss at Roxboro Community School in the season final, from being in the play-offs for the first time ever.

 

 

 

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