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The Webb City Cardinals are set to embark on their longest road trip of the regular season.The undefeated Cardinals travel to Branson in Week 4 of the prep football season, with kickoff set for 7 p.m. Friday at Pirate Stadium.“We’re going on the road and this is our longest trip,” Webb City coach John Roderique said. “We just want to make sure the kids handle the distraction of being on a bus for two hours and maintain focus. We need to have the same focus that we’d have if we were playing at home.”
Ranked No. 1 in Class 4 by the Missouri Media, Webb City (3-0) will put its unblemished record on the line against the Pirates (2-1). Roderique noted every game provides an opportunity to improve.“There’s always something you can do better, and that’s been our focus this week,” Roderique said. “You always want to feel like you’re improving.”In a stellar start to the season, the Cardinals have earned convincing wins over Carl Junction, Joplin and Neosho. A 30-minute weather delay didn’t seem to affect the Cardinals last Friday as they rolled to a 41-0 win over the previously unbeaten Wildcats.“One thing we were pretty pleased about was how our kids handled the weather and the pregame situation,” Roderique said. “The defense set the tone and the kicking game was a big factor. Offensively we did what we needed to do.”Webb City has outscored its opponents 130-36 thus far. Senior running back Durand Henderson leads the Cardinals with 311 rushing yards and four touchdowns, while sophomore Devrin Weathers has compiled 282 yards and three scores.Senior Alex Gaskill has hauled in four passes for 139 yards and two scores. Ruben Lenker (28), Trenten Thompson (20) and Gaskill (19) lead the Cardinals in tackles.After going 4 …
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