It was a somewhat bold move by Webb, but the motivation was simple: like the person who would go on to be his mentor for an all-too-brief period, Webb wants to maximize his ability.
"I got to know him," Webb said. "He ended up training with me, taught me about protein shakes and gave me some advice."
Dixon lost his life in a tragic accident last week, and Webb went out last Friday night and honored his memory in the best way possible. Webb carried the ball 16 times for 146 yards, had a 28-yard touchdown reception and scored three times -- all in the first half -- as the Black Knights dominated Norwalk with surprising ease, 48-7.
"Everything just clicked together," Webb said. "I dedicated my performance to Marcus."
Webb, a 5-foot-8 junior, is a self-proclaimed football junkie willing to use any tool possible to succeed. That includes hours of watching film. Webb said he studied tape of Norwalk's win over Danbury last week prior to dressing for Friday's game.
"It's all about watching film," Webb said. "I watch it all the time. I watch it with my linemen, and I owe all I did tonight to the linemen. It's how you execute."
Webb broke through a huge hole and scored on a 39-yard run on the game's fourth play. He was over 100 yards midway through the first quarter.
"Marcus always had that chiseled physique, and Cameron wants to be the best," Stamford coach Bryan Hocter said. "They hooked up over the summer. I think for Cameron that was a lot of motivation. This game meant a lot to him."
The Black Knights put together a complete performance to improve to 2-0. Quarterback Tyler Kane threw for 83 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 98 yards and another score.
The defense limited the Bears to a late touchdown and shut down Tomar Joseph, their rugged fullback, holding him to 58 yards on 14 carries.
"We really clicked on all cylinders on offense," Hocter said. "This year we have a lot of blue-collar kids. We are more humble this year. We don't have that swagger."
The Black Knights had plenty to strut about Friday night, scoring on their five first-half possessions before taking a knee on the final play of the half. Webb was a factor even when he did not touch the ball: he picked up a blitz that allowed Kane to complete a 14-yard touchdown pass to John Pasard late in the first quarter.
Pasard also had a strong outing, catching four passes for 78 yards.
Norwalk coach Sean Ireland, whose team was the surprise of the league a year ago, was stunned by the outcome.
"That was an old-fashioned there boys," Ireland said, purposely omitting a word or two. "They took it to us. Their play up front was the factor in the game. They pushed us around. That team is going to win a lot of games. I don't expect any team to dominate us like this, but that's exactly what they did."
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