JONESBORO – The Lakeside Warriors were hoping to put their first win on the board Friday night against Jonesboro-Hodge, but the Tigers had other ideas, using their athleticism and stout defense to defeat the Warriors 38-0.
Lakeside’s offense couldn’t find any traction against the Jonesboro-Hodge defense, as the Warrior’s leading rusher, Chris Brantley, could only muster 67 yards on the ground.
“They have great athletes all over the field, especially at the skill positions,” head coach Joey Pesses said. “They thrive off their defense.”
The Warriors had opportunities early in the game but the Tigers always came up with the turnover they needed to stop Lakeside drives.
The Warriors will aim to fix their struggles before next week’s homecoming matchup with Red River.
“We have great kids at this school,” Pesses said. “We just have to learn to be the aggressor. They love the sport and work to get better everyday. I try and relate things back to the struggles life throws you. It’s all about how we react to them.”