The Lakeside Warriors are riding a wave of momentum into this week’s match up with the Red River Bulldogs.

The Warriors, led by head coach Joey Pesses, come into this contest with a 2-3 record. To get to 3-3 on the season Lakeside will have to beat a team loaded with talented athletes.

“They can run it down your throat or spread it out and go,” Pesses said. “It’s a lot of the same guys they had last year. They’re fast, very athletic. It’s really not fair for them to have that much speed.”

So far this season Lakeside has been struggling to find their stride but is coming off a 42-0 win.

“It’s been a little bit up and down,” Pesses said. “A lot of it is emotions and based off things that have happened. I think we could have reacted or handled situations better. At times we come out focused and look really good, but then we lose concentration a little bit.”

Pesses will be looking for a full 48 minutes of focus Friday night. That’s what it will take in order to beat a talented Bulldog squad.

“Defensively, technique will be important,” Pesses said. “Being in the correct spot is a must. We worked hard at practice on attacking the right spots. Against teams like this you can’t afford to overrun a play or get out of your rush lane. When they throw it our DB’s need to have good footwork to challenge for the ball or make up ground if they get beat.”

Getting beat is what the Warriors will try and avoid on the road in Coushatta. The game will kickoff at 7 p.m.

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