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Lakeside dominated by powerful Calvary squad

by Minden Press-Herald

It was mission impossible for the Lakeside Warriors in Shreveport on Friday night.

Head coach Joey Pesses and his team paid a visit to what many believe is one of the best teams in the state, Calvary Baptist Academy.

Calvary flexed their muscles early and often, putting on an offensive display that no team would have been able to stop en route to a 52-7 victory over Lakeside.

“They’re a solid team, a real good team,” Pesses said. “They just have a bunch of good athletes and that in itself is a problem. We went into the game just trying to take the play clock down, be very generic and get out of there. I don’t really know what to say about that.”

The one positive that Lakeside takes away from this game is health.

“We didn’t play anybody both ways,” Pesses said. “When you have six or seven guys going both ways they get real tired, kids are busting their butt and that’s when they get dead tired or injured. You have to pick and choose your battles to win the war.”

Lakeside’s lone touchdown on the night came on a run by senior quarterback, Thomas Lambert.

Pesses was also proud of the job some of his defensive players did.

“I thought Leo McCarter made a couple big plays as usual,” Pesses said. “They tried to pick on him because he’s like 5’2” but he made some nice plays and forced them to go the other way. I was proud of all our guys.”
Lakeside now turns their focus to this week’s big game versus district opponent, North Caddo High School. Last season Lakeside defeated North Caddo 70-68 in an offensive shootout.

“They are a very scrappy team,” Pesses said. “I know their record doesn’t indicate it but I’ve watched three films on them and with the exception of the Calvary game they’re in every game they play. It’s a fast team and coach Dupree has those guys going.”

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