Lakeside traveled to Campti last week for a tough match up with the Gators of Lakeview High School.
Lakeside went into this game with the impression they needed to win to get in the class 2A playoffs.
While the Warriors fell on the field by a score of 60-26, they found out Sunday morning that they would be in the playoffs.
The Gators employed their bruising run game on the Warriors and had plenty of success. Thanks to the rushing efforts of several Warriors, led by Ahmad Bishop, Lakeside was able to stay in the game.
“We didn’t score enough points to win but that’s because we couldn’t put it together on defense,” head coach Joey Pesses said. “I felt offensively we had a good outing, especially on the line. We made plays but just not enough of them.”
Pesses said the main issue defensively was the misdirection and speed of the Lakeview running backs.
“They pretty much did what we thought they were going to do,” Pesses said. “We stressed all week about not getting caught up in the backfield and sticking to your key. It seemed like during the game we had penetration and were in good spots but just had someone who would be a step too slow. The guys were coming up to me on the sideline saying they were there, but those guys (Lakeview) were just speedy.”
The Warriors will now put this one behind them, as they will continue their season on the road in the first round of the LHSAA class 2A playoffs versus East Feliciana.
Pesses and the Warriors are excited to have a chance to carry on.
“All you can ask for is one more week,” Pesses said. “We’ve got that and it sure beats the alternative.”
North Webster 57 BTW 24
The North Webster Knights were at home Friday night for senior night as they took on the Booker T. Washington Lions.
What came next was a night to remember as North Webster racked up over 350 yards rushing on their way to a 57-24 victory over BTW.
It was actually a pair of juniors who were able to break things open for the Knights, as Devin White and Jalen Smith combined for 265 yards and six rushing touchdowns.
White went for 170 yards and two scores continuing his fine season. Smith had his biggest game of the season rushing for 95 yards and an impressive four scores.
Plenty of other Knights got in on the action with senior Lyntravious Gipson carrying five times for 48 yards and making several plays on defense. Xavious Eason carried for 32 yards, T.J. Hawthorn had 19 yards and senior quarterback Kolby Cooper finished with 21 yards passing.
Now the Knights will advance to the LHSAA class 3A playoffs and play Marksville. That first round game will be played in Springhill.