Glenbrook to hold Homecoming game
Home games are always the best games on any teams schedule. No long bus rides, friends and family will come out to watch you play, and hopefully the home field advantage will be enough to put your team over the top.
This week three Webster Parish teams will enjoy playing at home on Friday night, while one lone team must hit the road.
Minden, North Webster and Glenbrook will play at home, while Lakeside will travel to Bossier to take on Parkway.
Here's a brief look at those games.
The Crimson Tide are 2-0 this season and are coming off a dramatic 26-21 fourth quarter win over West Ouachita last Friday night.
This week the Tide will face a tough test as the Haughton Buccaneers come to town.
Minden and Haughton enter the game with identical 2-0 records, with the Bucs wins coming against Woodlawn (41-16 in week one) and Benton (38-0 last week).
The Tide's defense played well over the first two weeks and will have to stop a potent Haughton passing game for Minden to advance to 3-0. Bucs receiver Damon Gladney returned to action last week and caught six balls for 224 yards and four touchdowns.
Minden quarterback Turner Francis has quieted Tide fans' concern at the position, as he has had two good games in a row. Last week, Francis went 22 of 32 for 350 yards and three touchdowns.
The Glenbrook Apaches head into their annual Homecoming Game with a disappointing 1-3 record. Three straight losses have made a playoff run more difficult, but if they can get back in the win column this week, they can get back on track.
The Apaches will host the 0-4 University Christian Academy Lions this week.
The Lions are coming off a 53-6 loss to River Oaks last week. Their only highlight was a 28-yard touchdown run by Jordan Harris.
Glenbrook will hope to get some of their injured players back this week, and get back to their winning ways.
The Lakeside Warriors are undefeated through two weeks, and head coach Terrence Quarles couldn't feel any better.
"It's very encouraging to be 2-0," Lakeside head coach Terrence Quarles said. "We want to be focused and try to do everything right and good this will happen. And that's what has happened so far."
The Warriors will need that focus this week as they travel to Bossier to take on the Parkway Panthers.
Parkway also enters the game with a 2-0 record, after winning their two games by a combined score of 95-41. Last week they topped Alexandria Senior High, 55-21.
The Warriors' offense is averaging 33 points per game with Cody Poe, Jerrell Tellis, Chris Lewis and Credone Copes all making big plays.
The North Webster Knights fell to 0-2 last week, but will have a chance for their first win when they play Northwood-Lena at home this Friday night.
Northwood-Lena is 1-1 after a win over Ringgold in week one and a 39-0 loss to Port Allen last Friday night.
To get that first win, the Knights must avoid the turnovers that plagued them through the first two weeks.
"We've turned the ball over 12 times in two games, and you can't do that at all and be competitive," North Webster head coach Joey Pesses said.