Minden, Lakeside and North Webster play at home
The Minden Crimson Tide and Lakeside Warriors opened their 2011 football season with big wins, while the North Webster Knights and Glenbrook Apaches both took losses Friday night.
This week, Minden, Lakeside and North Webster will all host their home openers, while Glenbrook takes a long road trip to Amite.
Here's a quick look at this week's games.
The Crimson Tide traveled to Stonewall last week and came home with an impressive 22-15 win over the North DeSoto Griffins.
The Tide gained 296 total yards in the game, highlighted by Cortavious Rice's 98 yards and two touchdowns rushing. Also the Tide defense held the Griffins to just two of 12 on third downs conversions.
The Tide will look for the same production this week as the team host the West Ouachita Chiefs at The Pit on Friday night.
West Ouachita fell to Pineville, 41-21 last week, despite good games from two of their running backs. Tyler Mims had 122 yards on nine carries and Wade Seay added 85 yards on 12 carries and scored two touchdowns.
The Tide defense will have to be on their toes to stop these two backs.
The Glenbrook Apaches struggled in their 36-0 loss to Wilkinson County Christian Academy last Friday to fall to 1-2. The Apaches need to get back on the winning track as they travel to Liberty, Mississippi to play the Amite School Rebels.
"We just have to flat-out have our players step up and play better," Glenbrook head coach Ryan Porter said. "We didn't execute very well Friday night."
Amite is coming off a 16-12 loss to Heidelberg last week.
The Lakeside Warriors opened their season with a win for the first time in years, as they beat Ringgold, 38-30.
"It's been a while since we've been able to win our opening game of the season," Lakeside head coach Terrence Quarles said. "And we want to keep this thing going. It would just be great to start the season 2-0."
This week the Warriors will play at home against the Lakeview Gators. The Gators lost to St. Mary, 56-32 last week.
The North Webster Knights fell to Haynesville, 26-6 last Friday night in their very first game as a new school.
This week, North Webster will host the Northwood Falcons. Northwood squeaked by North Caddo, 7-0 last week.
This game will be the first home game for the Knights and a big crowd is expected at Bacum-Farrar Stadium in Springhill. Game time is 7 p.m.