Minden, North Webster and Lakeside host district teams
The 2011 high school football season is getting serious now as the Webster Parish public schools begin playing district games.
With the power points now playing such a big part in the playoff selection process, district games have lost some of their luster.
But bragging rights and district championships are always something teams are looking for, and those things begin this week.
The Glenbrook Apaches will have a bye this week before returning to action next week.
Here's a brief look at this week's games.
The Crimson Tide have lost three consecutive games to fall to 2-3 on the season. All three losses came to high profile Class 5A teams, so the Tide will be happy to get back to playing 4A teams this week.
The Tide will host the Fair Park Indians in their 2011 district opener Friday night at W.W. Williams Field.
Fair Park is 1-4 on the season and lost to Haughton, 42-12, a week ago.
The Minden offense could have a big game this week, as the Indian defense has given up an average of 37.8 points per game this season.
The Glenbrook Apaches got back on the winning track last week beating the Tallulah Trojans, 40-12, to improve their record to 3-4.
This week the Apaches have a bye and they will use that time to try to heal some of the bumps and bruises they've accumulated as the season has gone on.
The Lakeside Warriors dropped to 3-2 on the season as they fell to Arcadia, 12-7, in their Homecoming Game on Friday.
This week the Warriors will open their district schedule with a home game against the Sterlington Panthers.
Sterlington started the season with four straight losses before beating Oak Grove, 26-21, last week.
The Panthers' defense has been poor this season, giving up 32 ppg, so it could be a big night for the Warriors' offense.
The North Webster Knights lost to Homer last week, 42-27 to drop their record to 1-4.
This week the Knights' district opener is against the ever-tough Calvary Baptist Cavaliers.
Calvary is 3-2 on the season after beating Redemptorist, 43-15 last week. The high-scoring Cavalier offense scores at a 37.5 per game clip, so the Knights' defense will have their hands full.