SIBLEY — The Lakeside Warriors dropped to 3-6 on the year with a 50-20 loss at home to Lake Providence Friday night.
"It just didn't go the way we wanted it to," Lakeside head coach Terrence Quarles said. "We have a first play jinx. Played better than last week, but we're still a work in progress. We just have to keep working hard."
Quarles said his team played well at times, but never could put together a complete game.
"We started off a little slowly before picking it up some in the first half," he said. "But then we hit a wall. We did come out in the second half and play better on offense. Defensively I thought we played well until mid-way into the third quarter, and then it just got away from us. We have to keep working hard. We're just having problems putting it all together to have a more effective football game."
Warrior quarterback Cody Poe scored the first Lakeside touchdown as he ran in a score from five-yards out. Poe then connected with Chris Lewis on a 70-yard touchdown pass for the second Warrior touchdown. Jerell Tellis closed out the scoring for the team with a 10-yard run.
Lakeside was still alive in the playoff hunt before Friday's loss, now things are a bit more murky.
"We're not sure where we stand right now," Quarles said. "That's what we've been talking to the team about. Even with our record being what it was before the game Friday, it was still a clear shot if we took care of business over the last two weeks. I haven't had time to sit down and look at the scores from all the other games to see where we sit. But we certainly want to come back this week and win."
Regardless if the team makes the playoffs or not, Quarles said this has been a positive season for the warriors and one to build on.
"We have a lot of young kids and they're out there making progress," he said. "It's been a while since Lakeside has been in a situation where we've still had a chance at the playoffs this late in the season, so we're not giving up. It's like we tell the kids, it's not how you start, but how you finish. We're going to finish out the season well, and hopefully make the playoffs. If not we'll work hard through the last game and into the off season. I know this team will fight till the end."
Lakeside will close out their regular season this Friday night at Ferriday High School.