BOSSIER—The Lakeside Warriors knew they had a tough task in front of them Friday night as they attempted to move to 3-0 on the season. And the Parkway Panthers proved that they were tougher than expected as they beat the Warriors, 48-6.
"It wasn't real good," Lakeside head coach Joey Pesses said. "They were big and fast and had a lot of speed on both sides of the ball. We just didn't do a good job of competing against that."
Parkway started fast, jumping out to a 20-0 first quarter lead and then went on to lead 40-0 at the half.
"Early in the game they had success on screens and then had a couple of long runs," Pesses said. "We didn't do very well on punt coverages, as they retuned two for touchdowns. It just kind of went downhill after that."
Pesses said he did see some good things from his team.
"I thought Andrew Sherrard and Dakota Shinall played really well on defense," he said. "We had a number of players play well. Chase Woodall and Caleb McKinsey are two who have been consistant all year. We stayed injury free and we didn't give up competing."
Despite the loss, Pesses thought this game could be good for his team.
"Parkway is a very good team," he said. "And I'd like to think that after playing them and their speed, that the game would slow down for us when we face a more even competition."
By late Friday night Pesses had already move on to the Warriors' next opponent.
"We working on Montgomery now," Pesses said. "They played Lakeview and did a great job against them, shutting them out, 36-0. So it will be a matter of us being prepared and putting ourselves in a position to win like we did the first two weeks.