Lakeside Looking to Build on 2019 Success, put Covid Year in Rearview Mirror

By Josh Beavers

Lakeside is looking to build upon the momentum it had to end the 2019 season when football kicks off this fall.

The Warriors had a rough go last year due in part to a loss of seniors from the 2019 squad that won the school’s first playoff game. However there was so much more that went into it. There also was a great deal of uncertainty, starting and stopping, cancellations, quarantine, and general disorganization in the 2020 campaign. That was the story for every sports team in the world, however, as the Covid Pandemic ran its way through society.

But now, with the world returning to normal, Lakeside Head Coach Mike Santelices has team members undergoing off season conditioning so the Warriors can be ready for a full campaign.

“Official fall practice kicks off August 9,” Coach “Sant” said. “So what we are doing this summer is lifting weights, conditioning, and doing some basic fundamentals.”

There were about 20 players in the weightroom on Tuesday when the Journal came by for pictures. Sant said that number needs to pickup but he’s “ok” with the turnout for now. However every player is expected to attend workouts to better the team and benefit the individual when the snaps begin to count.

The weight room and practice field are open four days a week for an hour and a half each day. Coaches are on hand and players are encouraged to attend.

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