Lakeside defense shines in scrimmage

By Josh Beavers

The Lakeside Warriors braved near 100 degree heat Friday evening as they took on visiting Lakeview in preseason football action.

Playing with a limited lineup due to a variety of reasons, the Warriors held Lakeview to only one touchdown, and that came on a broken play that resulted in a long touchdown run by the Gators’ quarterback.

“I thought we did exceptionally well,” Lakeside head coach Mike Santelices said. “We had a lot of young players who did well in their first action.”

As mentioned, the defense shined as it was stifling all scrimmage long against a good Lakeview team.

“I’m not sure people realize how good Lakeview is because we don’t play them very much,” Santelices said. “But they are very well coached and have a lot of good players.”

As with all preseason action, the coach said the scrimmage was a valuable tool in the team’s building process.

“We got a lot of good film to watch and opportunities to coach these guys up,” he said. “Overall, with the players we had out, I was very impressed with how we did.”

The Warriors will play in the Pineland Jamboree against North Webster and Haynesville on Friday. The Warriors will play one 15 minute quarter against each school. Tickets are on sale for $8 in the Lakeside office. If you pay at the gate, the price will be $10. All money from tickets sold at Lakeside goes to the school. Money from tickets sold at the gate will be split between all five teams.