Little Warriors win first home game

By Paige Nash

The Lakeside “Little Warriors” football team won their first home game Tuesday night against the River Oaks Mustangs with the final score of 19-12. 

Head coach Jonathan Wallace thought things went well for their first game.  

“They were nervous in the first quarter even though we played well. They played best in the first and last quarter when it mattered the most. River Oaks made some adjustments in the middle of the game, but once we made the adjustments the boys performed well. We still have a long way to go.” 

This little league football team is part of a brand-new elementary sports program now being offered to students in grades 3-6 and attend Central Elementary School and Lakeside Jr./Sr. High School. Other sports being offered include basketball, baseball and softball.  

Parents, staff and students are all excited about the opportunity to take advantage of this new sports program. Research shows that children who participate in sports at an early age benefit not only physically, but mentally, emotionally and socially as well. 

“I just want to teach them something every day about how to be a good human first, then a good football player second,” said Wallace. 

The “Little Warriors” are resting up today in preparation for lots of practice leading up to next Tuesday when they travel to play Cedar Creek at 6 p.m.  

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