By Josh Beavers
For the second week in a row, Lakeside put up 46 points on their side of the scoreboard on their way to an easy win against a visiting opponent. When all the scoring was over, the final tally was Lakeside 46 and Plain Dealing 6.
It was homecoming at Lakeside, and while Clara Robinson was wearing the crown and receiving all the attention at the half, it was Cooper Chase, Josh Sebald, Jordan Case and co. who were providing exciting bookends to all the festivities.
Plain Dealing started with the ball and made a play to threaten a score. But junior corner Tarmarjah Ferrell made a leaping interception in the endzone to break up the threat.
With the Warriors with the ball at their own one-yard line, Jordan Case broke loose for 20 yards on the first offensive play for Lakeside. Josh Sebald caught three passes and Lakeside had the ball at the Lion 20.
Jordan Case ran for 10 yards and then plunged into the endzone for a two-yard score. It was 6-0 at the end of the first quarter.
Plain Dealing made a couple good plays and answered Lakeside. They put up their only points of the game with 8:01 to play in the second quarter. Defensive back Jeremiah Allen broke up the try for two and the score remained 6-6.
And then came the fireworks. The figurative ones. There would be literal fireworks at halftime after naming the homecoming queen.
Lakeside scored three touchdowns in the final eight minutes of the quarter.
The first came following a 52-yard pass from Cooper Chase to Josh Sebald. Jordan Case took it in from one yard out on the next play.
Lakeside forced a turnover on the next Lions series and Rokedrick Smith picked up 30 yards on two runs to set up Sebald for another touchdown catch. This Chase-Sebald connection was good for 31 and more points. Jordan Case added the two-point conversion.
Ross Weaver recovered a Ty Maness onside kick, and that setup a 30-yard touchdown pass from Chase to Cade Boley. Rokedrick Smith added the two-point conversion.
Halftime buzzer. Homecoming court. Literal fireworks. Back on the field. More figurative fireworks.
Jacobe Rankin and Rokedrick Smith ran the ball to take time off the clock in the third, but you could only keep the ball out of the air for so long with this quarterback and receiving corps.
Josh Sebald caught a slant for a five-yard touchdown to make the score 38-6 with four minutes to play in the third.
But he wasn’t done as Chase and Sebald connected one more time, this one from 50 yards out, to make the final score 46-6.
All in all, it was a great second win of the season for Lakeside. Keegan Bryan, Jamarrion Evans, Ty Maness, and many other names were called over the loudspeaker during the game. Lakeside seems to be putting something together following the tough opening season loss against Arcadia.
Chase threw for nearly 300 yards while Case and Smith combined to go well over 100 yards on the ground. Sebald caught three touchdown passes and had more than 150 yards receiving.
Next up for Lakeside is a long road trip down to Block. The Warriors will look to make it three in a row against the Bears.
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