La. New Tech falls to Lakeside in shootout

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Russell Hedges

rhedges@bossierpress.com

 

The Louisiana New Tech at Plain Dealing Lions had no problem scoring against the Lakeside Warriors Friday night in Sibley.

Unfortunately for the Lions, the same was true for the Warriors.

Lakeside piled up 427 yards rushing and won 58-47.

“It was a shootout,” New Tech coach Coy Brotherton said. “Neither team could stop the other.”

The Warriors improved to 2-0. La. New Tech dropped to 0-2.

Lions quarterback Logan Allen had a big game for the second straight week, completing 19 of 34 passes for 375 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions.

He also rushed for 57 yards and scored the Lions’ final two touchdowns on runs of 13 an 10 yards.

Isaac Jacobs caught two touchdown passes of 32 and 88 yards. Tray Harris had one TD reception covering 26 yards. Desean Morris nabbed a 35-yard touchdown pass.

Harris finished with nine catches for 158 yards. Jacobs had three for 123, and Morris had four for 73. Morris also had 59 yards rushing on six carries.

Freshman Keldrick Carper returned an interception 41 yards for a score.

The Lions finished with 491 total yards.

“It’s just frustrating, to have a game like that where you move the ball,” Brotherton said. “It’s kind of tough that somebody had to lose.”

New Tech led 33-26 at the half, but Lakeside opened the second half with a six-minute touchdown drive.

Brotherton said the Warriors made some big plays but were also able to drive the ball.

Both teams had many players going both ways.

“We’ve got to play better,” Brotherton said. “We’ve got to make tackles. We’re still cramping up a lot. It’s still hot. We’re still not able to play a full game, Two weeks in a row we’ve come out in the first half and played real well. It’s like the heat jumped on us the second half.”

While Brotherton is concerned about the 0-2 start, he expects the Lions to turn things around.

“We’re not going to hit the panic button,” he said. “Hopefully by the time district rolls around we’ll be ready.”