Lakeview football goes on the road again

The Lakeview High School football team is getting its miles in so far in the 2021 season.

The Gators scrimmaged up at Lakeside High in Sibley on Aug. 20 and sparkled, dominating their hosts.

After missing jamboree competition in Natchitoches due to COVID protocols, Lakeview made a long journey last Friday to St. Joseph, hard by the Mississippi River, for a season-opening visit to Tensas.

Today, the Gators load the buses again, this time for a drive up to Bastrop and a first-ever meeting with Beekman Charter School.

After dropping a hard-fought 22-6 decision at Tensas in a game decided in the fourth quarter, Lakeview appears to be a solid favorite against a Tigers team that was plastered 44-6 at Lincoln Prep last Friday night.

Lakeview had some significant personnel unable to play last week due to COVID protocols. It remains to be seen how near normal the Gators’ lineup will be tonight, but coach Brandon Helms has not been disappointed by his team’s effort at any point, and with a good response, it could be Happy Trails back to the Black Lake country for LHS after the final horn sounds.

Look for game coverage of Lakeview in Sunday morning’s Natchitoches Parish Journal.