The Lakewood Leopards got off to a strong start on their first offensive possession in the annual Pigskin Jamboree.
Lakewood’s quarterback Quamaine Williams kicked the night off right with a solid run that involved him changing directions on the field and being stopped just shy of the goalline. Williams look like a stud all night, shaking off defenders and gaining big chunks of yards. However, the Leopards’ offense struggled with a couple of high snaps on a few plays.
The defense, on another hand, looked quite solid, stopping aggressive runs from participants Midway, Union, Clinton, and Hobbton. They did, however, have their fair share of mistakes as well, the distressed coaches barking calls for the defense to straighten up. While at times there seemed to be some confusion from Lakewood’s defense, more often than not, the Leopards defense exceled in stopping the run and breaking up passes.
Overall, the Lakewood Leopards looked pretty strong on both sides of the ball, and looked like they could be serious contenders heading into the season to make the playoffs. Their coach hopes so.
“We hope to compete for a conference championship and qualify for the playoffs,” Lakewood coach James Lewis.
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