LAKE WACCAMAW — The Lakewood Leopard football team hits the pavement to Lake Waccamaw to face the East Columbus Gators in tonight’s endowment game. The Leopards are limited due to numbers this season and will be challenged to prevent injuries to create a problem in depth.
“The look good on tape,” shared Lakewood head football coach, James Lewis. “They are big. In last week’s scrimmage East Columbus defeated E. E. Smith and that is not good for us.”
Lewis expressed that he and his staff had some idea of the offense that the Gators will be running and have played against it before as Dr. John Ward has assumed the offensive coordinators position at East Columbus. “I expect to see the Single Wing,” said Lewis.
The Leopards experienced two injuries this week in practice with a lineman breaking a thumb and another player seeing the doctor today regarding a knee injury. The Leopard coach expressed that his team had to keep injuries to a bare minimum.
“Our hope is to keep it close and have a chance at the end. That is what we talked about at practice on Thursday and I hope we are able to do that,” concluded Lewis.
Lakewood and East Columbus hit the field at 7:30 p.m.
The Sampson Independent
303 Elizabeth Street,
P O Box 89
Clinton NC 28329
East Columbus High School.
32 Gator Lane
Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450