In their previous meeting, Lake Ridge
made a narrow escape with a 20 - 17 win over Poteet
. The rematch wasn't quite so close. Lake Ridge was able to grind out a solid victory over Poteet, winning 41 - 30.
Poteet's defense took a beating in the first half, giving up 21 points. That put it down 21 - 10. Even after 20 points in the second half, the team couldn't make up the lost ground.
Despite Poteet's defeat, the squad still enjoyed a top-notch performance from senior Derrashio Bridgeford, who ran for 81 yards and also punched in two touchdowns. Da'michael Smith was an active contributor as well and provided 108 receiving yards.
The defeat dropped Poteet's record to 1-2. The win bumped Lake Ridge's record up to 2-1.
Both Lake Ridge and Poteet will be guarding their home fields in their upcoming games. Poteet will face off against Forney Thursday at 7:00 PM. Meanwhile, Lake Ridge will battle it out against Lancaster on Friday at 7:30 PM. This meeting makes it back-to-back home games for Lake Ridge.
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