The Lakeside Panthers hung tough for a half but in the end could not advance to the second round of the GHSA Class AAAAA State Football Playoffs Friday night.
Facing the Ware County Gators, Region 3’s No. 1 team, the Panthers trailed 10-7 at the half. The Gators pulled away for the 27-7 win.
Trailing 10-0, the Panthers scored its only points when quarterback Hunter Banks found receiver Jonathan Edwards for a four-yard score with 3:08 to go in the first half.
The Panthers finished the season at 5-6.