What a difference a year can make.
A year ago, Lakeside High School took a young team to the Palmetto State Showdown at Byrnes High School in Duncan, S.C. Those Panthers finished 4-5-1 in the 7-on-7 tournament.
The Panthers returned to the sixth-annual, 20-team tournament Friday and Saturday and put on a show, advancing to the semifinals. The run ended there when they bowed out to eventual champion and host school Byrnes, 19-14, finishing 8-4.
Byrnes won the tournament for the fourth time.