Head coach: Randy Hill (fifth season)
Stadium: Panther Stadium
Colors: Maroon, black, silver and white
2005 record: 3-7
2005 highlight: The Panthers began the 2005 season winning two of their first three games including a last-minute victory at Westside and a 12-0 shutout over Effingham County.
Last trip to postseason: 1999
Last region title: None
Breakout season: In the limited action he saw last year, tailback Jamel Holmes averaged four yards per carry. Now as a senior, he's the Panthers' leading returning rusher and, along with teammate John Arena, is set to own the backfield this year.
Player to watch: Hill singled out junior defensive back Patrick Tynan as a player with potential heading into the season opener. He was one of the many stars on the junior varsity squad and now has a wide-open opportunity to shine at the varsity level.
Strength: Speed, speed and more speed. The Lakeside coaching staff found out quickly during a speed camp in June and summer workouts: Underclassmen can be just as fast as the older boys.
Weakness: Along with youth comes inexperience.
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