Lake View football team returns home for nondistrict finale against Greenwood

The Lake View High School football team will try to get back on track in the nondistrict finale against Greenwood at San Angelo Stadium on Friday night.

The Chiefs (3-2) dropped a 17-0 decision on the road against Levelland last week, and Greenwood (2-3) is coming off a 21-14 loss at home against Canyon.

Lake View High School head football coach Hector Guevara gives some direction to his players on the first day of preseason workouts at the Lake View practice field on Monday, Aug. 1, 2022.
Lake View High School head football coach Hector Guevara gives some direction to his players on the first day of preseason workouts at the Lake View practice field on Monday, Aug. 1, 2022.

Kickoff for Friday's contest is scheduled for 7 p.m. Radio listeners can tune in to KWFR 101.9-FM.

The Chiefs want to put last week's loss behind them and build some momentum heading into District 2-4A play next week.

"We definitely didn't start the game well," Lake View head coach Hector Guevara said. "We gave them a short field to start off the game. The defense played well throughout the game. We just didn't execute offensively."

Guevara isn't one to make excuses, but the Chiefs have been decimated by injuries, especially with so many players starting on both sides of the ball.

"It's definitely challenging," the Chiefs coach said. "But like I said in previous weeks, it's an opportunity for a young man to step up into a new role and hopefully they challenge themselves.

"We saw some good things with some kids stepping in, but yeah, it does make a difference."

Two of the Chiefs' key performers -- senior quarterback Bryce Medley and senior running back Ricky Ramirez -- are in day-to-day situations to see when they can play again after being out of the lineup again last week.

The Lake View coach said there were some positives to take out of last week's loss.

"As much as we struggled, the kids stayed in the game and the effort was there," Guevara said. "They played well defensively. Offensively, we didn't execute the way we'd like to, but the kids were still working hard and trying to get that win.

"We were down 14 points early in the game and throughout the whole ball game and the kids never gave up."

Guevara talked about what the coaching staff had to say to the players afterwards.

"It's definitely humbling when you lose," the Lake View coach said. "We didn't have to say much, to be honest with you. They came in Saturday morning and they saw what they did and what we did. They knew they could play better. We've got good leadership, so the kids know what they have to do for this Friday."

The Chiefs are happy to be home after two straight road games.

They'll be playing Greenwood for the first time since 2017.

"Greenwood's a very good team," the Lake View coach said. "Offensively, they run the ball well. They've got a good quarterback who can sling it. We've got to be on our A game to compete."

Lake View will open district play on the road against Andrews on Friday, Oct. 7.

"Our district's pretty tough, so (this week's game) gives us an opportunity to kind of clean up some stuff and see some really good talent out there," Guevara said.

This article originally appeared on San Angelo Standard-Times: Lake View football team hosts Greenwood in nondistrict finale