Panthers surprise in an opening night rout 02 Sep 11

Everyone said that if Lakeville North Football was going to beat their opponents, it’d be with speed. Apparently people forgot that Trey Heid could pass as well, Panthers Head Coach Brian Vossen didn’t though.

“We played 18 or 20 passing league games, we lost one,” says Coach Vossen after the game.

Confidence in Trey Heid, not only in his arms but in his legs. The Lakeville North Panthers topped the Eastview Lightening 42-17 tonight at Lakeville North High School. Coach Vossen’s player of the game, Trey Heid. I’m sure those sentiments could be echoed around anyone watching tonight’s game.

Outside of the fantastic play by Heid and the offense, an undersized defense on the part of the Panthers stood toe-to-toe with the Lightening offense. Holding Eastview Quarterback Ryan Reger to a single passing touchdown and returning an interception for a touchdown in the first quarter.

Pre-snap penalties plagued a Panther’s drive on offense late in the third. Ultimately ending in a touchdown anyways, but forcing the Panthers to play a few 1st and longs. Coach Vossen said before the game he hoped those type of mistakes would be fixed before this game. Looks like that’ll be a focus next week.

Lakeville North will get a long Labor Day vacation before going back to work.



The Panthers move to 1-0 on the season and will face Apple Valley next week. The Lightening drop to 0-1 and face Lakeville South next week.