Seven of Lakeside's first eight drives brought the Panthers into Greenbrier territory. They got as close as the 2-yard line.
But those seven drives failed to produce a single point.
"When you get that close, you've got to capitalize on the opportunities," Lakeside quarterback Ben Wilson said. "And when you don't, it is aggravating, but you've just got to work through it and keep moving."
Greenbrier's defense held strong for nearly three-and-a-half quarters, but in the end it wasn't enough. Wilson's 16-yard touchdown run broke a scoreless tie with 8:53 remaining, and Lakeside piled on late in a 21-0 victory at Panther Stadium.
"I was impressed with their defense. They had us scrambling there for a little while," said Lakeside coach Jarrett Troxler, who said he offered postgame kudos to Wolfpack coach Brian Smith and defensive coordinator Tony Kramer for their efforts.
"We did some good things offensively," Troxler said. "But we're just shooting ourselves in the foot still."
For the Panthers (2-4, 1-1 Region 2B-AAAA), Ben Brooks appeared to have a 35-yard touchdown reception late in the first half, but couldn't hold on.
In the second half, their best chance to break through came when Wilson found Tony Sigee on a 34-yard pass down to the Wolfpack 2-yard line.
On the next play, Wilson attempted a quarterback sneak on a quick snap, but fumbled when he was met immediately by Daniel Horuzsco and Graham Lowry.
"We played a good game. Everything was real positive," said Greenbrier's Josh Dunn, who sacked Wilson twice in a span of three plays in the third quarter to back up the Panthers. "Even when they got some deep balls and got in the red zone, we held them."
On Lakeside's next series, however, Wilson found the end zone for the go-ahead score that opened the floodgates. Johnathan Long scored from 11 yards out on the next drive, then Danny Leonardi completed the scoring when he returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown with 1:19 remaining.
For Greenbrier (1-4, 0-1 Region 2B-AAAA), the offense couldn't get going from the start. The Wolfpack were perpetually backed up in their own territory and ran only 40 offensive plays to the Panthers' 65.
Lakeside held Greenbrier to 138 yards and forced six turnovers. Quarterback Jordan Hunt threw for 81 yards, but was intercepted four times -- twice by Jamal Walton.