On the way|’Jacks too strong for Varnado

Published 5:59 pm Sunday, August 26, 2012

Bogalusa scored touchdowns on their first two possessions and never looked back on the way to a 33-0 victory over Varnado in the Washington Parish Jamboree at Franklinton’s Demon Stadium on Friday evening.

“We got another chance to compete against somebody else,” Bogalusa coach Craig Jones said. “We just have to keep playing smart football and we will be successful.”

The Lumberjacks out gained Varnado 264-64 in total yardage with 230 of that in the air and ran only 22 plays to the Wildcats’ 29.

“I don’t expect to build a castle in three weeks but I am proud of what these kids did because I saw a lot of positive things,” Varnado coach Scott Shaffett said. “That score nowhere reflects what these kids did tonight. It is just going to take a while.”

Brian Williams completed 8-of-12 passes for 230 yards and three touchdowns for the Lumberjacks. Chris Lowery had three receptions for 116 yards and one touchdown and Dayshawn Harris had four catches for 65 yards and one score.

Darrin Holmes rushed for a score Lorenzo James caught a touchdown and Reginald Roberts returned a punt for another.

Preston Spikes completed 4-of-8 passes for 41 yards for Varnado. Chris Foster had two receptions for 32 yards and rushed for 15 on six attempts.

Williams connected with Harris twice for 30-yard completions on the opening possession of the game, the later for a touchdown. Jordan Thomas blocked the point after touchdown attempt to leave the score 6-0 with 10:05 left in the first half.

Varnado drove to midfield on the ensuing possession behind Spikes’ 17-yard completion to Foster but the drive stalled.

Four plays later, Williams hit Lowery with a long ball for a 67-yard touchdown on fourth and long after Dearius Parker sacked him for a 15-yard loss. Jalen Graves’ kick made it 13-0 with 4:18 left in the first half.

Matthew Melton and Cedric Porter each sacked Spikes on the next possession. Graves dropped Parker for a 3-yard loss on the opening series of the second half.

Holmes’ 1-yard run capped Bogalusa’s ensuing 6-play, 63-yard drive to make it 19-0 with 8:02 left to play. William Toussaint and LaDerrick Slater had runs of 16 and 9 yards on the possession.

Varnado drove to the Lumberjack 10 on the next series despite a sack from Cameron Robinson but Holmes recovered a fumble. Four plays later, Williams found James for a 49-yard touchdown completion after hooking up with Lowery for 47 yards from his own end zone. Keith Crumedy and Devante Newkirk stopped Rayniss Bridges on the conversion to leave the score 25-0 with 3:01 left to play.

Toussaint sacked Spikes to open the next series before Roberts’ 50-yard punt return in the waning moments. Harris passed to Lowery on the conversion.