Franklinton too much for Bogalusa

Published 11:08 am Monday, September 29, 2014

Franklinton jumped out to a 46-0 halftime lead, outgained Bogalusa by 290 yards of total offense in the first half, and captured the Pine Burr Trophy in a 60-6 victory Friday at Lewis V. Murray Jr. Stadium.

“We had a great night,” Franklinton coach Shane Smith said. “We came out, and the defense got a pick six and momentum was totally in our favor. Then the run Azende (T. Magee) had on third-and-long. It just seemed to keep snowballing from there. Our kids played hard, they had a certain level of focus and concentration, and we did what we needed to do.”

Franklinton (3-1) scored early-and-often in the first half. Bogalusa (1-3) got the ball first, but on the Lumberjacks’ third play from scrimmage, FHS’ Josh Magee intercepted a pass and returned it 43 yards for the touchdown. The extra point was no good, keeping it 6-0 with 10:56 left in the first quarter.

“It was like a double slant, but somebody tipped it and it fell right into my hands,” Magee said.

Magee said the play created momentum.

“This is a big rivalry game, so I think it boosted us up real good,” Magee said.

Bogalusa coach Craig Jones said you can’t win games when you turn the ball over. His team had four Friday.

“We came out, threw an interception, and they ran it back for a touchdown,” Jones said. “Then it just started from there.”

After the ’Jacks (1-3) punted in three plays, Franklinton took the ensuing drive 70 yards in seven plays and tallied when Azende T. Magee got in from the eight. FHS faked the PAT, and holder Chandler Davis ran it in to make it 14-0 with seven minutes left.

Bogalusa punted on the next drive and had the Demons backed up to its own 4 after a penalty on the punt and then another on first down.

FHS picked up a first down at the 21, but an illegal procedure penalty on the Demons, followed by a combined sack from Jamyren Ladner and Devonte Lenior gave FHS a second-and-20 from the 11.

Michael Wilson completed a six-yard pass to Ryché Jenkins to the 17 to make it third-and-14.

Azende T. Magee got the call and took off left. Magee ran up the left sideline and outran everybody to the end zone on the 83-yard run and Walter Andrews’ extra point made it 21-0 with 2:38 left in the first quarter.

“The outside receiver Chandler Davis made a good block, and all I saw was the open grass and I had to turn the jets on then,” Magee said.

Magee finished with 194 rushing yards on 12 carries and three touchdowns, all in the first half.

Franklinton turned the ball over on downs at BHS’ 18 on its next possession, but the Lumberjacks fumbled on second down. Kobe Crain picked up the loose ball and returned it 14 yards for the touchdown. There was a low snap on the PAT and Davis was tackled after trying to run with it, keeping it 27-0 with 11:33 remaining in the first half.

FHS added to its lead with 6:59 showing on the first half clock, as Mike Wilson hit DeAndre Allen for a 37-yard score. Walters’ PAT was good for a 34-0 advantage

After Bogalusa punted, Franklinton went 60 yards, capped off by Azende T. Magee’s 12-yard rush. The missed PAT, kept it 40-0.

Bogalusa was forced to punt from its 4 on the next drive and FHS took over at the Lumberjacks’ 33. Azende T. Magee added 22 to his rushing total and the Wilson found Davis for six more. FHS missed the PAT, but led 46-0 at halftime.

In the first half, the Demons had 323 yards of total offense to Bogalusa’s 33.

The teams exchanged punts to begin the second half and then FHS added to its lead when Vernon Lowe scored on a 9-yard run. Walters’ extra point gave FHS a 53-0 lead.

Bogalusa got on the board in the final period with 8:58 to go on a Reggie Roberts 3-yard run, which capped off a 9-play, 68-yard drive. The 2-point conversion was no good, keeping it 53-6.

The game’s final tally occurred with 6:31 on the fourth-quarter clock. Tahj Magee ran in from 19-yards out and Walters added the extra point to reflect the 60-6 final.

Both teams’ next game is on the road. Franklinton is facing Amite Friday and Bogalusa travels to Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans Saturday to play Miller-McCoy Academy.