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Bogalusa battles Miller-McCoy Academy

Bogalusa takes to the road tomorrow to play Miller-McCoy Academy in the Crescent City at Pan American Stadium with kickoff set for 7 p.m.

Bogalusa is 1-3 this season and is looking to bounce back from a 60-6 loss to Franklinton.

“We had a great practice (Tuesday),” Lumberjacks coach Craig Jones said. “We’re responding well and hopefully we’ll bounce back this week.”

The teams met last season with Bogalusa capturing the contest in a close game by a score of 14-6.

Last week, things went wrong for Bogalusa from the start.

The Lumberjacks threw an interception on the first play, which was returned for a touchdown.

Things began snowballing. Bogalusa was down 46-0 at halftime.

The Lumberjacks were limited to 33 yards of total offense in the first half.

For the game, quarterback Reggie Roberts threw for 76 yards and an interception.

Roberts also scored the Lumberjacks’ only touchdown on a three-yard run, which occured in the fourth quarter.

Tymothy Toussaint was Bogalusa’s leading receiver with three catches for 55 yards.

Caleb Greely finished with three receptions for 15 yards and Darnel Harris added a catch for six yards.

Defensively, the team did have a bright spot last Friday when Jamyren Ladner and Devonte Lenior.

Miller-McCoy is 0-4 this season.

The team has lost three games and had to forfeit its week three game against Helen Cox. Near the end of the first half of their week two game against Landry/Walker, there was a brawl between Miller-McCoy and Landry/Walker.

Miller-McCoy coach Jeremiah Scott said players from both teams came off of the bench. When you come off of the bench, you’re automatically ejected from that game and suspended for the next.

Miller-McCoy was left with just 10 eligible players.

The game against Landry/Walker was called at that point with Landry/Walker winning 41-0.

“It was unfortunate for both teams. We’ve learned and grown from it,” Scott said.

Miller-McCoy runs a spread offense with Melvin Johnson at quarterback.

This season, Johnson has completed 14 of his 20 passes for 240 yards and he’s run for a touchdown.

Running back Gerald Edwards has rushed for 120 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries and a score.

Edwards has also returned two kickoffs for touchdowns.

Travis Dailet tops the team in receiving with six catches for 105 yards.

Scott said Dailet is the go to guy.

“He’s been with me for a while,” Scott said.

“He’s a go to guy as far as the receivers go. He’s tough and can go over the middle. When we need a big play out of the air, he’s the guy we look to. He can do a multitude of things. He’s picked up his blocking technique very well. He’s definitely picked it up as far as being a leader goes.”

The defense is a 40 front, led by Toribio Santa Cruz, who has 23 solo tackles and a forced fumble.

Scott said Santa Cruz is really versatile and is the leader on defense.

“He can put us in the right place,” Scott said. “He can walk down into the box or back up. He can shutdown offenses on general things they like to do.”

Next Friday, Bogalusa opens District 8-3A play at home against Amite.

That begins a two-game homestand. Oct. 16 is also home district against Jewel Sumner.

After that, Bogalusa finishes with two of the final three regular season games on the road.