Washington Parish gridders run the table Friday

Published 8:44 am Friday, October 24, 2014

Looking at our sports section in Sunday’s paper, you couldn’t find a headline that said “loses to,” “falls to” or any other kind of headline talking about our teams coming out on the wrong end of the scoreboard.

The headlines only talked about the local teams winning.

That’s right, Washington Parish football teams combined to go 4-0 last week.

Pine and Bowling Green both had byes, but the teams that did have games found different ways to win.

Bogalusa had the most exciting way of winning, a touchdown pass of Reggie Roberts connecting with Tymothy Toussaint as time expired for a 14-13 victory over Jewel Sumner, a win that moved the Lumberjacks up 10 spots to 25th in Class 3A power points.

Franklinton continued to roll past opponents. The Demons were up 22-10 at halftime, but pretty much ended all doubt about who would be the victor when Azende T. Magee returned the second half kickoff 85 yards for a score in a 44-10 win over Salmen.

Varnado used a huge second quarter, as the Wildcats outscored Christian Life 28-0 after the teams played to an 8-8 first period en route to a 42-22 win. VHS ran for 390 yards, led by Nick Darden’s 200 on the ground.

Ben’s Ford Christian School hung on to beat Central Private, 28-21. The Eagles recovered an onside kick with 30 seconds left to ice the victory.

The Eagles got ahead 14-0, and the lead was either 14 or 7 for the rest of the game.

Aaron Taylor caught a touchdown and ran for two more in the win.

Credit coaches and the players for the victories, which could end up helping these teams either make the playoffs, or get a higher seed by winning. All six high school football teams are in action tonight, and nothing would please us more than every one of them winning.