Bogalusa playing regular season finale tonight
Bogalusa goes for four consecutive wins and a .500 record for the regular season tonight, as the Lumberjacks travel to Loranger in a District 8-3A game.
The Lumberjacks, who are 4-5 overall and 3-1 in district, have been playing well lately and enter with three-consecutive victories.
Bogalusa won the first two games of the winning streak with fourth-quarter comebacks, but last week, they took control from the beginning and downed Albany, 48-8.
Bogalusa’s last setback was a 33-7 loss to Amite Oct. 10. Amite (7-2, 4-0) has clinched at least a share of the league title.
Besides trying to move up in power points, this game could have more meaning. If Amite were to lose to Albany tonight, the winner of this game finishes in a tie for the district title.
Bogalusa enters tonight ranked 20th in Class 3A power points.
Tymothy Toussaint had a big night in last week’s win. He accounted for four of the Lumberjacks’ touchdowns.
Toussaint threw for two touchdowns with Dionte Fernandez and Devonte King on the receiving end of the passes.
He also ran for a pair of scores.
William Toussaint also had a rushing touchdown, as did Tyran Holloway.
Dominique Tillman posted a receiving score from Reggie Roberts and Roberts ran in a 2-point conversion.
Aaron Taylor completed a 2-point conversion pass for the Lumberjacks.
Defensively, Bogalusa was solid last week.
BHS coach Craig Jones credited his front seven on their play against Albany.
The group includes ends Taylor and Holloway, tackle Rodarrius Pittman, nose guard Martiez Elzie, and linebackers William Toussaint, Urian Morris and Devontre King.
“The defensive line was able to keep their offensive line off of our linebackers and our linebackers were able to flow and make tackles,” Jones said.
Loranger enters tonight with a 5-4 overall record and 3-1 in district. Like Bogalusa, the Wolves’ last loss was to Amite with their score, 12-7.
Of Loranger’s four losses, three have been by single digits.
“I feel really good about the way we’re playing,” Loranger coach Sam Messina said. “Especially since week 5, we’ve been playing good. Three of the 4 losses, we lost the lead in the last four minutes, but the kids have responded especially since we started district.”
Evan Johnson quarterbacks the Wolves’ spread offense with Cody James and Devonte Green the running backs.
Hunter Flanagan and Cody Watts are the receivers.
Loranger’s top defenders are linebackers Carter Leblanc and Cole Stevens, linemen T.J. Brown and Ethan Wallace, along with defensive backs DeAndre Brown and Jaquan Thomas.
Messina said the defense has been playing really well.
“It’s just been a progression to get better every week,” Messina said. “They’ve responded well. They’re learning our scheme and are playing well within it.”