Boglausa falls to Loranger in playoffs

Published 12:35 pm Monday, November 17, 2014

Bogalusa’s season came to an end Friday night in the bi-district round of the Class 3A playoffs in a 35-7 loss to Loranger on the road.

No. 10 Loranger (7-4) led, 21-0, at halftime. The Wolves blocked a punt for a touchdown, returned an interception for a score and tallied on a scoring run.

Loranger was good on all three extra points for the 21-0 halftime advantage.

Bogalusa got on the board in the third quarter when Tymothy Toussaint connected with Devonte King from 30 yards out.

Aaron Taylor was good on the extra point, trimming the lead to 21-7.

It remained that way until the fourth quarter The Wolves added two touchdowns over the final six minutes in the victory.

“We had a slow start, and they came out flying,” Bogalusa coach Craig Jones said. “We just couldn’t keep momentum to keep drives going. The defense played well enough in the second half, but we couldn’t get it going on offense.”

The Lumberjacks forced four turnovers. Taylor intercepted two passes and Bogalusa recovered two fumbles.

The 23rd-seeded Jacks had six seniors on this year’s roster.

“Will (Toussaint) and Reggie (Roberts) have been playing for four years,” Jones said. “We got great effort from all of our seniors.”

Bogalusa finished with a 4-7 record after losing five of its first six games.

“We started off slow due to injuries,” Jones said. “We picked up well in district. That was an excellent season because the way we started off, it didn’t look like we would be in the playoffs. I’m just proud of the team in the way we turned it around and got some momentum. It was good positive stuff.”

Loranger advances to the regional round and travels to play Patterson, which is the seventh-seeded team.