Bogalusa plays against Northlake Christian in jamboree
Published 2:12 pm Friday, August 28, 2015
Bogalusa is heading over to St. Tammany Parish tonight to face Northlake Christian School in the Covington Jamboree, with kickoff set for 6 p.m.
Last week, the Lumberjacks were scheduled to compete in a scrimmage at Kentwood, but the contest was rained out. Rain also cancelled the Lumberjacks’ spring game.
First-year coach David Roberts said they are looking forward to facing somebody else.
Roberts talked about the jamboree.
“I know from last year when I was at Pearl River and we played them that Northlake Christian is going to be a disciplined team,” Roberts said. “They are going to be physical. They are going to run the ball effectively.”
Roberts said the coaches are looking to see who is going to play, who is going to hit somebody and if the team is going to do their assignments correctly and be a disciplined group.
“The speed of the game will be fast and it will be warm,” Roberts said. “I want to see if our kids conditioned. I want them to complete assignments, line up right and play hard.”
Roberts said players to watch on the offensive side of the ball include quarterback Tym Toussaint, running back/receiver Sean Forbes, running back Dedrick Briggs and receivers Caleb Greely and Darnell Harris.
Defensively, Roberts said players to watch include nose guard Micah Gray, end Jaylon Carson and cornerback Dominique Tillman.
Last season, Tillman intercepted 10 passes.
Bogalusa has gone 4-7, including the playoffs, in each of the last two campaigns.
The Lumberjacks have lost in the first round of the Class 3A postseason the past two years. Last year’s setback was against Loranger, 35-7.
Loranger lost to Patterson in the regional round, 21-6.
Northlake Christian School enters this season after going to the regional round of the Division III playoffs. The Wolverines were defeated by Catholic of New Iberia, 55-14.
Catholic of New Iberia was the state runner up.
Bogalusa begins the regular season next Friday with a contest against Southern Lab in Baton Rouge.