Lumberjacks fall in quarterfinals
Published 11:21 pm Friday, November 27, 2015
AMITE — Bogalusa had a solid 2015 campaign.
Unfortunately for the Lumberjacks and their fans, the season came to a close Friday night with a 56-20 loss to Amite in the quarterfinal round of the Class 3A state playoffs.
The 19th-seeded Lumberjacks got off to a good start in an exciting first half. No. 11 Amite won the toss and elected to defer. On third-and-16 from the Warriors’ 48, Tym Toussaint connected with Kenyatta Scott for a touchdown. Toussaint then ran in the two-point conversion and the Jacks led 8-0 with 9:41 remaining in the first quarter.
Amite answered with a 14-play, 78-yard drive that ended when Elijah Walker found Davonte Smith for a touchdown. Michael Wilson ran in the conversion, tying the game at 8-8 with 3:28 to go in the first.
Bogalusa punted and Amite took over with 4.4 seconds left at its 47. Walker threw a quick pass to Smith. Smith took off up the left sideline and into the end zone for the touchdown with no time on the clock. Walker then threw to Andrew Jones for two points and it was 16-8 after one quarter.
Bogalusa trimmed it to two points when Toussaint passed to Darnel Harris for a 20-yard touchdown. The two-pointer was no good, keeping it 16-14 with 4:49 left.
Just 37 seconds later, Amite was back on the board when Walker connected with Devonta Lee for a score. Diante Lenoir blocked the extra point and Amite led by eight points with 4:12 left before halftime.
Amite later recovered a snap past Toussaint and had a chance to score, but Jymon Jackson intercepted a pass on fourth down in his end zone for a touchback with 24.9 remaining.
Toussaint ran twice for 13 yards, moving the ball to the 46. With 3.3 seconds left in the half, Toussaint launched a pass deep downfield. The ball was deflected and caught by Scott, who was ruled down about a half a yard from the end zone. Amite led 22-14 at halftime.
Amite scored on the opening drive of the second half on a Milton Sanders 5-yard run. Walker threw to Trey Maxwell for two points, extending the lead to 16 at the 9:28 mark. Sanders had four touchdowns.
Amite went up 36-14 on Sanders’ 9-yard run. The two-pointer was no good with 2:49 left in the third.
Bogalusa cut the lead to two possessions when Toussaint snuck in from a yard out. The two-point conversion was no good, keeping it at 36-20.
Amite added three touchdowns in the fourth quarter. Sanders had a pair of 7-yard runs for the first two scores.
The final touchdown of the game was on a 4-yard run by Dijimon Bryant. After the score, tempers flared and a fight broke out. Police came onto the field to help with the situation as the game ended.
Bogalusa finished the season with a 7-6 record.
Roberts spoke highly about his senior class.
“I’m going to miss the heck out of them. They play hard,” Roberts said. “Things just didn’t go our way tonight. We just couldn’t get anything rolling.”