BHS falls to Loranger on the road

Published 10:57 pm Friday, September 30, 2016

LORANGER — Bogalusa got off to a tough start, got back in the game, but Loranger scored the final 21 points in a 35-6 win over the Lumberjacks on Thursday night in Loranger.

The Lumberjacks kicked off to begin the game, but were penalized five yards for delay of game. Loranger returned the kickoff to its 30. The Wolves threw incomplete on the game’s opening play from scrimmage, but Bogalusa was flagged for pass interference, moving the ball to the 45.

Loranger’s Evan Johnson, who ran for 163 yards and a touchdown on 26 attempts, ran the ball over the next five plays. The eight-play drive ended when quarterback D.J. Hookfin kept and then threw to Jabari Coston for a 6-yard touchdown pass. It was the first of Hoofkin’s three touchdown passes. He also had a rushing score. Carson Reed, who hit all five of his extra points, added the extra point for a 7-0 lead with 8:52 left in the first quarter.

Bogalusa fumbled the ball away on its second play from scrimmage, and it was recovered by Loranger’s Shawn Toefield. The Wolves were back on the scoreboard seven plays later on an 11-yard pass from Hoofkin to Hunter Flanagan. Reed’s extra point upped the score to 14-0 at the 5:21 mark.

The Lumberjacks went three-and-out on their next possession, but the defense came up big. Pressure on Hoofkin forced him to throw a pass into the flat, but it was a backwards pass. Tremarcus Levi picked up the loose ball at Loranger’s 26 and ran to the end zone for the touchdown. The two-point conversion was no good, keeping it a 14-6 contest with 3:04 on the clock.

Loranger upped its lead 1:54 into the second quarter when Johnson ran up the middle for a 19-yard score that capped off a 36-yard drive. Reed’s extra point put the score at 21-6.

After Bogalusa turned the ball over on downs at the 50, Loranger tallied another touchdown on a 20-yard touchdown pass from Hoofkin to Flanagan. Reed’s successful extra point gave the Wolves a 28-6 lead.

Loranger got ball back with 13 seconds left on Bogalusa’s 38.

The first down pass was incomplete. The second down was pass was picked off by Dominique Tillman. It was his first of two picks.

“Dominique is a great player,” Bogalusa coach David Roberts said. “He covers the ball well. He makes plays. He’s been taking his eye off the ball and we’ve been working on that a little bit and he caught them this week, so I’m proud of him for that.”

The Wolves final tally came at the 7:49 mark of the fourth quarter on a 1-yard sneak by Hookfin. Reed’s extra point finalized the score at 35-6.

Javon Tate led Bogalusa in rushing with 38 yards on 12 carries.

Late in the third quarter to the end of the game, Chas Smith also got some carries and was did a good job. He ran seven times for 27 yards and helped Bogalusa converted a pair of third downs — third-and-5 and third-and-1.

“Chas did run the ball well and we’re going to give him a shot next week and see what he can do with it. He’s a talented athlete. He’s just young but hey, what do we got to lose? He did a great job and we’re going to give him a shot,” Roberts said.

Bogalusa (0-5) is back in action Friday night when they travel to Independence to open District 7-3A play. Independence (1-4) lost to Belaire, 26-24, Thursday. Loranger (3-2) is opening District 8-4A play Friday by hosting Lakeshore.