Bogalusa falls to Holy Cross

Published 11:11 pm Friday, November 4, 2016

By John Glover

The Daily News

The Bogalusa Lumberjacks lost to the Holy Cross Tigers on Friday in their regular season final matchup, by the final score of 35-18.

The Lumberjacks went into the game off a 14-12 loss to Sumner last week, while Holy Cross was fighting to end a five-game losing streak.

The Tigers’ defense played hard against the Lumberjacks’ offense, pressuring quarterback Jay Baham from the start. The Lumberjacks were forced to punt without a first down on each of their first three possessions.

Holy Cross, led by quarterback Chandler Fields, put three touchdowns on the board in the first half.

The first, three minutes into the game, followed a 60-yard drive down the field. Fields kept the ball and ran it in himself for the touchdown.

Two minutes later, the Tigers went up on the board again on a pass from Fields to Kym Wimberly from the 39-yard-line.

The Tigers opened up the second quarter with a long six-minute drive that ended with a pass from Fields to Laden Bates from the 29. Nolan Heitmeier made the extra point kicks for all three touchdowns and the score at the half was 21-0.

The Tigers added two more touchdowns in the second half. Seven minutes into the half, Fields handed off to Ashton Smith at the 4 yard-line, and he punched through the Lumberjacks’ defense. With 11 minutes left in the game, Fields handed off to Cleven Hulbert inside the 2, who pushed through for the Tigers’ last touchdown.

The Lumberjacks kept the game close in the second half, scoring three touchdowns.

After a long third-quarter drive, Baham passed to Tramarcus Levis from the 13 for a score.

Four minutes into the fourth quarter, Baham passed to Thomas Turner from the 17 for another touchdown.

With five minutes left in the game, Baham kept the ball on a quarterback keeper and pushed through the Tigers’ line from the 32, running it in for the final touchdown of the 35-18 game.

Baham and the Lumberjacks attempted a two-point conversion after each of their touchdowns, but could not punch through the Tigers’ defense.

Bogalusa finished its regular season with a 1-9 record.


DAILY NEWS PHOTO/John Glover Bogalusa's Jay Baham runs along the sidelines in Friday's game at BHS.

Bogalusa’s Jay Baham runs along the sidelines in Friday’s game at BHS.