Bogalusa opens District 7-3A play tonight

Published 4:12 pm Friday, October 6, 2017

Bogalusa is back in action tonight, as the Lumberjacks travel to Albany to take on the Hornets and begin District 7-3A play, with kickoff set at 7 p.m.
“They’re 5-0 and I think they’re ranked like 12th in the state,” Bogalusa coach David Roberts said. “They’ve got a big ole offensive line and a big ole defensive line. They’re big all around. It’s going to be a big test for us. We want to come and put our best foot forward. We can’t turn the ball over and we have to tackle on defense. They’ve got a big running back, so we have to tackle him.”
Bogalusa enters this week with a 2-3 record. Last week, Bogalusa was victorious over South Plaquemines 26-14 after trailing 14-0 through the first quarter.
Roberts said the defense is playing much better.
We’ve got a couple of key people back,” Roberts said. “The defensive line is playing much better. I think we’ve got kids in positions where they fit better. I think we’ve got the puzzle put together, so now it’s time to rock ‘n roll.”
O’Trevious Gatlin led the defense last week with 12 tackles and he returned an interception for a touchdown.
Dianté Lenoir put up big numbers. Defensively, he made eight tackles, one for loss. On offense, Lenoir ran for 142 yards and three touchdowns.
Cody Sumrall had seven stops, two for loss and he recorded two sacks.
Isaac Carson and A.J. Mingo intercepted a pass each for Bogalusa.
Offensively, Jay Baham ran for 67 yards and threw for 53.
Bogalusa is ranked 20th in the unofficial LHSAA Class 3A power rankings.
Albany won last year’s game, 27-22.
The Hornets enter tonight’s action with a 5-0 record and are 12th in the unofficial LHSAA Class 3A power rankings.
Albany has won its last four games by at least 18 points. Last week, the Hornets defeated Science Academy, 58-40.
Their closest game was the opener this season, a 25-16 win over Class 1A Varnado. Albany had a strong fourth quarter in that game, scoring 19 points for the win.