Bogalusa heads to Sumner

Published 2:16 pm Friday, October 27, 2017

Bogalusa is back in action tonight, as the Lumberjacks travel to Jewel Sumner tonight in District 7-3A competition.
Bogalusa enters with a 3-4 overall record and is 1-1 in league play and 24th in the unofficial LHSAA Class 3A power rankings. The Lumberjacks last played two weeks ago and suffered a 35-22 loss to Loranger. Bogalusa was off last week.
“Fortunately, we haven’t had too many injuries. We came in, watched film and worked on fundamentals,” Bogalusa coach David Roberts said. “We allowed the players to get some rest and same thing as the coaches. I think the bye week was good.”
In the game two weeks ago, Bogalusa had the game tied at 14-14 early in the second quarter and trailed 28-14 at halftime.
Dianté Lenoir ran for 95 yards rushing and passed for 119 yards and a touchdown against Loranger. His touchdown pass was to Chas Smith.
Tyrese Rousell ran for a touchdown.
Sylas McGown forced a turnover for the Lumberjacks when he recovered a muffed punt.
Jewel Sumner won last year’s game, 14-12.
The Cowboys have struggled this season and are 0-8 overall and 0-3 in district. Jewel Sumner is 43rd in the LHSAA unofficial Class 3A power rankings.
“Sumner has had a tough year, but they’ve still got good players,” Roberts said. “They’ve got athletes and they’ve got size up front. We need to focus on getting better these next two weeks, try to finish the season strong and go out there and play hard and make a run for the playoffs.”
Jewel Sumner lost to Loranger, 35-6, last week.
“We’re looking to compete for four quarters. I thought we played good against Loranger,” Jewel Sumner coach Ross Currier said. “We have four seniors on the field and we’ve got about seven freshmen. We’re very young and I thought we competed against Loranger. We’ve had a problem with turnovers and last week we won the turnover battle (3-1). We want to be physical on defense and avoid turnovers on offense.”
Currier is the nephew of Bowling Green coach David Currier.
Currier said his team has 10 players out with injuries.
Sam Gilliland is the Cowboys quarterback. He is Jewel Sumner’s fourth quarterback this season because of injury.
“He’s doing a good job,” Currier said. “Right now, it’s about managing the offense and managing the team. We’re not asking him to do things he can’t do. He’s learning the offense and that’s all you can ask. He’s getting better every week.”
Last week, Gilliland threw for 57 yards on 2-of-5 passing and a touchdown.
The running backs are Jywan Woolridge and Quintin Brumfield.
Sumner ran for 85 yards last week, led by Woolridge’s 45.
The receivers are Richard Lee and Cameron Lee. Cameron Lee had two catches for 57 yards and a touchdown.
The top defenders are linebackers Cameron Lee and Tyrese Milton.