Bogalusa falls in Class 3A postseason

Published 2:57 pm Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Bogalusa suffered a 33-12 loss to Jennings in the first round of the Class 3A postseason on the road Friday.
Dianté Lenoir accounted for both of the Lumberjacks’ touchdowns.
Lenoir rushed for one and threw one. The scoring pass was to Chas Smith.
Lenoir ran for 63 yards on 16 carries and the touchdown. He completed seven of his nine passes for 163 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions.
Smith caught five passes for 128 yards and the touchdown.
O’Trevious Gatlin made a catch for 25 yards.
Overall, the Lumberjacks ran for 70 yards on 19 attempts and threw for 163 yards on 7-of-13.
Bogalusa committed four turnovers with two picks and two fumbles.
Defensively, Lenoir made eight tackles and forced a fumble.
Gatlin recorded 19 tackles and half of a sack. Cody Sumrall posted nine stops, including one for a loss, and forced a fumble.
Sylas McGowan had nine tackles and half of a sack. Isaac Carson tallied eight stops.
“They were more physical than us. We did a decent job of stopping the option and they threw four touchdown passes. We didn’t stop their passing game,” Bogalusa coach David Roberts said.
Jennings had 185 yards rushing on 44 carries and a touchdown. Jennings completed 5-of-7 for 120 yards, but four of the completions went for touchdowns.
Roberts said that the 2017 campaign was a bit of a roller coaster.
“We had our ups and down. I thought the kids played hard. We had to sit some kids during the year because of some issues,” Roberts said. “I thought we would’ve won some games had we had them and it could have put us in a different position. We had our shot against Hannan. We just didn’t take care of our business and we had to go play the Nov. 10 team.”
Roberts said that Jennings made more plays than the Lumberjacks.
“They had a good defense. Their kids are strong and physical. You tell they’ve been in the weight room,” Roberts said.
Roberts also praised his senior class.
“They worked hard,” Roberts said. “I have no complaints about them. They’ve been with me since I’ve been here. They showed up this summer. I hate that they’re leaving, but they’ll move on in life and do even better things.
“Hopefully I’ll get to see some of them get chance to play college football. They’ll have a chance to get a good job and be a positive part of the community.”
No. 23 Bogalusa finished the 2017 season with a 4-6 record.
Tenth-seeded Jennings, which has an 8-2 record, advances to the second round to face seventh-seeded Church Point. Church Point (9-1) defeated No. 26 Carroll (4-7), 61-24.