Bogalusa defeats Pine in spring game

Published 12:36 am Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Bogalusa coach David Roberts and Pine coach Bradley Seal were both happy with what they saw in Friday’s spring game held at Pine.
The controlled scrimmage featured series of plays offensively and defensively with the first-and-second string players rotating.
There were plenty of positives for both teams on each side of the ball.
Bogalusa won the contest, five touchdowns to three.
“We had discipline issues and we didn’t bring everybody with us, but these guys stepped up and played absolutely great. I couldn’t ask for no more out of these kids,” Roberts said. “The ones that are out here, they busted their tails and they did a great job tonight. We had kids playing positions they probably wouldn’t normally play, but out of necessity right now, but they did a great job of adjusting and doing their thing.”
Bogalusa quarterback Josh Taylor was on target and threw five touchdown passes.
Raheem caught three of them and Demarcus Spikes and Dre’Toris Mark recorded a touchdown catch each.
“Josh is a little squirt and he’s probably one of the best athletes in the school to be honest with you,” Roberts said. “He’s a great basketball player, tremendous athlete, can throw the ball and he’s young. That the good thing for us, he’s only going to be a sophomore.”
Defensively, Mark had a pair of fumble recoveries.
For Pine, quarterback Logan Temples displayed a solid connection with receivers Markel Cotton and Jordan Anderson.
Temples completed 6 of 11 passes for 195 yards and two touchdowns.
Anderson and Cotton had three catches and a touchdown each. Anderson had 100 yards receiving and Cotton posted 95.
Adrian Johnson ran three times for 65 yards and a touchdown.
Jonkez Dillon posted a sack.
Anderson intercepted two passes and Drake Westmoreland picked off one pass.
“I was very happy,” Seal said. “I thought offensively, we’ve got weapons. We’ve got some guys that can make the big play. Defensively I thought we were good. We just gave up the big play a couple of times — busted coverages.”

Pine’s Dakota Brooks tackles a Bogalusa player in a spring game held Friday at Pine.