Franklinton, Pine win jamboree games

Published 1:06 pm Thursday, August 30, 2018

Franklinton and Pine captured their games in the Washington Parish Jamboree that took place Friday at Pine.
Two games took place and each contest featured a pair of 15-minute quarters.

Franklinton 30, Varnado 0
Franklinton was solid in all three phases of the jamboree’s opener in a 30-0 victory over Varnado.
“We did some good things defensively,” Franklinton coach Jonathan Barber said. “We were a little hesitant to run our pressures early on because we didn’t really know what they were going to do offensively, but once we were able to start dialing up those things, it really started to click for us defensively. On offense, I thought we were a little sluggish at times in the first half, but we really got it going in the second half and really looked sharp, so I was very proud of our guys. We made some adjustments. Very proud of our coaching staff. Now it’s on to week one and we’ve got to get ready for Covington.”
Each team punted on its first possession.
Franklinton took over at Varnado’s 30 following a 20-yard return by Duke Bell.
Jasper LaSalle connected with Shayland Allen for 27 yards. Mike Martin got the call on the next two plays and he scored on a 1-yard run on the second of those plays to make it 6-0. Keaton Catrett was successful on his extra point and the Demons were up 7-0 with 11:17 left in the first half.
It remained 7-0 until late in the half. The Demons began a possession at Varnado’s 38 after a punt with 58 seconds left.
LaSalle completed a pass to Bell close to the sideline on the first play. Bell broke a tackle and ran 32 yards to the 6. Martin ran the next two plays, with the second one being a 4-yard run for the touchdown with 29 seconds on the clock. Catrett’s extra point was good and Franklinton was up 14-0 at halftime.
Franklinton’s defense forced a punt to begin the second half and began at Varnado’s 36 and scored in four plays when Cameron Brock ran 3 yards to pay dirt. Catrett was good for the point after to make it 28-0. The key play was a LaSalle to Allen connection for 34 yards on second-and-12 from the 38.
After a punt, Franklinton got the ball at the Wildcats’ 24 and scored when LaSalle completed an 8-yard pass to Spencer Lambert. Catrett was good again for the extra point to make it 28-0 with 4:49 left.
The Demons added a safety on a sack by Chase Sheridan to close out the scoring at 30-0 with 3:05 to go.
LaSalle threw for 154 yards and a touchdown.
Bell and Allen each had two catches for 61 yards.
Brock was the Demons’ leading runner with 35 yards and he had a touchdown.
Martin ran for two touchdowns and Lambert caught a touchdown.
Malaci Martin recovered a fumble on an errant snap to Varnado’s punter.
Varnado’s Kim McGowan Jr. passed for 69 yards. Kennis Loper intercepted a pass on defense for the Wildcats.
Varnado coach Anthony Hicks talked about the game.
“We just had a lot of miscues, a lot of bad plays and we’ve got to get a lot better,” Hicks said.
Both teams open up the regular season on Friday.
Franklinton is at home to face Covington while Varnado is headed to Albany to play against the Hornets.

Pine 24, Bogalusa 6
Pine jumped out to a 16-0 lead early and the Raiders’ defense forced three turnovers in a 24-6 win over Bogalusa.
The Raiders took the opening drive from their 36 and went 64 yards in seven plays, all runs, as four different players had carries. Pine scored when Jaheim Williams ran 9 yards to the end zone. Markell Cotton ran in the two-point conversion and it was 8-0 with 11:56 left in the opening half.
Ricardo Handy intercepted a pass four plays into the next possession and Pine took over at Bogalusa’s 42.
Jordan Anderson ran for 7 and Williams picked up the first down on a 3-yard run.
Pine nearly scored when Logan Temples went up top to Anderson, who made a leaping catch and was down at the 1. Temples completed the drive with a touchdown pass to Cotton, who made the catch despite being interfered with. Flags flew, but the Raiders declined the penalty and took the six points. Temples and Anderson combined on the two-point conversion and the Raiders were up 16-0 at the 9:38 mark.
Bogalusa tallied its points on the next possession, going 80 yards in 11 plays that ended when Tyrese Rousell ran 2 yards on first-and-goal. The two-point conversion was unsuccessful, keeping it a 16-6 contest with 4:41 to go.
The drive’s key play was a fourth-and-1 conversion from Bogalusa’s 29 on Chas Smith’s 4-yard run to keep the drive alive.
Pine responded on the next possession with the game’s final points when Temples ran play action and hit a wide-open Logan Leger in the middle of the field. Leger ran the rest of the way for the 27-yard score on the Logan-to-Logan connection. Cotton converted the two and the Raiders were up 24-6 at the break.
“I was pleased,” Pine coach Bradley Seal said. “Our offense was clicking tonight. We got the ground game going. We really didn’t run it in the spring game against Bogalusa and we really didn’t run it last week (in a scrimmage against Jewel Sumner), but we ran the ball tonight. Logan, he’s throwing it really, really good. Defensively, at times, I was kind of disappointed in the way our front seven played. They ran it on us a little bit, but Central Catholic, we’ve got to get ready. They’re going to be a good team.”
Bogalusa had a chance to score on the opening drive of the second half. The Lumberjacks drove to Pine’s 11, but fumbled and Williams recovered it for Pine.
Bogalusa also turned the ball over at midfield to start a drive at the about the halfway mark of the second half — Handy recovered that fumble.
Temples threw for 77 yards and two touchdowns. Anderson led the receivers with 49 yards. Leger and Cotton each had a touchdown catch for the Raiders.
Williams ran for 65 yards and a touchdown.
Bogalusa’s Josh Taylor threw for 50 yards and ran for 39.
Rousell had the Lumberjacks’ touchdown.
Defensively, Raheem Roberts intercepted a pass and Dre’Toris Mark recovered a fumble.
“We started out flat,” Bogalusa coach Adam Brumfield said. “We’ve got to come out to a better start than that. Coach Bradley does a great job, him and his staff, he had his kids ready to play. I thought the second half, we played a lot better. Two turnovers killed us and kept us from getting back in the game. Our team needs to work on being more disciplined and it’s my job to get them there.”
Pine will be playing Central Catholic Aug. 30 to begin regular season play while Bogalusa will be hosting Northlake Christian School on Friday.

Bogalusa’s Josh Taylor looks downfield for a receiver during Friday’s contest against Pine.

Varnado’s Kennis Loper intercepts a pass after the ball was deflected during the first half of Friday’s jamboree game.