Bogalusa goes against Northlake Christian tonight

Published 12:05 am Friday, August 31, 2018

Bogalusa’s Lumberjacks will open the regular season tonight with a home game against Northlake Christian School. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
Bogalusa competed in the Washington Parish Jamboree last week and lost to Pine 24-6.
“I think last week was a good awakening for our kids. So far this week, we’ve had a lot better practices than last week,” Bogalusa coach Adam Brumfield said. “I think this week is an important week to get off to a good start to get the ball rolling into the year. Usually that first game is one of great importance, especially when you look at the schedule and your next three games, you’re playing up in class against quality 4A and 5A teams.”
Bogalusa’s three games after this week are Chalmette, Franklinton and Salmen.
One of the biggest things that hurt the Lumberjacks last week was turnovers. Bogalusa turned the ball over three times. The first one was on a fumble with the line of scrimmage at its own 41. Pine scored off the first one.
Bogalusa had the ball at Pine’s 11 on the second turnover and the third came at its own 45.
“It’s hard to beat any team when you turn the ball over (three) times,” Brumfield said. “Offensively, I thought we moved the ball efficiently at times. We had holes in the middle, but we had kids that wanted to bounce it outside. That comes with discipline and discipline is something that we have to get better at and that’s something we’re working on now.”
Brumfield said the offensive line did a decent job, especially with three sophomores and a freshman starting.
Brumfield said the run blocking was good and the pass blocking was good at times.
“We have a few kids that have to block a little better and focus on their assignments,” Brumfield said.
Bogalusa’s touchdown came on a Tyrese Rousell 2-yard run.
These teams met last year and Bogalusa captured a 31-0 victory.
Northlake Christian played in a three-team jamboree where the teams played each other for one half. The Wolverines lost 8-0 to Cohen and won 35-6 over Livingston.
Northlake Christian made it to the opening round of the Division III playoffs after a 3-7 regular season last year.