Late scores helps Franklinton defeat Bogalusa

Published 12:02 am Saturday, September 15, 2018

Franklinton and Bogalusa were tied at 14-14, but interceptions by Hayden Cotton and Grant Thomas, followed by touchdown runs by Mike Martin, sent the Demons to a 28-14 victory Friday night at BHS.

The Lumberjacks had the ball at their 19, facing third-and-11, but Cotton came up with a pick along the right sideline and took it down to the Bogalusa 17 with 5:53 left.

Martin got the call on the first play from scrimmage and ran 17 yards to pay dirt.

Franklinton recovered an onside kick, but Bogalusa forced a fumble on the initial play from scrimmage that Jakyris McLemore recovered at Bogalusa’s 11. But on second down, Thomas intercepted a pass at the 15.

Martin ran the next two plays — the first one for 10 yards and then the second play for a 5-yard scoring run with 3:40 left. Keaton Catrett, who was perfect in his four extra point attempts, was successful in those two for the 28-14 final.

Martin ran for three touchdowns, with his other one coming from 6 yards out. Kian Conerly had the Demons’ other tally on a 42-yard run in the first quarter.

Bogalusa’s scoring came from Josh Taylor on runs of 5 yards and 1 yard. The first two-point conversion was no good, but the second was successful after Tyrese Rousell’s run.

Both teams are 1-2 this season.

Franklinton will be home to face Tylertown, Miss., while Bogalusa heads to Salmen. Both games are Friday at 7 p.m.

The game was delayed 75 minutes by lightning. More information on this game will be published in the Wednesday, Sept. 19, edition of The Daily News.

Bogalusa’s Chas Smith goes up and makes a catch in Friday’s game against Franklinton.