Friday features 6 games involving local teams

Published 2:37 pm Wednesday, September 19, 2018

This week’s football schedule for local teams features six games, as three teams are hosting games and a trio of teams are hitting the road.
Two teams open district play, a pair of teams look to bounce back from their first loss and one more goes for its first win of 2018.
All games are Friday night at 7.

Pine at St. Helena College and Career Academy
Pine’s Raiders take to the road to face the 2018 Class 2A state runner up St. Helena College and Career Academy in its District 9-2A opener.
Both teams enter with a 2-1 record.
“You always want to start district 1-0. We have a big challenge ahead of us. St. Helena played for the state championship last year,” Pine coach Bradley Seal said.
Seal said one of the challenges is St. Helena’s size.
“Their size overall is an issue,” Seal said. “They’re just big up front. They’re very talented up front.”
Last week, quarterback Logan Temples threw for 202 yards and two touchdowns. Temples also ran for a score.
Jordan Anderson was the team’s leading receiver with eight receptions for 122 yards and a touchdown.
Markell Cotton caught two passes for 62 yards and a score.

Last week
Pine lost to Pearl River, 42-18, while St. Helena College and Career Academy defeated Varnado, 39-0.

Last year
Pine lost to St. Helena College and Career Academy 27-14.

Recent history
St. Helena College and Career Academy has won the last five meetings.

Ben’s Ford Christian School at Benton Academy
Ben’s Ford Christian School begins District 3AA play with a road game against Benton Academy.
Ben’s Ford enters with a 1-4 record and Benton begins with an 0-5 mark.
“Benton is kind of like us,” Ben’s Ford coach Dean King said. “They do play hard. They’re winless right now. For us, it’s like I told the kids, this is our biggest game. Pretty much, the way our district and the way the power points are working, if we can beat Benton we can possibly make the playoffs by beating Benton. We’re hoping for the playoffs. It’s a game we can definitely win. If we don’t allow special teams to score and we can just physical good football for four quarters, I think we can come away with a win.”
Last week, quarterback Tyler Winstead threw for 321 yards with two touchdowns and a two-point conversion. He also led the team in rushing with 26 yards and a score. Alston Moore ran for 22 yards and a score and he recorded three receptions for 42 yards and a touchdown.
Six players caught passes in Friday’s game, led by Justin Moore’s six receptions for 69 yards and a touchdown. Moore also intercepted a pass on defense.
Ernesto Woods posted three catches for 38 yards.
Jarrett Williams had a catch for 63 yards. Defensively, he led the team with 12 tackles.
Tucker Keating tallied four receptions for 54 yards and a two-point conversion.
Jordan Provost totaled four catches for 56 yards.
Defensively, Isaiah Bolton and Payton Miller had nine tackles each. Bolton made a sack.
Isaac Wascom had seven stops for the Eagles.

Last week
Ben’s Ford Christian School lost to Brookhaven Academy, 54-26, while Benton was defeated by Greenville Christian School, 46-6.

Last year
Ben’s Ford lost to Benton, 37-20.

Recent history
The teams did not play between 2013 and 2016 prior to last season.

Centreville at Bowling Green
Bowling Green School’s Buccaneers attempt to rebound from their first loss of the season on Friday by hosting 2017 Class AA semifinalist Centreville Academy.
Bowling Green begins the week with a 4-1 record while Centreville is 3-2.
“I feel like this is like another big game for us,” Bowling Green coach Boomer Nunez said. “They’ve got a coach over there (Bruce Hurst) that has been doing this for 40-something years. They have tradition of winning over there.”
Last week, Johntae McDowell had a big day, throwing for 561 yards and five touchdowns. He also ran the ball 11 times for 115 yards and a touchdown.
Larry Dillon ran for 20 yards and caught six passes for 60 yards and a touchdown.
Cameron Bell was the team’s leading receiver with eight receptions for 191 yards and three scores.
Liam Ward posted two receptions for 144 yards and a touchdown.
Rashaan Duke had five catches for 91 yards.
Cade Knight recorded five catches for 71 yards.
Defensively, Brayden McGehee made nine tackles.
Jackson Dobraska, Denzel Evans and Cameron Brock all recorded five tackles for the Buccaneers.

Last week
Bowling Green School lost to Oak Forest Academy, 44-43, while Centreville defeated Central Private School, 16-8.

Last year
Bowling Green lost to Centreville, 42-20.

Recent history
Centreville has won four of the last five meetings.

Tylertown at Franklinton
Franklinton is at home tonight, looking to get back to the .500 mark on homecoming night.
The Demons enter this week with a 1-2 record while Tylertown is 3-2 this season.
“Tylertown is athletic,” Franklinton coach Jonathan Barber said. “They present some different challenges for us. Formation-ly, they challenge you and they have speed on the outside. We’ve played a lot of close games with them over the last three years. It’ll be another challenge for us as far as how we handle adversity. With it being homecoming week, there will be a whole new set of challenges. We need to enjoy it, but also be ready to play Friday night.”
Franklinton running back Mike Martin continued his strong season last week, going for 91 yards and three touchdowns, bringing his total to 355 yards rushing and six scores. Martin also has five catches for 41 yards.
Quarterback Jasper LaSalle has thrown for 391 yards and a touchdown.
Kian Conerly leads the team in receiving yards with 152 on four catches with a touchdown.
Duke Bell enters with 10 receptions for 90 yards.
Shayland Allen begins with seven catches for 68 yards.

Last week
Franklinton defeated Bogalusa, 28-14, while Tylertown was a 30-20 winner over South Pike

Last year
Franklinton lost to Tylertown, 19-18.

Recent history
The teams did not play in 2015 or 2016, but did so in 2013 and 2014, with Franklinton winning both matchups.

Bogalusa at Salmen
Bogalusa’s Lumberjacks are on the road this week as the Lumberjacks head to Salmen.
Bogalusa is 1-2 this season while Salmen is 0-3.
“We’re playing up in the class for the third straight week, which is always tough, plus it’s a road game. They have a really talented defense, especially up front, so we’ll have our work cut out for us,” Bogalusa coach Adam Brumfield said. “Hopefully we’ll have another good week of practice and improving and we can eliminate mistakes. If we do that, I think we’ll have a good chance to win.”
Last week, Josh Taylor threw for 122 yards and ran for 60 yards to go with two touchdowns last week.
Tyrese Rousell caught a pass for 47 yards and ran seven times for 79 yards and rushed in a two-point conversion.
Chas Smith had three catches for 43 yards and eight rushing attempts for 34 yards.
Jakyris McLemore made two receptions for 32 yards.
Defensively, Keltron Harry led the unit with 12 tackles and a sack.
Dre’Toris Mark posted 11 stops.
Charles Taylor had eight.
Jyren Roberts and Devonta Jackson posted seven tackles each.

Last week
Bogalusa lost to Franklinton, 28-14 while Salmen suffered a 24-0 loss to Hammond.

Last year
Bogalusa was defeated by Salmen, 31-12.

Recent history
Teams have played each other the past three years with Salmen winning two of the three games.

North Vermilion at Varnado
Varnado’s Wildcats celebrate homecoming this week with a contest against North Vermilion.
Varnado is 0-3 while North Vermilion is 2-1.
“We’ve just been playing a gauntlet as far as the non-district and with a lot of inexperienced players,” Varnado coach Anthony Hicks said. “We’re just trying to get them to execute and it takes more than just one drive. It takes a series of drives and we look good on some plays and then other plays we don’t look good on.
“North Vermilion’s 2-1. They are a 3A school. They’re going to be more depth than we normally have, and we have seen the same thing all year — more teams, more depth, bigger school, bigger classification. We’re just trying to come in and do little things right. It’s a long season and we’re going to do the best we can.”
Hicks said the whole defense has really helped them out in keeping them in the games in the first half.
“We just need some people on offense to just spark up and let’s go from there,” Hicks said.

Last week
Varnado lost to St. Helena College and Career Academy, 39-0, while North Vermilion was topped by Ascension Episcopal, 22-21.

Last year
Varnado lost to North Vermilion, 35-18.

Recent history
The teams had not played since at least 2009 until last season.