Limited home schedule of local football games this week

Published 2:35 pm Wednesday, October 10, 2018

This week’s football provides teams from Washington Parish a limited group of home games, but big contests across the board that could have potential playoff implications.
Every game is Friday at 7 p.m.
The schedule features two home games.
Ben’s Ford Christian School will celebrate Homecoming and Senior Night, while Bowling Green School will have its Senior Night.
Bogalusa, Franklinton, Pine and Varnado are on the road.

Bogalusa at Loranger
Bogalusa’s Lumberjacks will take to the road Friday, looking to extend their two-game winning streak, with a District 7-3A contest against Loranger.
“The coaches at Loranger do a good job,” Bogalusa coach Adam Brumfield said. “They’ll have their kids ready to play. It’s the second district game, so obviously it’s a big game. It’s on the road, so there’s a little more adversity involved.
“If our kids continue to play with discipline and have a good week of practice, I think we’ll have an opportunity to win. Loranger’s record doesn’t dictate how good they are. They’ve played a tough schedule, so we’ll have to execute in all three aspects of the game and be disciplined in order to pick up the win.”
Bogalusa has split its six games this season and is 1-0 in district. Loranger is 1-5 this season, with losses to Kentwood, Amite, Ponchatoula and Port Allen. Kentwood and Amite are in the top five of their classifications in the Louisiana Sports Writers Association poll. This is the Wolves’ league opener.
Last week, Bogalusa quarterback Josh Taylor threw for 263 yards and three touchdowns on 12-of-16 passing. Taylor also ran for 70 yards and a touchdown.
Brumfield said Taylor played a really good game last week, both passing and running.
“I thought our quarterback had his best game Friday,” Brumfield said. “He made some really good passes and ran the ball well. He made one mistake early where he threw an interception, but he overcame it and was able to emotionally get back on track and finish the game really strong after that.”
Tyrese Rousell had a big game, catching five passes for 156 yards and two touchdowns while running six times for 49 yards and a score.
Chas Smith tallied three receptions for 80 yards and a touchdown and he had 21 rushing yards on eight carries and a touchdown.
Raheem Roberts made three catches for 39 yards and Kobe Robertson had one reception for 18 yards.
Defensively, Keltron Harry led the way with 13 tackles, including four for loss.
Clydeterrious Thompson and Dre’Toris Mark had 10 stops each.
Charles Taylor and Jakyris Mclemore intercepted a pass each.

Last week
Bogalusa was victorious against Albany, 48-14. Loranger was topped by Port Allen, 7-6.

Last year
Bogalusa lost to Loranger, 35-22.

Recent history
The teams have played every year since at least 2009. Bogalusa won in 2009, but Loranger has won every game since.

Pine at Independence
Pine’s Raiders will be traveling to Independence on Friday to face the Tigers in a District 9-2A contest.
“Our main focus is stopping their quarterback. He can run and he can throw. He is very talented,” Pine coach Bradley Seal said.
Pine enters this week with a 3-3 overall record while Independence is 1-5 this season. Both teams are 1-2 in league play.
Last week, Logan Temples threw for 68 yards with the yardage going to Markell Cotton.
Seal said that Temples played a tough football game.
“The defensive line (for Amite) is very talented. He stood in and kept coming back,” Seal said.
Adrianuen Johnson ran for 45 yards on 13 carries last week.
Jordan Anderson returned an interception for a touchdown last week.
Seal also said that outside linebacker Dakota Brooks had a good game.
“I was pleased with the way he played,” Seal said.
Raiders fans will might notice a familiar face if they look across the field to the other sideline, as former Varnado coach Scott Shaffett is now the head coach at Independence.
Seal’s Raiders and Shaffett’s Wildcats competed every year in the regular season and in 7-on-7s during the summertime.
“He got to Varnado when I got to Pine. That is our biggest rivalry. There’s a lot of respect there for him,” Seal said. “I know he’ll get that program turned around. He’s at a good place and I know it’s easier for him to get there, but I enjoyed competing against him (regular season and 7-on-7s).”

Last week
Pine lost to Amite, 38-6. Independence defeated Northlake Christian School, 10-3.

Recent history
The teams have played every year for the last three seasons and Pine has won each meeting.

Franklinton at Neville
Franklinton’s Demons will be on the road Friday, heading to Neville to face the Tigers in non-district action.
“Obviously, it’s a good test for us,” Franklinton coach Jonathan Barber said. “It’ll be a playoff type of atmosphere. Typically, if you make a long playoff run, you have to travel up north or west. We’ve had success in these road trips. This brings excitement to our community and our players are excited about the challenge.”
This is the Demons’ final non-district game of the regular season.
Franklinton begins this week with a 3-3 record. Neville is 4-2 this season and is 10th in the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Poll for Class 4A.
Jasper LaSalle has thrown for 686 yards this season with six touchdowns. He has also run for 124 yards and another touchdown.
Mike Martin continues to wreak havoc on opposing defenses.
This season, he is at 672 rushing yards with 11 touchdowns. Martin is averaging 112 yards per game and four of his six games have gone for at least 100 yards. Martin also has 41 receiving yards on five catches.
Kian Conerly, who was big for the Demons last week, has run for 209 yards and three scores this season to go with 10 catches for 220 yards and three scores.
Shayland Allen and Duke Bell are close in catches and yards with both having a receiving touchdown each.
Allen enters with 16 catches for 176 yards while Bell starts this week with 17 catches for 172 yards.
Defensively, the Demons forced three turnovers last week.
Kian Conerly intercepted a pass.
Carson Ragas and Chase Sheridan recovered a fumble each for the Demons.
Neville has had a great history over the last decade. Since 2009, the Tigers have won four state titles and have been state runner up twice.

Last week
Franklinton defeated Salmen, 43-29. Neville lost to West Monroe, 29-14.

Last year
Franklinton lost to Neville, 27-22.

Recent history
Besides last season, the teams have played once since 2009. They met in the 2014 Class 4A semifinals where Franklinton was defeated, 32-8.

Varnado at St. Martin’s Episcopal
Varnado’s Wildcats will be back on the road Friday with a District 8-1A contest against St. Martin’s Episcopal.
Varnado is 0-5 overall and 0-1 in district play this season. St. Martin’s is 3-3 overall and 2-0 in league play.
“Our kids took last week’s loss pretty hard,” Varnado coach Anthony Hicks said. “Being down 27-6 and coming back to take the lead with about two minutes in the game only to not seal the deal was crucial.”
Last week, Kim McGowan threw for 230 yards and two touchdowns for Varnado. He also ran for a score.
Both of his scoring passes went to Caleb Allen.
Korterrius Mingo rushed 15 times for 108 yards
Caleb Allen caught three passes for 85 yards and two touchdowns.
Zantonio Peters had five receptions for 84 yards.
Adrian Bickham made four solo stops, three assists, two sacks and a pair of hurries. He also blocked a punt.
Christian Matthews had four stops and four assists.
Brandon Lee recorded a pair of tackles and three assists. Lee also had a safety.

Last week
Varnado lost to Covenant Christian Academy, 39-30. St. Martin’s Episcopal lost to Cohen College Prep, 35-31.

Last year
Varnado defeated St. Martin’s Episcopal, 32-0.

Recent history
Teams have met every year since 2015 and Varnado has won all three games.

Sylva Bay Academy at Ben’s Ford Christian School
Ben’s Ford Christian School’s Eagles will conclude the 2018 regular season Friday night with a contest against Sylva Bay Academy, as the Eagles celebrate Homecoming Night and Senior Night with a District 3AA contest.
“It’s a big night for the seniors,” Ben’s Ford Christian School coach Dean King said. “It’s homecoming and senior night in one night. It’s going to be a big night for the kids. It’s about enjoying your homecoming week, but also focusing on the game.
“We’ll also talk to the seniors about stepping up and playing big. It could be their last night to play. Sylva Bay is a good football team. They are ranked like three or four in Class AA.”
Ben’s Ford enters with a 2-6 overall record and a 1-1 mark in league play.
Sylva Bay Academy begins the week with a 6-2 record and they are 1-0 in district play.
Last Friday, in a 33-15 loss to Newton County Academy, Tyler Winstead threw for 199 yards and a touchdown.
His touchdown pass went to Jordan Provost, who caught seven passes for 94 yards.
Moore also tallied on a rushing touchdown and finished with 37 yards on the ground. He had five receptions for 45 yards and a two-point conversion.
Tucker Keating had four catches for 40 yards.
Justin Moore tallied two receptions for 31 yards.
Chase Penton caught a pass for seven yards and completed a two-point conversion pass. Defensively, Penton made five tackles, recovered a fumble and blocked an extra point.
Defensively, Bailey Bullen led the way with 13 tackles. Jarrett Williams was next with 12.
Evan Miller and Payton Miller had 11 stops each. Evan Miller forced a fumble.

Last week
Ben’s Ford lost to Newton County Academy, 33-15. Sylva Bay Academy defeated Columbia Academy, 20-16.

Last year
Ben’s Ford Christian School lost to Sylva Bay Academy, 32-14.

Recent history
The teams played last year, but did not play between 2013 and 2016.

Simpson Academy at Bowling Green School
Bowling Green School will be home Friday night as the Buccaneers face Simpson Academy on Senior Night.
Both teams enter this week with 6-2 records.
Last week, Larry Dillon ran for 229 yards and three touchdowns.
Johntae McDowell threw for 234 yards.
Cameron Bell caught four passes for 87 yards.
Cade Knight had six receptions for 79 yards.
Rashaan Duke posted four receptions for 41 yards.
Liam Ward had a catch for 22 yards.

Last week
Bowling Green School lost to Adams County Christian School, 60-25. Simpson Academy defeated Hartfield Academy, 47-9.

Last year
Bowling Green lost to Simpson Academy, 42-14.

Recent history
The teams played last year, but did not play between 2013 and 2016.