Sumner defeats Bogalusa in OT, 7-6

Published 10:53 pm Friday, October 26, 2018

The Bogalusa High School Lumberjacks hosted the Jewel Sumner High School Cowboys on Friday, but the Lumberjacks ended up on the short side of a tough 7-6 loss in overtime.

Bogalusa went into the game with a 4-3 season record and two district victories. The Cowboys had a 5-3 record for the season.

The first half was hard fought, with the defenses for both the Cowboys and the Lumberjacks digging in hard. The Cowboys nearly got on the board after a 12-play drive right before halftime. In a big defensive play, Sumner running back Johnny Simms’ carry was stopped by Bogalusa’s Keltron Harry at the 5-yard-line, effectively ending the Cowboys’ drive. The score remained 0-0 at the half.

Early into the third quarter, Bogalusa quarterback Josh Taylor’s pass was intercepted by Cowboys defensive end Miquelon Shields. Back in possession, the Cowboys tried to push through but again couldn’t overcome the Lumberjacks’ defense. The standoff continued into the fourth quarter.

Bogalusa’s defense stepped it up, allowing the Cowboys fewer than 30 yards in the final quarter of the game.

The fourth quarter ended with a fourth-down pass from Taylor to Demarcus Spikes with 14 seconds left on the clock. The pass was intercepted in the end zone by Sumner’s Cedric Brumfield and the game went to overtime, still scoreless.

The Cowboys won the overtime toss. They were able to break through the Bogalusa defense in the third down of the series and were the first to get on the board after a handoff from Laquantion Bickman to Davonte Moore. Jake Fontenot kicked the extra point and the score was 7-0 before the Lumberjacks started their overtime series.

Taylor made three quick handoffs to Talik Williams, with the third scoring the Lumberjacks’ own touchdown. Taylor attempted a two-point conversion to win the game with a handoff to Williams again, but the Cowboys’ defensive line held him back from the final yard and left the final score at 7-6.

Bogalusa will close out regular season play next Friday, as the Lumberjacks travel to face Archbishop Hannan in Covington.