Lumberjacks have 6 players on top all-district 7-3A team

Published 2:13 pm Friday, February 22, 2019

Six Bogalusa Lumberjacks are first-team all-district players in the 7-3A league after having solid seasons this year.
The top-team players include defensive end Mike O’Ree, outside linebacker Dre’Toris Mark, defensive back Demarcus Spikes, linebacker Keltron Harry, wide receiver Chas Smith and athlete Josh Taylor. Taylor is also a second-team punter.
O’Ree recorded 63 tackles, 32 of them solo stops and seven for loss. O’Ree made three sacks, forced a fumble and posted a quarterback hurry.
Mark tallied 58 stops, 34 solo and seven were behind the line. Mark tallied three sacks, a pass defensed and three quarterback hurries.
Spikes was in on 35 tackles, 24 were individual stops and one was for a loss. Spikes intercepted three passes, to go with a half a sack and he recorded a quarterback hurry. Spikes led the team in interceptions.
Harry made 95 tackles, 65 were solos with 10 for loss and he sacked the quarterback twice. Harry defended two passes, forced a fumble and recovered one. Harry’s total tackles, solo stops and tackles for loss were all tops on the team.
Smith caught 28 passes for 344 yards (12.29 yards per reception) and a touchdown this year that includes the playoffs. Smith also ran 51 times for 236 yards (4.6) and two touchdowns. Defensively, Smith made 27 tackles, 21 were solo stops and one was for loss. Smith defended four passes, which tied him with Clydeterrious Thompson for the team lead.
Taylor completed 80 of his 174 pass attempts (45.9 completion percentage) for 1,252 yards with seven touchdowns. Taylor also rushed for 461 yards on 125 attempts (3.69) and eight touchdowns.
The offensive stats include the playoffs and the defensive stats from the regular season.
Bogalusa’s second-team players are linebacker Charles Taylor, flex Thompson, guard Derek Keating, running back Talik Williams, wide receivers Raheem Roberts and Tyrese Rousell and defensive back Jakyris Mclemore.
Taylor had 58 tackles, 36 of them solo and one for a loss. Taylor picked off a pass and hurried the quarterback once.
Thompson posted 44 stops, 32 were individual stops and two were behind the line. Thompson defended four passes and recovered four fumbles. Thompson led the team in fumble recoveries.
Williams ran 34 times for 171 yards (5.01) and three touchdowns.
Roberts caught 11 passes for 191 yards (17.4) and two scores.
Rousell made 13 catches for 344 yards (26.46). Rousell also had 363 yards on the ground in 52 attempts (6.98) and two touchdowns.
Offensively, Mclemore ran for 78 yards on 12 carries (6.5) and two touchdowns. He also caught seven passes for 142 yards (20.29) and a score.
Defensively, Mclemore recorded 26 stops, 17 were solos. Mclemore defended three passes, intercepted a pass and recovered a fumble.
Bogalusa had one honorable mention all-district player in defensive lineman Devonte Johnson.
Johnson made 45 tackles with 27 solo and five for loss. Jackson had 5.5 sacks and six quarterback hurries. His sacks and hurries led the team.
Bogalusa reached the Class 3A playoffs this season, as the 28th-seeded team, but lost to fifth-seeded and quarterfinalist Union Parish, 50-0.
Bogalusa was in a district with Albany, Loranger, Jewel Sumner and Archbishop Hannan.
Albany and Jewel Sumner made the Class 3A playoffs while Hannan reached the Division II postseason.
Sumner and Albany were seventh and 25th seeds, respectively, and both lost in the first round.
Sumner lost to quarterfinalist No. 26 Madison Prep, 24-20.
Albany was defeated by eighth seeded and quarterfinalist North Webster, 41-8.
Archbishop Hannan was the No. 4 seeded and lost in the quarterfinal round to fifth-seeded and semifinalist De La Salle, 17-14.

Bogalusa’s Tyrese Rousell runs with the ball in a game this season. Roussell is a second-team all-district player