Bogalusa, Tylertown play to a tie in 7-on-7 competition

Published 12:54 pm Friday, June 28, 2019

Bogalusa and Tylertown tied at four touchdowns each in a 7-on-7 held Wednesday morning at BHS.
Neither team led by more than a touchdown.
Josh Taylor threw all four touchdowns for Bogalusa with a pair of scoring passes to Raheem Roberts and one each to Tajdrin Forbes and Anthony Forbes.
“Josh played extremely well at the beginning. Probably the first three quarters of pass-scale, he was throwing the ball really well,” Bogalusa coach Adam Brumfield said. “Josh is a real competitor and towards the end, he was trying to take a few deep shots when we probably should’ve hit some guys underneath, but that’s just the competitor in him — trying to score because he knew that time was of the essence and we weren’t going to be out here as much. He’s gotta do a better job of going through his reads and taking what’s open, but Josh is a great competitor and he’s doing a good job for us.”
Bogalusa’s defense was solid throughout. The unit forced several turnovers on downs, did a good job defending passes and Tajdrin Forbes picked off a pass.
“Defensively, I thought it went really well,” Brumfield said. “Our defensive coaches, coach (Frank) Gambino and coach (Randall) Ginn, are doing a great job of getting the guys in the right zones. I thought we played just as good defensively today as we had at any 7-on-7 this year. Didn’t have a lot of missed assignments; our guys were in the right places most of the time. Tylertown’s got some athletes and those guys work hard. (Head) Coach Oz (Osbourne Holmes) and (defensive coordinator) coach O.J. (Magee) do a great job. Those guys are going to make some plays, but as long as you’re in the right position and doing what you’re supposed to do, I’m happy, and I think for the most part, we were.”
The one area where Bogalusa struggled on Wednesday was with dropped passes.
“We did have too many dropped balls and that’s repetition. It’s hard to get on to a kid for dropping a ball when you know he’s trying to catch the ball,” Brumfield said. “Nobody intentionally tries to drop the ball, but we’ve got to get more repetition at it. It’s like anything else, the more you do it the better you get, but I think we’ve got kids that are definitely good enough to get the job done and they’ll get better as the year goes.”
The 7-on-7 also gave the linemen a chance to work out against somebody else.
“I’m going to thank (Bogalusa City Schools superintendent) Mrs. Lisa Tanner for this, our linemen have a weight room class now where they haven’t had that before and I’m in the weight room with them during the year and they’ve gotten a lot stronger,” Brumfield said. “I’m really thankful she’s allowed me to have that opportunity to be there with them during the day for weight lifting P.E. class. We’ve got four of our five offensive linemen back from last year, and to me, that’s been the most improved position to our team.”

Linemen from Bogalusa (left) and Tylertown also got work in during Wednesday’s 7-on-7. One of the things they did was a tug-of-war competition.