Parish jamboree takes place Friday

Published 2:14 pm Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Local fans of LHSAA teams from Washington Parish will be heading to Bogalusa High School for the 2019 Our Lady of Angels Hospital Washington Parish Jamboree.
The event features a pair of games.
The opener is Franklinton and Pine at 6 p.m. They will be followed by Bogalusa and Varnado.
Each contest will have two 15-minute quarters and admission is $8.
“I’m really excited about the opportunity to host the parish jamboree,” Bogalusa coach Adam Brumfield said. “Our stadium is conducive to holding a big crowd and it’s a really big opportunity to watch some good football.”

Franklinton and Pine are playing in the first game.
Both teams played in scrimmages last week.
Franklinton won its scrimmage, 8-6, over Hammond. Pine tied its competition against Albany at two touchdowns each.
Franklinton’s touchdown came on a 7-yard touchdown run by Quaran Warren.
The Demons won the live quarter while Hammond won the series of plays.
“This is the dress rehearsal for us, so we’ll be in our pregame routine,” Franklinton coach Jonathan Barber said. “We’re going to work on our special teams. We’re going to try and clean up the mistakes we made. I always tell the kids to make new mistakes, not the same ones over-and-over again. Looking forward to it with all the teams in the parish there, so we’re coming up looking to compete.”
In Pine’s scrimmage, the Raiders scored on a 16-yard touchdown pass from Logan Temples to Jordan Anderson and a 1-yard scoring run by Cam Brown.
Defensively, Adrianuen Johnson and Demontre Baham intercepted a pass each.
“We just want to kind of build off of what we did last week, have a good game and get ready for week one,” Pine coach Bradley Seal said.

Bogalusa and Varnado are competing in the night’s second game.
The Lumberjacks were defeated in their scrimmage, three touchdowns to two.
Josh Taylor threw a touchdown pass to Raheem Roberts and Taylor ran for a score.
Brumfield is excited about the parish jamboree. He said he knows his players are and all football fans in the parish should be. Brumfield added that he’s thankful for Our Lady of the Angels for sponsoring it, and it’s a chance to watch every team in the parish.
“Even though Pine and Franklinton don’t play in the regular season, people will still be interested,” Brumfield said. “We’ve been wanting to get the Bogalusa-Varnado game back and we play week five, so we’ll be limited in what we run. The jamboree is your final chance to get ready for the regular season.
“It’s the first time special teams are live, which is a big part of football, so we’re going to focus on getting them ready. Inevitably, our goal is to focus on getting all three parts ready for week one and being able to come out of the jamboree healthy for week one.”
Varnado played Tara to a scoreless tie in last week’s scrimmage.
Christian Matthews led the team in tackles with six, and Charlie Wash was next with five. The Wildcats made three sacks in the contest.
“We’re looking to just get out there, institute our playbook, run a couple plays. I’m big on building up our depth,” Varnado coach Milton Green said. “We’re going to be playing some young guys. We’re playing our rival, so we’re looking to come out there to ball, compete and execute our game plan.”

Pine’s Drake Westmoreland runs upfield in a game last season.