Pine’s Temples throws 4 touchdowns in win over Bogalusa

Published 10:35 pm Friday, September 13, 2019

Pine quarterback Logan Temples threw four touchdowns and the Raiders’ offense scored the game’s first 15 points in a 50-31 win over Bogalusa in a road game Friday.

“I was happy with our offense,” Pine coach Bradley Seal said. “I thought it was real important that we play with the lead tonight. I mean, we didn’t want to get out with those guys and have to chase them. We didn’t want to do that. Our offense, we ran the ball and we were efficient in the passing game. I was proud of us.”

Pine forced a punt on the game’s opening drive, but a low snap led to an incompletion and the Raiders took over at the Lumberjacks’ 32.

On second down, Jaheim Williams took the handoff and ran 26 yards for a touchdown. Colton Graves hit the extra point to make it 7-0.

Adrianuen Johnson intercepted a pass on the next drive and Pine took over at Bogalusa’s 36.

The Raiders’ running game moved the ball to the 14 and on second-and-11, Temples connected with Jordan Anderson on a scoring pass. Drake Westmoreland ran it in for the two-point conversion and a 15-0 lead.

It was the first of Temples’ four touchdowns.

“I mean, we’ve got good receivers. Jordan’s going to take the coverage off of some of our inside receivers at times and that helps us out a lot,” Temples said.

Bogalusa quickly made it a one-possession game.

Tyrese Roussell returned the ensuing kickoff 57 yards to Pine’s 18.

Josh Taylor completed a 14-yard pass to Raheem Roberts on first down. Then LaDarrius Spikes took it in from the 3 on the next play. Taylor hit the extra point to make it a 15-7 contest.

Still in the first quarter, Pine drove 61 yards on the next possession and tallied on a 21-yard pass from Temples to Westmoreland. Graves hit the extra point to make it 22-7 with 1:51 on the clock.

It stayed that way until the second quarter. The first period ended with Bogalusa driving and facing second-and-10 from Pine’s 31.

Taylor began the second quarter by completing a 31-yard touchdown pass to Roberts. Spikes converted the two-point attempt and Pine’s lead was down to 22-15 just seven seconds into the second quarter.

Taylor threw one touchdown and ran for two more.

Later in the period, Pine went back up by 15 as Temples connected with Westmoreland once again. Westmoreland caught it about the 12, juked a defender and went in for the score. Johnson was good for the two-point conversion and Pine’s lead was 30-15 with 6:07 left.

Following a punt, Pine got the ball back late in the first half and drove to Bogalusa’s 35 with eight seconds to go. Temples dropped back and threw it high into the end zone. Anderson went up against two defenders and came down with the ball for the touchdown. Westmoreland scored the two points and Pine had a 38-15 lead by the break.

The Raiders began the second half with the ball and went on a 72-yard drive that took 6:07 off the clock. Westmoreland capped it off with a 15-yard run. Graves made the extra point for a 43-15 lead.

Bogalusa scored at the 1:20 mark when Taylor ran 32 yards on fourth-and-four. Roussell converted the two points, trimming the lead to 44-23 through three quarters.

Pine added a touchdown with 8:15 left in the game on Anderson’s 1-yard run. The snap was low on the extra point and was unable to be kicked. Pine was up 50-23.

Bogalusa’s final tally came when Taylor ran 4 yards and Spikes added the two points with 2:25 left for the 50-31 final.

“Coach Bradley (Seal) and his staff did a good job. I thought they were more physical than us,” Bogalusa coach Adam Brumfield said. “We’ve got to do a better job tackling, flying to the football, had too many missed assignments defensively.

“Offensively, there are still some things that we can do better and all you can do is put this one behind you and get ready for next week with your parish rival coming up.”

Both teams will be back in action on the road Friday. Bogalusa will travel to Franklinton while Pine is headed to Pearl River.