Pair of local teams hosting games on Friday
Published 2:01 pm Tuesday, September 17, 2019
This week’s football schedule for Washington Parish features four games, as LHSAA teams are still in the early part of their season and MAIS is heading toward the midway point of their year.
This week’s schedule features a rivalry game and a pair of home contests.
Ben’s Ford Christian School is on a bye this week.
All take place Friday.
Bogalusa at Franklinton
Franklinton and Bogalusa will renew their rivalry Friday night at FHS, as the teams compete for the Pine Burr Trophy.
Both teams enter this week with a 1-1 record.
Franklinton defeated Fontainebleau 41-35 last week.
Franklinton has won the last 18 meetings between the two teams, including last year’s 28-14 contest. Last year’s contest was a one-possession game until the 3:40 mark of the fourth quarter.
The last four games have also been decided by between nine and 14 points.
Bogalusa comes in after a 50-31 loss to Pine last Friday night. The Lumberjacks trailed 15-0 early and was within two possessions until late in the first half.
Bogalusa coach Adam Brumfield talked about this week’s game.
“It’s always fun to play your parish rival,” Brumfield said. “I don’t think Bogalusa has beat Franklinton in 19 years. In the last two years, we’ve had a chance, but in the fourth quarter, they’ve pulled away from us. All you can do is play four quarters and give yourself a chance at the end. It’s always tough playing a school whose numbers are so much higher than yours. Coach (Jonathan) Barber and his staff will have his team ready to play. We’ll have to make some chances and adjustments defensively to give ourselves a chance to win.”
Barber talked about the key to this week.
“Being able to stop them from running the football,” Brumfield said. “If they have as much success as Pine did, it’ll be a long night. If we can stop them from running the football, we’ll give ourselves a chance to win.”
Last week, Josh Taylor threw for 131 yards with a touchdown and an interception. He also ran for 96 yards and two touchdowns.
Demarcus Spikes ran for 15 yards and a touchdown.
Raheem Roberts led the receivers with four catches for 50 yards and a touchdown.
Defensively, Keyshawn Manning tallied five solo stops and three assists.
Darrius Mark posted four solos with an assist and a tackle for loss.
Jyren Roberts had four individual stops with an assist.
LaDarrius Spikes had five solo tackles.
Franklinton coach Jonathan Barber said he hopes his team will continue the momentum, after the Demons picked up their first win of the season last Friday night.
“Franklinton and Bogalusa rivalry dates back a long time,” Franklinton coach Jonathan Barber said. “Our kids will be excited to play and their kids will be excited to play. I challenged our kids. Everybody talks about how you respond after you lose and face adversity, but nobody talks about responding after you win.
“It takes a certain level of discipline to respond and hold yourself to a certain standard after you win. The natural habit is to become complacent and you have to be disciplined enough to focus on how to be better.”
Barber talked about keys for this week.
“Obviously winning the turnover battle is important and competing for 48 minutes at a high level to our standard,” Barber said.
Barber said players who stood out last week are Quaran Warren and Caleb Brown. Warren had 153 rushing yards and three touchdowns along with 20 receiving yards.
Brown made four catches for 120 yards and two touchdowns.
Defensively, Barber said stand out players Ben Bickham and he said the entire defensive line were Warriors.
This season, Jasper LaSalle has thrown for 456 yards with four touchdowns and an interception.
Warren leads the rushing attack with 172 yards and three scores. He also has a receiving touchdown.
Brown has a team-leading 243 receiving yards on 11 receptions and three touchdowns. Kadarious Mark has eight catches for 125 yards.
Clinton Christian Academy at Bowling Green School
Bowling Green School will be at home Friday, hosting Clinton Christian Academy.
The Buccaneers enter this week with a 4-0 record, while Clinton Christian Academy is 3-1.
Bowling Green was victorious over Columbia Academy, 34-6. Clinton Christian Academy won its game over Canton Academy, 32-14.
The teams did not play each other last year.
“They’re the most athletic team we’re going to play,” Bowling Green coach Riley Boudreaux said. “We’re going to have to limit their big plays on offense and just stay balanced on offense and keep playing consistent.”
Boudreaux said that Rashaan Duke, Wayne Ray, Cade Knight and Steven Cooper are playing well right now on offense.
“They’re playing really well right now,” Boudreaux said. “Pop (Duke) played about as clean as you can on offense. He was 6 yards from 300. He saw the field really well. He hurt the (other) team with his feet last week and through the air this week. Wayne, he’s getting better week-by-week. He ran for 160 with a touchdown this week. He’s seeing the holes really well right now. The two receivers — Steven is explosive. We’ve just gotta find a way to get the ball in his hands and he’ll make plays. Cade is ‘Mr. Consistent.’ He blocks really well.”
Duke threw for 294 yards and four touchdowns on 13-of-17 passing last week.
Ray ran for 159 yards and a touchdown.
Cooper caught seven passes for 179 yards and two touchdowns.
Knight made five receptions for 97 yards and two touchdowns.
Boudreaux said the whole defense is playing well, led by Jackson Dobraska.
Kengie Gordon led the team in tackles with 10 last week.
Brayden Edwards and Cameron Brock recorded nine stops each. Edwards broke up a pass and intercepted a pass. Brock had a pass defensed.
Hunter Wilkinson had seven stops.
Denzel Evans posted six tackles and a pass breakup.
Jacob Dobraska and Jackson Dobraska posted four tackles each.
Jace Schexnider and Emmanuel Powell tallied three stops each. Schexnider intercepted a pass.
Jacob Devall and Jonathon Saverese had a pair of tackles each.
Matthew Downs and Jekorvian Long made one tackle for the Buccaneers.
Pine at Pearl River
Pine heads to Pearl River on Friday night, as the Raiders attempt to get above the .500 mark.
“It’s a big game. I think their running back might be the best running back I’ve faced since I’ve been here,” Pine coach Bradley Seal said.
Pine enters this week with a 1-1 record and defeated Bogalusa 50-31 last week.
Pearl River is 2-0 after its 45-20 victory over Thomas Jefferson.
This is the seventh-straight year the teams have met. Pine is 4-2 in the six games. Pearl River won last year’s contest, 42-18.
Last week, Pine featured a strong offensive performance that had 410 total yards.
“It all started with the offensive line,” Seal said. “I thought we all played really well up front.”
The team ran for 269 yards, led by Drake Westmoreland and Jaheim Williams, who were both near 100 yards rushing.
Westmoreland led the group with 91 yards and a touchdown. He also caught two passes for 56 yards and a pair of scores.
Williams had 84 yards and a touchdown on the ground.
Quarterback Logan Temples was also strong. Temples threw for 141 yards on 7-of-8 passing. Four of the seven completions went for touchdowns — two each to Westmoreland and Jordan Anderson. Anderson had three catches for 64 yards.
Defensively, Adrianuen Johnson intercepted a pass. He also ran for 47 yards.
“I think early on, they played well,” Seal said. “Our special teams put us in some bad spots. Eventually, we knew their quarterback could hurt us.”
Varnado at East Iberville
Varnado takes to the road on Friday, as the Wildcats are traveling to East Iberville.
Varnado defeated Crescent City, 37-0 last week, while East Iberville won against Northwest, 30-6.
The teams did not play last season.
Varnado ran for four touchdowns and threw for two last week.
Jaheim Hooks, Korterrius Mingo, Zantonio Peters and Kim McGowan all ran for a touchdown.
The passing scores came from Zyquantay Bickham to Peters and from Bickham to McGowan.