Buccaneers capture District 4A3 title

Published 11:43 pm Friday, September 27, 2019

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Bowling Green School’s Rashaan Duke threw for 333 yards and five touchdowns, the defense forced four turnovers and the Buccaneers captured the District 4A3 championship in a 40-0 victory over Wayne Academy at home Friday.

“It’s all about these kids,” Bowling Green School coach Riley Boudreaux said. “I mean, my coaches work hard, but these kids are the product on the field. We’re tough to stop and it’s because our guys bought in and they listen and they’re very coachable.”

Boudreaux credited his defense.

“Coach (Justin) Garcia, coach (Shaan) Duke, coach Geno are doing a great job from every level — D-line, the linebackers and secondary. We’re playing as great as it’s ever been and it’s just an awesome thing for these guys to win the district championship,” Boudreaux said.

Bowling Green led 6-0 after the first quarter.

Jackson Dobraska recovered a fumble at Wayne’s 24 and the Bucs scored seven plays later when Duke found Jekorvian Long for the touchdown to make it 6-0 with 4:30 left after the two-point try was no good.

The Bucs scored on all four forced turnovers.

“It is very important (to score off of turnovers),” Duke said. “I mean, if you have the ball that close to the goal, you have to score. Your offense has to find a way to score, so that’s very important.”

Crockett Comeaux set up the next touchdown with fumble recovery at Wayne’s 12 and the Bucs capitalized on Wayne Ray’s 12-yard run to make it 12-0 after the two-point attempt was no good at the 7:53 mark of the second period.

It went to 20-0 with 35 seconds left in the first half when Duke connected with Steven Scott Cooper on a 12-yard pass. Duke went to Long for two and a 20-0 lead at halftime.

Dobraska recovered a fumble and returned it about 27 yards on the opening drive of the second half. Two Wayne penalties moved the ball to the 7. After a 3-yard loss, Duke threw to Cade Knight for a 10-yard touchdown. The two pointer was no good, keeping it 26-0 at the 9:35 mark of the third period.

After Wayne punted, Duke and Long connected on another touchdown and then Duke threw to Cooper for two more and a 34-0 lead with 2:18 left.

Emmanuel Powell recovered a fumble on the next drive and the Bucs scored once again with Duke going to Cooper with five seconds left for the 40-0 advantage after the two-point conversion was no good.

Bowling Green improved to 6-0. The Bucs’ season continues Oct. 11 at home against Silliman Institute.