Several local football games taking place over next 2 days
Published 2:07 pm Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Four football games that involve teams from Washington Parish take place this week, as the LHSAA regular season reaches its halfway point and the MAIS is in the stretch run.
This week’s schedule features a game between two local teams, three road games, a Thursday contest and one team on a bye week.
The local game is Varnado hosting Bogalusa. Franklinton plays on Thursday. Bowling Green School is on a bye week.
Bogalusa at Varnado
Varnado is at home on Friday, hosting Bogalusa in a battle of teams separated by only about 10 miles.
“This is rivalry week. Big game for us, but it’s also a big game for our community and that’s more important,” Varnado coach Milton Green said. “We are getting a tremendous turnout from our community and our community leaders. This game is for the community of Varnado and Washington Parish and the former classes that have come through Varnado.
“Bogalusa is a well-coached team. They have one of the top quarterbacks in 3A. We need to make sure he stays in the box. With a game like this, you throw away the records and expect a hard-fought game with high energy on both sides and a standing-room only crowd. Our expectation is to learn how to play in a big-game atmosphere, because next week, we’re playing the state champions (Amite).”
These teams met in the 2019 Our Lady of Angels Hospital Washington Parish Jamboree earlier this year and Varnado won 12-6.
The Wildcats come into this week after a 46-18 win over Slaughter Community Charter.
Varnado forced five turnovers and all of the turnovers were returned for touchdowns.
Terryun Lewis and Haynes had interception returns for a touchdown each.
Matthews, Hooks and Zamarion Washington all had a fumble return for a score.
Hooks also tallied on a 45-yard touchdown reception from ZyQuantay Bickham.
Korterrius Mingo also scored a touchdown on a 65-yard run.
Bogalusa comes into this week after coming up short to East Marion out of Mississippi, 48-44.
“Last week, we came out a little flat and I know that won’t happen this week,” Bogalusa coach Adam Brumfield said. “The kids get up more for games in the parish. I know they’re eager to play after suffering a tough a loss in the jamboree to Varnado. I know they’re looking for some redemption. We have a lot of injuries. Hopefully we can get some of those back on defense.”
Tajdryn Forbes had a big game receiving for Bogalusa.
He caught seven passes for 222 yards and three touchdowns.
“He’s only a sophomore, so he’s a young athletic player who I’m looking forward to having for the next few years. He always seems to find a way to come through in the clutch when we really need him. He’s had several big plays throughout the year this year. Anytime you’re in high school and you have a game of over 200 yards receiving, that’s a big game,” Brumfield said.
“I know Friday was an emotional night, being the anniversary of his father passing, so I’m extremely proud of him for how he played that night and I know his father would be as well.”
Brumfield said Forbes’ father passed away 11 or 12 years ago.
Josh Taylor threw for 308 yards on 13-of-22 with four touchdowns and an interception. He also ran 15 times for 121 yards and a score.
Raheem Roberts caught five passes for 76 yards and a touchdown.
Clyedterrious Thompson had a catch for 10 yards.
LaDarious Spikes rushed for 15 yards.
Franklinton at Jewel Sumner
Franklinton’s Demons take to the road and play against Jewel Sumner on Thursday.
The Demons come in with a 2-2 record while Jewel Sumner is 1-3.
“It’s important for us to respect the process of having success,” Franklinton coach Jonathan Barber said. “Jewel Sumner provides a new set of challenges for us in the style of the offense they run, so reading keys will be important for us. On the offensive side, just building on what we’ve done the last couple of weeks and continuing to find ways to improve.”
Last week, Franklinton defeated Tylertown out of Mississippi, 30-18, after outscoring Tylertown, 15-0, in the fourth quarter. Jewel Sumner suffered an 18-7 loss to St. Michael the Archangel last week.
Franklinton’s Jasper LaSalle begins this week with 762 yards passing with five touchdown and two interceptions and has completed 61.4 percent of his passes. He’s also run for 91 yards and a touchdown.
Mike Martin leads the Demons’ rushing attack with 238 yards and six touchdowns. Martin also has two catches for 35 yards and a score.
Quaran Warren has 219 ground yards on three scores. Warren has also caught nine passes 55 yards and a touchdown.
Caleb Brown leads the receivers with 18 catches for 336 yards and three touchdowns.
Kadarious Mark is next with 14 catches for 248 yards.
Defensively last week, Malachi Martin and Noah Breland had five tackles each. Martin picked off a pass and Breland tallied a sack.
Chase Sheridan and Trey’un Walker posted four stops each and both recovered a fumble. Sheridan also tallied a sack.
Deerail Kemp and Lamar Gray posted three tackles each. Kemp had a sack.
Avant Monnie, Jaylen Simmons, Spencer Lambert and Keyon Nelson all posted two tackles. Monnie had three passes defensed.
Jacob Turnage, Brown, Corinthious Dickerson, Blaine Bullock and Stacy Ard all added one stop for the Demons.
Ben Bickham had a pass defensed and Kendarius Brumfield forced a fumble.
Pine at Northlake Christian School
Pine’s Raiders are headed to Northlake Christian School for a non-district game against the Wolverines on Friday.
Both teams are 2-2 and both enter following a win last week.
Pine defeated St. Thomas Aquinas, 30-7 while Northlake Christian School won against Independence, 30-7.
The teams have met in each of the last 10 years. Northlake Christian has won seven of the 10 matchups, but the Raiders have won the last two games after the Wolverines won the previous two contests.
Pine won last year’s game, 7-0.
“It’s a big game,” Pine coach Bradley Seal said. “Northlake’s always a competitive game with us. It normally goes down to the end. We’ll have to have a good week of practice and play four quarters.”
Jon’Kez Dillon blocked a punt for Pine.
Adrianuen Johnson ran 17 times for 129 yards.
Seal praised the play of Dillon and Johnson.
“(Dillon) had a really good game on defense and on special teams, he blocked a punt. Adrianuen led the team in rushing,” Seal said.
Jaheim Williams had 74 yards rushing on 15 carries.
Jordan Anderson ran for 95 yards on three carries.
Logan Temples ran for two touchdowns.
Demontre Baham intercepted two passes.
Ben’s Ford Christian School at Prentiss Christian School
Ben’s Ford Christian School is on the road Friday to place against Prentiss Christian School.
Both teams are 1-4.
“It’s another game that we can compete in. It’s going to come down to who wants it,” Bens’ Ford Christian School coach Tommy Pittman said. “I believe it’s going to be another real good competitive game. The question will be can we stop them. I think it’ll boil down to turnovers. I think it’ll be another game like we had this past Friday.”
Ben’s Ford lost to Christian Collegiate Academy, 66-44.
Prentiss comes in after a bye week.
Prentiss Christian School lost to Humpreys Academy, 52-24, two weeks ago.
This is the first meeting between the two teams since 2014. Ben’s Ford won that contest, 32-20.
On Friday, Ben’s Ford quarterback Daniel Martin ran for 178 yards on 18 carries and a touchdown. He also threw for 93 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions on 5-of-10 passing.
The touchdown pass went to John Robert Holston. Holston had two catches for 76 yards.
Payton Miller had two catches for 8 yards while Austin Stogner made a reception for 9 yards. Miller rushed nine times for 74 yards and two touchdowns while Stogner ran for 59 yards and a score.
Defensively, Miller led the team in tackles with 9.5 stops to go with 2.5 for a loss.
Martin had 8.5 tackles with 0.5 stops behind the line.
Stogner had 5.5 stops.
Cameron Bullen tallied 2.5 tackles.
Trey Hartzog had two stops.
Brantley Dyess made 1.5 tackles and 1.5 for a loss.
Joseph Williams had a tackle.
James Blackwell posted 0.5 stops.