4 local teams playing district games this week

Published 2:20 pm Tuesday, October 8, 2019

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The LHSAA football season moves past the midway point while the MAIS season has two weeks to go and six games involving local teams are on tap this week.
The schedule features four home games, a Thursday night game and four teams facing district opponents.
Bogalusa has a Thursday night game on the road against Albany while everybody else plays on Friday. Franklinton, Pine, Bowling Green School and Ben’s Ford Christian School are all at home and Pine, Ben’s Ford, Bogalusa and Varnado are playing district contests.
Every game is set for 7 p.m.

Bogalusa at Albany
Bogalusa’s Lumberjacks travel Albany on Thursday to open District 8-3A play against the Hornets.
Both teams enter this week with a 3-2 record. Both teams have alternated wins and losses this year.
Boalusa defeated Varnado, 13-6, last week while Albany was a 39-23 winner over previously undefeated Pearl River.
These teams have met every year since 2005 and Bogalusa is 11-3 in those contests, including last season’s 48-14 win.
“We’re hoping to get a lot of kids back that were injured for our first district game,” Bogalusa coach Adam Brumfield said. “We’re hoping to keep the kids focused. It’s always tough after a big win to get back focused, but it’s essential to have a really good week of practice this week. Albany’s coming off of a big win over Pearl River, which is a really good team. Albany is a much-improved team and we’re hoping to get a win in our district opening game.”
Brumfield talked about the key to this week.
“Defensively, we’ve got to get some good linebacker play,” he said. “Hopefully we will because we’ve got some kids coming back from injury. We need to play better on the offensive line than we did last week. Albany’s really big up front on their defensive line and we’ll have to get some movement in a positive direction.”
Brumfield said that Darrius Mark is coming back, Talik Williams came back last week, but his snaps were limited, and Tyrese Roussell is working through an injury.
“Them coming back and playing well is going to have a big impact on our success defensively,” Brumfield said.
Last week, Josh Taylor ran for 37 yards and a touchdown. He also threw for 45 yards and the game-winning touchdown to Raheem Roberts. On defense, Roberts had six solo tackles, intercepted a pass and defensed two passes.
Defensively, Williams had eight solo tackles, four assists and one for loss.
Jhyron Roberts recorded eight individual stops with one for loss.
DeJean Zeno posted six solo tackles, three assists and three for loss.

Belle Chasse at Franklinton
Franklinton is hosting Belle Chasse on Friday.
Franklinton begins the week with a 3-2 record and is on a two-game winning streak.
The Demons were victorious over Jewel Sumner, 62-27, last week after trailing 14-0 in the first quarter.
Belle Chasse is 5-0 and their last four wins have come by double digits, including last week’s 21-6 victory over South Lafourche.
This is the first time the teams have met since 2010. Franklinton won that game, 55-13.
Jasper LaSalle has thrown for 942 yards this season with seven touchdowns and three interceptions. He has run for 108 yards and a score.
Mike Martin leads the rushing attack with 376 yards on 79 carries and 11 touchdowns.
Quaran Warren enters with 238 yards on 46 attempts and three touchdowns.
As a team, Franklinton has 806 yards on the ground and 16 scores.
Caleb Brown leads the receivers with 22 catches for 434 yards and three touchdowns.
Kadarious Mark has 15 catches for 266 yards.
Defensively last week, Deerail Kemp and Corinthious Dickerson recorded six stops each. Dickerson also recovered a fumble.
Malachi Martin posted four stops, three behind the line and a sack.
Ben Bickham, Noah Breland, Kendarius Brumfield, Chase Sheridan, Jacob Turnage and Shelton Jenkins all made three tackles. Sheridan had two stops behind the line. Breland made a tackle behind the line and recovered a fumble.
Avant Monnie, Blaine Bulloch and Keyon Nelson all had a pair of tackles. Bulloch and Nelson both forced fumbles.
Laurant, Trey’un Walker, Lamar Gray, Williams, Jaylen Simmons, Tradell Causey, Jaylin Magee, De-Airreous Magee and Dallas Kemp all had one stop. Jaylin Magee recovered a fumble.

St. Helena College and Career Academy at Pine
Pine steps back into District 9-2A play this week with a contest against St. Helena College and Career Academy at home to begin a three-game homestand.
“St. Helena’s probably overall the best team we’ve played to this point,” Pine coach Bradley Seal said. “Very athletic defense and their quarterback throws it all over the field.”
Seal said he is happy with the play of his entire offensive line.
Pine comes in with a 3-2 overall record and a 1-0 mark in district. The Raiders have won two straight after a non-district victory over Northlake Christian School last week, 50-13. Every game from now until the end of the regular season is a district contest for Pine.
St. Helena College and Career Academy is 2-3 this season and this is their district opener. Last week was a 15-13 loss to Livonia.
The teams have met every year since 2007 and St. Helena is 10-2 in those meetings. Last year’s contest was 36-14.
Last week, Logan Temples threw for 218 yards and three touchdowns on 11-of-21 passing.
Jordan Anderson had eight receptions for 156 yards and two touchdowns.
Drake Westmoreland posted two catches for 46 yards and a score.
Adrianuen Johnson ran 13 times for 131 yards and a touchdown.
Defensively, Jaheim Williams made 15 tackles and intercepted a pass.
Larry Williams blocked a punt that Cameron Brown picked up and took in for the score. Pine has now blocked a punt in two straight weeks.

Varnado at Amite
Varnado takes to the road this week to go against defending Class 2A state champion Amite in the District 9-2A opener for both teams.
Every game from now until the end of the regular season is a district contest for Varnado.
“Going to this week, playing the defending state champions in first district game, our record is 0-0 going into this week. This will let us see what we need to work on,” Varnado coach Milton Green said. “We need to go out there, play smart and play hard. One thing we need to work on is finishing drives.”
Varnado was defeated by Bogalusa, 13-6, last week and one of the big stats was that the Wildcats were 1-for-5 in the red zone. Varnado turned it over on downs three times and scored a touchdown. The other chance in the red zone came at the end of the first half when they recovered a fumble with a second left. Varnado had time for just one play and the pass was incomplete.
“First-year woes,” Greens said. “These kids are young. First time these kids are there. We left 21 points on the field last week, but we started out on our own 2-yard-line, drove all the way down there and couldn’t score. We’re going to go back to the drawing board and get those things fixed.”
Korterrius Mingo led the Wildcats in rushing with 139 yards. Defensively, Mingo tallied six tackles.
Zaquantay Bickham threw for 114 yards with a touchdown and an interception.
His touchdown was to Jaheim Hooks, who had two catches for 39 yards.
Trevin Haynes caught two passes for 75 yards, including a 50-yarder that set up the touchdown.
Christian Matthews led the team in tackles with 12.
Amite is coming off of a 21-12 victory over South Plaquemines last week. The Warriors are ranked sixth in the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Class 2A poll.

Silliman Institute at Bowling Green School
Bowling Green School is traveling to Silliman Institute on Friday.
The Buccaneers are 0-6 this season after having to forfeit their first six wins. Bowling Green is still eligible for the playoffs, as postseason is determined based on power points.
“They’ve got a good ball club,” Bowling Green coach Riley Boudreaux said. “They’ve got a couple of guys that run pretty well. The defense isn’t bad either, so I think it’ll be a good game.”
The Buccaneers had a bye week last week.
“It got guys back healthy and it gave us a chance to get well rested,” Boudreaux said.
Silliman is 5-2 this year after defeating St. Aloysius, 36-8.
The teams have met every year since at least 2004. Since the 2004 matchup, the series has been streaky. Bowling Green won every game from 2004-10 before Silliman won every contest from 2011-17. Bowling Green won last year’s game, 28-19.

Columbus Christian Academy at Ben’s Ford Christian School
Ben’s Ford Christian School is at home to play against Columbia Christian Academy in a District 2A2 contest.
Ben’s Ford is 1-5 overall and 0-1 in district. The Eagles lost to Prentiss Christian School, 40-18, in a weather-shortened contest last week.
Ben’s Ford has two games left, including this one. Both are league contests and both are at home.
Columbia Christian Academy is 5-2 overall and 1-0 in district. Last week, CCA defeated Delta, 23-20 for its third-straight win.
Daniel Martin threw for 88 yards on 5-of-9 passing for Ben’s Ford.
Cameron Bullen completed his only pass attempt for 18 yards and a touchdown to Martin.
Martin led the team in rushing with 102 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries.
Payton Miller ran four times for 18 yards.
Austin Stogner had three carries for 9 yards.
Trey Hartzog caught two passes for 57 yards.
John Robert Holston had two receptions for 20 yards.
Stogner made a catch for 11 yards.
Miller led the defense with seven tackles.
Martin posted 5.5 stops, with one for a loss.
Stogner made three tackles.
Bullen had 2.5 stops.
Gage Adams made two tackles.
John Glover and Holston had 1.5 tackles each and both made 0.5 stops for a loss.
Hartzog and Alex Stogner made 0.5 tackles each.