Pair of local football teams hosting games this week

Published 12:24 pm Tuesday, October 22, 2019

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The LHSAA season has reached week eight, as all four local LHSAA teams are in action this week.
This week features two home games and one that is taking place on Thursday night.
Pine and Bogalusa are at home. Pine’s contest is on Thursday.
The two local schools that are in the MAIS, Ben’s Ford and Bowling Green School, wrapped up their regular seasons on Friday.
Bowling Green defeated Sylva Bay Academy, 34-0, while Ben’s Ford lost to Kemper Academy, 50-14. Bowling Green had an official record of 1-7, and Ben’s Ford also finished the season at 1-7.

Kentwood at Pine
Pine is hosting Kentwood in a District 9-2A game on Thursday.
The Raiders enter this week with a 5-2 overall record and are on a four-game winning streak, while Kentwood is 4-3 and has won two in a row.
Both teams are 2-0 in district.
Kentwood won the Class 1A state title last season.
Pine is No. 12 in the Class 2A powerpoint ranking on while Kentwood is fifth.
Kentwood is eighth in Class 2A the Louisiana Sports Writers Association poll while Pine is the top vote getter among those outside of the top 10.
The Raiders won their game last week, 34-0, over Independence. Kentwood defeated Varnado, 40-24.
This is the first time the teams have played since at least 2004.
“It’s a big game,” Pine coach Bradley Seal said. “Both of us are 2-0 in district. They’re a state championship winner last year and we want to see how we compete against them.”
Pine’s Adrianuen Johnson ran for 177 yards and a touchdown last week.
Jaheim Williams rushed for 93 yards on offense and he caught a touchdown. Defensively, Williams made six tackles and intercepted a pass.
Larry Williams caught a touchdown pass. Defensively, he had a team-leading 7.5 stops.
Drake Westmoreland recorded seven tackles last week.
Logan Temples threw two touchdowns and ran for one.
Jordan Anderson scored a rushing touchdown for the Raiders.

Franklinton at Lakeshore
Franklinton heads to Lakeshore on Friday for the District 9-4A opener for both teams.
Franklinton enters with a 4-3 record after its 35-6 loss to St. Charles. The Demons are 15th in the Class 4A power rankings on
Lakeshore is 7-0 and has won 29 straight regular season games. Their last regular season loss was just over three years ago on Oct. 21, 2016. That loss was to Franklinton, 27-21.
The Titans top the Class 4A rankings by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association and are second in the Class 4A on
The teams have played each other since 2011, which was the first year the Titans were in a district. Lakeshore opened in 2009. The football team was junior varsity that year and played a varsity schedule in 2010.
Franklinton is 5-3 against Lakeshore in the eight meetings.
Jasper LaSalle has thrown for 1,075 yards with seven touchdowns and six interceptions while running for 155 yards and a score.
Corinthious Dickerson has thrown for 11 yards.
Mike Martin is up to 550 yards rushing with 14 touchdowns. Martin also has 52 receiving yards and a score.
Quaran Warren is next with 276 yards on the ground with three scores. Warren also has 55 yards receiving and a touchdown.
Caleb Brown leads the receivers with 26 catches for 498 yards and three touchdowns.
Ben Bickham and Dickerson are tied for the team lead in tackles with 32 each. Bickham has 10 stops for loss, which tops the Demons. Bickham and Jacob Turnage are tied for the team lead with three sacks each. Turnage enters with 19 stops. Dickerson tops Franklinton with five defended passes.
Avant Monnie has two interceptions to lead the club. He has 15 stops.
Noah Breland has recovered two fumbles that leads Franklinton. Breland has made 31 stops and a sack.

KIPP Booker T. Washington at Bogalusa
Bogalusa celebrates Homecoming Week by facing KIPP Booker T. Washington in a non-district contest.
“There’s a lot of power points on the line this week,” Bogalusa coach Adam Brumfield said. “KIPP’s got a good record and a good team. It can help us with playoff positioning, so hopefully we can avoid the distractions and get our kids ready to play and focused this week.”
Bogalusa begins the week with a 3-4 record after a 20-13 loss to Archbishop Hannan last week.
“It’s always tough when you lose a close ballgame at the end,” Brumfield said. “We’ve had a lot of close games. Two of them have gone our way and two of them haven’t. Last week was one of them we didn’t pull out at the end. Hopefully we can correct mistakes.”
In that game, Josh Taylor and Tyrese Roussell scored a touchdown each.
Bogalusa has been involved in several close games this year. Four of the Lumberjacks’ games have been decided by seven points or fewer and Bogalusa is 2-2 in those contests.
Bogalusa is 35th in the Class 3A powerpoint rankings on
KIPP Booker T. Washington comes in with a 5-2 record and has won five of its last six games, including a 32-12 win over Sophie B. Wright last week.
KIPP is 10th in the Class 3A powerpoint rankings on

Varnado at St. Helena College and Career Academy
Varnado is on the road this week, playing against St. Helena College and Career Academy in a District 9-2A match up.
Varnado comes in with a 2-5 overall record and is 0-2 in league play after a 40-24 loss to Kentwood.
Varnado is 42nd in Class 2A on
St. Helena College and Career Academy begins with a 2-5 overall record and 0-2 record in district. St. Helena lost to defending Class 2A state champion Amite, 29-0, last week.
St. Helena is 23rd in the Class 2A powerpoint rankings on
These two teams have met in each of the last two seasons, splitting the contests. St. Helena won last year’s matchup, 39-0.