Pine, Franklinton headed to postseason

Published 12:37 pm Tuesday, November 12, 2019

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The LHSAA playoffs are here and two teams from Washington Parish are headed to postseason.
Pine and Franklinton will be going to the postseason and will play first round games on Friday at 7 p.m.

Port Barre at Pine
Pine reached the Class 2A state playoffs as the seventh-seeded team and will be hosting No. 26 Port Barre.
“It’s a new season. Everybody’s record is 0-0. You’ve just got to focus and take things one week at a time,” Pine coach Bradley Seal.
Pine went 7-3 in the regular season and 4-1 in District 9-2A play. The Raiders shared the league title with Amite and Kentwood.
All three district champion teams are top-seven seeds. Amite is fifth and Kentwood is sixth.
This is the first time Pine has won a district title in the program’s history.
“There’s three teams in our district from the top 7. It’s a competitive district and it’s a great accomplishment for our program,” Seal said.
Pine capped off the regular season with a 47-32 win over Varnado and has won six of its last seven games. Pine is the top vote getter in Class 2A among teams not in the top 10 in the final Louisiana Sports Writers Association Poll. Pine reached the playoffs last year, but lost to Independence, 36-32, in the first round.
Port Barre went 4-6 this season and is on a four-game losing streak. Last week, Port Barre lost to defending Division III state champion Notre Dame, which is second in the Class 2A in the final Louisiana Sports Writers Association Poll. This is Port Barre’s first playoff appearance since 2015. They were in Class 3A that year and lost to Amite, 54-0, in the first round.
In Pine’s win last week, Adrianuen Johnson ran for 164 yards and a touchdown.
Logan Temples accounted for four touchdowns. He threw for 90 yards with three touchdowns and an interception. Temples also ran for a score.
Drake Westmoreland and Larry Williams both had an offensive and defensive touchdown each. Westmoreland returned an interception for a score and caught a touchdown pass. Williams recovered a fumble in the end zone for a score.
Jordan Anderson also caught a touchdown pass in the victory.
In addition to the defensive touchdowns, Westmoreland recorded six tackles.
Williams tallied six stops and a sack.
Anterrius Walker posted five stops and intercepted a pass on a two-point conversion attempt.
Aurdrlique Dural recovered a fumble in the victory.

George Washington Carver at Franklinton
Franklinton will be at home for the first round of the Class 4A playoffs, going against George Washington Carver High School in a battle of 6-4 teams.
Last week, 14th-seeded Franklinton defeated Pearl River, 43-28.
George Washington Carver, which is the 19th-seeded team for the second year in a row, defeated Lusher, 56-14, last week and has won four of their last five games.
Last year in the playoffs, Franklinton lost to St. Martinville, 55-42, while George Washington lost to Belle Chasse, 20-12.
The winner of Friday’s game will play either third-seeded and three-time defending state champion Edna Karr (7-2), who has made it to the title game the last four years, or No. 30 Cecilia (4-6).
Mike Martin has continued his solid running. Last week, his 192 yards put him over 1,000 yards rushing. He is currently at 1,015 yards on the ground with 22 touchdowns. He also has 10 catches for 127 yards and a pair of scores.
Jasper LaSalle is at 1,419 passing yards, with nine touchdowns and nine interceptions. LaSalle also has 210 yards rushing and two scores.
Caleb Brown leads the receivers with 36 catches for 627 yards and four touchdowns.
Kadarious Mark has caught 22 passes for 434 yards this season.
On defense last week, Noah Breland was the team leader in tackles with eight and one was for a loss.
Jaylen Simmons posted seven stops and defensed a pass.
Corinthious Dickerson and Malachi Martin made five tackles each. Dickerson forced a fumble.
Chase Sheridan returned a fumble recovery for a touchdown.
Christian Burkhalter recovered a fumble and made two tackles.
Avant Monnie intercepted two passes.