Bogalusa going against Lutcher this week

Published 1:02 pm Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Bogalusa takes to the road this week to play against No. 6 Lutcher in the second round of the Class 3A state playoffs.

No. 11 Bogalusa comes into this week with a 7-2 record and has won five straight games after a 58-26 victory over No. 22 Jennings to start the playoffs last week.

Bogalusa coach Cyril Crutchfield said that Lutcher is probably the best team they have played this season.

“They are extremely well coached,” Crutchfield said. “They run real well on defense. The offensive line is the strength of their team. The quarterback has some weapons outside. We have our work cut out for us.”

In Friday’s game, Bogalusa’s offense put up impressive numbers.

The Lumberjacks amassed 704 yards of total offense.

“Things were flowing a little bit, but that’s last game and that’s behind us,” Crutchfield said. “What we did last Friday has nothing to do with what happens this Friday.”

Sophomore quarterback Ashton Levi completed 16-of-20 passes for 522 yards and six touchdowns. He also ran for nearly 100 yards. He had 12 carries and finished with for 99 yards and two touchdowns.

Tajdryn Forbes and Aquanis Roberts both caught six passes  each and had more than 100 yards receiving.

Forbes had 172 yards receiving with three touchdowns. He also ran for 13 yards on his only carry. Roberts posted 147 yards receiving.

Talik Williams made one catch for 92 yards and a touchdown.

Tyron Jackson tallied a reception for 81 yards and a score.

Reynis Morris posted two catches for 30 yards and a score.

Talyn Wiliams ran four times for 33 yards.

Defensively, Crutchfield spoke well about his unit.

“I thought the defense played extremely well collectively as a whole to kind of slow down their offense. The (Trevor) Etienne young man is one of the best players in the state, so to be able to hold him to three touchdowns, one of them was a special teams score, was big for us,” Crutchfield said.

Keyshawn Manning led the team in tackles with eight.

Makiha Sartin posted seven.

DeJon Zeno tallied five stops that included a sack.

Alijah McClemore posted five stops with one for a loss.

Tremon Ratliff recorded four tackles.

Michael Burton had three stops.

Kenneth Garrett made one tackle.

Jamarian Magee intercepted a pass.

No. 6 Lutcher enters with an 8-1 record. Lutcher’s only loss was against E.D. White (9-0), which is the No. 1 seed in Division II.

Last week, Lutcher defeated No. 27 Carroll, 31-27.