Bogalusa falls in 2nd round of playoffs

Published 10:39 pm Friday, November 19, 2021

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LUTCHER — Bogalusa was defeated by Lutcher, 54-26, in the second round of the Class 3A state playoffs on the road Friday.

“They made the plays and we didn’t,” Bogalusa coach Cyril Crutchfield said. “When you’re playing a good program, you’ve gotta be focused in, you’ve gotta be locked in and we didn’t get it done.”

Bogalusa trailed just 7-6 with 6:50 left in the first quarter, but Lutcher scored the half’s final 21 points to take a 28-6 lead at the break.

Roy Forrest scored Lutcher’s first three touchdowns and Noah Detillier hit the four extra points in the opening half. Forrest ran for six touchdowns in the game.

Forrest’s first touchdown on a 16-yard run made it 7-0 with 8:51 left in the first period.

Bogalusa countered with a touchdown of its own on the ensuing drive when Ashton Levi connected with Talik Williams on a 15-yard pass, trimming the lead to 7-6 with 6:56 on the clock.

But Forrest had a run of 18 yards four minutes later to close out the first-quarter scoring, before adding a 14-yard run 6:16 before halftime for a 21-6 lead.

D’wanyé Winfield completed a 29-yard pass at the 2:16 mark for the 28-6 lead.

Forrest scored his fourth touchdown in an 11-yard run on the initial drive of the second half. Detillier’s extra point made it 35-6 with 6:53 left in the third quarter.

The game’s next three touchdowns came over a 35-second stretch.

First, Williams tallied on a 3-yard run and converted for two to make it 35-14 with 4:06 left.

Then Forrest ran it in from 41 yards out on the first play after the kickoff for a 41-14 lead after the missed extra point with 3:45 on the clock.

Just 14 seconds later, Bogalusa responded with a one-play drive of its own when Levi found Aquinas Roberts on an 80-yard connection and it was 41-20 with 3:31 left.

It stayed that way until the fourth quarter when Forrest scored his final touchdown on a 25-yard run for a 48-20 lead with 11:14 left in the game.

Levi scored on a 2-yard run and the two-point conversion was no good, keeping it 48-26 at the 9:27 mark.

The game’s final points occurred 37 seconds later when Tyrek Brown scored on a 56-yard run. An errant snap led to an interception on the conversion attempt in the 54-26 contest.

No. 11 Bogalusa, which won the District 8-3A title, capped off a 7-3 season.

Bogalusa had four seniors this year. Crutchfield talked positively about the seniors and their contributions.

“They’re a great group of young men. I wish them the best and I wish we could’ve been playing some more games, but the season’s over with. I’m going to take a little time to reflect back and try to move forward,” Crutchfield said.

Sixth-seeded Lutcher improved to 9-1 and advanced to the quarterfinals to play third-seeded St. Martinville.