Bogalusa and Pine LHSAA Round 3 Update

Published 9:19 pm Friday, November 24, 2023

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In a remarkable testament to the athletic talent of Washington Parish, the Bogalusa Lumberjacks and Pine Raiders stood as the last teams from the parish competing in the high-stakes 2023 LHSAA Football Playoffs. Despite the Lumberjacks’ close 22-28 defeat to the Union Parish Farmers and the Raiders’ 20-33 loss to the Sterlington Panthers, both teams have ignited a sense of immense pride within their communities.

The journey of these young athletes has been more than a display of physical skill; it’s been a story of resilience, teamwork, and community spirit. The Lumberjacks and Raiders have represented their schools and the broader aspirations of Washington Parish. Residents, alumni, and local businesses have rallied behind these teams, celebrating their successes and supporting them through challenges.

As the curtain falls on this season, the impact of these teams extends beyond the scoreboard. They have inspired younger students, strengthened community bonds, and brought positive attention to the region. Their achievements in reaching such advanced stages of a highly competitive tournament will be remembered and cherished, laying a foundation of inspiration for future generations.

The pride of Washington Parish is palpable as these young athletes have demonstrated that with determination, skill, and heart, they can compete with the best in Louisiana. Their legacy will continue to influence and motivate long after the football field lights have dimmed.

About Timothy Holdiness

Timothy Holdiness is a native of Louisiana and has been published in several state, national and international publications. He has earned two undergraduate degrees in Biology, most recently from Northwestern State University in 2022. Notably, Holdiness was the 2014 Microsoft Office Specialist United States Champion in PowerPoint 2010.

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