Dogs’ OT decision pays off with win
by TOM PRECHT
Captains: Captains were seniors Peyton Phelps and Garrett Petry.
Coin Toss: JHS lost the toss for the third time this season.
Overtime Toss: The Dogs won the toss and went on defense first.
Game Ball: The game ball goes to sophomore running back Lemontay Mouton who scored four touchdowns and was the game’s leading rusher with 126 yards on eight carries.
Big Play: St. Louis jumped offsides on the Dogs’ extra point attempt in overtime, with them leading 28-27. After moving the ball to the yard-and-half line, the Dogs went for two and were successful, giving them a 29-28 victory.
Good Call: The Dogs decided to go for two in overtime after the Saints jumped offsides on the kick for the PAT.
Big Hit: Keagan Deaville delivered a big lick on Saints’ receiver Lenny Breda, separating him from the ball. Keaton Bertrand recovered the fumble.
Longest Drive: The Bulldogs had a 6-play, 80-yard drive that ended when Lemontay Mouton sprinted into the endzonefrom 30 yards out.
Longest Pass: John Paul Crawford hit Lenny Breda with a 26-yard pass. The pass and catch helped fuel the Saints’ first touchdown drive of the night.
Longest Run: Lemontay Mouton had a 70-yard touchdown run.
Longest Return: Malik Williams intercepted John Paul Crawford’s pass and returned it 17 yards. The turnover set up the Dogs’ second touchdown.
100 Yard Rusher: Lemontay Mouton rushed for 126 yards on eight carries for an average of 15.7 yards per tote.
It’s Up, It’s Good: Freshman kicker Seth Cox was three for three on extra points. He is now 11 of 11 on the year.
Record Field Goal: The Saints’ Alexander Kjellsten kicked a 52 yard field goal. That is believed to be a Jerry Simmons Stadium record.
First Downs: St. Louis had 16 first downs while Jennings moved the chains 14 times.
3rd Down Conversions: Jennings converted six of 12 and St. Louis made five of 12.
4th Down Conversions: St. Louis converted all four of their attempts – two for touchdowns, one for a touchdown, and one moved the chains. The Dogs did not have a fourth down attempt.
Turnovers: Jennings won the turnover battle two to one. The Dogs tossed an interception and the Saints threw a pick and lost a fumble. Malik Williams had the interception and Keaton Bertrand recovered the fumble for the Dogs.
Punts: St. Louis punted three times for a 41-yard average. The Bulldogs punted five times for a 33-yard average.
Penalties: The Saints were flagged three times for 21 yards and Jennings had six penalties for 42 yards.
Series: Jennings leads the series, 21-6.
On Deck: The Dogs will hit the road for the third time this season heading north, crossing the Mason Dixon line to battle the DeRidder Dragons.
Winning Parish: Congratulations to Jennings, Elton, Lake Arthur and Welsh, who were all victorious Friday night. Good job.
Three in a Row: Coach Matt Viator and his McNeese Cowboys have won their first three games. Congratulations.
Thanks: To JHS principal Ben Oustalet for providing the food and drink in the press box. It was enjoyed and appreciated.
Save the Date: Friday, October 5, the state champions from 1939 and 1992 will be honored at halftime of the Jennings-Notre Dame game.
Save the Date II: The third annual Melissa Doise Hope for the Miracle 5K Breast Cancer Race/Walk will be held October 27 at 8 a.m.
Happy Birthday: Happy Birthday to my son, Matthew Precht.
Happy Anniversary: Happy Anniversary to Mayor Terry Duhon and First Lady Miss Judy.
Looking Good: The new scoreboard and 25-second clocks really dressed up an already great Jerry Simmons Stadium. Thanks to Gulf Coast Autoplex and Coca-Cola of Lake Charles for their generous donation.
Week Three, 1937: Jennings 25, Oakdale Warriors 0
Week Three, 1939: Jennings 46, Franklinton Demons 0
Week Three, 1962: Jennings 46, Eunice 20 : Junior Frank Matte led the Dogs offensively with 143 yards on 12 trips. Matte also had touchdown runs of 61 and 29 yards. Charlie Partin added two rushing touchdowns on runs of nine and six yards. George Wolfe had a 55-yard touchdown run, Danny Donald raced 44 yards to the endzone, and Jimmy Precht scored from 20 yards out.
Week Three 1987: Jennings 0, Crowley 23: The defense was led by Carl Mallet with nine tackles and a fumble recovery; Kyle LeJeune and Shane LeBlanc both had eight tackles; Jody Fontenot recorded seven tackles, blocked a punt, and recovered a fumble; and Quinten Williams added six stops.
Week Two, 2002: Jennings 14, Eunice 30: Courtlin Greis was seven of 16 through the air, good for 144 yards and two touchdowns. John Solari grabbed four passes for 126 yards and a scored on a 61-yard catch and Drew Brucchaus had a 14-yard scoring reception.
Week Three, 2000: Jennings 33, Many 14: Courtlin Greis and Kedrick Ethridge helped the Dogs come back from 14 points down. Greis had touchdown runs of one yard and 64 yards. Ethridge added touchdowns of nine, 12 and 54 yards.
Pink Gloves: A 12-year old football player wore pink gloves to his recreation football game to support his mother who has breast cancer. His coach, Paul Burgin, would not let him play in the game because his gloves were not uniform.
Hottest Rumor: The Arkansas Razorbacks and Louisiana Monroe Warhawks are exchanging coaches after Louisiana Monroe beat the Hogs and Nick Satan’s Crimson Tide had them crying sooooooeeeeeee all the way home after taking a 52-0 whipping at the hand of the Tide.
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