Team effort by Dogs takes down Bogalusa
by TOM PRECHT
Captains: Captains were seniors Jaylon Boutte, Peyton Phelps and Lesley Barker.
Coin Toss: The Dogs won the coin toss for the third time this season.
Game Ball: Once again the victory was a total team effort and the game ball goes to all the Bulldogs.
Good Call: Bogalusa lined up in the swinging gate and used a little trickery to score a two-point conversion after their last touchdown to give them a 14-6 halftime lead.
Big Hit: Linebacker Keaton Bertrand leveled Lumberjack receiver Christopher Rivera on a pass play.
Big Plays: The three turnovers were huge. Brandon Hayes had an interception; Ian “Mascot” Ray recovered a fumble; and Malik Williams had a pick. The last interception set up the Bulldogs’ last offensive possession and they were able to run off the final 6:56 on the clock.
Longest Drive: Bogalusa had a seven-play, 75-yard scoring drive.
Short Drive: The Dogs had a three-play, 14-play scoring drive following Brandon Hayes’ 66-yard interception return. Charlie Matte scored the winning touchdown on a four-yard run.
Best Drive: The Bulldogs took over on their 34-yard line following Malik Williams’ interception and they were able to run off the final 6:56 of the game to seal the win.
Longest Pass: Donell Magee was on the receiving end of a 48-yard pass from Brian Williams. The play came on third down and kept their only scoring drive alive.
Longest Run: Jarquis Brown had a 17-yard rush in the first drive of the second half that led to the tying touchdown.
Longest Return: Trevonne Mingo returned a Bulldog pass 100 yards for a touchdown.
Wild Lumberjack: There was no Wild Lumberjack with Bogalusa staying in the shotgun all night with quarterback Brian Williams eight yards deep.
First Downs: Jennings had 12 first downs and the Maroon Wall held the Lumberjacks to eight first downs.
Third Down Conversions: Jennings converted eight of 13, and Bogalusa was good on two of seven.
Fourth Down Conversions: The Dogs made two of four fourth down attempts and the Lumberjacks converted one of four.
Punts: Bogalusa did not punt and the Dogs punted twice for a 22-yard average.
Penalties: Jennings was penalized nine times for 80 yards. The refs must have turned their heads while the Lumberjack blockers were preparing our defensive players for the prom – slow dancing with them most of the night. They lost 35 yards on only three penalties.
Turnovers: The Bulldogs played turnover-free. They claimed three turnovers. Brandon Davis and Malik Williams both hijacked a Lumberjack pass and Ian “Mascot” Ray fell on a fumble.
Leading Rushers: Jarquis Brown and Charlie Matte both rushed for over 90 yards.
Series: Bogalusa leads the series 10-3-1. The two teams first met in 1937 with the Lumberjacks knocking the Dogs out of the playoffs. Their last game was 1952 before last Friday.
Streaks: The Bulldogs have a four game winning streak heading into their matchup with Loranger.
Streak II: The Dogs are in the regional round of the playoffs for the second straight year.
Road Dogs: Jennings will take a 4-1 road record to southeast Louisiana Friday.
On Deck: The Bulldogs travel to meet Loranger Friday.
Old Dog: Pat Landry, a former Bulldog who played in the late ‘70’s, enjoyed the game with his parents and son.
Dancing Parish: The Bulldogs are the only parish team left in the playoffs.
Thanks: A huge thanks to our veterans for protecting our way of life. We are still the best nation in the world. God bless you and God bless America. Thank a Vet.
Ribbons: Two red, white and blue ribbons were painted on the turf of Jerry Simmons Stadium to honor out veterans. Thanks for all you’ve done and continue to do for us. You are our heroes.
Assembly: Jennings High School honored our veterans as most schools did with a moving program. Good job.
Two Bits: Congratulations to Rickey “Two Bits” Fuselier. Rickey was named assistant principal of the year in the State of Louisiana. Good job and good luck on your retirement.
Backup Quarterback-You’re on Call: Western Kentucky best have their backup quarterback ready for the UL-L Ragin Cajuns. The hard hitting Cajuns have knocked out their last two opponents’ number one quarterback.
1927: The Jennings Bulldogs started building their tradition by completing their second successful season. They finished their first year in football with a 6-4 mark and improved to 7-2 in their second season.
Week Eleven, 1937: Bogalusa Lumberjacks 12, Jennings Bulldogs 7. State Playoff.
Week Eleven 1939: Jennings Bulldogs 6, Fair Park Indians 0. State Dinals Dogs ,claim first state championship.
Week Eleven, 1962: Jennings 33, Pineville Rebels 7: Lynn Cooper scored on runs of 62 and 6 yards and led the Dogs in rushing with 112 yards on 21 carries. Ronnie Keeth had a 25-yard run and Charlie Partin added a three-yard rushing score. Partin was also on the end of a 12-yard scoring pass on a fake field goal. Frank Matte chipped in 80 yards on 18 rushes. Ray Moore intercepted a pass for the Dogs.
Week Eleven, 1987: Jennings 34, Donaldsonville 12. Kenneth ‘Tuggy’ Ned scored three touchdowns on runs of one and three yards. He also caught an 18-yard pass from Stevie VanHook for a score. Kent Caraway scored on a six-yard run. Jody Fontenot returned an interception for a touchdown. Howard Suire recovered two fumbles, blocked a PAT, and had six tackles. Kyle LeJeune added seven stops.
Week Eleven, 1987: Welsh defeats Iota with future city councilman of Jennings Trey Myers leading the way with 133 yards on 11 carries.
Week Eleven: 2002: Patterson 33, Jennings 24: Kedrick Etridge led the Dogs with 123 yards rushing on 13 carries and added three extra points and a 35-yard field goal. John John Solari scored on a 50-yard run and caught a 23-yard pass from Courtland ‘Joe’ Greis. Greis added a 26-yard touchdown run. Drew Brucchaus led the Maroon Wall.
Help Wanted: University of Southern Cal is looking for a manager who knows how to air up the footballs properly.
More Pay: Monte Kiffen, son of little lord Lane Kiffen and defensive coordinator for the Trojans, makes over $1.5 million to stop the opponents’ offense. Southern Cal gave up only 62 points last week to Oregon. How do you fuss at your Dad?For the complete story and more local news, please subscribe to Jennings Daily News by clicking subscribe or by calling 337-824-3011.
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