Dog Pound to host bi-district foe Jena
by TOM PRECHT
Daily News Sports Writer
The Jennings Bulldogs had lots riding on the line last Friday night in Jerry Simmons Stadium. The weather was beautiful and the conditions don’t get much better in the Dog Pound. The crowd was at a frenzy and there was a playoff atmosphere. The stage was set for the Dogs and their old time nemesis, the Westlake Rams, to battle it out on the gridiron. There was more than just bragging rights on the line. A district championship was riding on the outcome of the game. The Dogs could secure their first outright championship for the first time since 2002 with a victory. A Ram win meant the Dogs would have to share the title. The winner would also move up in the power rankings. It also happened to be Senior Night and just for a little added twist, head Ram Shawn Demeritt played on the Dogs’ 1992 State Championship team and was an assistant for head Dog Rusty Phelps when the Dogs had their last undefeated regular season in 1999. It was more than just a regular season-ending game.
Jennings had started the season slow at 1-3 but had been putting their best paw forward after that, entering week 10 with a six-game winning streak. The Dogs have improved with every outing, seeming to be peaking at just the right time. The Rams wanted to raise their record to over .500 with a win and a little momentum entering the playoffs.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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