Dogs dominate to advance to quarterfinals
by TOM PRECHT
Captains: Seniors Ravon Levi, Ronnie Courville, Malik Williams, and Bryan Wilridge were captains for the Bulldogs.
Coin Toss: Jennings won the toss for only the fourth time this season. They deferred and received the second half kickoff. They opened the second half with their third touchdown of the night to make the score 28-0.
Game Ball: Another great team victory. The Maroon Wall held the Rams offense to 101 total yards before turning the game over to the Pups. Westlake did not cross midfield against the Wall.
Big Play: The Maroon Wall forced the Rams to center the ball out of the end zone on a punt for a safety. Jennings took control of things from there, jumping out to an early 15-0 first quarter lead.
Big Hit: Ian “Mascot” Ray had a big hit on Westlake quarterback Tyler Johnson late in the third quarter.
Longest Drive: The Bulldogs opened the second half with a four-play, 68-yard scoring drive.
Longest Run: Ravon Levi had a 29-yard run on the first play from scrimmage in the third quarter.
Longest Pass: Jennings threw the ball only three times, completing one. Malik Williams grabbed a hitch route from Kaleb Chaisson and gained 14 yards.
Longest Return: Brance Baca-White returned the free kick following the safety 46 yards to the Westlake five-yard line.
No 100-yard rushers: Ravon Levi, Lemontay Mouton, Kaleb Chaisson, Bryan Wilridge, and Travis Etienne combined for 251 yards. Kudos to the offensive line, Jimmy “Big Baby” Lewis, Clyde Ned, Blaze Courville, William Green, Wilbert Guillory, and Curtis Bell.
Sacks: Ian “Mascot” Ray unofficially had three sacks of Ram quarterback Tyler Johnson and harassed him most of the night.
Points: The Dogs have been offensive on their eight-game winning streak. They have scored 30 or more points in each game.
Field Goal: Sophomore kicker Seth Cox has kicked a 32- and 35-yard field goal the last two games.
Turnovers: Jennings lost one fumble. They claimed three turnovers. Ian “Mascot” Ray recovered a fumble, and Malik Williams and Sherman Gant intercepted passes. The Dogs are now plus-nine in the turnover battle this season.
Penalties: Jennings was penalized five times for 60 yards and the Rams had six penalties accepted against them for 68 yards.
First Downs: Jennings had 13 first downs and the Rams had nine first downs.
Old Dog: Chris Ned enjoyed watching the Dogs and his son, Clyde, beat the Rams. Chris was a member of the 1982 state runners-up. Boy, he could tote the pigskin!
Old Dog, New Ram: Head Ram Shawn Demeritt is a former Bulldog assistant coach and a member of the ’92 State Champions.
Old Bulldette, Old Lady Dog: Former JHS basketball standout Brooks Donald-Williams was my halftime interview. The McNeese Cowgirls head basketball coach did a great job. Thanks and go Cowgirls.
Tuff Schedule: Eight of Jennings’ opponents this season made the playoffs. DeRidder, Plaquemine and Winnfield are still playing in week 13.
Looking Good: The end zones were looking good again with “Bulldogs” spelled out in each one. Good job.
Series: Jennings leads the series, 28-18-3.
Streaks: The Dogs are on an eight-game winning streak after starting the season 1-3.
Taste of the Town: We were treated with Cormier’s Specialty boudin, brisket, cracklins and goodies. Great food. Thanks to Principal Mr. Ben Oustalet
On Deck: The Bulldogs will hit the road the day after Thanksgiving to take on the Patterson Lumberjacks.
Cold Turkey: The Dogs will eat their leftover turkey on game day for the third straight year. This is their third consecutive trip to the quarterfinals.
Welsh Greyhounds: Congratulations to the Grey Dogs on their regional win and good luck Friday.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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