Dogs win big to earn trip to Livonia
by TOM PRECHT
Captains: Seniors Malik Williams ,Clyde Ned, and Chayden Cormier were captains for the Bulldogs.
Coin Toss: Jennings won the toss for only the fifth time this season. They deferred and received the second half kickoff. They opened the second half with their first touchdown of the night to cut the Patterson lead to 14-7.
Game Ball: The game ball goes to Malik Williams. He had a busy night. He had three pass receptions and two went for touchdowns. He also intercepted two passes.
Big Play: Brance Baca-White returned a fumble four yards for a Bulldog touchdown to cut the score to 14-13.
Big Hit: Brance Baca-White introduced himself to Patterson quarterback Jake LaGrange with a big hit late in the first quarter.
Longest Drive: The Bulldogs opened the second half with a four-play, 65-yard scoring drive.
Longest Run: Lemontay Mouton had a 32-yard scamper for the Dogs’ first touchdown.
Longest Pass: Malik Williams caught a 52-yard touchdown pass from Kaleb Chaisson.
Longest Return: Revon Levi returned a kickoff 25 yards.
100-yard rusher: Lemontay Mouton rushed for 115 yards on 17 carries.
100-yard receiver: Malik Williams caught three passes for 113 yards.
Turnovers: Jennings lost one fumble. They claimed seven turnovers, including three fumbles and four interceptions. Warrendell Charleston recovered a fumble and Ian “Mascot” Ray intercepted a pass. Brance Baca-White recovered two fumbles and intercepted a pass. Malik Williams picked off two Lumberjack aerials. The Dogs are now plus-15 in the turnover battle this season.
Penalties: Jennings was penalized one time for five yards and the Rams had 10 penalties accepted against them for 70 yards.
Punts: Jennings punted five times for a 39-yard average. The Lumber-jacks punted twice for a 37-yard average.
First Downs: Patterson had 14 first downs and Jennings had eight first downs.
Third-Down Con-versions: Patterson was four for 14 and the Bulldogs were four of 11 on third down opportunities.
Fourth-Down Conversions: The Lumberjacks were two of four and Jennings converted one of two.
Old Dog: Former Bulldog quarterback Mike Trahan, the engineer of the 1992 state champions, relished the Bulldog victory.
Old Bulldette: Margaret Simar Sonnier enjoyed the contest with the Bulldog fans.
Three is a Charm: The Dogs advanced to the semifinals after falling one game short the past two seasons.
Series: Jennings leads the series, 2-1.
Streaks: The Dogs are on a nine-game winning streak after starting the season 1-3.
Taste of the Town: The press box was full of hot air with three radio stations carrying the game, but the box was really cold with all the windows open.
Sugar Dome: The Dogs played in Patterson’s Sugar Dome twice and came away with victories both times.
On Deck: The Bulldogs will hit the road Friday to take on the Livonia Lumberjacks.
Semifinals: The Bulldogs have advanced to the final four for the first time since 1992.
Good Luck Charm? Carl Langley and Jack Spires made the trip to Patterson on the cold night. Are they a good luck charm?
Tickets: Get your tickets early. Tickets for Friday night’s semifinal game will be sold at Jennings High School Thursday and Friday mornings from 8-11 a.m. in the front lobby. Tickets are $10.
Welsh Greyhounds: The Greyhounds lost out in the quarterfinals Friday. Congratulations on a great season.
One Left: One team on the Bulldogs schedule will play for the right to go to the Superdome. The Winnfield Tigers will battle Bret “Fridge” Fuselier’s Kinder Yellow Jackets. The Dogs’ current winning streak began with Winnfield.
Coaching Clinics: Les Miles and Nick Saban will team together to give clinics on time management during the offseason.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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