Thanks for a great season
by TOM PRECHT
Captains: Seniors Ian “Mascot” Ray, Ravon Levi, Malik Williams, and Bryan Wilridge were captains for the Bulldogs.
Coin Toss: Jennings won the toss for only the sixth time this season. They deferred and received the second half kickoff. They opened the second half with a scoring drive that cut the Wildcat lead to 17-13.
Game Ball: The game ball goes to the entire team for their effort. They may have lost, but left it all on the field.
Big Play: The Wildcats stopped the Dogs on fourth and medium deep in Livonia territory.
Big Hit: Linebacker Jude Bonin delivered a big hit on Wildcat running back Malcolm Dedrick in the first half.
Longest Drive: The Bulldogs had a 68-yard, 11-play scoring drive.
Longest Run: Lemontay Mouton had a 34-yard blast for a Bulldog touchdown, which gave them their only lead of the night at 20-17.
Longest Pass: Malik Williams caught a 58-yard touchdown pass from Kaleb Chaisson.
Longest Return: Travis Etienne returned a Wildcat kickoff 20 yards.
One hundred-yard rusher: Lemontay Mouton rushed for 126 yards on 21 carries.
Two hundred-yard rusher: Mr. Everything for Livonia, Russell Farris, rushed for 230 yards on 26 carries. He’ll play ball on Saturdays next year.
Turn-overs: Jennings turned the ball over with two interceptions. They recovered three Wildcat fumbles. Sherman Gant, Jude Bonin, and Lemontay Mouton recovered fumbles. They finish the season plus-16.
Penalties: Jennings was penalized twice for 10 yards and Livonia was penalized three times for 25 yards.
Punts: The adverse conditions affected the punters. Jennings punted three times for a 21-yard average and the Lumberjacks punted three times for a 22-yard average.
First Downs: Jennings had 16 first downs and Livonia mustered 13 first downs.
Going to Miss You: The seniors, Brance Baca-White, Ian “Mascot” Ray, Ravon Levi, David Reed, Ronnie Courville, Malik Williams, D’quann Ason, Bryan Wilridge, Jamal Boutte, Clyde Ned, Jimmy “Big Baby” Lewis, and Wilbert Guillory will be missed. Thanks for the memories. Good luck in your future endeavors.
Old Dog: Former Bulldog Jeff “3” Person, strong safety on the state championship team, battled the elements and supported his team.
Older Dog: Old Dog Uncle Donnie Daigle made the trip with us.
Series: Livonia leads the series, 3-1.
Home Field: The home team has the advantage, as they have won all the games they have hosted.
Streaks: The Dogs had their nine-game winning streak broken.
Record: The Bulldogs finished the season 10-4 for the first time in school history.
No Room in the Box: There was no room in the press box for the radio crew. They put us outside on a scaffold covered with tarp. It was cold.
Helping Pop: Three young men had to assist me getting in and out of our homemade press box. They told me. “Don’t worry Pop, we got you. We’re not going to let you fall, Pop. We got you.” Pop says thanks for the help.
My Kind of Man: Danny LeJeune was our contact when we got to the Jungle. He was wearing shorts in the rain and 40 degree weather.
Taste of the Town: Three different concessions stands were on the home side. The hottest item (pardon the pun) was hot chocolate. They also sold jambalaya and pastalaya.
The Jungle: Jennings has the Dog Pound, the Wildcats call their home field the Jungle.
On Deck: The Dogs will trade their cleats for tennis shoes. Some Dogs will hit the hardwood and others hit the weight room and the off-season program.
Semifinals: The Bulldogs were in the semifinals for only the third time in the last 50 years.
Good Luck: Good luck to Coach Bret “Fridge” Fuselier and his Kinder Yellow Jackets in the Superdome Friday. They carry the banner for Southwest Louisiana.
Happy Birthday: The Bulldogs’ two biggest fans celebrated their birthdays last week. Happy belated birthday to Mrs. Jeanette Gaudet and Nolan Clawson.
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