Logansport went into last Friday night’s football game against Red River 3-1 on the season. They were coming off an impressive win against Peabody and a trouncing of Mansfield 52-8 the week before.
Expectations were high facing Red River (1-3), but the Bulldogs got the ball first and shocked the Tigers with the first 6 or 7 plays as Quarterback Eli Harper handed off to Leonard Mosley in the backfield and Mosley charged forward time after time. Often Mosley carried several Tigers for an extra few yards after first contact.
Although the first Bulldog charge bogged down. After moving the ball all the way down the field to Logansport’s 6 yard line, on the fourth down the Tigers broke up a pass at the one to take the ball.
Logansport got the ball but had problems with penalties that set them back. The Bulldogs got the Tigers off their game and the gave up the ball.
With 1:06 left in the first quarter, Red River’s Mosely ran 35 yards for paydirt. Mosley put two more on the board as he rushed for the PAT. Red River 8 and Logansport 0.
Early in the second quarter Red River fumbled and Logansport took over. They engineered a TD by Jayven Claybrook. The conversion was good to tie the game at 8-8.
A few minutes later Red River was forced to punt. It was blocked. Logansport’s Jakerrion Wilson was given the ball and he ran it 15 years for their second touchdown. At the half the Tigers were up 16 to 8.
Red River came charging out of the locker room and despite Logansport getting the ball first in the second half, the Bulldogs got the ball back and scored. They moved down the field and Harper gave the ball to Mosley for a 3-yard run to the end zone. The conversion was good for the tie, 16-16.
The Tigers, known as a second half team, came together. Withs 2:10 left in the third quarter, Boykins passed to Thalemius Hill for the score. Boykins kept the ball on the conversion and ran in for two.
Move to 2:57 left in the game and the Tigers score again on a 30 yard pass and run to Hill. The PAT was good upping the score to 32-16.
Red River mounted one more charge. Harper launched a long pass to Jomello McDonald. At the last second it was intercepted by Jakerrion Wilson at the 40 yard line to shut things down. Then the Tigers ran out the clock to seal the victory.
Logansport moved to 4-1 as they prepare to welcome Rosepine to Tiger Stadium on Friday.
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