By Anne Martin, a Voice of the Tigers
The Logansport Tigers easily defeated 2A East Feliciana in the Regional Playoff round by a final score of 46-16. The Tigers scored first with a 12 yard touchdown pass from QB Kham Boykins to Jayven Claybrook with 8:30 remaining in the first quarter. East Feliciana’s next possession saw them drive inside the Tiger’s 5-yard line with a first and goal before the Tigers defense stopped the East Feliciana offense with a goal line stand. Logansport took over at their own 1-yard line and began a 99-yard drive that would eat up the remainder of the 1st quarter and ended early in the second quarter on a 18 yard pass from Boykins to Main Hill to bring the score to 14-0. With 6:45 to go in the half, Claybrook ran the ball in from the 4 for another Logansport touchdown, and with the 2-point conversion pass to Claybrook,brought the score to 22-0.
East Feliciana got on the scoreboard with 3:12 remaining in the half with a long pass from Mills Dawson to Stanley Gilmore down to the Logansport 2-yard line. From there Dawson threw a quick pass to wide receiver Trey’dez Green that resulted in a touchdown, followed by a 2-point conversion with another pass from Dawson to Green, bringing the score to 22-8. Logansport took over at the 48 after an onside kick was touched early by EF. Tonashton Bland had a great game, running hard for several large gains to bring the Tigers inside the East Feliciana red zone. From there, with 1:36 to go in the 1st half, a pass to the endzone was intercepted by Takiri White. The Logansport defense stepped up again, forcing a three and out. The half ended with a score of 22-8.
East Feliciana started the third quarter with an impressive 90-yard touchdown run by Chandler Wilson, who evaded several Logansport tacklers in the backfield, bringing the score to 22-16 with another successful 2-point conversion. From that point in the game, it was all Logansport. Boykins ran in the next touchdown from the 18-yard line, followed by a pass to D’war’tez Chatman for the 2-point play.
Going into the fourth quarter with a score of 30-16, Logansport turned over the ball again with a fumble on the East Feliciana one-yard line. The Tiger defense once again held the East Feliciana offense in check, forcing a short punt that set the Tigers up in great field position deep in East Feliciana territory. After a few plays, Claybrook added his third touchdown on a 2-yard run. Another successful 2-point conversion brought the score to 38-16.
The East Feliciana possession was stopped by an interception by Main Hill, but after a couple of 1st downs, the drive stalled and ended with a Claybrook punt that was downed at the East Feliciana 12-yard line. A sack by Jace Thompson on 3rd down left East Feliciana in a punting situation, and after another short punt followed by an unsportsmanlike penalty against East Feliciana, Logansport took over at the East Feliciana 14-yard line. Two runs by Jace Thompson set up a first and goal at the EF 3-yard line, from where Claybrook scored his fourth touchdown of the game to end with 5:05 to go in the game. The 2-point conversion brought the score to 46-16. The Tigers had one more chance to score, when 4 successive runs by Bland moved the Tigers to a first and goal at the East Feliciana 5-yard line with 1:30 left in the game. From there, Coach Kevin Magee put his offensive in the victory formation for a couple of kneel downs, ending the game with a final score of 46-16 and a trip to the quarterfinals.
Logansport (9-3) travels to Homer (8-3) next Friday in a rematch of last year’s Class A championship game.
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