Logansport runs win streak to 19 games
2017 Logansport Tigers (5-0)
Sept. 1 W vs. Jonesboro-Hodge 34-19
Sept. 8 W @ Lakeview 42-0
Sept. 15 W Bossier 48-21
Sept. 22 W vs. Northwood 51-7* **
Sept. 29 W @ Montgomery 48-6*
Oct. 6 vs. North Webster 7 p.m.
Oct. 13 @ University Academy (Alexandria, LA) 7 p.m.*
Oct. 20 @ Block (Jonesville, LA) 7 p.m.*
Oct. 27 vs. LaSalle 7 p.m.*
Nov. 3 vs. St. Mary 7 p.m.*
*District game ** Homecoming
The No. 1-ranked ranked Class 1A Logansport Tigers went on the road for district play taking on the Montgomery Tigers. Logansport has had success in the past weeks with quick strike touchdowns from their high powered offense. This week was a little different. Most of their end zone visits were five to 10 play drives.
The Tiger’s opening drive consisted of an almost equal dose of pass and run plays capped off by a two yard touchdown run by Madrid Johnson. The extra point attempt was no good.
On Montgomery’s second possession their quarterback was able to break down the sideline, following great blocking down field, scored on the 61 yard run. Their two point conversion was successful.
Logansport had much difficulty with penalties in the first quarter. Mounting a combined amount well over the 100 yard mark.
At this point the defense showed their grit and tenacity which kept the Montgomery offense from reaching the end zone for the remainder of the game.
Madrid Johnson and Austin Edgar each had interceptions in the end zone adding more confidence for Logansport’s offense when they took over possession of the ball.
Montgomery set their defense up to double- and triple-cover, 6-foot-5 TCU commit John Stephens.
This opened the door for the running game and other receivers to get yardage. Tresmin Brown, running behind a solid Tiger offensive line, capitalized on 12 carries with two touchdowns and 111 yards.
Johnson had six carries for 62 yards and one rushing touchdown. Devin Gabriel added 89 yards on six carries to the Logansport ground game.
By halftime Logansport had a 26 to eight lead on Montgomery.
On the opening kick of the third quarter Montgomery tried a squib kick.
Johnson, grabbed the ball on a bounce and followed his blockers down the field for a 65 yard kickoff return touchdown, his second special teams score of the season.
“I am blessed with vision and speed and extremely blessed to have great blockers who have the same vision," Johsnson said.
Quarterback Dalton Shaw connected a pass to Johnson in the end zone for the two-point conversion giving Logansport a 34-8 lead.
The Montgomery Tigers went to the air to try to spark their offense. Their quarterback connected for a nine yard pass and safety, Austin Edgar, stood the receiver up and stripped the ball loose. Defensive lineman, Jonathon Amox, was trailing the play and scooped the ball up for the Tigers. Logansport had not reached the end zone with a pass up to this point of the game.
Shaw seemed frustrated up to this point but persevered and found his senior poise, connecting on a 50-yard touchdown pass to Trevion Daughtry. The extra point snap was high and kicker Austin Edgar grabbed it and, in his words, “shaked and baked” his way into the end zone adding a two-point conversion.
Coach Kevin Magee, at this point, started to shuffle in underclassmen each play into the game. Sophomore Javier Simpson had 8 carries for 36 yards and one rushing touchdown. Edgar added the extra point kick giving Logansport a more than comfortable lead of 49 points to Montgomery’s 8. Logansport Defense was led by multiple players. Lacadrian Turner, Devin Gabriel, Johnson, Edgar, Jonathon Amox and Matthew Woods all had 5 tackles respectively.
Stephens and Jerrius Jackson both had deflected passes. Johnson and Edgar had one interception each. Twenty-one players had at least one tackle for the night including Freshman Gage Deason. Coach Kevin Magee after the game stated that “Even when the amount of penalties added up the team never lost their focus. They executed the plays called on offense and special teams. The defense stepped up, made tackles and defended passes. One team with One Vision”
The Logansport Tigers will defend their 1A title and 19-game win streak at home next week against 3A North Webster. North Webster is on a two- game win streak.