Logansport sets DeSoto Parish-record 20th straight win
2017 Logansport Tigers (6-0)
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 W vs. North Webster 38-26
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
Class 1A defending State Champions, Logansport Tigers, took on Class 3A North Webster on their home turf Friday night. The Tigers weren’t just looking for a win they were also inserting themselves in the record books once again. They now hold the record for most consecutive wins in Desoto Parish history with 20 consecutive wins.
North Webster took the opening kickoff with one job on their mind. March down the field and score a touchdown. The Knights almost completed the job when they ran their Wing T offense to perfection and marched 60 yards to the Logansport 10 yard line. On fourth down Logansport defenders, Devin Gabriel and Jonathon Amox, stuffed the Knight’s running back short of the first down marker. Logansport, getting the ball deep in their own territory, was not able to get a first down during the opening drive. After receiving the punt, the Knights went to their run game but Logansport defense wanted the ball back and forced a fumble. The Tigers took over on their 34 yard line. After two running plays, Dalton Shaw connected with Madrid Johnson on an untouched 54 yd touchdown pass. The Tigers went for two on a fake extra point kick but were unsuccessful. The Knights received the kickoff and started another long drive into the Logansport red zone. The Logansport defense, once again, showed their bend but don’t break mentality and stopped the Knights on the 10 yard line on 4th down. Logansport was not able to capitalize on the turnover. John Stephens revived a pass from Shaw and was hit as he was securing the ball and a defender knocked it loose. This was the momentum shift the Knights needed. They were able drive 40 yds and run the ball in from 8 yds for the touchdown. The extra point kick was good. At this point, Tigers Junior running back, Tresmin Brown, had 24 yards total. Coach Kevin Magee decided to give the football to Junior, Austin Edgar. This was not expected by the North Webster defense. Edgar ran for 34 yards on his first carry of the season. Edgar commented after the game “I am thankful that Coach Magee trusted me enough to make plays on offense tonight. Also, that my teammates responded to the big plays” His offensive spark rallied the Tigers and Dalton Shaw connected with Patrick Mims in the corner of the end zone for a 19 yard touchdown pass. The two point conversion was no good. The Knights had one more opportunity to score before halftime. The Logansport Defense stood strong and denied North Webster the end zone.
Logansport took the opening kickoff after halftime and drove 80 yards down the field. Madrid Johnson ran in for the touchdown from 2 yards out. On the 2 point conversion, Shaw connected with high jumping John Stephens for the reception. The Tigers went for an unusual onside kick and kicker Austin Edgar recovered the ball. The Tigers drove down the field and found the end zone once more when Shaw connected with big John Stephens for a 13 yard touchdown reception. The two point conversion was no good. The Knights would definitely not go down without a fight. They marched 79 yards down the field and ran it into the end zone from 12 yards out. The 2 point conversion was no good. Logansport was unable to move the ball forward on their next possession. After receiving the punt the Knights started from the 27 yard line. A good run by their running back and a horse collar penalty put the Knights deep in Logansport territory. The Knights found the end zone this time via a pass for 18 yards. The two point conversion was unsuccessful. Logansport received an onside kick from North Webster. From their 46 yard line Coach Kevin Magee went into his playbook again and dialed up positive play after positive play. The Tigers were able to find the end zone when Shaw found Edgar wide open as he sprinted past defenders for a 19 yard touchdown reception. The 2 point conversion was no good. The Knights still fought back with a 64 yard touchdown drive that ended with a 4 yd run in for the score. Their 1 point conversion was good. Late in the fourth quarter with only a 6 point lead. Coach Magee reached once more in his play book and asked John Steven to line up and quarter back. Stevens found the end zone on a 17 yard touchdown run with ease as the Knight defense was awestruck at how many weapons the Logansport Tigers had offensively. With only 48 seconds left in the game, the Knights tried to mount a try at the end zone but was unsuccessful. The final score for the night was a victory for the Tigers by way of a 38 to 26 win over the Knights. Dalton Shaw went 22 for 29 passes and 227 yards for 4 touchdowns to four different receivers. Trevion Daughtry was the fifth receiver totaling 64 yards. Six running backs together added 187 yards rushing for the Tigers. Devin Gabriel and Austin Edgar led rushing for the Tigers with 52 yards each.
Logansport Defense was led by linebacker, Devin Gabriel, with 17 tackles. Defensive lineman Johnathon Amox added 12 tackles. Devin Gabriel stated after the game “Our 1A team came together as small family and showed our toughness.” Jonathon Amox added “After tonight a lot of players and people have learned to respect us as players and that we are a team that has heart”. Coach Kevin Magee after much of the crowd had left, stated “This was four complete quarters of football” “We had a good lead and knew they had athletes, in the end our number of athletes stepped up once again”. The Tigers will Travel to University Academy next week for District play.