Logansport Junior High Tigers win Northwest Louisiana League Champions

The Logansport Junior High Tigers Football team traveled to Northwestern State Football Stadium Tuesday night to take on Provencal Junior High Panthers on the Northwest Louisiana League Championship

This was the first time for many of the boys to play on a college football field.

From the opening kickoff the Tigers defense took control of the game. The Tiger defense did not allow the Panthers across the 50 yard line on their four drives.

Logansport’s offensive line led by Jackson Darden, Joe Gomez, Reece Jones, Jace Thompson and Tonziaha Bland pushed their way down field to the thee-yard line. Emmanuel Simpson put the Tigers on the board with a 3-yard touchdown run. Quarterback Khameron Boykins added the extra point to make it 7-0, which was the halftime score.

The Tigers received the second-half kickoff. The offensive line did their job and running back Jacaleb Robinson sprinted his way for 52-yards to the end zone. The extra point try was no good, ;eaving the acore at 13-0.

Provencal received the kickoff and started on their 37 yard line. The Panthers on fourth down went for the first down but were denied when Hayden Rolfe tripped the Panthers' quarterback with a shoe string tackle in the back field.

The Tigers took over on their 45 yard line and once again Robinson and his offensive line reached the end zone on a 55-yard touchdown run. The extra point try was no good.,leaving the score at 19-0.

 On Provencal’s next set of downs they went to the air but Robinson intercepted a pass at the 50 yard line.

With a 19-point lead, Coach Kenny Guillotte was extremely happy with his Tigers. The Tiger fans showed up and roared along with Varsity Football coach Kevin Magee, who had a great seat about 13 rows up and at the 50 yard line.

The Tiger defense led by Line backers Tonziaha Bland and Reece Jones once again kept the Provencal Tigers out of the end zone.

The Tigers offense took the ball deep to the 12 yard line and showed great sportsmanship and knelt on the ball to end the game.

Tonziaha Bland and Reece Jones were almost on the same page the entire game with nine tackles each.

Coach Guillotte said that he was really proud of how the boys responded this season. They went 1-5-1 last season. This season 5-1 and finishing as champions.

Guillotte said that this game he had to rely on his defense to do their job and they definitely did.  Robinson had six carries for 103 yards and two touchdowns. He said after the game that he is thankful that his cousin, Tresmin Brown -- who is a junior running back for the varsity Tigers -- worked with him during the season on his skills. The experience of winning the championship game under the lights at a college field is a memory the Junior High Tigers will not soon forget.

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