The Bossier Bearkats fell behind early against the Huntington Raiders and never could quite come all the way back in a 40-24 District 1-4A loss Friday night at Jerry Burton Memorial Stadium.
Bossier dropped to 3-6 overall with its sixth straight loss and 0-6 in District 1-4A. The Bearkats close the season at home against Benton Friday. The Tigers (8-1, 6-0) clinched a share of the District 1-4A title with a 55-38 victory over Northwood Friday night.
Huntington (2-7, 1-5) snapped a seven-game losing streak.
Bossier trailed 14-0 after the first quarter. Joseph Bush got the Bearkats on the board with a 6-yard touchdown run with 6:40 left in the second quarter.
Huntington added another touchdown to take a 20-7 lead. Rene Alvarado’s 25-yard field goal with 9 seconds left in the second quarter cut the Raiders’ lead to 20-10 at the half.
After Huntington took a 28-10 early in the third, Keimun Daniels hit Derrick Jones with a 17-yard TD pass to cut the Raiders’ lead to 12 with 2:56 left in the third quarter.
But Huntington scored again and led 34-16 after three. Aareon Smallwood scored Bossier’s final TD on a 4-yard run.
Smallwood had another solid game, rushing for 84 yards on 11 carries. Quinton Smith had 48 yards on nine carries and scored a two-point conversion.
Bush gained 30 yards on eight carries and caught one pass for 20 yards. Daniels was 3-for-3 passing for 49 yards.
D’Arbonne Woods 26, Plain Dealing 6: Keldrick Carper caught 12 passes for 134 yards and a touchdown in the Lions’ District 1-1A loss in Farmerville.
Plain Dealing dropped to 3-6 overall and 2-4 in district. The Lions host Arcadia Friday in its regular-season finale. The Hornets (6-3, 3-3) edged Cedar Creek 34-32 Friday night. D’Arbonne Woods improved to 5-3 and 5-1.
Plain Dealing’s Thomas Gay completed 14 of 30 passes for 163 yards. Shovolyea McKinney rushed for 32 yards on seven carries. Herb McCauley caught a 32-yard pass.
— Rusell Hedges, firstname.lastname@example.org