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Bossier nips Logansport in OT; Plain Dealing falls to No. 2 St. Mary’s

The Bossier Bearkats rallied from an 8-point, fourth-quarter deficit to defeat the Logansport Tigers 35-34 overtime Friday night in Logansport.

Bossier improved to 3-0, while Logansport dropped to 1-2. The Bearkats open District 1-4A play Friday against North DeSoto (3-0), which defeated Class 2A No. 1 Many 42-40.

Trailing 28-20, Bossier got within two on a 9-yard pass from Keimun Daniels to Joseph Bush with 2:08 to play. Big Aaeron Smallwood pushed a pile of players into the end zone for the two-point conversion to tie it.

Logansport scored on its first play in OT. But the Bearkats defense rose up and knocked down a slant pass to deny the two-point conversion.

Smallwood then scored on a 2-yard run on third-and-goal to tie it again. Rene’ Alvarado won it with his extra-point kick.

The Bearkats’ Wing-T offense racked up 354 yards total offense on 66 plays.

Smallwood carried 27 times for 135 yards and two touchdowns, his third straight game of 100-plus yards.

Daniels rushed 11 times for 63 yards. He also completed six of 13 passes for 81 yards and two touchdowns. Bush gained 36 yards on eight carries. Quinton Smith added 30 yards on three carries and caught one pass for 22 yards.

Tight end Kevin Bonapart had a good game, catching three pass for 63 yards and a touchdown.

Bonapart’s TD catch capped a 9-play drive and tied the game at 7 late in the first quarter.

After Logansport took a 14-7 lead, the Bearkats drove 56 yards to tie it on Smallwood’s first TD and Alvarado’s second PAT.

The Bossier defense set up the third TD by recovering a fumble at the Logansport 15. Bush’s 1-yard run made it 20-14 with 5:52 left in the half. But the Tigers responded with a TD and two-point conversion to take a 22-20 halftime led.

Logansport’s final touchdown came with 10:45 left, setting the stage for the Bearkats’ comeback.

ST. MARY’S 54, PLAIN DEALING 6: At Plain Dealing, the No. 2-ranked Tigers proved too much for the Lions to handle.

St. Mary’s, a Division I semifinalist last year, improved to 3-0. Plain Dealing fell to 1-2.

The Lions open District 1-1A play at Homer Friday. Homer (1-2) edged North Caddo 14-12 Friday for its first win of the season.

Shavolyea McKinney scored Plain Dealing’s lone touchdown on a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter.

Josh Hickman scored two first-quarter touchdowns for St. Mary’s. The Tigers increased the lead to 28-0 at the half.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com

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