Bossier came very close to snapping its four-game losing streak Friday night, but the Bearkats lost a 28-20 overtime heartbreaker to the Booker T. Washington Lions at Memorial Stadium.
Bossier dropped to 2-5 overall and 0-4 in District 1-4A. Booker T. Washington (1-6, 1-3), whose head coach is former Airline head coach Mike Greene, won for the first time this season.
The Bearkats tied the game at 20 on Michael Green’s 2-yard run with 6:58 left to play. A two-point conversion try failed.
The 15-play, 63-yard drive took 10 minutes off the clock.
The Lions got the ball first in overtime and scored a TD on their second play. The two-point conversion was successful. The Bearkats fumbled on their first play after a 7-yard run, and BTW recovered to end the game.
Fumbles hurt Bossier throughout the game. The Bearkats dropped the ball five other times.
The game was close from the start.
Bossier’s Laquey Askey returned an interception for a TD on the game’s first play. The conversion was no good.
After BTW took a 14-6 lead, the Bearkats drove 66 yards in eight plays to tie it. Green scored from 5 yards out and then added the two-point conversion.
The score remained tied at 14 at the half.
Bossier finished with 256 yards on the ground.
Quinton Smith led the Bearkats with 94 yards on nine carries. Kalan Green gained 81 on 20 carries. Michael Green had 37 on nine.
Bossier faces Woodlawn on Friday at home. The Knights (5-2, 3-1) defeated Minden 48-7 Friday night.
Arcadia 50, Plain Dealing 36: The Lions got their offense going Friday night, but they couldn’t stop the Hornets in a District 1-1A loss in Plain Dealing.
Plain Dealing dropped to 3-4 overall and 1-2 in district with its third straight loss. Arcadia improved to 3-4 and 3-1.
The Lions trailed 20-14 after one quarter. The Hornets took control with two second-quarter TDs and led 34-14 at the half. Arcadia took a 42-20 lead into the fourth quarter.
Plain Dealing, which had scored three touchdowns in its previous two games, scored two TDs and two two-point conversions in the final period.
Plain Dealing visits Haynesville on Friday. The Tors (5-2, 3-0) edged Lincoln Prep 20-13 Friday night.
— Russell Hedges, firstname.lastname@example.org