High school football: Bossier falls just short against Fair Park

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When they needed a score against the Fair Park Indians in the fourth quarter Friday night, the Bossier Bearkats couldn’t find a way to get the ball in the end zone.

The result was a 22-16 District 1-4A loss at Bossier’s Memorial Stadium.

Bossier dropped to 3-5 overall and 1-4 in district play. The Bearkats host Huntington (1-7, 0-5) this Friday. The Raiders fell to North DeSoto 55-22 Friday night.

Fair Park improved to 2-6 and 2-3.

“Tough, tough loss for Bossier,” Bossier coach Michael Concilio said.

Bossier tied the game at 16 on Keimun Daniels’ 1-yard run in the third quarter. Fair Park regained the lead around the halfway mark of the fourth quarter.

The Indians defense then clamped down on the Bearkats, who also had a late turnover.

Quinton Smith scored Bossier’s first touchdown on a 64-yard run in the first half. He also scored both two-point conversions.

Fair Park scored only two offensive touchdowns. The Indians had an 85-yard kickoff return for a TD that helped them take a 16-8 halftime lead.

Bossier finished with 248 yards total offense, including 223 on the ground.

“We moved the ball at the beginning but nothing consistent after that,” Concilio said. “We were forced to try to throw ball at the end.”

Smith led the Bearkats with 90 yards on seven carries. Daniels had 86 on 14.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com