New Tech notches first win of season

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Russell Hedges

rhedges@bossierpress.com

 

The Louisiana New Tech at Plain Dealing Lions notched their first win of the season Friday, holding off the Logansport Tigers 48-41 in Plain Dealing.

New Tech improved to 1-3 on the season, while Logansport fell to 0-4.

The Lions build a 48-27 lead in the fourth quarter, but the Tigers scored two quick touchdowns — one after an onsides kick — to get within 48-41 with just over a minute left in the game.

Logansport tried another onsides kick, but New Tech recovered and ran out the clock.

Randy Brown/Press-Tribune Louisiana New Tech at Plain Dealing’s Herbert McCauley (50) eyes a Logansport ballcarrier during the Lions’ 48-41 victory Friday night.
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Louisiana New Tech at Plain Dealing’s Herbert McCauley (50) eyes a Logansport ballcarrier during the Lions’ 48-41 victory Friday night.

“It’s a big relief off the kids’ shoulders, and the coaches too, to get that first one under your belt,” New Tech coach Coy Brotherton said. “We can build on that. The kids have worked hard and they deserved to win.”

Logan Allen, Isaac Jacobs and Tray Harris all had big games for the Lions.

Allen and Jacobs hooked up for four touchdowns covering 20, 39, 19 and 25 yards.

Harris caught a 13-yard touchdown pass from Allen and returned an interception 66 yards for a score.

Allen also threw a 23-yard TD pass to freshman Keldrick Carper. Allen completed 20 of 30 passes for 276 yards and six touchdowns with one interception. He also had 75 yards rushing on 19 carries.

Desean Morris rushed for 38 yards on eight carries.

Jacobs finished with six catches for 109 yards. Harris had four for 53 and Carper had three for 47.

“We were able to throw the ball real well,” Brotherton said. “We had good field position all night. We were able to hit short passes and move the chains. We were able to take shots when we needed to and convert them.”

Brotherton also said his defense showed some improvement.

“We got a lot of stops early,” he said. “For the most part we played well.”