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Road provides nice remedy for Bulldogs in 42-12 victory

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  • September 15, 2018 - 6:52am

File photosFor the second year in a row, Dwain Jenkins' Lutcher squad picked up its first victory of the year over Marksville, this time 42-12 on the road.

Lutcher coach Dwain Jenkins learned something about his football team after the Bulldogs fell behind 6-0 on the road at Marksville on Friday night.

The Bulldogs answered with a touchdown catch from Javian Jacque on the first of five touchdown tosses by the quarterback Kolby Bourgeois to pull ahead 7-6 on the way to a 42-12 victory that gave Lutcher its first win of the season.

After Lutcher got a defensive stop to open the game, the Bulldogs were driving before losing possession with a fumble. Marksville quarterback Daniel Miller, operating the veer offense, broke loose on a 50-yard touchdown run to give the Tigers a 6-0 lead.

It was at that point when Bourgeois connected with Jacque to put the Bulldogs on top.

“I think at that point, we responded the right way. When you are on the road and in unfamiliar territory and you make a mistake and the other team capitalizes on it, you will find out a lot about your football team. The way we responded from that point gives you something to look forward to for the rest of the season,” Jenkins said.

Lutcher increased its lead to 14-6 before Marksville responded with an eight-minute drive to make it 14-12 with slightly more than one minute left before halftime.

A big kick return by Copeland Williams set up a Lutcher touchdown right before halftime to give the Bulldogs a 21-12 lead at the break.

The touchdown was the start of 30 unanswered points by the Bulldogs.

Bourgeois spread the ball around, connecting on touchdown passes to Jacque, Rondell Mealey, Jacoby Williams, Rashon Williams and Amato. The Lutcher quarterback also scored on a second-half touchdown run.

“Kolby may not have had the high completion percentage that we are used to, but they were giving us a lot of opportunities down the field and we had to take them. The two options were throwing deep down the field or they were bailing everybody out and trying to cover everybody and we were able to check into some runs and Rondell was able to get some big runs there,” Jenkins said.

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