Northwood’s Luke Bogan talks about topping Captain Shreve in a scrimmage.
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Brutal heat didn’t seem to bother identical twins Brandon and Brian Marshall during Airline’s battle with Minden on the baked turf of Shreveport’s Independence Stadium Friday night.
Seeing their first significant action of the 2017 campaign, the brothers intercepted a trifecta of Minden passes as the Vikings out-scrimmaged Minden 27-0 in the second of five games during the LHSAA/LHSOA Football Camp Games.
Brian Marshall returned one pick 91 yards for a score to put his team in front 21-0.
In the opening game, Northwood showed the Falcons should be a contender in District 1-4A behind new quarterback Luke Bogan, younger brother of last year’s Falcon quarterback Peyton Bogan.
All the sophomore did was throw touchdown passes to Trayon Jones Jr. and Lacedrick Smith against a solid Captain Shreve secondary in a 13-7 Northwood triumph.
“I can’t do it without my O-Line and I had receivers making plays for me all day,” Bogan said. “I just stepped up into the pocket and got the ball to our athletes and let them work.”
Bogan found Jones for a 54-yard score and Smith from 49 yards out, although Smith took the pass in the flat and did most of the heavy lifting. The Gators managed a 12-yard touchdown run from James Ivory that gave coach Bryant Sepulvado’s team a 7-6 advantage.
The games were stopped just over five minutes into the West Monroe-Byrd game due to lighting in the area. The Rebels were in front 7-0.
It’s unclear whether Airline’s defense is very good or just very opportunistic, but the Vikings picked off four passes in the first 15 minutes of the 30 available on the night. One of the picks, by Jaylyn Thomas, was erased by a penalty. Minden’s AK Combs also had an interception in the scrimmage.