Bossier Bearkats fans got everything they could ask for this homecoming — including the traditional lighting of the ‘KATS’ sign.
They had plenty to cheer for during the game, too, as Bossier demolished the Lakeview Gators 59-20 in the Bearkats’ final tune-up before District 1-3A play begins next week.
“We’ve played well the last few weeks,” Bossier head coach Michael Concilio said. “We had some very good practices that have been leading up to the last three weeks. We liked the feeling that we had in the locker room and on the practice field and it reflected tonight in the outcome.”
Bossier (4-3) was dominant on both sides of the ball thanks to ball control and great defense up front.
The Bearkats gained all of their 378 yards on the ground and added 15 first downs. As a result, seven different players scored on touchdown runs — including senior quarterback Samuel Dudley’s pair of scores from seven and 62 yards, respectively.
Lakeview (1-6) had hope early with an Arthur Isaac 95-yard kick return to cut the deficit early in the first quarter but could not get its offense on track.
The Gators tried to create big plays to stay in the ballgame but they could not solve the Bossier defense until the game was all but decided.
The Bearkats held Lakeview without a first down and negative yards from scrimmage for three quarters, eventually giving up just 51 yards–all from the ground.
Heading into district play, Concilio stated that his team would have to play well to come out on top.
“It’s a tough district,” Concilio said. “We’re going to have very well from week-to-week in this district. It’s some tough teams in there — Loyola, Green Oaks, and North DeSoto. We’re going to have to be very businesslike in what we do and in our approach starting on Monday.”
Bossier travels across the Red River next Friday to take on Loyola at Messmer Stadium, while Lakeview hops back in District 3-2A play to host Menard.