Loranger Wolves play a pair.
Wolves earn a 6-0 win over Albany and played to a scoreless tie against Saint Thomas.
Donald Morel, Justin Callahan, and Layton Tycer collect turnovers.
LORANGER—The Loranger JV Wolves competed in a three-team round robin event hosted by the Saint Thomas Falcons at
Strawberry Stadium Tuesday night at Strawberry Stadium. The three teams played each other for one fifteen minute quarter
using a running clock. The Wolves defeated Albany 6-0 in their first game and played the Falcons to a scoreless
tie in their second contest.
Loranger 6, Albany 0
In the Wolves first game, Albany forced a quick three-and-out on Loranger’s first possession,
but the Wolves forced a turnover on the Hornets’ ensuing drive as Donald Morel recovered a fumble to set up his offense
at the Albany 45.
Kennan Curry began the Loranger march with a 16-yard run and three plays later Blaise Schillace
scrambled 12 more yards to the Hornet 11. Schillace finished off the scoring drive hitting Javunte Andrews with
an 11-yard pass for six. The try for two failed, but that would be all the points needed as the Loranger defense stopped
the Hornets last gasp on fourth down.
Jason Albaral paced the Loranger running game with five carries for 47 yards.
Loranger 0, Saint Thomas 0
The Wolves took advantage of a pair of turnovers in the second contest against Saint Thomas to
secure a scoreless tie. The Falcons drove 63 yards to the Loranger two on their opening possession by a fumble picked up
by Loranger’s Justin Callahan ended the threat.
Loranger drove into Saint Thomas territory on their first drive but were forced to turn the ball
over on downs. Saint Thomas took over at their 25 and gained a first down, but two plays later Layton Tycer stepped
in front of a Falcon toss ending the Saint Thomas march with an interception with 16 seconds left.
Loranger DEFENSE rallies to secure 22-14 win over Saint Helena Hawks!
Loranger’s Levi Taylor recovered a Hawk fumble in the endzone with 42 seconds left to break 14-all tie and secure win. PHOTO GALLERY.
LORANGER—The Loranger JV Wolves rallied twice to hand visiting Saint Helena a 22-14 setback as sophomore Levi
Taylor recovered a fumble in the end zone with 42 seconds left to break a 14-all tie and secure a 22-14 win.
The Wolves fell behind early as the Hawks completed a 59-yard pass for a touchdown and made good on
a two-point conversion early in the second
quarter. Loranger answered, however, with a seven-play drive two possessions later
as sophomore Cody James scored from six yards out and freshman Jason Albaral collected a toss from sophomore Blaise Schillace
for a two point conversion to knot the score at eight with 1:24 left before halftime.
HAWKS DREAD THE RED—Wolves defense gang tackles a Hawk runner.
Loranger opened the second half with an impressive eight-play drive to the Hawks two, but a fumble
ended the threat and Saint Helena took over on downs. The Wolves got it right on the next possession as Schillace connected with
James for a 28-yard score to put Loranger up 14-8 with three seconds left in the third.
The Hawks tied the score on their next offensive possession marching 65 yards in
seven plays for a touchdown. Loranger collected three first downs on their next possession, but the drive
stalled and the Hawks took over at their 20 with 1:32 left in the contest. The Wolves defense forced a
fourth and eight and the Hawks elected to go for it to run the clock out, but a bad snap that rolled
into the end zone was recovered by Taylor with 42 seconds left to give Loranger the victory.
Wolves’ “D” blanks Tors 8-0!
Loranger JV gets defensive in shutout of visiting Hammond High.
LORANGER—The Loranger JV Wolves delivered a stellar defensive performance Monday night pitching an 8-0 shutout of the
visiting Hammond High Tors. The Wolves forced 11 plays for losses against the Tors offense and freshman Carter LeBlanc intercepted
a pass to set up Loranger’s winning touchdown. Sophomore Blaise Schillace cashed in the turnover with a 19-yard pass to
Cody James for a touchdown and Schillace rumbled three yards for a two-point conversion.
Kentwood wins round one as JV Roos defeat Loranger 22-8.
Roos win the first of two contests with Kentwood this week as JV squads play first game. Varsity game tonight. PHOTO GALLERY
LORANGER—The JV Roos posted a touchdown in the first three quarters to build a 22-0 lead before the Wolves responded with
a score late in the third. Freshman Keenan Curry recovered a Kentwood fumble to set Loranger up at the Roos 40. Freshman Clay
Terrebonne took advantage leading a five-play drive capped by a three-yard touchdown by Cody James. Terrebonne carried twice
on the drive for 18 yards with his final rush of 11 yards setting up the score by James.
Comets hand Wolves 20-6 setback.
JV Wolves compete in Saint Thomas JV Jam.
by Jim Henderson
HAMMOND—The Loranger Wolves Junior Varsity Football team participated in the JV Jamboree hosted by Saint Thomas Aquinas High
School. The junior Wolves dropped a 20-6 loss to the St. Charles-Catholic Comets in the six-team Jam. The contest was played with
two 12-minute halves giving coaches the time to make evaluations and get the "kinks out", before starting regular season play.
Head varsity coach Sammy Messina of the Wolves was on hand to watch his JV team perform and was
pleased with the effort put on by the mostly
freshmen squad. “We showed alot of good effort. We had a a lot of things go right,
but need to work on some stuff that we didn’t execute properly.” said Messina. “I saw alot of potential displayed on
both sides of the ball. Defensively, we had a couple of interceptions and in the second half our offense put together
a nice consistant drive that ate up eight minutes off the clock.”
BREAKING A TACKLE—Cody James drags a
Comet tackler for extra yardage in Saturday’s JV Jam.
St. Charles scored the game's first touchdown on its opening drive. The Comets marched 70 yards in six
plays scoring on a 23-yard touchdown pass play to make it 7-0.
The Junior Wolves failed to move the ball offensively in the first half being forced to punt on each possession.
The Comets mounted another drive that covered 63 yards in eight plays which ended with a 33-yard touchdown pass to make
it 14-0 just before half.
“We gave up a couple of big plays in the first half,” added Messina. “We have to know our assignments and
not let the opponent dominate the line of scrimmage.”
The JV Wolves opened the second half with more consistency putting together a 17-play drive that reached
the St. Charles 12 yard line. However, a dropped pass in the end zone and a incomplete pass on a fourth-and-five situation
saw Loranger give the ball up on downs. Highlighting the drive for the Wolves was sophomore quarterback Blaise Schillace who
completed eight passes for 65 yards and the running and pass receiving of sophomore Cody James who had positive yardage
on three third down conversions to keep the drive alive.
The Wolves got on the scoreboard when a bad snap sailed over the quarterback's head in a shotgun passng
formation. The ball rolled into the Comend zone where Loranger's Corey Bergeron recovered it for a touchdown to cut the
deficit to 14-6 with 3:41 remaining to play.
St. Charles answered on its next possession scoring three plays later on a three yard touchdown run.
Zac Childress of the Wolves intercepted a pass to stop a two-point conversion attempt by the Comets leaving the
score 20-6 with 2:09 remaining.
Loranger failled to score on its next possession going four-and-out as St. Charles took possession on
downs and ran out the clock to preserve its 20-6 win.
“We got alot of work in. We got to throw the ball a little bit, but we got to get a little more physical.
Our offense executed well during that long drive, but we got to score. Other than that, we did well,” said Wolves offensive
coordinator Donald Usry.
Youth is served in as Wolves host freshmen scrimmage.
Loranger battles 5A Walker to six-all tie. PHOTO GALLERY.
LORANGER—The Loranger Wolves put their youth on display Wednesday as the freshmen team combined with a few sophomores
to host the 5A Walker Wildcats in a pre-season scrimmage at Rusty Chambers Stadium. The Wolves played some stingy defense and
collected 176 yards of offense including a 57-yard scamper by Jason Alberal that set up a one-yard run by Blaise Schillace
to secure a six-all tie in the Wolves final drive.
“We were very pleased with effort seeing them be aggressive and physical,” said Loranger head coach Sam Messina.
“Our offense started out slowly but steadily improved as the scrimmage went on and we were able to put together some drives with better
execution. Having a scrimmage that focused on mostly freshmen gives the guys more reps in live competition against players more
their age and size. They often go up against older players in practice and it does make them tougher but this is some good
work for them and a chance for us as coaches to see their progress.”
The JV Wolves will open their season August 25 when they play Saint Charles at the Saint Thomas JV Jamboree
hosted at Strawberry Stadium.