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Mize, Enterprise in Region 4-1A clash

The Enterprise Yellow Jackets’ playoff future is on the lineFriday night when they host the Mize Bulldogs in a key Region 4-1Atest. The game begins at 7:30 p.m. on Harry Cole Field.

Other Lincoln County teams playing include West Lincoln atStringer, Loyd Star at Madison St. Joseph and Mt. Olive at BogueChitto. Brookhaven has an open date.

Enterprise suffered a heart-breaking 21-20 lossto Region 4-1A rival St. Aloysius last Friday. Enterprise attempteda tying extra point kick but it was blocked by St. Al.

The Jackets face another region opponent in Mize (6-2, 7-1).

St. Al, Mize and Dexter are in a three-way tie for the lead inthe region with 5-1 records. Tied for second place are Enterpriseand Natchez Cathedral with 4-2 region records. Cathedral is atwinless Salem. The Jackets must beat the Bulldogs Friday to stayalive.

Coached by Ricky Deere, the Yellow Jackets were led on offenseby Gerard Vaughn with 21 rushes for 77 yards and one touchdown inthe loss to St. Al. Enterprise was penalized five times for 52yards in the fourth quarter.

Jacket quarterback Justin Kyzar completed 11 passes for 95 yardsand a touchdown. Darren Brady caught three passes for 87 yards anda TD.

Defensively, Daily Leader Defensive Player of the WeekJosh Pruden collected 18 tackles for Enterprise. Derrick Clarkfollowed with 14 tackles and one sack. Finishing with 11 tackleswas Dusty Smith.

In last year’s game, Mize knocked off Enterprise 48-24.

West Lincoln is hoping to post its second winof the season Friday night when the Bears visit the winlessStringer Red Devils. The Bears, coached by Willie Brumfield, are1-7 overall and 1-5 in region action.

Stringer (0-7,0-6) fell to Natchez Cathedral 40-16 lastFriday.

In the tough 28-20 homecoming loss to Dexter last week, WestLincoln rushed the football 43 times for 194 yards. Stacy Fells ledwith 30 carries for 188 yards and three touchdowns. Fells scored onruns of 15, 19 and 9 yards.

On the Bears’ defense, Blake Adams directed with 10 tackles.Brandon Anding assisted with six stops.

Last season, Stinger slipped past West Lincoln 25-21.

Loyd Star finally got to celebrate homecominglast week and cut down the St. Andrew’s Saints 14-7 in Region 6-2Aaction. Coach Sidney Wheatley’s Hornets improved to 2-6 overall and1-2 in the region.

Friday night, Loyd Star is on the road at Madison to meet theSt. Joseph Bruins. St. Joe (1-7, 0-3) was hammered 38-7 by HindsAHS in region competition last week.

Sophomore Juron Collins powered Loyd Star with 24 carries for 78yards and one touchdown. Matthew Delaughter carried 12 times for 35yards.

Sophomore Hornet quarterback Justin Whatley completed 9 of 17passes for 104 yards and was intercepted three times. Jody Brittcaught five passes for 76 yards. Delaughter caught four passes for28 yards.

Last year, Loyd Star clobbered Madison St. Joe 62-6.

Bogue Chitto (3-5, 3-3) and Mt. Olive (3-5,3-3) will battle to determine who remains in the race for the spotin the Region 4-1A race. Currently both teams are tied for thirdplace.

The Bobcats, coached by Gareth Sartin, put away Salem lastThursday. Mt. Olive fell 42-7 to Mize last week.

In the victory over Salem, Bogue Chitto quarterbackMichael Blackwell led the running game with 12 rushes for 116 yardsand one TD. Rushing 19 times for 81 yards and four touchdowns wasDavid Adams.

Blackwell completed two of four passes to Lange Porterfor 40 yards.

Defensively, Todd Davis collected nine tackles for BogueChitto. Six tackles were made by Adams.

In last season’s matchup, Bogue Chitto thrashed Mt. Olive28-7.