Streaking Bobcats welcome Cathedral
Published 6:00 am Thursday, October 30, 2003
The red-hot Bogue Chitto Bobcats are riding a 5-game winningstreak and are No. 2 in the Region 7-1A standings. Bogue Chittoentertains No. 3 Natchez Cathedral at Troy Smith Field for a keyregion game Friday night. The game begins at 7:30 p.m.
In other Region 4-1Aplay, Enterprise entertains Dexter, WestLincoln visits St. Aloysius, Mize is on the road at Stringer andMt. Olive invades Salem.
Coach Gareth Sartin’s Bobcats are 6-1 in region play and 7-2overall on the season. Cathedral stands 6-2 overall and 5-3 inregion action.
Last Friday, Bogue Chitto stunned Mt. Olive 32-21 as the Piratesfell to No. 4 in the standings. Cathedral stopped Salem 31-15 tomove up to third place.
“They (Cathedral) throw the ball extremely well,” stated Sartin.”Their quarterback is extremely accurate. They spread it around agood bit. A good receiver is No. 20. He is a good athlete.
“They run a lot of screens,” Sartin added. “They are probablythe best offensive club we have faced all year. It will be a realdefensive test for us.”
“This will be senior night,” added Sartin. “At 7:10 we willbegin honoring the seniors.”
In the win over Mt. Olive last Friday, Cedric Washingtondirected the Bogue Chitto running game with 8 rushes for 117 yardsand a touchdown. Michael Blackwell finished with 10 carries for 54yards and 2 TDs.
On defense, the Bobcats were led by Antonio Barnes and ToddDavis with 7 tackles apiece.
Last season, Bogue Chitto nipped Cathedral 14-13.
Enterprise (1-8, 1-6) stands a good chance of getting its secondwin of the season when the Yellow Jackets host the winless DexterBulldogs at Harry Cole Field. Last Friday, Mize beat Enterprise37-7 and Dexter (0-8, 0-7) fell to St. Aloysius 48-12.
Terrell May paced the Enterprise offense with 18 carries for 79yards and a touchdown in the loss to Mize.
The Jacket defense was led by Matt Waldrop with 8 tackles, asack and a fumble recovery.
In last year’s game, Dexter knocked off Enterprise 50-21.
West Lincoln (1-8, 1-6) is coming off a 63-36 loss to Stringer.Coach Ron DuPree’s Bears face a talented St. Aloysius squad. St. Al(4-5, 3-4) dumped Dexter 48-12 last Friday.
Garrett Smith powered West Lincoln’s running game with 8 carriesfor 143 yards and a touchdown. Collecting 123 yards on 19 carriesand 2 TDs was Alan Skates.
West Lincoln fell to St. Aloysius 42-12 in last season’sgame.