Hornets entertain Lake Providence; Bears, Bobcats, Jackets on the road
The Loyd Star Hornets will be looking to jump back into the wincolumn Friday night when they host non-division foe LakeProvidence, La., on William E. “Sambo” Smith Field. The game kicksoff at 7:30 p.m.
In other games involving Lincoln County teams, Brookhaven visitsWingfield for Region 6-4A test. I, n Region 4-1A action. Enterpriseis at Mt. Olive, Bogue Chitto visits Mize and West Lincoln travelsto Natchez Cathedral .
Loyd Star (2-1) was handed a tough 58-0 loss at the hands ofundefeated Franklin County (3-0) last Friday. Coached by WadeHenderson, the Hornets hope to get back into the win column,hosting winless Lake Providence, La. Friday.
“They (Lake Providence) runs the ball and try to pass,” saidHenderson. “But they run 90 percent. They have athletes that run tothe ball. Their strong point is their defense. Their offensive lineis average at best. They have a new coaching staff.”
According to Henderson, Lake Providence was not able to playlast weekend and has one loss on the season.
“We are looking to be more consistent offensively,” addedHenderson. “If we play hard and get more out of out offense, we canbe 3-1.”
The Loyd Star offense was limited to quarterback JustinWhatley’s three carries for 10 yards.
The Hornets defense was directed by Michael Britt with eighttackles and a sack. Gary Johnson collected six stops.
In their first-ever meeting last year, Loyd Star smashed LakeProvidence 38-8.
Enterprise, coached by Mac Bezet, is coming offa big Region 4-1A victory over West Lincoln. Bezet’s Yellow Jackets(2-1, 1-0) visit the Mt. Olive Pirate Friday.
Mt. Olive (1-1, 1-0) recorded a big 54-20 victory over winlessSt. Aloysius last Friday.
“They have speed,” said Bezet about the Mt. Olive offense. “Theyhave size and the big boy (a fullback) is 6-4 or 6-5. They have afreshman quarterback or runningback that runs a 4.3. “
Bezet talked about the Pirates defense.”They do a 50 and a 4-3defense.”
This will be Bezet’s first game against Mt. Olive and heexpecting a real dogfight.
“We hope the weather holds up and lets us play,” added Bezet.”I’ve never played them before. We are going to bring the dogs tothe fight.”
Against West Lincoln, Jacket tailback Terrell May carried thefootball 14 times for 104 yards and three touchdowns. Erik Clarkfollowed with nine carries for 83 yards. Quarterback Cory Everettcompleted 6 of 9 passes for 85 yards, including a TD pass toMay.
Defensively, Blake McKee made five tackles and intercepted twopasses for Enterprise. McKee was named The DAILY LEADER’S DefensivePlayer of the Week. Drew Waldrop led with six tackles.
Last season, Enterprise fell to Mt. Olive 34-7.
Bogue Chitto, coached by Gareth Sartin, travelsto Mize Friday to face the undefeated Bulldogs. The Bobcats (0-3,0-1) were hammered 56-21 by St. Andrew’s last Friday.
Mize (3-0, 1-0) whipped division foe Salem 42-14 lastFriday.
Corey Washington led the Bogue Chitto ground game last Fridaywith 14 rushes for 72 yards. Dontae Ratcliff finished with 41 yardson nine carries and also returned a kickoff 70 yards for atouchdown.
On defense, Robert Bullock and Robert Anderson directed theBobcats with nine tackles apiece.
In last year’s matchup, Mize knocked off Bogue Chitto 24-8.
West Lincoln, coached by Brooks Burns, wants toput behind last Friday’s 26-14 loss at the hands of region rivalEnterprise. Burns’ Bears (0-3, 0-1) are on the road Friday to facethe Natchez Cathedral Green Wave.
Cathedral (0-2, 0-1) was dumped 35-12 last Friday by regionrival Dexter.
Against Enterprise, the Bears’ running offense was led byDarnell Sampson and Mark Case with 39 yards apiece. QuarterbackKevin Lofton completed eight passes for 87 yards and atouchdown.
Recording 16 tackles for the Bear defense was Case. Lee Jonesfollowed with 10 tackles.
Last year, Cathedral beat West Lincoln 56-34.