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Green Wave drowns Yellow Jackets 35-6

NATCHEZ – Friday night’s Region 4-1A matchup between theEnterprise Yellow Jackets from Lincoln County and the CathedralGreen Wave was supposed to have been a close, hard-fought game thatcould have gone either way.

And with this being Cathedral’s homecoming game, head coach KenBeesley Sr. was concerned with how well his team would perform.

But after seeing his Green Wave put up 28 points in the firsthalf, he didn’t end up with too much to worry about as they rolledto a 35-6 win at D’Evereux Stadium to get closer to a possibleplayoff spot at the end of the season.

“I was pleased with the way we came out in the first half,”Beesley said. “We were focused. This is the best first half we’veplayed all season. Our offense took advantage of theirmistakes.”

Cathedral (2-4, 2-3) took control of the game when Enterprisefumbled and Andrew Ellard picked up the loose ball and ran it back47 yards for a touchdown nearly midway through the first quarterfor a 7-0 lead. Zack Calhoun scored on a 1-yard run with less thana minute to go in the opening quarter for a 14-0 lead.

Patrick McDonough, who had his best game throwing the ball thisseason, had a pair of 2-yard touchdown runs in the second quarterto give the Green Wave a commanding 28-0 halftime lead.

McDonough completed 10 of 13 passes with no interceptions for122 yards.

“Patrick threw the ball real well,” Beesley said. “Andrew andZack and Daniel Hollowell ran the ball well. It was a balancedrunning attack.”

Hollowell had a 10-yard touchdown run in the third quarter for a35-0 lead, but the chance at a shutout ended with 4:45 to go in thegame when Enterprise’s Terrell May, who was their only offense withnearly 150 yards rushing, scored on a 4-yard run.

Justin Dollar led Cathedral’s defense with 11 total tackles, apair of fumble recoveries and an interception.