Mt. Olive Pirates too much for Bogue Chitto’s Bobcats
BOGUE CHITTO — The Mount Olive Pirates posted a key 49-7 Region4-1A win over the Bogue Chitto Bobcats Friday night in footballaction.
Mt. Olive improved to 7-2 on the season and 6-1 in the region.Bogue Chitto falls to 4-3 in the region and 4-5 on the season.
“We played a tough, physical football game and Mt. Olive wasmore physical,” said Bogue Chitto head coach Gareth Sartin. “Thisloss broke our four-game winning streak. We must regroup and getready for the next game. We need to win the next two games to makethe playoffs. But overall, we came out flat from thebeginning.”
Pirate quarterback Pieri Feazell completed 8 of 12 passes for200 yards. Marcus Baggett caught two passes for 58 yards followedby Latavius Barnes with one for 47.
Mt. Olive jumped out to a quick 13-0 lead over Bogue Chitto inthe first quarter. Feazell scored on a 35-yard run and Jason McNairran for a 65-yard score. Jake Lewis kicked his first of five PATson the night.
Second-quarter action saw the Pirates add two more touchdowns topush their lead to 28-0 over the Bobcats. Feazell connected toBaggett on a two-yard strike and followed with a 44-yard touchdownpass for Barnes. Feazell also ran a two-point conversion.
Feazell connect to Baggett at the 7:30 mark in the third quarterand pushed Mt. Olive’s lead to 35-0.
On the following kickoff, C.J. Tate returned the kickoff 87yards to put the Bobcats on the scoreboard with their only TD ofthe game at the 7:15 mark. Eric Allen kicked the extra point andBogue Chitto cut the deficit to 35-7.
“The moment that I enjoyed the most was seeing C.J. Tate runningthat kickoff back and scoring,” added Sartin. “He played a goodgame.”
Mt. Olive followed with two more third-quarter strikes to pushtheir lead to 49-7. Jason McNair for a three-yard scored andMichael McNair followed with a 2-yard burst.
“My guys came out and played,” said Mt. Olive coach JackieSampson. “We were prepared . Everyone was hyped-up to play. We tookcare of the ball and capitalized on the Bogue Chitto mistakes. Weexecuted real well tonight. We’re glad to get the victory. Our goalwas to finish first or second in the division; to have a goodposition in the playoffs. My guys played a solid game tonight.”
Bogue Chitto quarterback Dantae Ratcliff led with five rushesfor 30 yards. Lange Porter rushed four times for 35 yards followedby Corey Washington with four carries for 22 yards. Washingtoninjured his shoulder and didn’t play in the second half. Ratcliffmissed the fourth quarter due to an injury.
Jason McNair powered Mt. Olive’s running game with 17 carriesfor 155 yards. Michael McNair followed with 40 yards on eightcarries.
Defensively, Steven Snow at Matt Boone led Bogue Chitto witheight tackles apiece. Making seven stops each were Washington andRobert Bullock.
Mt. Olive was led on defense by Otis Hunt with nine tackles. TimMiller had eight tackles.
Bogue Chitto visits region foe Natchez Cathedral Friday night.The game kicks off at 7:30 p.m.