W. Lincoln Bears at Dexter tonight; Hornets host St. Joe for homecoming

Published 5:00 am Friday, October 21, 2005

In a Thursday night special, West Lincoln travels to Dexter fora Region 4-1A matchup, beginning at 6 p.m. The game was originallyscheduled for Friday night but was moved due to the Franklinton,La. fair going on this week.

Friday night, Bogue Chitto hosts Salem for homecoming andEnterprise invades Mercy Cross for a pair of huge Region 4-1Agames. In a big Region 6-2A test, Loyd Star entertains Madison St.Joe for homecoming.

West Lincoln, coached by Brooks Burns, fell toSalem 27-6 last Friday night. The winless Bears (0-6, 0-5) hadthree days to prepare for a tough matchup at Dexter tonight.

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Scoring the one touchdown for West Lincoln in the Salem loss wasKevin Lofton. Aaron McCaffery rushed the football for 40 yards.

Dexter suffered a 13-12 loss against region foe Bogue Chittolast Friday.

Enterprise, coached by Roe Burns, anticipates astrong test on the Gulf Coast.

“Mercy Cross is big,” said Burns. “They are well coached. Theiroffensive line averages about 6-foot-3 and weighs 240 pounds. Theyrun some Wing-T stuff. They’re led by a good fullback and tailback.They only throw when they have to.”

“They play a 50 front on defense,” added Burns. “They have twogood linebackers.”

Burns said his Jackets must control the ball to win. “We musthave no turnovers. We have to have long drives and run time off theclock. We need to win the time possession part of the game.”

In Enterprise’s win over Cathedral, senior running back TerrellMay directed the Jacket running game with 23 carries for aschool-record 387 yards and six touchdowns. May was named The DAILYLEADER’s Offensive Player of the Week.

Junior cornerback Chris Moak, the DL’s Defensive Player of theWeek, helped the Jacket defense with 12 tackles and intercepted twopasses. Making 11 stops was Colby Sullivan.

Burns said two Enterprise linebackers are questionable for playFriday. Wayne Nations has a staff infection and Drew Waldrop hasthe flu.

Bogue Chitto, coached by Gareth Sartin.improved to 2-3 in region play and 2-4 on the season. Last Friday,Sartin’s Bobcats knocked off the Dexter Bulldogs 13-12 in regionnail bitter.

Bogue Chitto faces a tough opponent in Salem at Troy Smith FieldFriday. Salem currently is 2-3 in the region and 2-4 overall.

Powering the Bobcat offense against Dexter was Corey Washingtonwith 31 rushes for 173 yards and a touchdown.

On defense, C.J. Tate paced the Bobcats with 11 tackles.

Loyd Star, coached by Josh Thibodeaux, must putbehind a tough 40-28 loss at the hands of St. Andrew’s last Friday.The Hornets are 1-4 on the season and 0-2 in region play.

Madison St. Joe fell to region leader Hinds AHS 38-32 lastFriday in a key matchup. St. Joe is 1-1 in the region and 5-1 onthe season.

In the loss to St. Andrew’s, Michael Britt led Loyd Star with 24carries for 83 yards and scored two touchdowns. Randy Fells rushedfor 66 yards on six carries.

The Hornet passing game was led by Jarred Rogers who completed 4of 9 passes for 54 yards and two touchdowns. Rogers was interceptedonce.