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Bogue Chitto bags Natchez Cathedral

BOGUE CHITTO — The Bogue Chitto Bobcats used a potent groundgame Friday night, to hand the Natchez Cathedral Green Wave a 32-13Region 4-1A loss on Troy Smith Field. Head Coach Gareth Sartin’sballclub amassed 340 yards rushing on 45 carries, and controlledthe line of scrimmage throughout the night.

Bogue Chitto improves to 4-5 overall and 4-4 in the division.Cathedral falls to 3-6 and 2-6.

With playoff implications on the line this Friday night, BogueChitto closes out the regular season against Enterprise at Harry S.Cole Field. Enterprise beat Dexter 32-12 in a Region 4-1Acontest.

Sartin’s squad wasted little time in taking the opening kickoff;marching 70 yards in 7 plays. Senior running back Cory Washingtonscored the first of his 2 touchdown from a yard out with 8:54 leftin the opening period. Washington, who had scoring runs of 27 and26 yards, finished the game with 103 yards on 13 rushes.

Bobcat freshman quarterback Seth Avants gave his teammates a12-0 lead early in the second frame on a 16-yard scamper. Avantshad 85 yards on 8 carries.

Cathedral got on the scoreboard with 5:40 left in the firsthalf, when running back Taylor Brantley hit paydirt from 5 yardsout. Jonathan Gamberi tacked on the PAT kick, but the Wave trailed12-7.

Bogue Chitto put 14 points on the scoreboard in the final 2minutes of the first half, to carry a 26-7 lead into the halftimelocker room. First, Avants hit wideout Mario Addison with a 26-yardscoring strike. Washington treaded the middle of the Wave defensewith a 26-yard blast to the goal line.

“We ran the ball extremely well tonight,” said Sartin. “All ofour backs ran hard.”

After a scoreless third period, the Bobcats got a 27-yard runfrom Washington.

Cathedral, coached by Ken Beesley, scored with 37 seconds lefton the clock. Quarterback Patrick McDonough found wideout MatthewHall with a 47-yard touchdown pass. The 2-point conversion tryfailed. Hall led all receivers with 97 yards on 8 receptions.

“They (Bogue Chitto) were too strong, too big and too fast forus,” said Beesley following the game. “We were missing severalstarters due to injuries.”

Washington, along with C.J. Tate, Ty McKee, Erik Allen, RichardWilliams, Luvariest Jackson, Kyle Moak and Matt Boone, were the 8seniors who were honored prior the game.

Defensively for Bogue Chitto, Dillon had 9tackles. Tate followed with 8 stops. Avants and Tate picked off apass.