Jackets jump on Dexter

Published 6:00 am Monday, November 7, 2005

The Fighting Yellow Jackets of Enterprise remain alive for aberth in the Class 1A state football playoffs after putting awaythe Dexter Bulldogs 32-12 Friday night in Region 4-1A footballhomecoming action at Harry Cole Field.

Enterprise (5-4, 5-3) hosts Lincoln County and region rivalBogue Chitto (4-5, 4-4) Friday in a game that will help determinewho makes it as No 4 in the playoffs. Dexter fell to 3-5 overalland 2-6 in region play.

Bogue Chitto was a 32-13 victory over Natchez Cathedral lastFriday in a big region game.

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“We played a good game and we had no one to get injured,” saidEnterprise head coach Roe Burns after the win. “Our offense playedwell and our defense played a lot better.”

Enterprise jumped on Dexter in the first quarter for a 19-0lead.

Tailback Terrell May scored a 15-yard touchdown at 7:54, DrewWaldrop ran for a 1-yard TD with 3:32 left and Blake McKee ran infor an 11-yard score with no time left. Skippy Hopkins kicked 2 outfo 5 PATs.

Dexter scored at the 10:55 mark in the second quarter on a73-yard run to cut the deficit to 19-6 after missing the 2-pointconversion.

The Jackets tacked on another touchdown at the 5:39 mark in thesecond quarter on an 11-yard burst by May that pushed the lead to25-6 at halftime.

The top of the third quarter saw Jacket Chris Moak plunge acrossthe goal line from 2 yards out and give Enterprise a 32-6 lead atthe 10:13 mark.

Dexter scored its final TD in the fourth quarter with 9:56 leftto play on a 60-yard run by Byron Cotton.

“It is hard to play when some of our kids do not show up,” saidDexter head coach Randy Sumrall. “The kids that were a no-show musthave lost their pride, but the kids that did show up domonstratedheart and pride. We played hard as we could, and did not quit.”

May led the Jackets with 11 rushes for 110 yards. Rushing for 70yards on 7 carries was Moak. McKee finished with 58 yards on 4carries.

For Dexter, Cotton paved the way with 16 rushes for 97 yards.Terrance Marks collected 89 yards on 11 carries.

Defensively, Waldrop directed Enterprise with 6 tackles.Brandon Smith, Jeremy Malone and Moak finished with 5 stopsapiece.

The Bulldogs got 14 tackles from Ramone Alexander.Kenneth Washington made 12 stops followed by Edward Dillon with10.

“We must prepare for next week.” added Burns. “It willbe a tough rivalry game and we’re expecting a big crowd toshow.”