Hornets sting Enterprise
Loyd Star’s Hornets had the biggest, fastest and sharpeststingers in the annual Sting Bowl. Quarterback Jarred Rogers andwingback Garry Johnson scored two touchdowns apiece in leading theHornets to a 38-14 Friday night win over the Enterprise FightingYellow Jackets on William E. “Sambo” Smith Field.
Loyd Star, coached by Josh Thibodeaux, hiked its record to 2-0.Enterprise, under the direction of Roe Burns, remained winless in 2outings.
“Loyd Star has more speed than I thought,” said Burns. “Thescore should have been 24-7 but things got somewhat out of controlin the fourth quarter.
“We are a young team and still learning,” continued Burns. “Wewere a lot better than last week,” when the Jackets lost 47-7 toWesson.
Loyd Star cruised to a 19-0 halftime lead as Rogers scored twiceand fullback Hunter Speeg rumbled 61 yards to paydirt. JoshMcCaffrey was 1 of 3 in extra point kicks.
“Offensively, we did a good job, especially on our rushing gameand controlling the football,” said Loyd Star boss Josh Thibodeaux.”Our defense is coming around and our kids are stepping up to thechallenge.
“Coach Burns had his team ready to play tonight,” he added.”Enterprise will get better as the year goes on.
“I also want to thank the fans for supporting us,” saidThibodeaux.
It was a wild fourth quarter as 5 touchdowns were recorded. Thelast TD was an 80-yard kickoff return by Loyd Star’s Antione Smith,with 1:24 left to play.
Enterprise got an 8-yard TD pass form Rodney Barker to DeonPendleton with 14:56 left to play. Elliot McKee kicked the extrapoint.
Loyd Star responded. Johnson ran 1 and 22 yards for TDs.Enterprise got a 25-yard TD run from Pendleton.
In the rushing department, Chris Moak led Enterprise with 11carries for 54 yards. Johnson gained 95 yards n 9 carries. Speegpicked up 86 yards on 10 rushes. Donald Shorter gained 60 yards on5 carries.
Barker completed 4 of 11 passes for 69 yards.
On defense, Enterprise was led by Moak’s 10tackles. Trey Boyd made 9 stops. Peter Aleman and Travis Leggetthad 6 tackles apiece.
Prather Faces Surgery
Coach Burns asked football fans to remember in prayer sophomorelinebacker Michael Prather who is scheduled to undergo heartsurgery this week. He collapsed in practice last week.