Bogue Chitto romps in homecoming fest

Published 5:00 am Monday, September 10, 2007

BOGUE CHITTO — The Pelahatchie Chiefs got a rude awakening inRegion 4-1A Friday night when they came to face the Bogue ChittoBobcats for homecoming at Troy Smith Field.

The Bobcats collected 15 first downs, 292 yards on the groundand 59 in the air for 351 offensive yards on their way to a 47-12district win over the Chiefs.

Pelahatchie managed just 4 first downs, 66 yards rushing and 33in the air for a total of 99 yards.

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“Our defense played very well tonight,” said Bogue Chitto headcoach Gareth Sartin. “We managed to keep Pelahatchie off track. Ouroffense managed to score early. We did a good job of not allowingPelahatchie to gain any momentum.

“Our offensive line did a good job defending and allowing us torun the ball,” continued Sartin. “Now we must get ready to playDexter next week.”

The Bobcats improved to 2-0 on the season and the Chiefs fell to0-2.

Bogue Chitto quarterback Seth Avants powered the running gamewith 11 rushes for 133 yards and 2 touchdowns. Byron Kersee carried6 times for 48 yards and scored 2 TDs. Rushing for 46 yards on 11carries and scoring a touchdown was Donyea Dillon. Brian Robinsonscored a TD and picked up 43 yards on 3 carries.

In the air, Avants completed 5 of 9 passes for 59 yards and atouchdown.

The Bobcats scored 2 touchdowns in the first quarter for a 12-0lead over the Chiefs. Avants scored on a 16-yard run and Kerseecarried for a 4-yarder.

The Bogue Chitto offensive machine continued to dominate thePelahatchie defense. The Bobcats recorded 3 TDs to take a 34-0 leadat the half. Dillon recorded a 1-yarder, Avants rushed for a13-yarder and Kersee broke lose for a 16-yarder. Kersee also ran a2-point conversion and Avants passed to D.J. Turner on another2-point conversion.

The Bobcats tacked on 2 more TDs in the third quarter to pushtheir lead to 47-0. Avants connected to Robinson for a 13-yardtouchdown and Fred Tillman kicked the extra point. Robinsonfollowed up with a 12-yard TD.

In the fourth quarter, the Chiefs scored their 2 touchdowns ofthe game. Lakendrick McKinnins scored on an 11-yard run andDemarcus McCollum picked up his on a 3-yard burst.

“We played a very poor game,” said Pelahatchie coach Bill Ward.”We could not run anything. My guys just didn’t perform. BogueChitto did a good job running their offense and they were ready toplay us tonight.

“Bogue Chitto was clearly the best team on the field tonight. Icannot believe we played this bad. It was like we did not even showup.”

The Pelahatchie offense was led by Dan Harvey with 8 carries for16 yards. McKinnis followed with 7 rushes for 22 yards.

On defense, the Bobcats were led by BubbaBigner, Luther Watts, Austin Jones and James Anderson with 7tackles apiece. J.W. Fry finished with 5 stops

Bogue Chitto (2-0) visits Dexter Friday night. Dexter stompedSt. Aloysius 36-7 last Friday.