Hornets, Cobras in region test

Published 5:00 am Thursday, September 20, 2007

The undefeated Wesson Cobras host the Loyd Star Hornets Fridaynight in Stone Stadium for their first Region 6-2A contest of theseason. Wesson comes into the game with a 3-0 record and Loyd Starstands 2-1 on the season. The battle between the archrivals beginsat 7 p.m.

In Lincoln County action, Brookhaven hosts McComb, Bogue Chittois at Salem, Seminary visits Enterprise and Mount Olive invadesWest Lincoln.

Wesson, ranked No. 6 in this week’s Associated Press Class 2APrep Poll, is coming off a wild 42-39 win over Sumrall. Loyd Starcame back in the fourth quarter to beat North Pike 28-18 lastweek.

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Wesson is riding a 3-year win streak over Loyd Star. The Hornetsbeat the Cobras for the last time in 2003 by a score of 40-11.

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“Loyd Star has improved over the years,” said Wesson headfootball coach Tommy Clopton. “They found a way to win last weekagainst a good football team. They are doing a good job of gettingthe football in the playmaker’s hands.”