Enterprise visits 4-0 Wesson
Published 5:00 am Thursday, September 25, 2008
WESSON – The Enterprise Yellow Jackets face the undefeatedWesson Cobras in a big Region 6-2A contest Friday night in StoneStadium. The game begins at 7:30 p.m.
In other action involving Lincoln County teams, Mendenhall is atBrookhaven, Bogue Chitto invades Natchez Cathedral, Loyd Startravels to Hinds AHS and West Lincoln is at Stringer.
Wesson (4-0, 1-0) is coming off a big Region 6-2A 35-10 win overrival Loyd Star. Enterprise was shut out 20-0 by Seminary lastweek.
“Enterprise has played a respectable schedule,” said Wesson headcoach Tommy Clopton. “They’ve struggled offensively to find theiridentity. They are more talented than they have been in the past.They seemed to be learning what Coach (Wayne) Rogers expects ofthem.
“We need to go out and protect the football,” added Clopton.”It’s a home ball game. Enterprise is going to play us hard. Wemust continue to get better from week to week and let the chipsfall where they may.”
In the win over Loyd Star, John Craft rushed the football 13times for 123 yards and a touchdown. Jeromy Smith carried 19 timesfor 88 yards and 2 TDs. Rushing for 63 yards on 9 carries and atouchdown was Jamar Sims. Matt P. Smith collected 63 yards on 8carries. Kyle Cross rushed 3 times for 70 yards and a TD.
The Wesson defense was led by Brandon Bland with 8 tackles. ZachWilliams, Kyle Cross and Quinton Barlow finished with 6 tacklesapiece.
Enterprise’s Yellow Jackets are 1-3 overall.
Coach Rogers says the game at Wesson is a huge one. It will bethe Jackets first Region 6-2A game of the season.
“It ought to be big game,” said Rogers. “The kids are lookingforward to it. It’s our first district game. Offensive setbackshave hurt us at key times. We have to improve offensively. We’replaying Wesson. I hope our kids will arrive.
“It’s a new season,” added Rogers. “We used the first 4 weeks toget ready for district. The kids are workiing hard. Wesson has alot of dangerous people back there. Coach Clopton and his staff doa great job.”
In the loss at Seminary, Jacket quarterback Deon Pendletoncompleted 3 of 15 passes for 22 yards. Cody Brister had 1 catch for17 yards.
On defense, Enterprise was led by Travis Leggett with 16tackles. Making 12 stops was Josh Nations. Brad Prather finishedwith 11 tackles.
Last year, Wesson knocked off Enterprise 19-6.
Undefeated Bogue Chitto improved to 4-0 in Region 4-1A play andis 4-0 overall following last week’s 36-14 victory over Salem. TheBobcats are coached by Garreth Sartin.
Cathedral (3-1, 3-1) was handed a 31-28 loss by Vicksburg St.Aloysius, its first defeat of the season.
In the win over Salem, Bogue Chitto was sparked by juniorrunning back Byron Kersee with 15 carries for 150 yards and 2touchdowns. Kersee was The DAILY LEADER’S Offensive Player of theWeek.
Bobcat quarterback Seth Avants completed 7-of-15 for 65 yardspassing. He rushed for 97 yards on 15 carries and a TD. Followingwith 10 rushes for 52 yards was Cole Laird.
The Bogue Chitto defense was sparked by Josh Graham and Kerseewith 3 solo tackles and 5 assists apiece.
In last year’s game, the Bobcats beat the Greenies 55-34.
Loyd Star (1-3, 0-1) must get ready for a trip to Utica to faceHinds AHS in another Region 6-2A test.
Hinds AHS (3-1, 1-0) won its first Region 6-2A game last weekwith a 35-21 victory over Madison St. Joseph.
“Hinds AHS looks big and fast,” said Loyd Star head coach RyanRoss. “They have phenomenal athletes. They get to the ball, too.They are probably the best team we have seen.
“We are hoping to make a better showing against another qualityteam in our district,” added Ross.
In the loss to Wesson, Loyd Star was powered by Tradarius Wilsonwith 14 rushes for 118 yards. Marquis Sims ran 7 times for 67 yardsand a TD. David Fields followed with 32 yards on 7 carries.
The Hornet defense was led by T.J. Floyd with 13.5 tackles.Marquis Hayes collected 11 tackles.
Last season, Loyd Star lost to Hinds AHS 26-19.
West Lincoln, under first-year head coach Chris Calcote, visitsStringer to meet the Red Devils in another Region 4-1A matchup.Last week, Calcote’s Bears fell to the Mt. Olive Pirates 46-7.
Stringer knocked off Pisgah 48-35 last Friday.
In the loss to Mt. Olive, Cardell Porter scored a 4-yard TD forWest Lincoln.
Stringer put away West Lincoln 48-12 last year.