Bears, Hornets, Jackets at home

Published 5:00 am Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Bogue Chitto Bobcats battle the winless West Lincoln BearsFriday night at Perry Miller Field in a big Region 4-1A contest.The game begins at 7 p.m.

In other Lincoln County games, Brookhaven visits Florence, LoydStar hosts McLaurin and Enterprise entertains Hinds AHS.

Bogue Chitto (8-2, 7-2) is coming off a big non-region 46-24 winover Mt. Hermon (La.) during homecoming. Bogue Chitto is under thedirection of Garreth Sartin.

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West Lincoln (0-9, 0-8) was handed a 36-14 beating at the handsof region foe St. Aloysius last week at Vicksburgh.

Bogue Chitto head coach Garreth Sartin said, “West Lincoln doesa good job over there. They have a good offensive line. A goodpower running game. We have to be able to do a good job of stoppingthem. They like to control the clock with long drives.

“It’s a district game,” added Sartin. “We are still trying tolock up a playoff spot. We need this win to do it. It’s always abig game between county schools. We’ll be ready to play. They willbe too.”

In the win over Mr. Hermon, freshman running back Austin Jacksonrushed the football 6 times for 63 yards. Senior quarterback SethAvants carried the football 3 times for 61 yards. Following with 43yards on 3 carries was Colton McClendon.

The Bobcat defense was led by Kevin Brothern with 5 tackles anda sack. Jackson also made 5 stops.

The Bobcat offensive line features Shane Lewis at left tackle,Tevin Tobias at left guard, Rico Wells at center, Lenell Bryant atright guard and Fred Tillman at right tackle.

West Lincoln head coach Chris Calcote was unavaiable forcomment. “Bogue Chitto is pretty dang good. They played good exceptfor the Puckett game. They are in a situation to be in theplayoffs. They will tough. It’s an in county rivalry. Thewy have alot to loose. We are going to play hard.”

In the loss to St. Al, Tyler Case scored a 59-yard touchdown andCalvin Kees scored on a 14-yard plunge for the second.

Starters fon the Bears offensive line are Joseph Howard at lefttackle, Grant Rushing at left guard, Daniel Wallace at center, ColeWallace at right guard and Joseph Howard at right tackle and CaseyLofton at tight end.

Last year, Bogue Chitto crushed West Lincoln 53-12.

Loyd Star (3-5, 2-3) celebrated homecoming last week with alopsided 56-3 Region 6-2A win over Madison St. Joseph. McLaurin(6-3, 2-3) was dumped 45-24 by Wesson in another key regiongame.

The winner of this game will advance to the first-round of theClass 2A state playoffs as the No.4 seed beginning Nov. 7.

” Whoever wins this game goes to the playoffs,” said Loyd Starhead coach Ryan Ross. “We finally have a game that meanssomething.”

In McLaurin’s loss at Wesson, Ross said the Tigers had severaldropped long passes.

“McLaurin’s quarterback and skill guys are great players,”stated Ross. “It is going to be a challenge for us. McLaurin livesfor the big play. It’ll be tough for us because they can score atany time.”

In the victory over St. Joe, junior running back TradereousWilson, The DAILY LEADER’S Offensive Player of the Week, rushed thefootball 12 times for 143 yards and scored 4 touchdowns for theHornets/ Marquis Sims rushed 8 times for 64 yards and a touchdown.Following with 80 yards on 6 carries was Marquis Hayes, plus a91-yard kickoff-return.

The Hornet offensive line includes Trey Reid at left tackle,Grant Britt at left guard. Cody Teekle at center, Jarius Kelly atright guard, Jacob Morse at right tackle and T.J. Floyd and PrestonHebert at tight end.

Senior outside linebacker Antione Smith, The DAILY LEADERDefensive Player of the Week, made 14 tackles, including 4 solosstops and intercepted 2 passes for Loyd Star. Andrew Rushingfollowed with 11 tackles.

In last season’s game, McLaurin nipped Loyd Star 34-33.

Enterprise (1-8, 0-5) faces a tough opponent in Hinds AHS (7-2,4-1). The Yellow Jackets, under first-year head coach Wayne Rogers,fell to the St. Andrew’s Saints 28-8 last week duringhomecoming.

Hinds AHS crushed non-region foe South Leake 47-12 lastweek.

Asked about Hinds AHS, Rogers said, “They have real good size.They have real good speed. They play good football. They don’t havemany kids (23). What they’ve got is good football players. They areNo. 2 for a reason. They like to overpower you on offense. Ondefense, they like to bring it.”

Rogers said he expects his team to play well.

“I want the kids to go out with a hard fought ball game,” addedRogers. “We’ve shown a lot of improvement. We have just sevenseniors.

” They have helped set the base for what we want to do. I amproud of all our seniors. They are good kids.”

In the loss to St. Andrew’s, quarterback Cody Brister completed8 of 10 passes for 87 yards and a 10-yard touchdown pass to TrentHerrington. Herrington had 3 catches for 58 yards.

On defense, Travis Leggett and Josh Nations lead with 13 tacklesapiece. Nations also had 2 tackles for losses.

Working on the Enterprise offensive line are Jarrett Todd andMichael Prather at end; Tyson ‘Chico’ Rials, Travis Leggett andJustin Bateman at tackle; Jake Walker, Taylor Allen and KevinBrizzard at guard and Jake Walker and Grant Burke at center.

Last season, Hinds AHS whipped Enterprise 41-22.