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Bobcats blast St. Al

BOGUE CHITTO – Colton McClendon’s two touchdown runs highlighteda scoring stampede Friday night on Troy Smith Field. McClendon raneight yards for the game’s first touchdown and tacked on a 12-yardblast in the third quarter, sparking the Bogue Chitto Bobcats to a53-6 blowout victory against the St. Aloysius Flashes ofVicksburg.

“We have big people up front clearing the holes for us,” saidMcClendon. “Our offensive line works hard all week.”

The Bobcats (3-2, 1-0) celebrated their first Region 4-1A triumphat the expense of St. Al. They sparkled on offense and defense.Shane Lewis recovered a fumble in the end zone and it was 14-0after Garrett Wallace made his second of six PAT kicks.

St. Al (2-3, 0-1) appeared ready to make a game of it as theFlashes went 43 yards in four plays, scoring on a 1-yard plunge byfullback Mac Jones who fumbled into the end zone.

BC turned from tabby cat to fierce Bobcat the rest of the game,reeling off 39 unanswered points. Wallace’s 27-yard field goal wasfollowed by James Blackwell’s 9-yard TD jaunt, putting the hosts up24-6 at halftime.

McClendon’s 12-yard scamper out of the Double Wing formation wasfollowed by Brandon Wells picking off St. Al quarterback FordBiedenharn and returning the interception 60 yards topaydirt.

Speedy Chris Hall followed with an 86-yard catch and run aftertucking in a pass from Roberts. It was 45-6 with 1:54 left in thethird quarter.

Sophomore Jimmy McNulty showed his blazing speed as the clockclicked off the game’s final seconds, racing 63 yards to paydirt.Deonta Dillon ran the extra point.

“Bogue Chitto got after us and whipped our butts,” said St. Alcoach B.J. Smithhart. “They’re a good team and they have a lot ofspeed.”

Smithhart’s team could muster just 145 yards total offense, gaining118 yards on the the ground.

“This was a big win for us in our region,” said BC boss GarethSartin. “Brandon Wells had a big run and Brock Roberts made somebig throws. We have to work on special teams.

“Our defense did an outstanding job,” Sartin noted. “We got twoscores from our defense.”

Sartin’s Bobcats got a 55-yard run from Wells off a reverse,setting up McClendon’s first TD.

Defensively, the Bobcats were directed by Tevin Tobias with 10tackles, including a sack. Kevin Brothern followed with eighttackles and a caused fumble.

The Bobcats continue region play, visiting winless West LincolnFriday night. St. Al has a homecoming date as Dexter invadesVicksburg.