Sting Bowl at Loyd Star; Bobcats visit Cathedral
Friday night’s Sting Bowl at William E. “Sambo” Smith Field ismore than a game between Lincoln County rivals. It’s a key Region6-2A contest for the host Loyd Star Hornets and the EnterpriseFighting Yellow Jackets. The homecoming game begins at 7 p.m.
In other games involving county teams, Brookhaven entertains StoneCounty, Bogue Chitto travels to Natchez Cathedral, and Sebastopolvisits West Lincoln.
Loyd Star (2-6, 1-2), coached by Randal Huffman, was shut out bythe Puckett Wolves 48-0 last Friday.
Huffman hopes his Hornets can bounce back after the loss toPuckett.
“Enterprise has a very good team,” said Huffman. “They have somekids that can run and throw the ball very well. We will have to doour best and come out to play. It will come down to who will wantit the most.”
In the loss to Puckett, the Hornets struggled moving the ballagainst the strong Wolfpack defense. Marquis Sims led the Hornetswith 11 carries for 38 yards. Marquis Hayes had 11 carries for 23yards. Quarterback Korey Allen had eight rushes for 16 yards.
Allen was 3 for 10 on the night passing with no touchdowns and twointerceptions. Allen had 28 passing yards. Cori Crowe had one catchfor 17 yards.
Defensively, linebacker Josh Butler led Loyd Star with nine tacklesand a fumble recovery. Travis Sorrels had six tackles. Sims hadfive tackles.
Enterprise (3-5, 1-2), coached by Josh Garrett, was hammered byWesson 46-0 last Friday.
Garrett watched game film on Loyd Star and had these comments aboutthe Hornets.
“This is a big game for both teams,” said Garrett. “Both of us arebattling for the final playoff spot.” The top four region teamsadvance to the state playoffs
“Loyd Star has some very good running backs,” added Garrett. “CoachHuffman does a great job with their defense. Our kids have workedhard all week preparing for the Hornets. We are looking forward tohave a better game this week than we did last week.”
In the loss to Wesson, Garrett Greer led the Fighting Jacketsoffense with 10 rushes for 26 yards.
Defensively, Taylor Rutland led Enterprise with 7 tackles. JeddMoak provided 6 tackles, and Tony Blair contributed 5tackles.
Bogue Chitto (5-3, 3-1) is looking to bounce back from lastFriday’s tough 14-0 loss at Mt. Olive. The Bobcats, coached byGareth Sartin, will be on the road to face the Natchez CathedralGreen Wave on D’Evereaux Field for a tough Region 4-1Amatchup.
Last week, Cathedral (7-1, 4-0) edged the St. Aloysius Flashes13-8.
“Cathedral is a very good team,” said Sartin. “They can run andthrow the ball really well, making them hard to defendoffensively.
“Natchez is a tough place to play,” continued Sartin. “It will be avery tough road test for us, but it is a very important districtgame which we need to win if we want to host a playoff game.”
In the loss to Mt. Olive, Colton McClendon led the offense of BogueChitto with 9 rushes for 55-yards. Quarterback Brock Robertscompleted 2 of 15 passes for 33 yards. Brandon Wells was the topreceiver with 1 catch for 22-yards.
Defensively, Kevin Brothern led the Bobcats with 12 tackles. TevinTobias and Jermaine Blackwell provided 8 stops apiece.
West Lincoln (0-8, 0-4) is coming off a 38-12 Region 4-1A beatingat the hands of Salem. The Bears, coached by Chris Calcote, willentertain the Sebastopol Bobcats for a tough Region 4-1Acontest.
Sebastopol (4-4, 2-2) nipped the Dexter Bulldogs 18-16 lastFriday.
“Sebastopol has a solid football team,” said Calcote. “They have avery good running back. They also do a lot of things good bothoffensively and defensively.
“Overall, we had a very good week in practice,” continued Calcote.”Our kids are excited about playing them.”
In the loss to Salem, Deon Moore led West Lincoln’s offense with 18carries for 126 yards and two TDs. Jonah King completed 6 of 11passes for 102 yards. Trevion King was the leading receiver withthree catches for 59 yards. Hunter Fauver caught three passes for43 yards.
Defensively, Jonathan Smith and Jeremy Laird led the Bears withnine tackles apiece. Fauver provided five stops. Alston Bozeman andAustin Phelps contributed four tackles apiece.