BC, Enterprise in homecoming; Hornets home; Bears on road
The Bogue Chitto Bobcats have been conducting their homecomingfestivities this week as they prepare to host the Salem WildcatsFriday for a Region 4-1A contest on Troy Smith Field.
In other games involving county teams, Brookhaven visits McComb,Loyd Star hosts Hind AHS, Enterprise entertains Madison St. Josephfor homecoming, and West Lincoln invades Vicksburg St.Aloysius.
Bogue Chitto (5-4, 3-2) is coming off a tough 47-21 Region 4-1Aroad loss at the hands of Natchez Cathedral. Coached by GarethSartin, the Bobcats are looking for some homecoming spirit to helpmotivate them in preparing for the Salem Wildcats.
Sartin stated that crucial turnovers hurt his Bobcats in the gameagainst Cathedral.
Salem (3-5, 1-4) had an open date last week.
“Salem is much more improved than they were last year,” saidSartin. “They like to play more of a old-fashion, smash-mouth typeof football. Our defense has got stop (Wildcats) from sustaininglong drives and grinding down the clock. Offensively, we need toget things rolling a little more consistently.
In the loss to Cathedral, quarterback Brock Roberts led theBobcats’ offensive attack as he completed 7 of 17 passes for 169yards with two touchdowns and one interception. Germie Martin wasthe top receiver as he caught 5 passes for 114 yards and twotouchdowns.
Defensively, Kevin Brothern led Bogue Chitto with 16 tackles. TylerSaucier provided 12 stops. James Blackwell contributed 9 tacklesand a sack.
Enterprise (3-6, 1-3) suffered a tough 41-7 Region 6-2A loss toLoyd Star in their rivalry Sting Bowl. Madison St. Joe (6-4, 2-2)fell to Wesson 35-15 last week.
The Jackets, coached by Josh Garrett, are pumped-up for theirhomecoming festivities as they prepared to host the Bruins.
“This is a do-or-die game for us,” said Garrett. “We are pumpedbecause we still have a chance to get in the playoffs. Our guyshave prepared themselves for this challenge and they are lookingforward to a hard-fought game.
“St. Joe has a very good team,” continued Garrett. “They are verywell coached and a lot is on the line for them as well, becausethey are fighting for a playoff spot.”
In the loss to Loyd Star, Garrett Greer led the Jackets offensivelywith 17 rushes for 52 yards. Brad Prather contributed eight rushesfor 39-yards. Chance Owens added 3 carries for 31-yards. Cody Whitecompleted one out of five passes for 28 yards. Thomas Allen was thelone receiver with one catch for 28 yards.
Defensively, Sam Furr led Enterprise with 9 tackles. TrentSandifer, Jedd Moak and Prather provided 8 tackles apiece. LoganKillingsworth and Moak recovered a fumble.
Loyd Star (3-6, 2-2) is energized after collecting a 41-7homecoming victory over Enterprise last week. The Hornets, coachedby Randal Huffman, are still battling for the last playoff spot inRegion 6-2A. Loyd Star will have Senior Night as they gear up to dobattle with the Hinds AHS Bulldogs for the last home game of theseason.
Hind AHS (1-8, 0-4) was crushed 42-12 by the Puckett Wolves lastweek.
“Hinds AHS has got some very good athletes,” said Huffman. “We needto play solid defense to stop them. As for the offense, we need toplay to our potential and cut down the mistakes. We are definitelyin the playoffs but we are still battling for a betterseeding.”
In the win over Enterprise, senior running back Marquis Hayesrushed 11 times for 123 yards and caught two passes for 55 yards,scoring two touchdowns as Loyd Star captured the Sting Bowl. KoreyAllen completed 5 of 6 passes for 114 yards. Marquis Simscontributed 8 rushes for 64 yards and caught 2 passes for 27yards.
Defensively, Josh Butler led the Hornets with 10 tackles. CodyTeekel and Cody Funk provided 8 stops apiece. Hayes and Corey Funkintercepted a pass.
West Lincoln (0-9, 0-5) was hammered by Sebastopol with 41-14 lossin Region 4-1A last week. The Bears, coached by Chris Calcote, willtravel to Vicksburg to face the St. Aloysius Flashes for a Region4-1A matchup.
St. Aloysius (3-6, 1-4) was shut out 46-0 by Mt. Olive lastweek.
“St. Al is down a little bit from years past, but plays hard,” saidCalcote. “They are a young team, but they are well coached. This isa good opportunity for us to win one if we don’t make any mistakesand take care of the ball.”
In the loss to Sebastopol, Deon Moore led West Lincoln’s offensewith 168 yards on 13 carries and scored two touchdowns on runs of51 and 61 yards.
Defensively, Jeremy Laird led the Bears with 11 tackles. JonathanSmith provided 7 stops. Tyler Malone contributed 6 tackles.