Roberts accounts for five touchdowns in win over Enterprise

Published 7:54 pm Tuesday, August 28, 2012

BOGUE CHITTO – Be it offense or defense, Bogue Chitto quarterback Brock Roberts doesn’t mind hitting you. Roberts had an outstanding game Friday night against Lincoln County rival Enterprise. He passed for three touchdowns and ran for two more, directing the Bobcats to a 39-0 triumph.

     That performance has earned Roberts The DAILY LEADER’s Offensive Player of the Week honors.

     “Brock had a real good game for us,” said Bogue Chitto coach Gareth Sartin. “He’s a real tough, physical player who doesn’t mind sticking his nose in there to get things done. He’s a smart football player, too.”

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     Roberts, a 6-foot, 185-pound junior, put up some big numbers against Enterprise. He completed 9 of 14 passes for 172 yards and 3 touchdowns. He also rushed 6 times for 107 yards and 2 TDs, scoring on runs of 58 and 2 yards.

     On defense, Roberts worked at linebacker and was credited with 10 tackles. He enjoys playing defense.

     “You get to hit people. That’s what I like best about defense,” said Roberts.

     The Bobcats, recognized as the kings of Lincoln County football, have posted impressive shutouts over Class 2A rivals Loyd Star and Enterprise. Roberts said the Bobcats have stepped it up on defense. “Our defensive line is a lot stronger this year.”

     A 3-year starter at quarterback, Roberts said he enjoys playing for Coach Sartin. “He knows a lot about football. He always calls the right plays at the right time.”

     Roberts said BC’s offensive line is improving, too. The starters include   right guard Jermaine Blackwell, right tackle Jeremy Blackwell, center Marcus Moak, left guard Will Fauver and left tackle Austin Buffington. Dennis Rogers is the tight end.

     “I’ve got some good, big-play receivers who can catch the ball,” said Roberts. Germie Martin caught TD passes of 18 and 32 yards. Fellow speedster Brandon Wells caught a 6-yard scoring pass.

     Asked about team goals, Roberts said, “We want to win the district title and make a run at the state championship.”

     The Bobcats face their first Region 4-1A test Friday night, visiting Hartfield Academy in Brandon. University Christian and Hartfield combined last spring.

     Roberts, the 16-year-old son of Clay and Debbie Roberts, celebrates his 17th birthday Oct. 12. He has two older sisters, Morgan McKee and Haley King.

     He wears jersey No. 17 and closely follows the exploits of New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow. Roberts is an infielder on BC’s baseball team.

     In his spare time, Roberts enjoys fishing and hunting. A deer hunter, he’s looking forward to bow season, which begins Oct. 1.