Resurrection shuts out Bogue Chitto

Published 10:30 pm Saturday, October 24, 2015

PASCAGOULA – Class 1A top-ranked Resurrection threw its fourth consecutive shutout as the Eagles celebrated homecoming with a 55-0 win over the Bogue Chitto Bobcats in Region 4-1A action Friday night.

The game was only the second home game for Resurrection, which has spent most of the year on the road.

Not only did Resurrection hold the Bobcats (1-8) scoreless, but the Eagles’ defense ended the first two Bogue Chitto possessions with pick sixes. Michael Gatchet started the homecoming party with a 32-yard interception return on the game’s third play. Two plays later, Becht Powell took a Bobcats’ pass back 25 yards, giving Resurrection a 14-0 lead before their offense ever took the field.

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Resurrection coach Scott Sisson said he didn’t know if he had ever seen a game open with two pick sixes. “But it is nice to get ourselves a nice cushion before the offense takes the field,” he said.

Dillan Jolly paced the Resurrection offense with 210 yards on just five carries. He scored three touchdowns – on runs of 56, 70 and 64 yards to bring his season scoring total to 11 touchdowns. Justice Sharp also made good use of his carries, running for 38 yards on six carries and scoring on runs of 2 and 4 yards. Patrick Watts entered as the Eagles leading ground gainer and had a solid night with 69 yards and a 2-yard scoring run on nine carries.

Renzell Johnson added two sacks to his 10 sacks coming into the game and led the Eagles with six stops. Caeleb Newbill also added a sack for the Eagles. Steven Demetropoulos added six stops and Jerry Johnson five stops in a game shortened by running the clock throughout the second half.

Bogue Chitto was limited to 56 yards of offense and five first downs. The Bobcats threatened only once, on their last drive of the game, when Connor Douglas connected with Trey Nettles on a 15-yard pass play to the Eagles 40 and with Dee Dillon for four more yards to the Resurrection 36. The drive, though, would end on a fourth-down incompletion at the 36-yard line.

Dillon had three catches for 21 yards to lead the Bobcats’ offense.

The Bobcats (1-8, 1-4) will be in action Friday as they travel to Hattiesburg to take on the Sacred Heart Crusaders. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.

Story by Sun Herald Newspaper