Enterprise romped by McLaurin 40-6

Published 11:01 pm Friday, September 15, 2017

When the Enterprise Yellow Jackets faced the McLaurin Tigers Friday night on the Tigers’ home turf, they were hoping for a closer game than a one-score finish against the 40 put up by McLaurin.

McLaurin came out powerfully in the first with 14 unanswered points and succeeded in a virtual repeat of the first to enter the half 28-0.

Yellow Jackets sophomore tight end John Burns taken to the hospital by ambulance after passing out at halftime.

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Just a few minutes into the third, the Tigers struck again for another touchdown, but the Yellow Jackets were successful in blocking the point after attempt kick. Another touchdown and another failed point after attempt put the Jackets down 40-0.

A field goal attempt from the Tigers later in the quarter also fell short.

The fourth quarter passed almost scoreless, until Yellow Jackets senior fullback Danny Thomas was able to carry the ball into the end zone as the clock rolled to 0:01. The two-point conversion was no good, and Enterprise ended the game with one score on the board, falling 6 to 40.

Enterprise’s top tackler for the night was outside linebacker Jordan Stephens with 11 tackles. Rushing leader was also Stephens with 91 yards. Thomas was second with 73 yards.

With several injured players, head coach Brooks Burns faces a long week of recovery and preparation for next week’s road game.

Enterprise, now 1-4, will travel this time to face the 2-3 Mize Bulldogs. Mize is coming off a 20-7 win over Saint Andrew’s Episcopal in Ridgeland and plays Wesson and Enterprise the following two weeks.