Cobras bite Bobcats, 49-12 at Bogue Chitto
It was a nice night for football Friday night after some early evening showers. A large crowd at Troy Smith Field saw the Wesson Cobras pull away for a 49-12 win over the Bogue Chitto Bobcats.
The Cobras defense set them up for scores early in the game. Bogue Chitto turned the ball over their first two possessions of the game with an interception by defensive back Colton Newman and a fumble recovery by linebacker Scott Hutt.
The fumble recovery set up a 13-yard touchdown run by fullback Chamar Martin. The Cobras led 7-0 at the end of the first quarter but that quickly changed as defensive back Shemar Dickerson intercepted a Shaw King pass to end a Bobcat drive which set up a 96-yard touchdown run by Damien Smith to put the Cobras up 14-0.
The Bobcats answered back as Shaw King connected with Malik Richardson for a 26-yard touchdown pass to get Bogue Chitto on the board.
Wesson was quick to respond as quarterback Antrelle Sims broke the first offense play for a 67-yard touchdown run to put the Cobras up 21-6.
The Bobcats put together a drive along with some Cobra penalties that ended with a 23-yard touchdown pass from King to Bryce Langley to make the score 21-12 going into the half.
The second half was new ball game all the way around, the Cobras came out firing on all cylinders and the Bobcats had no answer.
Junior Damien Smith returned the opening kickoff 75 yards for a Cobra touchdown.
The Cobra defense held the Bobcats and on their second offensive play of the half running back JaQuavian Harris scored on a 66-yard touchdown run which quickly put the Cobras up 35-12.
A few possessions later following a fumble recovery by Newman of Wesson, Sims connected with Martin for a 5-yard touchdown pass to extend the lead to 41-12.
“We played hard and really good during the first half, but our turnovers really hurt us,” said Bogue Chitto coach Gareth Sartin. “I thought we moved the ball well in the first half against their defense. The kickoff return to begin the second half really took the wind out of our sail. We just got to continue to play and work on getting better each game.”
Wesson head coach Jeremy Loy was happy with how his team finished the game.
“Bogue Chitto played hard in the first half and made us pay for our missed assignments and penalties,” said Loy. “After halftime we responded and played really well all the way around in the second half.”
Story by Rusty Newman