High score likely for Bobcats, Trojans

Published 9:40 pm Thursday, October 11, 2018

Expect a high-scoring affair Friday night when the Bogue Chitto Bobcats host the Amite County Trojans on Troy Smith Field.

The Bobcats (3-5) are looking for their first Region 7-2A win after dropping their conference opener to Loyd Star and losing a non-conference game 54-26 at Pisgah last week.

Amite County (1-7) beat West Lincoln in Liberty for their region opener before losing a track meet last week to Loyd Star 50-46.

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For Bogue Chitto to beat the Trojans, they’ll have to slow down Amite County quarterback Derick Cosby. Cosby passed for 221 yards against West Lincoln while also rushing for 43 on the ground.

Against Loyd Star, the Cosby show was an even bigger hit, as he passed for five touchdowns and 374 yards.

Stopping that potent Trojan passing attack will be the key for coach Gareth Sartin and his Bobcat defense.

“When the play breaks down and their quarterback starts to scramble, we’ve got to stay in coverage and not lose their receivers,” said Sartin.

Amite County beat the Bobcats 44-22 last season in Liberty.

Kickoff between the Trojans and Bobcats is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Story by Cliff Furr