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Amite County comes to Bogue Chitto for homecoming

Last season, the Bogue Chitto Bobcats jump started their season and pushed to a runner-up finish in Region 7-2A with a dominating 49-8 whipping of Amite County at home.

This season the Bobcats (2-4) are hoping to harness that type of magic again when they host the Trojans (2-4) Friday night on Troy Smith Field in the division opener for both schools. It’s also homecoming on Hwy. 51 with a presentation of the court preceding the game at 7 p.m.

Just as last season, the key for coach Gareth Sartin and his Bobcats will be slowing down Derick Cosby, the small but quick Amite County quarterback. Cosby has thrown for 879 yards this season while tossing eight scores and four picks. ShoShun Boss leads the Trojan ground game with 446 yards and four rushing scores.

BC has not had its full offensive arsenal together much this season as injuries have taken their toll. Both QBs J.T. McCaffrey and Shaw King have missed action. Running back Owen Anderson has only appeared in two games while fullback Reid Smith also missed a game and lineman Mac McKinney has also battled injuries.

Senior Zach Upkins is one of the fortunate Cats who has played in all six games. As a receiver he’s caught 18 passes for 312 yards and three scores. As a defensive back Upkins has made 26 tackles.

Amite County has played a schedule filled mostly with larger schools. They have losses to 4A North Pike, 4A South Pike and 3A Wilkinson County, and wins over 3A Franklin County and 4A Raymond.