Roundup: Bobcats knock off Franklin County on the road
Published 1:00 pm Saturday, October 30, 2021
Bogue Chitto 32,
Franklin County 14
The Bogue Chitto Bobcats (8-2) are on to the post season after a big win over 3A Franklin County Thursday in Meadville.
Junior quarterback Colton Frith went 8-of-17 through the air for 138 yards and two scores for the Bobcats. Easton Sartin caught a touchdown pass and ran for one and senior lineman Eli Cupit got to live a big man’s dream of rushing for a score.
Senior kicker Carson Price hit a 34-yard field goal for Bogue Chitto as the boys from Lincoln County led 16-8 at halftime.
Coach Gareth Sartin’s squad begin the MHSAA 2A playoffs Friday when they host the Pelahatchie Chiefs (5-5) on Troy Smith Field.
The Cobras are headed to Tylertown after Wesson (4-6) locked up the No.4 seed in Region 6-3A with a win over McLaurin (2-8) Friday at home.
Wesson and coach Jeremy Loy hosted the Tylertown Chiefs (10-0) in the season opener for both teams, a thriller won by THS 46-30 behind a furious fourth-quarter rally. Friday they’ll travel to Walthall County to face the unbeaten Chiefs in a MHSAA 3A playoff opener.
Resurrection Catholic 48,
The scoreboard on Harry Cole Field was lit up in the opening quarter Friday as Resurrection Catholic jumped out to a 34-12 lead in the first quarter.
The Eagles (6-3) from Pascagoula cruised to the win thereafter in a Region 4-1A game. The Yellow Jackets (4-6) and coach Trey Woodard close out the 2021 season by playing at Mount Olive (5-4) Thursday in Covington County.
East Marion 48,
West Lincoln 0
The East Marion Eagles (3-7) soared to a win Thursday at home over the visiting West Lincoln Bears (0-10). West Lincoln all-time rushing leader Enrico Price finished his final high school game with 77 yards on 13 carries. Price ran for 944 yards on the year for coach Brad Bland and has rushed for over 4,600 yards in his West Lincoln career.
The Eagles finished as the third-place team in Region 7-2A and will next travel to face Velma Jackson (7-2) on the road in a first-round playoff game.
Lawrence County 14
The Columbia High Wildcats (9-1) flexed their muscle Thursday in the Region 7-4A finale against Lawrence County (6-4).
It was the first road loss of the season for coach Jesse Anderson’s LC team. The Cougars are back on the road Friday for the opening round of the 4A playoffs, but the trip won’t be a long one.
Lawrence County will head to Pike County to take on the McComb Tigers (4-3) in a first-round game. The Cougars and Tigers are longtime rivals that were members of the same region for the previous two seasons and have split their last two meetings.
MHS took second place in Region 6-4A with a blowout 48-13 win over Raymond Thursday.