All 4 Lincoln County schools are in action this Friday
For the first time this season all four Lincoln County schools will take the field for high school football Friday night.
Enterprise is making its season debut after having two games canceled due to COVID-19.
Enterprise at St. Patrick
Coach Trey Woodard and his team head to Biloxi to take on the St. Patrick Fighting Irish.
St. Patrick is 1-1 after beating Clarkdale 33-14 in their opener. SP lost 32-0 to Bay High last week.
Last season St. Patrick won 32-0 at Enterprise after leading 20-0 at halftime.
EAC will be back on the road next week as the team travels to Clarkdale before hosting its home debut on Oct. 2 against Loyd Star in the region opener for both schools.
A strength of the Yellowjackets this season will be the play of their offensive line. Woodard has five senior starters in center Chase White, left tackle Josh Richardson, left guard Eli Bayless, right tackle Michael Kees and right guard Joshua Paige.
All five will see time on the defensive line as well along with the senior duo of defensive tackles Logan Thames and Trevor Grenn.
Senior quarterback Lawson Chemin is a first-year starter and will split time with junior Matthew Burns at the position.
Kickoff between St. Patrick and Enterprise is set for 7 p.m.
Loyd Star at Ethel
The Loyd Star Hornets (1-1) are making a long trip Friday to take on the 1A Ethel Tigers.
Ethel is coached by former Loyd Star assistant coach Adam Smith who picked up his first career win last week with a 23-20 win over McAdams. Ethel lost 18-15 to Hamilton in their season opener.
The win broke a 13-game losing streak for Ethel.
Loyd Star lost 35-18 last week at Pisgah. The Hornets got 196 yards on 36 rushes as a team at Pisgah.
Senior running back Eric Birch, junior running back Versie Wilson and freshman running back James Goodwin all scored one TD apiece for coach Brian Ford.
Ford liked the way his team competed as he spoke after the game.
“For the last two years we’ve gotten pushed around when we faced Pisgah,” said Ford. “Tonight, that wasn’t the case. We made some mistakes and Pisgah got a great effort from their running back, but I loved the fight our guys showed.”
West Lincoln vs. Madison St. Joe
In a game that didn’t go final until after 11 p.m. last Friday, the West Lincoln Bears suffered their first defeat 31-24 this season at Puckett.
The Bears and coach Brad Bland look to bounce back this week as they host Madison-St. Joseph on Perry Miller Field.
Last week junior running back Enrico Price led the WL offense with 124 yards and two scores on 18 carries. Senior Chris Freeman also scored a rushing touchdown for the Bears at Puckett.
Junior Caleb Nations led the West Lincoln defense with 14 tackles. Freeman also grabbed an interception while Dylan Dickerson caused a fumble and recovered a fumble.
Puckett led 25-24 late and WL had a go-ahead drive ended as the Wolves ran back an interception for an insurance score.
St. Joseph is coached by former MSU quarterback John Bond. The Bruins beat St. Andrew’s 26-7.
West Lincoln will host St. Andrew’s next week. St. Joseph beat West Lincoln 28-7 last season.
Kickoff in Flea Hop is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Bogue Chitto vs. Puckett
Bogue Chitto (0-2) will try to knock Puckett (2-0) from the ranks of the unbeaten Friday when the teams meet on Troy Smith Field.
The Bobcats and coach Gareth Sartin lost 34-20 to a tough Lake team last week.
Cornelius Mayers rushed for 243 yards and three touchdowns to lead Lake.
Last season, Puckett outscored Bogue Chitto 47-28 in Rankin County.
Sartin and the Bobcats lost their season opener to a Resurrection team that is also unbeaten.
Kickoff at BC is set for 7 p.m.