Wave face improved Bogue Chitto squad

Published 12:00 am Friday, November 5, 1999

There’s no district championship at stake, but Cathedral High head football coach Ken Beesley expects his team to be highly motivated when Bogue Chitto arrives for tonight’s 7:30 p.m. contest.

&uot;I hope the kids realize, even with all of the ups and downs we have had this season, that we can still have a successful year,&uot; Beesley sid. &uot;We can end up with a winning season.&uot;

Cathedral is 4-4 overall, finishing 2-3 after moving up in Division 6-2A.

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The Green Wave were playoff-bound almost every year while competing in District 7-1A.

This year Bogue Chitto (7-3) is 3-1 in the district, trailing Salem, which is unbeaten in district.

&uot;Bogue Chitto is doing real well this year,&uot; Beesley said. &uot;This is the best team they’ve had in the last 10 or 12 years. We saw it coming last year with all of the freshmen they had starting for them. They got better each game. They have a real big line and have several guys on the line of scrimmage who are tall and big. We had a hard time with them early in the game last year and had to open it up and take advantage of our quickness. If we had not have moved up in classification, this would probably be for the district championship.&uot;

Playing their final game in a Cathedral uniform are seniors Stephen Edwards at quarterback, linemen Luke Janette, Bill Reasor, Richie Stevens, Josh Torrey, Paul Barnett and Michael Byrne, backs Lanoxne Scott, Patrick Beasley and Zach Robinson. Senior Casey Rodgers was lost for the year in the first game of the season.

&uot;There’s no reason our seniors shouldn’t come out and play well,&uot; Beesley said. This is their last game, last time to play on D’Evereux Field and before the home fans so they should be fired-up. We just have to go out and do it.&uot;