CHA, Huntington and WCCA get football season under way with jamboree

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 24, 2001

The Chamberlain-Hunt Wildcats posted shutout wins over the Huntington Hounds and the Wilkinson County Christian Academy Rams at the WCCA Football Jamboree Thursday night at the Rams football field.

Each of the three games in the varsity jamboree consisted of one 12-minute quarter.

In the first game of the night, CHA posted a 6-0 win over MPSA District 5-1A rival Huntington.

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Wildcats senior quarterback Daniel McFatter hooked up with sophomore Demarcus Polk for a 19-yard touchdown pass with 11.4 seconds left for the winning score.

McFatter kept the drive alive with a 28-yard pass to Polk on third and 17 from the Wildcat 25-yard line.

In the second game, McFatter threw touchdown passes of eight yards to Cass Dodgen and over 30 yards to Steven Slater in the Wildcats’ 14-0 win over the host Rams.

During Chamberlain-Hunt’s second touchdown drive, Wildcat junior defensive end/center Daniel Boisselle took a hard hit with 2:03 left after the whistle blew and stayed on the ground for several minutes.

An ambulance took Boisselle to Natchez Community Hospital for observation.

&uot;He was able to move all his fingers,&uot; said CHA head coach Fred Harvey. &uot;I don’t know how bad he’s hurt. I hope he just had the wind knocked out of him.&uot;

Harvey said he was pleased with the play of his defense and that the offense &uot;is beginning to come around.&uot;

In the final game of the night, WCCA defeated Huntington 13-0.

In the Rams’ first touchdown drive, Adam Ryan ran 28 yards to the Hounds 16-yard line. A few plays later, Dustin Dore’ went up the middle for a seven-yard touchdown run.

The Rams scored their second touchdown on a five-yard run by Adam Oliveaux.

Huntington head coach Gerald Reeves was not pleased with the play of his team its two games.

&uot;We stunk it up,&uot; said Reeves. &uot;Chamberlain-Hunt came out with a lot of intensity. They moved to the ball real quick. WCCA looked like the Green Bay Packers.&uot;

WCCA head coach Warren Whitaker said his team needs to get better before the season begins.

&uot;The first game we played horrible. We made mistakes. We had a heart-to-heart talk between games,&uot; he said. &uot;The second game, I was really pleased with our second offense.

&uot;It was a good experience for some of the younger players. I think we’ll be OK.&uot;