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November 6, 2013

Bobcats look to seal berth in Bayou Bowl vs. BC

ORANGEFIELD — The Orangefield Bobcats have had a decade-long drought as far as the playoffs have been concerned.

Well, on Friday night they can seal their first postseason bid for sure since 2003 if they can defeat Orange County rival Bridge City in the Bayou Bowl in District 21-3A action in the friendly confines of McLain Stadium.

The Bobcats (5-4, 2-3) helped themselves out in a big way by toppling Buna 35-20 last week.

Orangefield’s chances of getting in the postseason is still possibly good with a loss to the Cardinals (2-7, 1-4) but the Redbirds would love to make the short road trip to rain on the Bobcats’ parade. A lot boils down to whether or not Hardin-Jefferson (5-4, 2-3) defeats Hamshire-Fannett (3-5, 1-4). If H-J wins and Orangefield loses to Bridge City, than five teams would be tied for third all at 2-4.

IF Orangefield and H-J both win, than those two teams will advance to the postseason.

IF H-j wins and the Bobcats lose, the Bobcats would be in if they lose to BC by less than 15 points.

The Bobcats squeezed Buna last week with their power running attack.

Tailback Carl Wiley ran all over the Cougars for 298 yards on 26 carries while quarterback Carmichael Wiley had 103 yards on 13 carries as the Bobcats piled up nearly 500 yards rushing.

The Bobcats are churning out 344 yards a game.

Carl Wiley is by far 21-3A’s leading rusher for the season. He has bruised and sprinted his way to 1,352 yards and six touchdowns on 199 carries.

Carmichael Wiley has darted for 634 yards and six TDs on 117 carries and has passed for 231 yards and two scores.

The Bobcats will face a Cardinal defense that has allowed a district-high 408.6 yards a game.

The Cardinals allowed 405 yards in a 40-16 loss at the hands of West Orange-Stark last week.

Quarterback Chase Shugart will power the Bridge City offense, which is averaging 255.8 yards a game.

Shugart has completed 81-of-192 passes for 1,167 yards and has eight TDs and 14 interceptions.

Cardinal wideout Malcolm Busby has hauled in 24 receptions for 400 yards and three TDs. Blaine Slaughter (16-197-1) and Cade Moseley (13-145-2) are also solid at receiver.

Jonah Lemoine leads the Cardinal ground attack with 430 yards and five TDs on 108 carries.

Bridge City will face a Bobcat defense that has allowed 291.7 yards a game. Orangefield limited Buna to 276 yards last week.

Last year the Cardinals and Bobcats battled for the third-place playoff spot in the regular season finale and Bridge City came away with a 24-13 victory as the Cardinals nailed down their fourth straight playoff berth. Bridge City outgained the Bobcats 377-262 in that one.


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    Using a monstrous six-run first inning, the West Orange-Stark Mustangs handed District 21-3A champion Bridge City their first loss in 21-3A play with a 6-3 victory at Anderson Field Tuesday night.

    April 22, 2014

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    Softball playoff teams will be busy at the end of the week including the Orangefield Lady Bobcats, the Bridge City Lady Cardinals and the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Lady Bears.

    April 22, 2014

  • Ragsdale to take softball talents to LU

    Lamar University softball coach Holly Bruder announced that three student-athletes signed National Letters of Intent this week to play for Lamar starting in the 2014-15 season.

    April 22, 2014

  • Cardinals roll past Hawks for 20th victory

    The district champion Bridge City Cardinals pelted the Hardin-Jefferson Hawks 9-3 to continue their dominance of District 21-3A Friday night at Cardinal Field.

    April 18, 2014

  • Mustangs nip Cougars 2-0 to net 20th win

    West Orange-Stark’s magical 2014 campaign continues to reach nice milestones as Coach Shea Landry’s “crew” picked up win No. 20 by downing the Buna Cougars 2-0 Friday night.

    April 18, 2014

  • Lady Cards take second by downing H-J

    Getting a definite different kind of “grand slam” home run from senior Kelsey Fults, the Bridge City Lady Cardinals sealed the second-place playoff spot out of District 21-3A by toppling the Hardin-Jefferson Lady Hawks 6-1 at Lady Cardinal Field Friday evening.

    April 18, 2014

  • Bears blank Raiders to give Griff his 500th win

    A young Little CYpress-Mauriceville team gave long-time head coach Steve Griffith his 500th career coaching victory Thursday night as the Bears defeated the Lumberton Raiders 4-0 in District 20-4A action at Don Gibbens Field.

    April 18, 2014

  • Several Bear tracksters punch regional tickets

    Several Little Cypress-Mauriceville tracksters will move on to the Class 4A Region III Track & Field Championships after having success at the Area Meet featuring District 20-4A and District 19-4A Teams.

    April 17, 2014

  • Cox golfer LC-M golfer Cox heading to state

    Little Cypress-Mauriceville’s Lauren Cox will take her golf talents to the Class 4A State Golf Tournament by placing fourth overall at the Class 4A Region III Golf Championships that were held at River Ridge Golf Club Wednesday.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Locals rack up at 3A Area Meet

    Orange County 3A schools shined Wednesday and punched their tickets to the Class 3A Region III Track & Field Championships by placing well at the Area Meet in Splendora.

    April 17, 2014

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