Blake Bogenschutz + Tee Goree Connect Three Times in No. 7 Carthage’s 49-6 Rout of Diboll
CARTHAGE -- Class 3A's seventh-ranked Carthage Bulldogs celebrated senior night with a seven-touchdown first half.
Senior quarterback Blake Bogenschutz threw five first-half touchdowns, including three to classmate Terian "Tee" Goree, to fuel a 49-6 blowout of Diboll on Friday night at Bulldog Stadium.
Carthage, which has its bye next week, won its sixth district championship in seven years under head coach Scott Surratt and enters the postseason 9-1 overall. Carthage, which has won five consecutive games, outscored its four district opponents 200-41.
Bogenschutz completed 14 of 27 passes for 264 yards and the five scores, which included touchdown strikes of six yards to senior O'Keeron Rutherford and one yard to senior Keldrean "Poodie" Strong. Goree's touchdowns covered 80 yards (first play from scrimmage), 20, and 19, which gave the Dawgs a 49-0 lead with 38 seconds left in the first half.
Goree, who also recorded his third interception of the season from his safety position, caught four passes for 122 yards. His 22 touchdown receptions this year are a single-season school record. Bogenschutz' 40 touchdown throws are one shy of the single-season school record.
Senior tailback Tevin Pipkin, who eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark last week for the third consecutive season, ran eight times for 91 yards and a touchdown. Rutherford caught four passes for 43 yards. His touchdown grab was his eighth of the season, which matches his total from 2012. Strong caught three passes for 50 yards, while sophomore Marquise Guinn snagged three passes for 29 yards.
The Carthage offense put on a show for North Texas running backs coach Tommy Perry, who attended the game. North Texas has already offered Goree and Rutherford.
Carthage's defense held Diboll (0-9, 0-3) to six first-half total yards and 82 for the game. Senior linebacker D'vodney Brooks scored his second touchdown of the season when he jumped on a fumble in the end zone in the middle of the second quarter.
Deverick Thompson led Diboll with 43 yards on 21 carries.
Despite its winless record, Diboll still has a shot at clinching a playoff berth when the Lumberjacks host Huntington (1-8, 0-3), which has lost eight consecutive games.
-- Stats courtesy the Panola Watchman