Opp thumped Lamar County 70-36, Bonam scores 8 TDs

Published 12:11 am Saturday, November 8, 2014


Opp’s Bobcats trampled over the Lamar County Bulldogs last night 70-36 at home in Channel-Lee Stadium.

Raheem Bonam scored on an 83-yardd run the first play to open the game for the Bobcats with 11:38 in the first quarter.  This was one of many for Bonam. Opp faked the kick and give the ball to Ty White for a successful two-point-conversion, giving Opp an 8-0 lead.

Lamar County then took the kickoff but couldn’t seem to find their rhythm early on. The Bulldogs turned the ball over on downs their first drive.

Reggie Thompson took the ball on the Bobcats 23 yard line. He ran for 27 yards for a first down followed by another for 15 yards. Bonam then carried it the remaining yards for a second Bobcat touchdown. The two point conversion to White again good and Opp led the game 16-0 with 3:50 left in the first quarter.

Lamar County responded with a 36-yard run by senior Alex Wheeler followed by a 26-yard pass to Jeremy Denton for a touchdown. The two-point-conversion was no good and the Bulldogs trailed 16-6 with 1:33 left in the first quarter.

At the start of the second quarter, Bonam scored again, this time from 52 yards. The Bobcats led 22-6 after the two point failed, 11:45 left in the first half.

Opp got the ball back and Bonam scored yet another touchdown from 52 yards back. A pass to Cale Peirce for the two-point-conversion secured the lead 30-6 with 6:34 left in the half.

The Bulldogs finally started moving the chains late in the first half. They drove the down field, and entered the red zone, then fumbled, giving the ball back to the Opp.

Thompson took the ball around the right end breaking tackles and stiff armed one opponent for a 23-yard carry. He then completed a pass to Peirce for 40 yards down to the 6-yard line. Bonam then finished off the drive for another touchdown followed by a two-point-conversion to White. The Bobcats lead 38-6 at the end of the first half.

The start of the second half was back and forth. Opp come out and scored on a pass from Thompson to Bonam for 31 yards with 9:40 left in the third. Opp led 44-6

Lamar County then answered that with one of their own. Dyshun Williams took it from 13 yards back to score, and then caught a pass in the endzone for the two-point-conversion. The Bulldogs trailed 44-14 with 6:29 to go in the third quarter.

Bonam received the kickoff and returned it for an 89-yard touchdown with 6:14 in the third quarter Bobcats led 50-14 after the failed two-point-conversion.

Lamar County’s Alex Wheeler scored another touchdown with 4:20 left in the third, and the Bulldogs trailed 50-20.

The next drive Thompson threw a pass to Hennis Washington, who carried it 80 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter with 3:49 left on the clock.  Bobcats led 56-20.

The Bulldogs scored one last touchdown, by Bryce Myles, to end the third quarter followed by a second from Cullin Carter to start the fourth quarter. They now trailed 56-36 with 7:58 left in the game.

The very next drive Bonam scored his final touchdown of the night totaling an impressive eight touchdowns of the night and 351 rushing yards as well as 31 receiving yards. Opp head coach Brent Hill said, “Raheem had a special night.”

The Bobcats now led 63-36 with 6:53 left in the game.

Lamar County fumbled on their next drive, and Opp was forced to punt. The punt returner for the Bulldogs, however, bobbled the ball and Opp recovered.

Lindsey then carried the ball for 14 yards to score the final touchdown of the night. Opp won, 70-36.