J. J. McClain hosted the Region 4-3A foe Leland Tigers last Friday night and won big, 40-22.
The Mustangs got on the board quickly in the first quarter and held an 8-0 advantage over the Tigers going into the second.
The Mustangs scored again on a touchdown pass from Rotavious Thurmond with nine minutes left in the second quarter, PAT no good, to take a 14-0 lead over the visitors. Leland answered with six minutes left before the half when they completed a touchdown pass, PAT good, to pull within eight points of the Mustangs.
The Mustangs quickly answered when Thurmond threw for another touchdown, PAT no good, to increase their lead to 20-8.
Leland responded a little over a minute later when they were able to score on another touchdown pass, two-point conversion good, to pull within four points of the Mustang lead, 20-16.
Neither team would score again before the half and the Mustangs took the 20-16 lead into the intermission.
With less than three minutes gone from the third quarter clock, Thurmond hit on another touchdown pass, two-point PAT good, to increase their lead to 28-16.
The Tigers quickly answered the Mustang score when they completed another touchdown pass; PAT failed, to pull within six points of the Mustangs again, 28-22.
The Mustangs took the 28-22 lead into the fourth quarter.
With six minutes left on the clock, Thurmond threw another touchdown pass, PAT no good, to increase the lead to 34-22.
With just three minutes remaining, the Mustangs slammed the door shut on the Tigers when Thurmond connected on his fifth touchdown pass of the night to push the final score to 40-22 after the PAT once again failed.
The Mustangs are now 7-3 overall and 3-2 in region play. Offensively quarterback Rotavious Thurmond who was 8-12 passing for 268 yards and five touchdowns led the Mustangs. Thurmond also had 64 yards rushing on just 10 attempts.
Timothy Stewart added 52 yards rushing on seven attempts as well.
Robert Jordan led all receivers with 169 yards on four catches, all touchdowns, while Tyron Lemon recorded 48 yards on just two catches.
Defensively Alvin Wilson led the Mustangs with 13 tackles, Gentry Greer and Adrine Howard with 10 tackles each while Timothy Stewart recorded nine stops.
Stewart and Howard each recorded one sack as well.
The Mustangs will host Ruleville Friday night in what will be their last regular season game at 7 p.m.
Whippets fall to Patriots
The Kosciusko Whippets were fresh off an emotional quarterfinal series victory over Tishomingo County when the Lewisburg Patriots came to town on Thursday night.
Spring drills end for area high schools
The Ethel Tigers finished up spring football during the second week of May and coach Paul Dees said his team accomplished a lot in the days that they had to work together. The Kosciusko Whippets finished spring training with a victory over Northeast Lauderdale 16-14 last Friday night and head coach Tyler Peterson was pleased with the progression that the Whippets are making
Myer wins state, Hill finishes third
The third time is the charm for Mitchell Myer at the 4A MHSAA State Track Meet. In 2011 Mitchell finished fourth with 11-00.00 and in 2012 he finished sixth with a leap of 11-00.00. On Monday, May 13, Mitchell vaulted 12-06.00 to capture his fifth victory to stay undefeated for the year.
To the wire, Kosy defeats Braves
The Kosciusko Whippets were in good shape after Friday night’s 8-0 win over the visiting Tishomingo Braves, but a set-back in Iuka on Saturday, a 3-2 loss, put the fast dogs’ season in jeopardy.
KHS hires Greenleaf
The Kosciusko School Board met Monday night and approved the hiring of new Whippet basketball coach Eleazarus Greenleaf.
On the Porch with Dirk: How great Thou art
Here I am, the last day of turkey season and a monsoon of rain is dousing Attala County.
It is real easy to get depressed in weather like this, especially after a season like I have had.
Tigers finish season 15-13
The Ethel Tigers were fresh off a thrilling first round sweep of French Camp when they traveled to Stringer on Saturday for game one of the best-of-three series.
The Tigers would drop game one 5-3.
Game one had been pushed from Thursday to Saturday due to inclement weather, pushing game two to Monday night in Ethel, to which the Tigers fell once again, 7-2.
Kosy moves to third round
The Kosciusko Whippets had a bitter taste in their mouths from 2012’s playoff series loss to New Albany in three games.
That taste is clearly better now, and New Albany was once again the foe.
Kosy boys and girls track head to State meet
The Kosciusko boys and girls track teams participated in the North State Track meet at Pontotoc on May 4 and will be sending one boys and four girls to the Class 4A State Meet at Pearl on May 13
Martin inducted into Hall of Fame
Railford “Randy” Martin was inducted into the Holmes Community College Sports Hall of Fame on April 25.
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