J. J. McClain traveled to Camden last Friday night and won a Region 4-3A contest in overtime, defeating the Velma Jackson Hawks, 22-20.
The Mustangs are now 6-2 overall and 1-1 in region play.
The Hawks drew first blood on the night and led 6-0 after the first quarter.
The Mustangs were able to counter and tied the score at six all, but the Hawks were able to find pay dirt right before the half, conversion good, to take a 14-6 lead into the intermission.
Neither team scored in the third quarter, but McClain was able to tie it at 14-14 late in the fourth quarter to force overtime.
Both teams scored touchdowns in the overtime period, but only McClain would be successful on the conversion attempt, winning 22-20.
Offensively, the Mustangs were led by quarterback Rotavious Thurmond who completed seven of 13 pass attempts for 146 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 145 yards on 11 carries.
Timothy Stewart led all defenders by tallying 26 total tackles with five tackles for a loss. Alvin Wilson had 14 tackles and Tyron Lemon had 13 stops.
Anthony Anderson, Gentry Greer and Brandon Pernell had 11 tackles each as well for the Mustangs.
The Mustangs travel to Cleveland Friday night for a 7 p.m. contest to take on East Side. East Side is 8-0 overall and 2-0 in Region 4-3A play.
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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