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Aggies win in nail-biting fashion
by Anson Keith
Oct 11, 2013 | 92 views | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend | print
KOSSUTH -- Junior Matthew Stewart picked off a pass in the end zone and brought it back 61 yards to preserve a three-point Aggie lead in the fourth quarter Friday night as the Aggies held off Belmont 16-13.

The Aggies moved to 2-5 on the year and 1-1 in Division 1-3A.

The Aggies were dressed in their camouflage uniforms as they paid tribute to all branches of the armed forces protecting our freedoms each and everyday, past or present. They head to Bear Country next week to take on Alcorn Central, which sits at 2-6 overall and 0-2 in division.

Weston Bobo got the scoring started for the Aggies at the 5:31 mark of the first quarter as he punched it in from the two yard line to put the Aggies up 6-0 after a failed fake on the extra point. The 6-foot-1 junior carried his team on his legs most of the night as he racked up 80 yards on the ground and scored both of the touchdowns for Kossuth.

After trading the ball back and forth and a host of penalties by both sides, the Belmont Cardinals held the lead most of the third quarter as they went up 7-6 on an 11-yard run from sophomore, Jacob Lynch at the 9:20 mark of the third. After a lost fumble by Kossuth's Logan Morton, the visiting Cardinals were definitely in control as they took over at the Kossuth 34.

On the very next play, Belmont quarterback, Luke Alexander lofted a pass to a wide open Lorenzo Braxton in the end zone to put the Cardinals up 13-6 with 7:40 left in the third as the point after was blocked by Aggie defensive lineman, Zaen Harbin.

Roughly three minutes later at the 4:36 mark of the third, Bobo punched it in again from the 1-yard line knotting the score at 13 after a successful extra point from Aggie kicker, Jacob Meeks.

Meeks scored the last points of the game as he booted a 43-yard field goal through the uprights to put the home team up 16-13 at the beginning of the fourth. This is the fourth game of the season for the Aggies that has been decided by six points or less.

The Aggies look to get their first win on the road next week as they sit at 0-3 on the year when they venture from Larry B. Mitchell Stadium. Kossuth is currently in a four-way tie for second place in Division 1-3A as North Pontotoc sits atop the rankings at 2-0.
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