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Aggies clinch playoff berth on Sr. Night
by Anson Keith
Oct 25, 2013 | 310 views | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend | print
KOSSUTH -- Blake Cain scooped up an onside kick from the 50-yard line and took it all the way to the Mooreville 2 to set up a Weston Bobo quarterback sneak into the end zone that increased Kossuth’s lead to 12 points at the 1:18 mark of the fourth quarter.

The Aggies came out on top 27-15 to clinch a playoff spot in Class 3A. The win also improved their record to 4-5 overall and 3-1 in Division 1-3A play.

Kossuth goes on the road next week to take on the Booneville Blue Devils to try and improve their ranking in Division 1-3A standings. They currently sit tied with Booneville for the second spot and the game next week will serve as a tie-breaker.

The Aggies got on the board first at the 7:39 point of the first quarter as Jacob Meeks booted a 32 yard field goal through the uprights to put them on top 3-0. After trading the ball back and forth two times with the Troopers, Meeks once again was true with his foot, this time from 24 yards pushing their lead to 6-0 with 10:44 left in the second quarter.

The Aggies then took their scoring talents to the opposite side of the ball as Evan Cooper picked off a Mooreville Trooper, John Peugh pass and waltzed into the end zone from three yards out, putting the score at 13-0 and took that 13 point lead into the locker room as the first half ended.

The Mooreville Troopers came out from the break ready to change the game. They finally got on the board at the 10:01 mark of the 3rd as Peugh scooted into the end zone from 18 yards out. As they missed the ensuing extra point, the score sat at 13-6.

After a Weston Bobo pass was intercepted by Tay Rucker, the Troopers got right back in the game as Austen Stultz booted a 26 yard field goal through the uprights getting them to within four with 5:20 remaining in the 3rd quarter.

But that would be as close as the Troopers could get. They pulled to within five at the 2:23 mark of the fourth, as Peugh connected with Robert Patton through the air, but that would not be enough to get past the home team.

Mooreville's record falls to 3-6, 1-3 on the year. The Troopers, which currently sit fifth in the league, take on the North Pontotoc Vikings next week at home.
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