KOSSUTH — In the closest game of the Kossuth/Alcorn Central series since the Aggies won 32-13 in 2009, KHS scored two fourth quarter touchdowns to break open a close game and win their regular season finale 32-12 over the Golden Bears.
The loss ends Central’s season at 2-7 while Kossuth improves to 3-6 and will travel to face Region 3-3A winner Winona next Friday in a first round MHSAA playoff contest.
The first half ended with the Aggies leading 12-0 on a pair of second quarter Zamarius Alexander TD runs of four and 61 yards, the second coming on a blast play up the middle. Both extra point attempts failed.
The Bears cut the lead in half on a 48 yard run by Seth Jones in the third quarter. But Kossuth responded with an 11-yard Alexander scoring run, his third of the contest. Braxton Ross’ PAT made it 19-6 Aggies.
Central wasn’t done.
The Golden Bears made it 19-12 on a 34-yard TD run by quarterback Jacob Leatherwood early in the final quarter.
Kossuth quarterback Brock Seago, who passed for 131 yards and rushed for 50 more, scored later in the fourth on a two-yard keeper to stretch the Aggies lead back out to 13 at 25-12.
Brady Kelly scored Kossuth’s final TD on a 34-yard run.
Kossuth and Central each ran 51 total plays with the Aggies gaining 321 total yards to 210 for the Bears.
Alexander paced KHS with 88 yards on 13 carries and three TD’s while Jacob Leatherwood led AC with 68 yards and a TD on eight rush attempts. Keb Brawner was the top pass catcher for Kossuth, hauling in four ariels for 50 yards.
Neither head coach could be reached for comment following the game.