Kossuth picks up big opening night win over Baldwyn

Kossuth went on the road and picked up a thrilling win over the Bearcats of Baldwyn on Friday night, bringing home a 34-33 win to start the season.

The Aggies struck first late in the first quarter on a Kota Wilhite 3 yard touchdown run. Kossuth would add another first half touchdown through the air to give Kossuth a 13-7 halftime lead.

The second half would start with a bang as Baldwyn marched down the field on a 68 yard drive to take a 14-13 lead in what would become a back and forth contest.

The lead would change hands 3 times over the final quarter and a half, with Baldwyn scoring on a scoop and score fumble to give them the lead. Kossuth would answer back for a 34-27 lead to which Baldwyn answered with a kickoff return touchdown. A failed extra point would have the Aggies clinging to a 34-33 lead with 2:43 to play.

Baldwyn would get a stop and the ball back with 1 minute to play, but Kossuth would seal the game with fumble recovery to come away with the 34-33 victory. Wilhite led the Aggies with 278 total yards and four touchdowns.

The Aggies are at home next Friday against Ripley. More pictures from Alcorn County Sports Larry Glidewell can be seen by clicking here.

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