By Brad Locke
For Corinth Today
KOSSUTH – The Matthew Bobo triple threat was in full effect Friday night.
And really, so was everything else for Kossuth.
Bobo, a junior quarterback and defensive back, accounted for three touchdowns as Kossuth steamrolled New Albany 45-7.
Bobo rushed for a touchdown, threw for another, and returned an interception for a score. And he had plenty of help, as a multi-pronged rushing attack accounted for 333 of the Aggies’ 361 total yards.
Zack Mitchell rushed for 90 yards and two TDs and also had a touchdown reception.
“Defense was lights out, offense was clicking on every cylinder. Our offensive line did a heck of a job all night long,” said Bobo.
He gave Kossuth (4-1), the Daily Journal’s No. 4-ranked small school, a spark when he returned an interception 39 yards to make it 10-0 in the first quarter.
Bobo later hit Mitchell on a 15-yard scoring pass and then added a 10-yard TD run to give the Aggies a 24-7 halftime edge.
“The pick-6 right there, up 3-0, was big. Kind of got us rolling,” said Kossuth coach Brian Kelly, who called the win his team’s best all-around game this season.
New Albany (2-3) committed four turnovers, leading to 21 Kossuth points. The Bulldogs were held to 102 yards of offense.
“We just didn’t execute,” coach Jake Hill said. “We weren’t in it mentally tonight, and it’s 100 percent my fault.”
Turning Point: Any hopes for a New Albany comeback were dashed on the first possession of the second half when a lost fumble led to a TD run by Mitchell. That made it 31-7 Kossuth.
Point Men: The entire Kossuth rushing attack was unstoppable. Austin Higgs had 83 yards, Adarrius Moore had 53, Kenner Mills had 49 (and a touchdown), and Bobo had 35.
Talking Point: “We’ll average 200, 300 yards a game when we’re all clicking.” – Kossuth running back Zack Mitchell
• Kossuth dominated time of possession, controlling the ball for 35:26 compared to 12:34 for New Albany.
• Kossuth nose guard Isaiah Hill had a fumble recovery and a sack.
• The Aggies host rival Corinth next week, while New Albany hosts East Union.
Other local scores:
Biggersville 59, Rossville (Tenn.) 6
Kossuth 45, New Albany 7
Itawamba AHS 29, Corinth 21
East Union 41, Alcorn Central 18