Football season comes to end for Wildcats
The storybook football season for the Kemper County High School football team has come to an end, following a 50-20 loss to Pelahatchie High School in the third round of the MHSAA 2A playoffs.
Pelahatchie will face Scott Central on Friday for the MHSAA South State Championship. The Wildcats finished with a record of 9-4 and won their second consecutive district championship .
One thing interim Head Coach Dicenzo Miller said stuck out to him was his team's heart.
“They could have just quit,” Miller said, as the Wildcats experienced an emotional rollercoaster of a season due to an unexpected coaching change. Miller said the Wildcats fought their hearts out Friday, and never quit despite the score.
Quarterback Aaron Steele put on a great performance passing for 240 yards and two touchdowns, which were both caught by Junior Miller who caught 6 passes for 111 yards. Steele also showed off his quick feet with 126 yards rushing and a touchdown. Jamar Grace caught six passes for 111 yards also.
“We accomplished a lot,” said Miller, “We are heading in the right direction.”
Miller sees a bright future in the Wildcats despite losing many key seniors. Miller says the Wildcats will get to work in the offseason to prepare for next season. “We have kids who believe in what we are doing here,” he said.