Wildcats keeping focus on division contests


This past week the Kemper County Wildcats suffered a tough 22-14 loss to the Noxubee County High School Tigers.


However, it was a non-district game, meaning the Wildcats are still tied at first in region play with the Philadelphia Tornadoes. “Regardless of what happened in Noxubee County..., We were gonna come out of (there) still 1-0 in division”, said KCHS Head Coach Ray Westerfield.


This week the Wildcats will pay a visit to Newton to take on the Tigers whose offense has scored at least 30 points in all but two games. The Lake Hornets, which KCHS defeated 32-21, blanked Newton 24-0.


“They have a lot of athletes,” Westerfield said. “The quarterback is super athletic.” In preparation for Newton's offense, Westerfield is facing his defense against his own offense, as he says his defense gets a chance to see star athletes like Aaron Steele, Jamar Grace, Jamari Scott, and Aidian Bourrage everyday.


“We are a lot alike”, said Westerfield. A win over Newton Friday would bring the Wildcats one step closer to being district champions. Two weeks from Friday Kemper County’s faces Philadelphia, which could be the district championship game.


In the loss to Noxubee County, Aaron Steele threw for 181 yards and a touchdown, which was caught by Jamar Grace who had 138 yards on three catches.


Rushing was led by Dicenzo Miller Jr, who rushed for 95 yards and a touchdown. Steele also added 53 rushing yards for the Wildcats. Adian Bourrage added 29 yards receiving as Jamari Scott had a 19 yard reception.

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