Wildcats set to host Louisville Friday in Scooba


The start of Kemper County High School’s football season was brought to a halt by last week's flash flooding. Due to dangerous road and field conditions in Leake County, Leake Central canceled the season opener scheduled for Carthage last Friday. 

“We missed some valuable snaps,” Kemper County High School Head Coach William Clay said, “Our players needed those first game reps.” Clay is disappointed his team was unable to get those snaps in order to have more game experience before this week’s home opener against Louisville High School. 

The game with Leake Central is not set to be rescheduled, meaning the Wildcats will open their season in Scooba on Friday, as they take on ta powerful LHS team. Louisville earned an impressive 24-14 win over 5A powerhouse West Point this past week, proving it is a force to be reckoned with. 

It will be a battle of young talented quarterbacks as Louisville is led by freshman quarterback Xavier Hunt, who excelled against West Point in his first start. “He’s a very accurate passer,” Clay said, “I'm very impressed with him.” Louisville has always been a physical team, therefore Clay’s message to the KC Wildcats this week is “Physicality.” 

“That is something we have been focusing on since I got here,” Clay said, “It is gonna be a very physical game”. The matchup between Kemper County and Louisville will be held Friday on the campus of East Mississippi Community College at Sullivan-Windham Field. The game is set to begin at 7:30 P.M. 

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