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Kosciusko Whippets wallop Brookhaven

KOSCIUSKO — It was Jamariey Atterberry right and JamarieyAtterberry left Friday night. The Kosciusko running back rambledfor 3 touchdowns, leading the Whippets to a 34-13 homecoming winover the Brookhaven Panthers.

Kosciusko (7-2, 4-1), leading the Region 4-4A race, avenged lastyear’s lopsided loss at Brookhaven. The Panthers (5-4, 3-2) hostarchrival Lawrence County Friday night in a Region 6-4A showdown onKing Field.

“Kosciusko is a good team,” said Ole Brook coach Tucker Peavey.”They were blocking us and we couldn’t tackle them when we hadchances to stop them.

“We didn’t play very well,” said Peavey. “Give Kosciusko credit.They blocked us and caused us problems on offense. They have speedat a lot of positions.”

The Whippets steam-rolled Brookhaven for 383 rushing yards. Theyheld the Panthers to their lowest offensive output of theseason.

Kosy’s main mover was fullback Martin Peteet who accounted for110 rushing yards on 15 carries. Quarterback Kendrick Presley andtailback Kembe Harris both rushed for 96 yards.

After the Whippets marched 80 yards to paydirt on thegame-opening drive, the Panthers responded with a steady driveinside Kosy’s 20. However, the fumbled. BHS quarterback CharlesRancifer was intercepted twice before halftime and the Pantherstrailed 24-0.

Panther senior running back Charles Wilson ended the scorelessdrought in the third quarter with a 1-yard TD plunge. Wilsonfinished with 144 yards rushing and surpassed the 1,000-yardplateau.

In the fourth quarter, Rancifer hooked up with wide receiverSimmie Yarborough for 16 yards and a TD.

The Whippets got field goals of 26 and 29 yards from TaylorPutt. Atterberry’s third TD run was an 8-yard, third-quarterdash.

Peavey said senior defensive end Larry Winters suffered asprained ankle in the first half and was used sparingly the rest ofthe game.