Baldwyn stuns Kossuth with last second field goal for opening night comeback win

When Baldwyn and Kossuth square up and meet on the gridiron, you can typically expect hard nose football.

Friday night was no different, with the added bonus of a last second game winning field goal and a 12-11 Baldwyn win.

The Bearcats and Aggies traded blows all night, with the Aggies holding a 3-2 lead going in to the fourth quarter before late fireworks led to an exciting finish.

Baldwyn made a red zone stand in the second quarter and forced Kossuth to settle for a field goal, then a Kossuth miscue later in the quarter led to a Bearcat safety and a 3-2 halftime score, which held until the final frame.

But the fourth quarter had all of the action you could want.

Kossuth picked up a touchdown midway through the 4th quarter and an 11-2 lead. But on the next set of downs on 4th and 16 from the Bearcat 44, Jamuary Marshall found Hastin Nelson for a 56 yard touchdown that cut the lead to 12-9 with 4:04 to play.

The Baldwyn defense held and got the ball back with just over 2 minutes to play. The offense took over and marched to the 15 yard line before Wade Barron connected on a 32 yd field goal as time expired for the victory.


Coach Michael Gray picked up career win 94 as Bearcat head coach, moving him into a tie with Jimmy Dillinger for 2nd on the all-time wins list at Baldwyn

(Pic Credit: Larry Glidewell, Mississippi Sports)

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