High school football Week 8 preview | Thursday games

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Oct. 14—Water Valley (4-2, 1-0) at Kossuth (5-2, 2-0)

THE PLAYERS

Water Valley: QB C.J. Telford has completed 42 of 75 passes for 749 yards, 6 TDs, 3 INTs; he has rushed for 351 yards, 5 TDs on 63 carries. ... RB Jaden Morgan has rushed for 532 yards, 5 TDs on 73 carries. ... WR Marion Morgan has made 15 catches for 285 yards, 4 TDs.

Kossuth: QB Jack Johnson has completed 26 of 61 passes for 405 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT; he has rushed for 465 yards, 7 TDs on 89 carries. ... RB Brady Kelly has rushed for 545 yards, 4 TDs on 75 carries. ... DL Trace Wegmann has made 31 tackles.

FOUR DOWNS

—Last week, Water Valley beat Mantachie 49-14; Kossuth beat Alcorn Central 35-0.

—This is the first regular season meeting between these teams.

—Kossuth is allowing just 10.4 points per game.

—This is a Division 1-3A game.

NEXT UP: Water Valley hosts Booneville; Kossuth at Mantachie.

ALSO TONIGHT

Houston (6-1, 1-1) at Pontotoc (4-3, 2-0)

Houston is coming off a 38-37 loss to North Pontotoc, while Pontotoc had a 24-21 win over South Pontotoc last week. The visiting Hilltoppers are led by Jalen Washington, who has rushed for 978 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Holly Springs (1-5, 0-1) at Rosa Fort (3-3, 2-0)

Rosa Fort is the Division 2-3A leader. After allowing 52.3 points over its first three games, Holly Springs has lowered that number to 19.7 the last three games.

brad.locke@journalinc.com

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