Kosciusko defensive tackle Davonta Turner generated just enough height on a late fourth-quarter jump to block a Newton County field goal attempt.
Kosciusko took a two-point lead into the final two minutes of its season opener against Yazoo County, but a 25-yard Panther touchdown with just 47 seconds remaining in the game was enough to lead them past the Whippets.
Kosciusko held its intra squad scrimmage last Friday in place of a preseason jamboree after a late Cleveland Central cancellation.
The Kosciusko volleyball era opened last Thursday as the Lady Whippets hosted Noxapater High School for both teams’ season opener.
Scores of fans packed the Whippets’ gymnasium to witness history and support the hometown team in its inaugural volleyball match.