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North Delta hosts Kirk Aca. in final regular season game

The North Delta Green Wave will look to improve their post-season resume  Thursday night as they host Kirk Academy in the final regular season game in a 7 p.m kickoff.

While both teams are in good position to make the MAIS 4A playoffs that begin next week, the winner of tonight’s game will wrap up the runner-up spot while the loser will most likely  receive a wild card.

North Delta (6-3,0-1) will look to rebound from last week’s 28-21 loss to Lee Academy while Kirk(4-5, 0-1) slipped past the Memphis Home School Nighthawks 42-36.

The Green Wave has won then last ten meetings against Kirk and holds a 15-4 advantage in the overall series.

The Raiders started off the season 0-3 but have rebounded to win four of the six games including a 27-26 overtime win over previously unbeaten Winona Christian two weeks ago.

Sophomore quarterback Colbert Hathcock (6′, 175) directs the Raider offense. Hathcock on the season has thrown for 486 yards and four touchdowns. Parker Goodson (5’8”, 180) is Kirk’s leading ball carrier with 455 yards and four touchdowns on 95 carries.

Alex McDurmon (5’11”,165) is second on the team with 345 yards on 79 carries. McDurmon was out last week with a hip pointer but is expected to be back in action tonight.

Logan Hall (6′, 165) leads Kirk in receiving with 30 catches for 237 yards and has returned two interceptions back for touchdowns on defense. Senior linebacker Rob Houston Bailey and defensive end Mason Byars spearhead the Raider defense.

Drake Barton accounted for three touchdowns in the Green Wave loss last week to Lee Academy. The junior tight end/linebacker has 60 tackles thus far on the season with a team-leading 410 yards receiving and eight touchdowns.

Jimmy Manues eclipsed the 1,000 rushing mark with 72 yards against the Colts, giving the senior 1,059 yards rushing and 13 touchdowns.

Hawk Aldison and Jordan Cox lead the Green Wave with 66 tackles each while Martin Wolfe and Dalton Barton has tallied 57 and 43 stops on the season. Cornerback Ian Cole leads the North Delta secondary with 30 tackles.