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Week 8 preview/pick | KCD at Holy Cross | USA Today High School Sports


Key game in race for Class A, District Three title

* Kickoff: 7:30 p.m.

* KCD was off last week after suffering a 45-19 loss to Adair County on Sept. 25. The Bearcats are led by junior quarterback Jared Frank, who has passed for 729 yards and 10 touchdowns and rushed for 314 yards and three scores. Sophomore Josh Lifson (15 catches, 263 yards, five TDs) and senior Mitchell Collins (13-206-3) are the top receivers. KCD is 1-10 all-time against Holy Cross, its only victory coming in 2012 (22-7).

* Holy Cross was off last week after posting a 20-14 victory over Grant County on Sept. 25. The Cougars feature a solid 1-2 punch in senior running back Evan Perry (147 carries, 898 yards, seven touchdowns) and senior quarterback Alec Greenwell (four rushing TDS, three passing TDs). Senior Jacob Ables (11 catches, 178 yards, two TDs) is the top receiver.

* Quotable: “We’ve only beaten Holy Cross once, and we want to get that turned around,” KCD coach Matthew Jones said. “The only way to do that is to put a full game together. They’re not going to give us anything, certainly not out there on Dixie Highway.”

* The pick: Holy Cross 21-19.

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