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Straughn plays Cottage Hill in home opener tonight

The Straughn Tigers will vie for another region win tonight as they play their first home game this season, against Cottage Hill.

The Tigers (1-1, 1-0 in Class 3A, Region 1) defeated Choctaw County on the road last week, 21-0, with the help of Kyle Pickrel recovering two fumbles and scoring one touchdown.

In the second quarter of that game, Pickrel then caught a 15-yard touchdown pass.

Last season, Straughn came back from an 18-point deficit at halftime to come out with a close 31-30 win over Cottage Hill. A blocked field goal by Straughn’s Tanner Lee helped seal that win.

Kick off in Straughn is at 7 p.m.