Holy Cross vs. Live Oak to air Thursday evening on WGSO 990 AM, WGSO.com

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Holy Cross at Live Oak 2017

The football regular season finale Thursday night between Holy Cross and Live Oak will take to the airwaves beginning with the pre-game show at 6:45 p.m. on WGSO 990 AM and at WGSO.com.

WGSO Sports Director Ken Trahan of CrescentCitySports.com will have the play-by-play call with Holy Cross administrator Ronnie Kornick supplying analysis. Jordan Liuzza will have sideline reports during the contest.

Holy Cross (6-3) comes off of a thrilling 24-20 Catholic League victory over St. Augustine. Sophomore quarterback John Dada Wooton has played well since taking over as the starter three weeks ago, leading the Tigers to a 2-1 mark. Wooton has completed 46-of-71 passes for 521 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions.

Wooten’s top passign target is junior Tyler Kirkwood, who has 40 catches for 754 yards and seven touchdowns. Sophomore Jaden Handy is the Tigers’ leading rusher with 144 rushes for 856 yards and six touchdowns. Junior middle linebacker Tyler Grubbs is a force, leading Holy Cross with 118 tackles including six sacks.

Live Oak (5-4) dropped a 27-10 District 4A contest to Walker last week. Senior quarterback Sal Palermo III has completed 55-of-127 passes for 861 yards with seven touchdowns and five interceptions and has rushed for 117 yards and five scores.

Junior tailback Kee Hawkins is the top Eagles rusher with 108 carries for 800 yards and five touchdowns while senior Grant Richardson is their leading receiver with 22 catches for 450 yards and six scores. Junior inside linebacker Gabe Kimble is the top tackler with 42 stops with three sacks. He has an interception and a pair of fumble recoveries.

On their home field last season, Live Oak edged Holy Cross in another non-district regular season matchup, 14-13.

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