The success of the Alto High School football team usually begins and ends with the running game.

On Friday night at Yellowjacket Stadium, and before a large homecoming crowd, the Mean Sting's ground game was in top form as Alto runners ran for 330 yards in a 41-28 victory over Kerens.

The win puts to rest a two-game 'Jacket losing streak and avenges a 21-6 defeat to the Bobcats last season.

Alto will take a 3-2 record into its District 10-A-I game at Cushing on October 7 — the Mean Sting have an open date this week.

Meanwhile, Kerens drops to 2-3 on the year as a result of the loss.

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