Photos by Kelly Phillips | NDL The Logan County Cougars have worked hard during the off-season to improve even more for the upcoming football season.

Photos by Kelly Phillips | NDL

The Logan County Cougars have worked hard during the off-season to improve even more for the upcoming football season.

The 2017 football season was one for the history books for Logan County High School. By now, everyone knows the story of how this team lost 42 games in a row and turned the program around in 2017. Last year the Cougars posted an undefeated season for the first time in school history. They even won a playoff game. The team and coaches received well deserved praise and awards from various organizations in the region and state. So what is the goal for the 2018 Cougars?

According to Kentucky high school coach of the year Todd Adler, "Our goal this year is to practice on Thanksgiving day. If we accomplish that, we will give ourselves an opportunity to win and play for a state championship."

Just a few short years ago, nobody would have thought about the Logan County Cougars having any possibility of making it to the state championship. After the success of the 2017 season, the idea does not seem to be such a fantasy now.

The Cougars have 17 returning starters this season. Nine offensive players and eight defensive guys with experience will return to battle for Coach Adler.

"Our kids have worked really hard during the offseason to get bigger, faster, and stronger," Adler said.

The team's first regular season game is quickly approaching. Butler County will visit Logan County High School next Friday, Aug. 17. The Bears did not win a game last season.

Coach Adler went on to say that he hopes the experience of winning last season will help push the team over the hump when it is "win or go home" in the playoffs.

The Cougars will play the same schedule this season as last year. They will host Russellville on Sept. 7.

The team that ended the season for Logan County last year, the Hopkinsville Tigers, will host the Cougars on the fifth of October.

"We have watched film and spent a lot of time working on our weaknesses," said Adler about how the team has improved mentally.

The 2018 Cougars want it all. The team has played together for a long time. They have put in the work and are ready to go as far as they can go.

"Our program has come a long way in just two short years, but we aren't done just yet," Adler said.