Photos by Kelly Phillips | NDL Junior Gary Hardy celebrates after his helmet was ripped off during a good run Friday in Hopkinsville.

Photos by Kelly Phillips | NDL

Junior Gary Hardy celebrates after his helmet was ripped off during a good run Friday in Hopkinsville.

The Cougars wanted revenge against Hopkinsville and that is exactly what they got on Friday night. It was a hard fought game on both sides. Both defenses showed up to play and battled for all four quarters. In the end, the lone touchdown of the game by Maurice Gordon gave the Cougars enough points to go home with the win. The final was 10-6.

The Tigers struck first with a 35-yard field goal at the end of the first quarter to go up 3-0. The Cougars answered back in the 2nd frame with the Gordon touchdown from 39-yards out. The 7-3 score would stick until the 6:48 mark in the 3rd quarter. Hopkinsville added another three points with a field goal making it 7-6.


The defenses from both teams fought hard and succeeded in keeping each team out of the end zone throughout the rest of the game. Logan County's Lucas Arevalo hit one last field goal from 40-yards to ice it in the 4th quarter. The ten points scored by the Cougars are far below the normal total this team has put up each week, but ten points were enough to move them to (7-0) overall and (2-0) in district play.

Logan County quarterback Tyler Ezell threw for 48 yards and rushed for 28 more before being injured in the second quarter. The Junior suffered a foot injury, ending his night early.

Nate Woodall entered into the game in relief and was 4-for-7 with 55 yards.

Gary Hardy as the leading rusher with 67 yards. Maurice Gordon had 34 yards and the score.

Rooster Woodard had a great game on both sides of the ball. He caught two passes for 63 yards to lead the team.

Caden McKinnis had 13 total tackles, including four for a loss. McKinnis also recorded two sacks. There were 84 total tackles made by the Cougars in the win.

Penalties were a big part of the game as well. Unofficially, there were 30 flags thrown in the contest between both teams. The Cougars were flagged for 115 yards, while the Tigers had 110 yards.

Logan County faces its greatest challenge of the season this Friday. The Cougars will host Madisonville-North Hopkins on Senior night to decide the district champion of 2018. Madisonville is (5-2) on the season.