Seniors Anthony Dancer (3) and Caden McKinnis (75) attempt to block a kick during the game against Franklin-Simpson. The Wildcats won the game 55-19.

Seniors Anthony Dancer (3) and Caden McKinnis (75) attempt to block a kick during the game against Franklin-Simpson. The Wildcats won the game 55-19.

The 2018 football season came to an abrupt end on Friday night. Both of our local high school teams were competing on the road in the second week of the state playoffs. Russellville fell to Campbellsville 52-13. Logan County was defeated by Franklin-Simpson 55-19.

Both team also made it to week 2 last year as well before being handed a loss that ended the season. Campbellsville was also responsible for the early exit of the Panthers in 2017. Hopkinsville ended the great Cougar season of 2017.

Franklin-Simpson, the defending state champion, entered the night with the same record as the Cougars, (10-1.) The Wildcats controlled the game from the very start when they ran in the opening kickoff for a touchdown. The Cats piled up 451 rushing yards with seven touchdowns to beat the Cougars. Tre Bass had 215 yards in the win.

The Cougars only managed 58 total yards on the ground with quarterback Tyler Ezell running in the only touchdown. Ezell also passed for 176 yards with one touchdown through the air. Senior Chandler Silvey was the recipient of the strike from Ezell. Silvey finished with 83 yards. Dontavius Blann caught three passes for 73 yards.

Maurice Gordon scored on a long kick off return early in the game.

In Campbellsville, Jacob Naylor threw ten complete passes for 143 yards and two touchdowns. Ryan Flores caught both and ended up with 76 yards receiving. Naylor was the leading rusher with 79 yards. Lennon Ries caught two passes for 58 yards.

Jacob Naylor and Lennon Ries also each caught an interception in the game.

Campbellsville (10-1) had 278 yards rushing in the game. The quarterback also threw for 152 yards.

Franklin-Simpson (11-1) will host Madisonville-North Hopkins (10-2) Friday. Campbellsville plays Crittenden County (11-1) for a Class 1A showdown.