Russellville quarterback Jacob Naylor has thrown for 1214 yards and 13 touchdowns this season. The Panthers will play Campbellsville tonight for a chance to advance farther into the 2018 playoffs.

Russellville quarterback Jacob Naylor has thrown for 1214 yards and 13 touchdowns this season. The Panthers will play Campbellsville tonight for a chance to advance farther into the 2018 playoffs.

Week two of the football playoffs is upon us. Both the Panthers and Cougars will be on the road under the Friday night lights. The Panthers will head to Campbellsville to face the (9-1) Eagles. The Cougars will play Franklin, the defending state champion.

Last season, Russellville lost to Campbellsville during the playoffs by a score of 50-26. The Eagles went on to lose in the semifinals.

Coach Mikie Benton picked up his first playoff win as head coach last Friday as the Panthers defeated Fort Knox 35-14.

"For us to win this week, communication must be at an all-time high." Coach Benton said.

"We have to tackle well and take care of the football."

Campbellsville uses a mix of passing and running the ball. Quarterback Arren Hash has thrown 28 touchdown passes and has 1591 yards passing. The Eagles also have 2000 yards rushing this season.

Coach Benton says the Panthers have spent extra time in the film room this week preparing for the game with a lot of attention to detail.

"We've really been working on our fundamentals and being vocal in things we see from the opposing team."

Logan County has not faced Franklin-Simpson since September of 2014. The Cougars fell 55-6 and finished (0-10) for the season. This season, The Wildcats are (10-1) with the single loss to South Warren. The Cougars are also (10-1) with a loss to Madisonville.

The Cats use two main running backs to wear down opponents. Tre Bass has 1497 yards and 24 touchdowns this year. Carlos McKinney has 16 touchdowns and 1275 yards on the ground.

Coach Todd Adler shared what the Cougars have worked on this week in order to prepare for Franklin. "We've been focusing on execution on the offensive side of the ball. Defensively, we can't miss tackles and we have to gang tackle."

The Cougars have recorded over 670 tackles on the defensive side of the ball so far this season. They also have 27 defensive sacks.

Coach Adler went on to say, "You have to beat the best to be the best."

Both games will start at 7 pm tonight.