Panthers look to keep rolling, Cougars eyeing first win


By Rob Rob - jrose@civitasmedia.com



Rob Rose | NDL Russellville Junior, Caleb Hardison, consults with Panther Head Coach John Myers early in Friday’s contest with the Logan County Cougars.


The Panthers continued their winning way for the 2015 season with a 41-6 win over the Logan County Cougars, while the Cougars will continue to look for their first win of the season this week.

GAME PREVIEW:

The Logan County Cougars (0-4) at the Greenwood Gators (3-1)

Location: Greenwood High School, Bowling Green

Kickoff scheduled for 7 p.m.

Gators Head Coach: Chris Seabolt

Cougars Head Coach: Steve Duncan

Cougars

With last week’s loss to the Russellville in the 2015 “Clash of the Cats” the Logan County High School Cougars’ two-season winless streak continues.

The Cougars continue to be haunted by turnovers at key moments in the game, falling behind early, and not being able to find any comfort to settle into their game plan.

When will the first win come? Cougar nation is hungry for that win and the breaking of that losing streak that might seem to some to rival the streak the Chicago Cubs hope to end this season.

Anything could happen, but everything excellent will have to happen for the Cougars this week to beat the Greenwood Gators.

Gators

Greenwood returns to their home pasture this week after an overwhelming loss at South Warren last week, 7-43.

Look for the Gators to be chomping at the Cougars quick and often as they will want to avenge themselves for last week’s loss.

With an incredibly deep bench and good size and speed, the Gators’ junior QB Jackson Adams is the player to watch. He has rushed for 730 yards in four games and scored 12 TDs. And he also averages 150 yards per game through the air.

GAME PREVIEW:

The Todd County Central (1-3) at the Russellville Panthers (4-0)

Location: Rhea Stadium, Russellville

Kickoff scheduled for 7pm

Rebels Head Coach: Bryan Jones

Panthers Head Coach: John Myers

Rebels

The Todd County Rebels will look to get back in the winner’s circle after a double-overtime loss last week to Trigg County, 28-34.

Todd County’s number 9, Naytrimis Harris leads the team in rushing with an average 131 per game. Harris is also the QB and has passed for 312 yards, one TD and one interception this season. Number 14, Joseph Johnson, has been Harris’ favorite target this year, catching eight passes for 108 yards. The Rebels defense has earned five interceptions this year as well.

Panthers

Todd County Central will have a tall order to get a win against these Panthers this week.

The 4-0 Panthers are consistently ranked in the top five in all the polls, the Russellville squad will also be playing for school pride.

This is Homecoming week at RHS. Look for a large crowd of alumni fans at Rhea Stadium for the climax of the week’s festivities. Look as well for the Panthers fans that are now coming out of the wood work to cheer for this 2015 Panther team that have so far dominated their opponents.

The Panthers have scored a total 183 points and allowed only 88; they have rushed for 1359 yards while the defense has stifled opponents and allowed only 450. So far this year, the passing game is the only area where opponents of the Panthers seem to have the upper hand; but that is deceptive and the quick scoring of the Panthers have most teams trying to catch-up and therefore attempting more passes, and when the run is working so well, as Russellville’s is, there is no need and few opportunities for pass the ball.

Barring a much-feared and avoided-at-all-costs mental lapse, look for the Panthers to continue to roll this week.

Rob Rose | NDL Russellville Junior, Caleb Hardison, consults with Panther Head Coach John Myers early in Friday’s contest with the Logan County Cougars.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_coachand771.jpgRob Rose | NDL Russellville Junior, Caleb Hardison, consults with Panther Head Coach John Myers early in Friday’s contest with the Logan County Cougars.

By Rob Rob

jrose@civitasmedia.com

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