Cougars are outmanned at Greenwood


Loss puts LCHS at 0-5

By Rob Rose - jrose@civitasmedia.com



Courtesy photo Ashton Ross and Jarrett Hamilton pursue the Greenwood punt returner in Friday night’s loss to the Gators.


The Logan County Cougars visited the Greenwood Gators on Friday night and lost the game 7-43.

In a game that statistics show as being a lot closer than it was in reality, Greenwood scored first and often and held control in this game throughout. Gator sophomore QB, Jackson Adams, passed for 65 yards and two TDs. Several Gators contributed as the Greenwood team rushed for 121 yards in the game.

The Cougars managed 132 yards on the ground in the game but gained no yards via the passing game.

The LCHS squad continues to be haunted by turnovers. There were two fumbles in this contest; one was returned 14 yards for a Gators score.

The Cougars did show an important winning way on Friday, however. The 2015 Cougars and Gators showed incredible sportsmanship when, after the Gators’ first score, Greenwood senior, Blake Kirby entered the game for a two-point conversion attempt. Kirby took the hand-off in the backfield and scurried across the goal-line for the points.

Congratulations from Gator teammates and from the Cougars followed Kirby’s score; the fulfillment of a young man’s dream to again play football.

In an interview after the game, Gators Head Coach Chris Seabolt spoke glowingly about Kirby, his team and the Logan County Cougars. He explained that Kirby has suffered from a spinal disorder that prevented him from safely playing football for the past few years. The Gators coach said that he had talked with Cougars’ Head Coach Steve Duncan, “I felt a little dirty for asking,” he said. “But (Coach Duncan) was onboard from the get-go, his kids were too.” He continued, “That speaks volumes to the man they got leading their football program.” Seabolt said.

The win gives Greenwood a 4-1 record for the year.

The loss puts the Cougars at 0-5. The squad travels to Hopkins County Central on Friday night to weather the Storm and play their first Class 4A District 1 contest. The Storm have lost four in a row after an opening day win and have a 1-4 record this season.

The Cougars’ next home game follows an off-week and will be against the Hopkinsville Tigers on October 9.

Courtesy photo Ashton Ross and Jarrett Hamilton pursue the Greenwood punt returner in Friday night’s loss to the Gators.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_cougars01.jpgCourtesy photo Ashton Ross and Jarrett Hamilton pursue the Greenwood punt returner in Friday night’s loss to the Gators.
Loss puts LCHS at 0-5

By Rob Rose

jrose@civitasmedia.com

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