Panthers get big test this week, Cougars still searching for win


By Rob Rose - jrose@civitasmedia.com



Rob Rose|NDL Panthers Head Coach John Myers preps his Panthers before the start of a recent contest.


The Panthers went to 5-0 with last week’s Homecoming romp of Todd County Central 64-28. The will face a big challenge to their undefeated record with a visit from Murray at Rhea Stadium at 7 pm Friday night.

The Logan County Cougars are on the road to play Hopkins County Central in their first District game of the 2015 season.

GAME PREVIEW:

The Logan County Cougars (0-5) at the Hopkins County Storm (1-4)

Location: Hopkins County High School, Madisonville, KY

Kickoff scheduled for 7pm

Gators Head Coach: Micheal Decker

Cougars Head Coach: Steve Duncan

With Last week’s loss to Greenwood, the Cougars winless streak continues.

This may be the week that the Cougars are able to come away with a victory.

The 1-4 Storm started their season with a victory over Webster County, but since then have lost the next four games including a loss last week at home to Breckinridge County.

The Storm and the Cougars are teams that favor the rushing game over the passing game. The Storm’s number 15 Austin Bruce is a player to watch and one that the Cougars defense will have to most often stop.

This is the first Class 4A District 1 game for both these teams.

GAME PREVIEW:

Murray Tigers (3-2) at the Russellville Panthers (5-0)

Location: Rhea Stadium, Russellville

Kickoff scheduled for 7pm

Tigers Head Coach: Keith Hodge

Panthers Head Coach: John Myers

Murray’s 3-2 record has earned them a spot in the upper middle of the Class 2A standings. Their two losses, to Graves County and to Hopkinsville, were both closely contested games, while their three victories were by margins of 46, 27, and 21.

Next week Murray plays Russellville’s former 1A rival, Mayfield. Many might wish these two had battled before now so that the Panthers might have a better sense of how Murray plays.

But Coach John Myers will have his opponents well scouted and his Panthers ready.

With their convincing win last week, the Panthers are 5-0 and Panther Nation will be treated to their third straight home game this week. The Panthers are third in the Class A standings, with their powerful offense that has gained over 1900 yards rushing and over 200 yards in the air.

Rob Rose|NDL Panthers Head Coach John Myers preps his Panthers before the start of a recent contest.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_myerspregame.jpgRob Rose|NDL Panthers Head Coach John Myers preps his Panthers before the start of a recent contest.

By Rob Rose

jrose@civitasmedia.com

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