Cougars host Hopkinsville on Friday


Tough District 1 match-up

By Rob Rose - jrose@civitasmedia.com



Rob Rose | NDL Cougars’ defense will be challenged vs. Hopkinsville on Friday night.


After an off-week the Logan County Cougars will host the Hopkinsville Tigers in the Cougars second District game of the 2015 season.

The 0-6 LCHS team nearly took their first win of the season two weeks ago on the road, when the Hopkins County Central Storm was able to squeak out a 13-12 victory.

The Hopkinsville Tigers, coached by Marc Clark, came to Logan County with a 5-1 record. The Tigers are coming to town after a convincing win over Madisonville-North Hopkins at home 45-15 for their first District win of the year.

The Tigers’ only loss was to neighbor/rival Christian County 28-42 on September 18.

The Cougars and Head Coach Steve Duncan will have no small task matching up with the Hopkinsville squad. The Tigers are the first team that the Cougars have faced this year, that so clearly seems to favor the passing game. Tigers QB number 10 Jalen Johnson, has thrown the ball for 1220 yards and 18 TDs this season. The Tigers have three players averaging double-digit receptions, and three receivers that average over 50 yards gained per game as well. Hopkinsville are more down to earth in rushing the ball. Number 12, JaTorian Dillard and Johnson lead the team with a modest 68 and 36 yards per game average.

The Logan County Cougars did not get to taste victory two weeks ago. But be sure they have gotten close enough to smell it. The Cougar Nation will hope the young men of the football team will be able to carry some of that energy from their last game into this one. No doubt there will be a large crowd on hand to cheer their team on to a big upset.

Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday night.

Rob Rose | NDL Cougars’ defense will be challenged vs. Hopkinsville on Friday night.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_cougars1.jpgRob Rose | NDL Cougars’ defense will be challenged vs. Hopkinsville on Friday night.
Tough District 1 match-up

By Rob Rose

jrose@civitasmedia.com

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