The Logan County Cougars played host to the Hopkinsville Tigers at LCHS Field on Friday night and lost the game 42-8.
The pouring rain, wind and chilly temperatures that can sometimes favor the underdog had no quarter for the Cougars. Hopkinsville struck early and hard, scoring quickly with two big plays on their first two possessions. A third down and eight 48 yard TD pass by Tigers QB Jalen Johnson made the score 7-0 at 9:20 in the first. On the next possession, a 43 yard TD run from scrimmage made the score 14-0 at 3:35 left in the first quarter.
The Cougars were once again playing from behind. If the weather conditions might favor the underdog, then the same conditions most surely would be the curse of the team playing from behind.
At the beginning to the second quarter, a Cougar penalty during a big defensive play and interception negated a perhaps game-saving good break for the Cougars. By the end of the first half the score was 42-0.
This would be all the Tigers would score, and the Cougars did manage a TD and two-point conversion after for the final score of 42-8.
Next for the Cougars is a road trip to Madisonville-North Hopkins for their third District game of the year. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 pm, Friday October 16.