Local teams on the road for District games


Panthers continue their drive; Cougars still seek first win

By Rob Rose - jrose@civitasmedia.com



Cougars still seek first win


Panthers continue their drive


GAME PREVIEW:

Russellville Panthers (6-1) at the Fulton City Bulldogs (1-7)

The 6-1 Panthers return to the field after a week off with a trip to Fulton City to play the 1-7 Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs’ only win of the year was a 38-28 victory over the Fulton County Pilots back in early September. The Panthers, as we all know, made mincemeat of the Pilots two weeks ago with a 66-8 victory.

Expect a closer game this week but, in spite of the 150 mile trip to the west, the Panthers should have little trouble increasing their overall record to 7-1 and better their District record to 2-0.

With Mayfield having moved to Class 2A, the Russellville team should continue their drive to a District title and a home playoff game in November.

The Panthers currently hold a number five ranking in Class 1A, behind Paris, Paintsville, Bishop Brossart, and Harlan. The Panthers have scored more than twice the points they have allowed (320 to 155), rushed for nearly 2400 yards in seven games while allowing barely 900 yards. And while featuring a very fast running game, the Panthers have out-passed their opponents nearly two to one.

The Bulldogs attack, while on a much smaller scale, is statically pretty well balanced. As a team, they have rushed for just over 900 yards and passed for just over 700 yards. Players to watch include Bulldog RBs (and occasional QBs) #5 Areon Ferrell and #37 Gabe Harned who have over 500 rushing yards. Number 4, QB Chan Malray has completed 50% of his attempts for 512 yards, six TDS, and five interceptions.

Kickoff is scheduled for 7 pm in Fulton, KY.

GAME PREVIEW:

The Logan County Cougars (0-7) at the Madisonville Maroons (2-6)

Location: Madisonville, KY

Kickoff scheduled for 7pm

Maroons Head Coach: Lonnie Burgett

Cougars Head Coach: Steve Duncan

Last week’s loss at home to Hopkinsville set the Cougars record at 0-7 and made their District record 0-2. This week’s game will be the third District game for the Cougars and the fourth and final one for the Maroons who are 1-2 in District play this year.

In a gloomy, rainy, and chilly night, a bright spot for the Cougars was the running of Robert Dancer and Antwine Sydnor.

Players to watch on the Maroon’s are QB #12 Dalen Gipson and RBs #26 Tristan Lee and #28 Aaron Miller.

With a victory on the road the Cougars could have an especially special Homecoming game next week as Calloway County comes to visit. The match-up will be the final District game of the year for both teams.

Cougars still seek first win
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Panthers continue their drive
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Panthers continue their drive; Cougars still seek first win

By Rob Rose

jrose@civitasmedia.com

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