The Logan County Middle School football Cougars improved their overall record to 7-3 in the 2015 season with their seventh straight win. The defeat of Franklin-Simpson 24-8 advances the Cougars to the second round of the Kentucky Middle Schools Association 2015 Eighth Grade Playoffs.
In the playoff game versus Franklin-Simpson, the Cougars gained a total 317 total yards on offense, while allowing only 173 yards and causing three turnovers.
Leaders on offense were Tyler Ezell who rushed for 101 yards and two TDs and passed for 152 yards and a TD. Nathaniel Vick had two catches for 76 yards and a TD, while Ethan Halley had three catches for 58 yards.
The Defensive MVP of the game was Devon Barnes. Barnes had 12 tackles (four of which were for loss of yardage), one sack and three forced fumbles. Tyler Ezell’s 253 total yards and three TDs earned him the Offensive MVP. The Big Hit Award went to Nathaniel Vick and Devon Barnes.
Next up for the Cougars is a trip to Elizabethtown for round two. On Saturday, October 17, the Cougars will face TK Stone at the TK Stone middle school. The school is located at 323 Morningside Drive in E-town. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 pm eastern time (5 pm our time). The team bus will leave Logan County High School at 2 pm on Saturday. Supporters and fans are encouraged to meet at LCHS as well to drive up to Elizabethtown together to show support for the Cougars.
The winner of Saturday’s game will advance to the Regional Championship game next week. But, win or lose on Saturday, the Logan County Middle School Cougars have had a terrific season and show promise for the LCHS football program.
In this season, the Cougars offense rushed for 1909 yards and passed for 665 yards for a total of 2574 yards from scrimmage.
Tyler Ezell led the team in rushing with 1048 yards and 23 TDs. At QB, Ezell was 40 of 87 for 862 yards with seven TDs and five interceptions. Nathaniel Vick was the leading receiver with 17 catches for 468 yards and four TDS.
On defense, the Cougars allowed only 1146 yards (827 rushing, 319 passing) and forced 28 turnovers. Devon Barnes led the defense in sacks with seven and had the most tackles at 57.