Cougars fall to open season


By Kelly Phillips - kellyphillips@civitasmedia.com



Photos by Kelly Phillips | NDL Cougar Sophomore Dontavius Blann grabs a nice pass on a crossing route in the 3rd quarter at Logan County High School. Blann had two catches for 57 yards.


Freshman quarterback Tyler Ezell passes late in the game on Friday night. Ezell passed for 181 yards in the 53-14 loss.


Robert Dancer attempts an over the shoulders catch near the goal line. Dancer grabbed four receptions for 68 yards in the season-opener.


Dontavius Blann attempts to avoid a Butler County tackler on Friday night.


Senior Robert Dancer gets taken down on Friday night.


The Logan County defense swarms a Butler County runner.


Lorenzo Garcia changes direction on Friday against the Bears.


The Logan County Cougars were eager to take the field on a new season at Logan County High School. The Butler County Bears came to town to test the home team team on Friday night. Butler County would prove to be stout competition for the Cougars. The Bears left Russellville Friday night with a 53-14 win to start the season.

The Cougars (0-1) kicked off to Butler County (1-0) just after 7 p.m. The Bears quickly jumped out on top with a rushing touchdown. Just minutes later, the visitors added another to make the score 14-0 with four minutes to go in the first quarter. Logan County would answer back before the end of the first by scoring on a 25 yard touchdown pass from Quarterback Tyler Ezell. After one, it was Butler County leading the Cougars 14-7.

The second quarter of play belonged to the Bears. Going into the locker room at the half, Coach Todd Adler’s Cougars found themselves in a 33-7 hole. The Cougar defense had a hard time slowing down the powerful run game from Butler County. Going into the 4th quarter, the Cougars found themselves down 46-7.

Logan County would not give up. Late in the fourth, The Cougars Lorenzo Garcia intercepted a pass from the Bears’ QB. The interception would end up leading to another passing touchdown for Adler’s Cougars. The final score from Logan County High School would be 53-14.

The Quarterback, Ezell, went 11 for 24 with 181 yards through the air and five interceptions. Curtis Shelton led the defense with ten tackles, four for a loss. Alex Brown had eight tackles, including one for a loss. Senior Lorenzo Garcia had three receptions for 46 yards and two yards rushing with a touchdown. Garcia also caught an interception in the fourth quarter. Senior Robert Dancer caught four passes for 68 yards. Dontavious Blann added 57 yards on two grabs.

The Cougars will travel to face The Muhlenberg County Mustangs on Friday night.

Photos by Kelly Phillips | NDL Cougar Sophomore Dontavius Blann grabs a nice pass on a crossing route in the 3rd quarter at Logan County High School. Blann had two catches for 57 yards.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_football-ndl-10.jpgPhotos by Kelly Phillips | NDL Cougar Sophomore Dontavius Blann grabs a nice pass on a crossing route in the 3rd quarter at Logan County High School. Blann had two catches for 57 yards.

Freshman quarterback Tyler Ezell passes late in the game on Friday night. Ezell passed for 181 yards in the 53-14 loss.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_football-ndl-11.jpgFreshman quarterback Tyler Ezell passes late in the game on Friday night. Ezell passed for 181 yards in the 53-14 loss.

Robert Dancer attempts an over the shoulders catch near the goal line. Dancer grabbed four receptions for 68 yards in the season-opener.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_football-ndl-14.jpgRobert Dancer attempts an over the shoulders catch near the goal line. Dancer grabbed four receptions for 68 yards in the season-opener.

Dontavius Blann attempts to avoid a Butler County tackler on Friday night.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_LC92.jpgDontavius Blann attempts to avoid a Butler County tackler on Friday night.

Senior Robert Dancer gets taken down on Friday night.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_LC105.jpgSenior Robert Dancer gets taken down on Friday night.

The Logan County defense swarms a Butler County runner.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_LC124.jpgThe Logan County defense swarms a Butler County runner.

Lorenzo Garcia changes direction on Friday against the Bears.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_LC64.jpgLorenzo Garcia changes direction on Friday against the Bears.

By Kelly Phillips

kellyphillips@civitasmedia.com

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