Cougars fall in overtime


By Kelly Phillips - kellyphillips@civitasmedia.com



Logan County Sophomore Chandler Silvey gets tangled up with a defender after a catch and run early in the game. The Storm won 35-27.


Dalton Nash reaches for a high pass on Friday at Logan County High School.


Senior receiver Lorenzo Garcia catches a touchdown pass from quarterback Tyler Ezell. Logan County held the lead throughout most of the game before falling in overtime.


Photos by Kelly Phillips | NDL Senior Dalton Nash tries for intercept a pass from the Hopkins County Central quarterback. The Cougars lost in overtime, 35-27.


Freshman quarterback Tyler Ezell tries to evade a Hopkins County Central defender. Despite having a good night through the air, Hopkins County won the game by a score of 35-27.


Homecoming 2016 took place at Logan County High School last Friday night. The stands were packed full of students and parents who were at the stadium to witness an exciting football game between the Cougars and the Hopkins County Central Storm. Logan County was expecting to break a losing streak that dates back to 2012. The game went into overtime, but it didn’t go the way The Cougars expected. Hopkins County Central won the game 35-27.

The Cougars (0-6) put up a fight on Friday. They led 19-6 at one point before halftime. Freshman running back Gary Hardy tore up large chunks of yardage on the ground. Most things were going right for Logan County. Going into the fourth quarter, The Cougars still held a two-score advantage at 27-13. Those would be the last points that the home team would put on the board. The Storm (4-2) scored two touchdowns in the final quarter to force overtime. Hopkins County scored a quick six plus a two-point conversion in overtime. The Cougars had a shot to match that, but failed to find the end zone.

Lorenzo Garcia led Logan County with 35 rushing yards and a touchdown to go along with his four receptions for 75 yards and two touchdowns. Chandler Silvey also had four catches for 50 yards and one touchdown.

Gary Hardy finished with 153 rushing yards on 18 carries and also caught two balls for 14 yards.

Quarterback Tyler Ezell was 11-of-33 passing for 146 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. He also rushed 14 times for 52 yards.

Logan County will be off next Friday, but play Hopkinsville (4-1) away on October 6.

Logan County Sophomore Chandler Silvey gets tangled up with a defender after a catch and run early in the game. The Storm won 35-27.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_NDLLCFB.jpgLogan County Sophomore Chandler Silvey gets tangled up with a defender after a catch and run early in the game. The Storm won 35-27.

Dalton Nash reaches for a high pass on Friday at Logan County High School.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_NDLLCFB-3.jpgDalton Nash reaches for a high pass on Friday at Logan County High School.

Senior receiver Lorenzo Garcia catches a touchdown pass from quarterback Tyler Ezell. Logan County held the lead throughout most of the game before falling in overtime.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_NDLLCFB-8.jpgSenior receiver Lorenzo Garcia catches a touchdown pass from quarterback Tyler Ezell. Logan County held the lead throughout most of the game before falling in overtime.

Photos by Kelly Phillips | NDL Senior Dalton Nash tries for intercept a pass from the Hopkins County Central quarterback. The Cougars lost in overtime, 35-27.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_NDLLCFB-10.jpgPhotos by Kelly Phillips | NDL Senior Dalton Nash tries for intercept a pass from the Hopkins County Central quarterback. The Cougars lost in overtime, 35-27.

Freshman quarterback Tyler Ezell tries to evade a Hopkins County Central defender. Despite having a good night through the air, Hopkins County won the game by a score of 35-27.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_NDLLCFB-11.jpgFreshman quarterback Tyler Ezell tries to evade a Hopkins County Central defender. Despite having a good night through the air, Hopkins County won the game by a score of 35-27.

By Kelly Phillips

kellyphillips@civitasmedia.com

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