The Logan County student section enjoyed a great game in the cold on Friday night. The Cougars and Maroons played close but in the end, Logan County fell 35-28.

The Logan County student section enjoyed a great game in the cold on Friday night. The Cougars and Maroons played close but in the end, Logan County fell 35-28.

Logan County hosted Madisonville for the first round of the playoffs on Friday. It was the second meeting of the season for the bitter rivals. The first time these two teams met was back in September in Madisonville. The Cougars won that game on a Hail Mary pass on the last play of the game. This time around, the Cougars fell short by one score. The Maroon won the game 35-28.

The Cougars struck first in this wild one at Logan County High School. After several run plays, Gary Hardy scored the first points of the game on a 1-yard run. With the extra point, Logan County grabbed a 7-0 lead.

On the next Cougar drive, a Madisonville player stripped a ball after a Rooster Woodard catch and returned it for a touchdown to tie the game.

The game continued to go back and forth throughout the night. Logan County held a 14-7 lead at the half. Madisonville answered back in the 3rd quarter to tie it at 14. Before the end of the quarter, Logan County regained the lead on a run by Braxton Baptiste. It was 21-14 going into the final quarter.

Madisonville's star running back, Jeriah Hightower scored his first touchdown of the game early in the 4th quarter. He would score once more before the game expired although the Logan County defense held him to only 88 yards on the night. He averages 210 yards per game.

The Cougars took over the lead for the final time after Baptiste ran for seven yards and a score with 8:45 left in the game. Logan County held a 28-21 lead for the next two minutes and 54 seconds on the clock. Hightower pushed his way into the endzone to tie the game at 28.

The Cougars would go three-and-out on the next drive, forcing a punt with 1:06 left on the clock. On the first play for Madisonville, they would take it 26-yards on a passing play. The next play was a 27-yard touchdown to make it 35-28 in favor of Madisonville.

Logan County would get one more shot with 28 seconds left in the game. After an incomplete pass, Tyler Ezell would run for a first down to the 48-yard line. Ezell was sacked on the next play with nine seconds left. Ezell hit Rooster Woodard for a 33-yard catch and run as the clock expired. The game would end at the 22-yard line. The Cougars season comes to a close with a record of 8-3.