Ethan Steenberger (30) gets his hands on Russellville quarterback Jacob Naylor during the game on Friday.

Ethan Steenberger (30) gets his hands on Russellville quarterback Jacob Naylor during the game on Friday.

The 2018 football "Clash of the Cats" belongs to the Logan County Cougars. The final score was 49-7.

The Russellville Panthers got the scoring started first with a 65-yard touchdown pass from Jacob Naylor to Lennon Ries. That would be the only time that the Panthers would reach the end zone during the game.

The Cougars tied the game with a one-yard run from quarterback Tyler Ezell and point after kick by Lucas Arevalo. Before the opening quarter expired, Junior running back Gary Hardy added another score from ten-yards out.

Hardy would eventually run for two more touchdowns in the game. He racked up 130 rushing yards and three scores in only 14 touches.

Ezell added another six-points with his legs to open the second quarter scoring for Logan County. The Cougars closed out the half with a pass to Rooster Woodard, who fought hard for a 21-yard touchdown. The halftime score was 35-7 with the Cougars firmly in control.

The second half would see two touchdowns and a safety for Logan County. Gary Hardy rattled off a 46-yard run to make it 41-7. Two more points were added after a botched punt safety in the end zone. Carson Bradley ran for nine yards to cap the scoring at 49-7 for the final.

Ezell threw for 237 yards with one touchdown in the game. The Junior also ran for 80 yards and two scores.

Dontavius Blann caught five passes for 76 yards. Maurice Gordon had 66 yards receiving, while Koby Wall finished with 46.

For the Panthers, Naylor tossed five completions for 90 yards and a touchdown.

Edward Barber was the leading rusher with 28 yards. The Cougar defense held the Panthers run game in check.

Caden McKinnis led the Cougars with eight tackles, including a sack. Collier Kempf had five tackles with a sack. Anthony Dancer and Zach Yates each had an interception.

The Cougars (4-0) will be on the road this week as they travel to McLean County (3-1.)

Russellville (2-2) will be back at home against Trigg County (2-2) on Friday.

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