Photo by Kelly Phillips
The Logan County fans finally had something to cheer for in 2017 after a historic losing streak during the last four years.
Photo by Kelly Phillips The Logan County fans finally had something to cheer for in 2017 after a historic losing streak during the last four years.
By far, the biggest story in Kentucky high school football was the 2017 Logan County Cougars. Last year, the team finally won a game after 42 losses in a row. In 2017, the team didn’t lose a game during the whole regular season. The 2017 Cougars went undefeated for the first time in school history. After the regular season, Logan won the first playoff game over Warren Central. The second round brought a very good Hopkinsville team to town. The Cougars could not survive the attack by the Tigers. Hopkinsville ended the season that was like no other in the entire history of this school. The final 2017 record for the Cougars was (11-1.)

Logan County had one shutout this season, a 38-0 win at Breckinridge County.

They held four teams under 10 points. Only four teams scored more than 20 points against the Cougars this year. Logan scored more than 20 points in every game this season except the two meetings with Hopkinsville.

As a team, the Cougars ran for 2,474 yards on the ground with 35 touch downs. There were 1,662 passing yards with 19 scores.

Gary Hardy finished with 1,261 yards and nine touchdowns. His average was 105 yards per game. Tyler Ezell ran for 606 yards and ten scores.

Ezell threw for 1,611 yards with 113 completions. He connected for 19 touch downs.

Chandler Silvey led the receivers with 457 yards. Dontavius Blann caught 28 passes for 366 yards and seven touchdowns. Kelby Epley snagged 25 passes for 350 yards and four scores.

For the first time in recent memory, the Cougars also had a kicking game.

Freshman Lucas Arevalo kicked 25 extra points and one field goal. The field goal was a game-winner over Madisonville-North Hopkins to win the district championship.

The Cougar defense only allowed 188 points this season. They help opponents to 632 rushing yards and 826 passing yards for the entire season.

Caden McKinnis led the charge with 78 tackles. Alex Brown recorded 74. Zach Yates had 67 tackles, and Curtis Shelton got 63 on the year.

The Cougars will lose nine seniors this year. Next season will feature around 20 seniors on the Cougar roster.