Photos by Kelly Phillips | NDL Senior Collier Kempf yells to the crowd after the Cougars take the field for the start of the 2018 season. Logan County won the game 57-0.

Photos by Kelly Phillips | NDL

Senior Collier Kempf yells to the crowd after the Cougars take the field for the start of the 2018 season. Logan County won the game 57-0.

The Logan County Cougars dominated every aspect of the season opener against Butler County on Friday night. The stands were packed for the late Summer night of football at Logan County High School. The Cougars recorded a 57-0 victory over the Butler County Bears.

The fun started early for the Cougars. Tyler Ezell found Reggie Powell for a 54 yard touchdown strike on the second offensive play of the game. Kicker Lucas Arevalo tacked on the extra point for a quick 7-0 lead.

Arevalo nailed a 45 yard field goal on the next Cougar possession, making it 10-0. Before the first quarter was over, Gary Hardy and Tyler Ezell each ran for a touchdown. It was 24-0 after 12 minutes of play.

The second quarter saw three more rushing touchdowns for Logan County. Carson Bradley started off with a 2-yard run. Ezell and Hardy each added their second score of the game to make it 44-0 at the half.

After the break, Ezell found Dontavius Blann for a 34-yard touchdown with 7:55 left in the third. On the next drive, Maurice Gordon found the end zone after a 15-yard run. That touchdown capped the scoring for a 57-0 lead. That would be the final.

The Cougars finished with 435 yards of total offense. The Bears record -41 yards of total offense in the game. The Cougar defense only allowed one complete pass the entire game. They also forced four fumbles. Logan County had 19 first downs compared to Butler County's zero.

Ezell threw for 203 yards with two touchdowns. Wyatt Blake also completed a pass in only one attempt for 18 yards.

Gary Hardy ran for 70 yards and two touchdowns. Ezell ran for 65 yards and two scores as well. Reggie Powell caught two passes for 100 yards and a score.

Zach Yates recorded ten tackles for the defense. The entire defense had 54 tackles, including 12 tackles for a loss.

The Cougars hit the road for a week 2 match up with Muhlenburg County on Friday.

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The Russellville Panthers had a rough outing at Glasgow to start the season. Glasgow was one of the top teams in the region last season. They look to carry over that momentum into this season after rolling over the Panthers 51-0 on Friday.

The Scotties had 481 yards of total offense in the game. Panthers quarterback Jacob Naylor threw for 44 yards and ran for 22 more on the ground. Ryan Flores caught one pass for 22 yards. Lennon Ries had three catches for 21 yards.

The Panthers will travel to Fort Campbell this week for week 2 action.