The Russellville and Logan County high school football teams both played on the road last week with the Panthers pulling out a win while Logan County lost for the second time this season.
Russellville played at Fort Campbell and held on to be the Falcons 29-27 in a hard-fought contest.
Neither team managed to find the end zone in the first quarter, but Russellville broke through first in the second as junior Josh Bigbee scored on a 6-yard run. The Panthers went up 8-0 as they made the two-point conversion.
The scored remained 8-0 until after halftime when Fort Campbell cut the lead to 8-6 with a touchdown. But Russellville responded with a 10-yard touchdown run by Desmon Quarles that made the score 16-6.
Fort Campbell returned the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown, but Russellville still lead 16-13 midway through the third quarter.
Russellville got a second touchdown from Quarles in the fourth to go up 23-13, but the Falcons answered again with a touchdown of their own cut the lead to 23-20.
Quarles then scored a third touchdown with just under four minutes left in the game that put RHS ahead 29-20.
For Campbell would add one more score before the game ended, but it wasn’t enough as Russellville took the victory to improve to 2-0 on the year.
Just one week prior, Fort Campbell had lost 45-0 to Russellville’s district rival, Mayfield.
Russelville will be back in action tonight at home against Butler County. The Bears are 1-0 so far this season with a 41-0 win over Logan County in week 1. Butler County had its off week last weekend.
In the continuing celebration of 75 years at Historic Rhea Stadium, Brad Watson and Toby Nichols, both of the class of 1969, will be honorary captains at tonight’s game. Mr. Watson was the first RHS football player to be drafted into the NFL. Kickoff is at 7 p.m., with the honorary captain to be recognized during the pre-game period.
Logan County lost 52-0 on Friday night to South Warren. The Cougars are now 0-2 on the season and have lost both their games by the combined score of 93-0.
Logan County will try and get back on the winning track tonight at Franklin-Simpson. The Wildcats are 1-0 so far this season after beating Graves County 28-26 last week. Franklin-Simpson’s opening game against Green County was canceled.