The Logan County Cougars were eager to take the field on a new season at Logan County High School. The Butler County Bears came to town to test the home team team on Friday night. Butler County would prove to be stout competition for the Cougars. The Bears left Russellville Friday night with a 53-14 win to start the season.
The Cougars (0-1) kicked off to Butler County (1-0) just after 7 p.m. The Bears quickly jumped out on top with a rushing touchdown. Just minutes later, the visitors added another to make the score 14-0 with four minutes to go in the first quarter. Logan County would answer back before the end of the first by scoring on a 25 yard touchdown pass from Quarterback Tyler Ezell. After one, it was Butler County leading the Cougars 14-7.
The second quarter of play belonged to the Bears. Going into the locker room at the half, Coach Todd Adler’s Cougars found themselves in a 33-7 hole. The Cougar defense had a hard time slowing down the powerful run game from Butler County. Going into the 4th quarter, the Cougars found themselves down 46-7.
Logan County would not give up. Late in the fourth, The Cougars Lorenzo Garcia intercepted a pass from the Bears’ QB. The interception would end up leading to another passing touchdown for Adler’s Cougars. The final score from Logan County High School would be 53-14.
The Quarterback, Ezell, went 11 for 24 with 181 yards through the air and five interceptions. Curtis Shelton led the defense with ten tackles, four for a loss. Alex Brown had eight tackles, including one for a loss. Senior Lorenzo Garcia had three receptions for 46 yards and two yards rushing with a touchdown. Garcia also caught an interception in the fourth quarter. Senior Robert Dancer caught four passes for 68 yards. Dontavious Blann added 57 yards on two grabs.
The Cougars will travel to face The Muhlenberg County Mustangs on Friday night.