The Russellville Panthers will be looking to replace a huge portion of their offense as two thousand yard rushers in DJ Quarles and Davonte Bryant. They are also switching classes. After four years in Class 3A the Panthers are moving down to Class 1A and going to compete against Fulton City, Fulton County and Mayfield in their district. They will open up the season at Trigg County on August 19th. Their first home game will be the following week against Fort Campbell. That will be a very good test for them as two years ago Fort Campbell was Class 2A state champions. They will go on the road against Hopkins Central the next week before two straight home games against South Warren and Todd County. They will go on the road to Franklin-Simpson before kicking off their new district schedule hosting Fulton County on September 30th. They will then go to Fulton City and Mayfield on October 14th and 21st to wrap up the district portion of their schedule. They will finish the regular season at RHEA stadium against the Cougars of Logan County on October 28th.
Logan County Cougars will enter into a new era of football under first year head coach Dain Gregory. He will be bringing in a new multi-set offensive scheme to utilize the talent he has collected. Like RHS, Logan County will be moving up a class from 4A to the 5A with Warren Central, Bowling Green, Greenwood and Barren County all in their district. They open the season up at Butler County on August 19th before coming home against South Warren on the 26th. They then go to Todd County Central, back home against Metcalfe County and then kick off district play at Greenwood on September 16th. They come back home to take on Edmonson County before three straight district games. Bowling Green and Barren County at home on September 30th and October 14th. They wrap up district play at Warren Central before the annual ‘Clash of the Cats’ game against Russellville on the 28th of October.
With a full schedule now finalized the outlook of the seasons look bright. Both teams will look forward to summer practices and to open up the season before their fans.