“It’s homecoming, there’s a lot of excitement in the air and I expect a packed house. I know our Cougar fans will be loud and ready to cheer us on. We’re looking forward to being home again,” LCHS head coach Dain Gregory said.
Getting a win tonight is going to be a tall order with the unbeaten Wildcats of Edmonson County coming to town.
“Anytime you have an undefeated football team coming that’s ranked in their respective class you know you’re in for a test,” coach Gregory said.
Edmonson County is coming off a blowout victory over the South Warren Spartans, the same Spartans that gave the Cougars a scare at home in week two, 45-14. And after a deflating loss at Greenwood the Cougars will have to regroup and play their A game if they want to hand the Wildcats their first loss of the season.
“We’re looking forward to it, it will get us refocused against some good tough competition,” coach Gregory said.
The Cougars offense that was, less than impressive at Greenwood last week will try and find that explosive nature they had in the first 4 weeks.
“Whenever you lead the region in passing yardage and two of the top receivers in the region you don’t go away from that which I did, but we’re going back to that offense that I brought here,” coach Gregory said.
With a three pronged attack in Twin Lancaster, Aratan Martin and Jermaine Collier the Cougars will try and get back to lighting up the scoreboards. With Justin Rone getting more and more comfortable in the new offense the Wildcats could have their hands full on the defense side.
On the other side the Cougars will have a lot on their plate to stop this impressive offensive attack that Edmonson County will bring.
“They run a lot of wing-T and a lot of variations of the wing-t but more than anything they run straight down hill,” coach Gregory said.
The Wildcats’ offense is averaging a staggering 49 points a game and led by a two headed attack in the backfield in running back Jacob Tabias and Josh Milam. Those two have combined to total over 900 yards of offense with 16 touchdowns between the two.
But this is Homecoming weekend and the Cougars are determined to show that the loss to Greenwood was a fluke. They will get their chance tonight against Edmonson County to prove that, that was all that loss was, a fluke.