Cougars kick off season with win

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Cougars kick off season with win
By Ashlee Mullis
The Patrick County High School Cougars started the season off right, complete with an entrance featuring smoke and Metallica.
Patrick County hosted the Chatham Cavaliers Friday night and came out with a big 40-27 win.Dae’Shawn Penn led the Cougars in scoring with three touchdowns on the night with Carson Merriman, Will Sprowl, and Wyatt Argo each adding a touchdown of their own.
PCHS kicker, Martin Morse, had a big night as well, adding four PATs for the Cougars.
The Cougars’ defense held strong against the Cavaliers’ high octane spread attack, forcing two turnovers on the night.
Coach David Morrison said, “overall I thought we played well. Our offensive line doesn’t ever get enough credit for the work they do. Those guys were creating some great opportunities for our backs and we were able to take advantage of their great blocking and put together some solid drives and have several different kids get an opportunity to punch it in for us. It all starts with those big guys up front though. They played a solid game. We’ve still got a ton of room to grow, though, at every position on both sides of the ball. There were times that we really shot ourselves in the foot by not executing the way we know how and making some mistakes that, hopefully, will be easy to fix. We are still a long way from where we want to be, though, and we’ve got a lot of work left to do.”

The Cougars travel to Carroll County Friday, with kickoff set for 7 p.m.

The Cougars enter the field as “Enter Sandman” and smoke fills the air.
(Courtesy of JD Morse)