Russell County spent much of the second half playing catch-up against Logan County. But unfortunately for the Lakers, they didn't quite catch up enough.
Down 26-21 with less than a minute to go, Russell County found itself inside Logan County's 30-yard-line with a chance to win the game. But Bryon Ellis' throw to the end zone was picked off by Rueben Rawlings-Watson, ensuring victory for the Cougars.
Logan County quarterback Thomas Washington combined for four touchdowns, two running and two passing, to lead the Cougars over the Lakers. Washington ended the night with 194 rushing yards on 19 carries and he threw for 128 yards on 6-of-15 passing.
Senior wide receiver Andrew Bunton had a solid game for the Cougars as well, finishing with five catches for 107 yards and two touchdowns. Logan County ended the night with 376 total yards of offense.
Despite just missing out on a win, Russell County's offense moved the ball with success. Laker running back Ray Johnson rushed 15 times for 124 yards and two touchdowns, including a 41-yard score late in the third quarter to cut Logan County's lead to five.
The Lakers ended the night with 345 yards of offense, 251 rushing and 94 passing, all off the arm of Ellis.
The Cougars (3-2, 1-0 Class 4A District 2) travels to Warren East next week while the Lakers (1-4, 0-2) host Wayne County.