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Pulaski County wins 20-0, 20-2

DUBLIN — The 27th annual “Harvey’s GM Touchdown Classic’’ is in the books and what a pleasant chapter it was. Pulaski County came through with the most stunning performance of the event with a 20-0 shutout victory over what some scribes had rated the pre-season number one ranked Group AA school in the state, Brookville.
If such a ranking was accurate, but it is questioned here, then the teams on Pulaski County’s schedule had better look out in 2008.
In other action Patrick Henry-Glade Spring defeated Covington 20-13, Brookville defeated Radford 13-3, Tazewell blanked PH-Glad Spring 26-0, Radford rolled over Covington 29-6, and Pulaski County defeated Tazewell 20-2.
Just a couple of indicators that might mean a lot, and might not, but in pre-season Pulaski County’s defense has not allowed a point. Tazewell got a two-point safety on a high punt snap. Also, the Cougar offense has rolled for almost 800 total yards.
But Pulaski County head coach Jack Turner says you can’t hang your hat on people’s opinions even before the season starts. “I got a call from some writer who wanted me to comment on playing number one Brookville. I asked him what in the world are you talking about? The season hasn’t even started and it’s just a half of football and you want to act like it’s a real football game. The same guy said we were ranked number four. I told him Brookville was not number one, and I didn’t know who was, and we weren’t number four and I didn’t know who that should be either, and I thought the whole process was out of whack. I also asked what qualified him to rank teams in such a manner. He could have been some guy from Dumfries from all I know. At Pulaski County, we’re worried about playing Northside next week in our season opener. I’m not concerned about this other stuff,’’ said Turner.
But the boss was happy with his football team. “You bet I am. We played very well against Brookville. I think we played physical. I thought we were focused and got after them. I don’t think we played that well overall against Tazewell. I’m sure we lost some of our concentration, but we still made plays, and did more than enough to come out on top of the scrimmage.’’
Turner says things are pretty set for the season opener Friday night in Dobson Stadium against Northside. “They probably are, but we’ve got a lot of film work to do over the weekend and we’ll see. This team still needs to get a lot better and we think it can, and we also have some problems to fix, like too many penalties, fumbled snaps, high snaps, and we got sacked. We don’t like any of those things. We’ve got plenty to work on, but overall, we’re pleased with the team, and now it’s time to see what we can get done,’’ said Turner.
Pulaski County scored on three of four possessions against Brookville, driving 65, 91 and 76 yards.
On the 14th play of the first drive fullback Seth Parris scored from the one. The big play in the drive was a fourth down pass of 23 yards from quarterback Luke Watson to tight end Brandon Hazzard to put the ball first and goal at the Brookville seven.
The second score was set up by a third down pass of 47 yards from Watson to wideout Antwyn Calfee, and the score came on another aerial of 28 yards from Watson to Jolly Martin. Matt Songer was good on both extra point kicks.
The final touchdown came when Nubian Peak popped free down the home sideline and zipped 69 yards to paydirt.
The nation’s number 24th rated prospect, Logan Thomas, was the Bees quarterback though he is being recruited as a tight end. He was not a factor in the game, and was under heavy pressure from the Cougar defense most of the time. Hazzard sacked him twice.
Against Tazewell, Peak scored on a run of 30 yards, Calfee picked off a pass and romped 95 yards to score, fullback Ramell Cobbs ran 44 yards for the other touchdown, and Songer hit two more conversion kicks. The game ended with Pulaski County goal to go on the Tazewell one.
The Cougar defense came up with three turnovers against Tazewell, as Zane Quesenberry intercepted a pass and also recovered a fumble to go a long with Calfee’s big play.
Peak had the biggest day offensively, running 12 times for 143 yards. He had a 66-yard touchdown run called back by a holding penalty. Parris got 26 yards on seven rushes, E.J. Dobbins got 13 yards on four carries, Ramell Cobbs got 77 on 10 tries, Trey Smith finished with 12 yards on four carries, and Randall Cobbs got 12 yards on two attempts.
In all, the Cougars ran 41 times against Brookville and Tazewell for 283 yards, a 6.9 average gain per rush. Watson was three of six passing for 90 yards and one score. Total offense on the day for Pulaski County was 373. 

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Pulaski County wins 20-0, 20-2

DUBLIN — The 27th annual “Harvey’s GM Touchdown Classic’’ is in the books and what a pleasant chapter it was. Pulaski County came through with the most stunning performance of the event with a 20-0 shutout victory over what some scribes had rated the pre-season number one ranked Group AA school in the state, Brookville.
If such a ranking was accurate, but it is questioned here, then the teams on Pulaski County’s schedule had better look out in 2008.
In other action Patrick Henry-Glade Spring defeated Covington 20-13, Brookville defeated Radford 13-3, Tazewell blanked PH-Glad Spring 26-0, Radford rolled over Covington 29-6, and Pulaski County defeated Tazewell 20-2.
Just a couple of indicators that might mean a lot, and might not, but in pre-season Pulaski County’s defense has not allowed a point. Tazewell got a two-point safety on a high punt snap. Also, the Cougar offense has rolled for almost 800 total yards.
But Pulaski County head coach Jack Turner says you can’t hang your hat on people’s opinions even before the season starts. “I got a call from some writer who wanted me to comment on playing number one Brookville. I asked him what in the world are you talking about? The season hasn’t even started and it’s just a half of football and you want to act like it’s a real football game. The same guy said we were ranked number four. I told him Brookville was not number one, and I didn’t know who was, and we weren’t number four and I didn’t know who that should be either, and I thought the whole process was out of whack. I also asked what qualified him to rank teams in such a manner. He could have been some guy from Dumfries from all I know. At Pulaski County, we’re worried about playing Northside next week in our season opener. I’m not concerned about this other stuff,’’ said Turner.
But the boss was happy with his football team. “You bet I am. We played very well against Brookville. I think we played physical. I thought we were focused and got after them. I don’t think we played that well overall against Tazewell. I’m sure we lost some of our concentration, but we still made plays, and did more than enough to come out on top of the scrimmage.’’
Turner says things are pretty set for the season opener Friday night in Dobson Stadium against Northside. “They probably are, but we’ve got a lot of film work to do over the weekend and we’ll see. This team still needs to get a lot better and we think it can, and we also have some problems to fix, like too many penalties, fumbled snaps, high snaps, and we got sacked. We don’t like any of those things. We’ve got plenty to work on, but overall, we’re pleased with the team, and now it’s time to see what we can get done,’’ said Turner.
Pulaski County scored on three of four possessions against Brookville, driving 65, 91 and 76 yards.
On the 14th play of the first drive fullback Seth Parris scored from the one. The big play in the drive was a fourth down pass of 23 yards from quarterback Luke Watson to tight end Brandon Hazzard to put the ball first and goal at the Brookville seven.
The second score was set up by a third down pass of 47 yards from Watson to wideout Antwyn Calfee, and the score came on another aerial of 28 yards from Watson to Jolly Martin. Matt Songer was good on both extra point kicks.
The final touchdown came when Nubian Peak popped free down the home sideline and zipped 69 yards to paydirt.
The nation’s number 24th rated prospect, Logan Thomas, was the Bees quarterback though he is being recruited as a tight end. He was not a factor in the game, and was under heavy pressure from the Cougar defense most of the time. Hazzard sacked him twice.
Against Tazewell, Peak scored on a run of 30 yards, Calfee picked off a pass and romped 95 yards to score, fullback Ramell Cobbs ran 44 yards for the other touchdown, and Songer hit two more conversion kicks. The game ended with Pulaski County goal to go on the Tazewell one.
The Cougar defense came up with three turnovers against Tazewell, as Zane Quesenberry intercepted a pass and also recovered a fumble to go a long with Calfee’s big play.
Peak had the biggest day offensively, running 12 times for 143 yards. He had a 66-yard touchdown run called back by a holding penalty. Parris got 26 yards on seven rushes, E.J. Dobbins got 13 yards on four carries, Ramell Cobbs got 77 on 10 tries, Trey Smith finished with 12 yards on four carries, and Randall Cobbs got 12 yards on two attempts.
In all, the Cougars ran 41 times against Brookville and Tazewell for 283 yards, a 6.9 average gain per rush. Watson was three of six passing for 90 yards and one score. Total offense on the day for Pulaski County was 373. 

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