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Junior varsity Cougars fall in season opener to Blue Demons

By DAVID GRAVELY, SWT Sports Editor

The Pulaski County Cougar JV football team found the going tough against a smooth Christiansburg Blue Demon squad Thursday, falling by a final score of 21-0.swtsportslogo copy

The Blue Demons would score on three pass plays, but showed a balanced attack that featured their normal jet-sweep offense mixed with medium to long passes. There touchdowns came on a 13-yard touchdown pass early in the second quarter, a 34-yard touchdown pass with just 22.6 seconds remaining in the third quarter, and a 42-yard touchdown pass with just under 7 minutes left in the game.

Pulaski County found it difficult to sustain a drive most of the game. Penalties and dropped passes ended the younger Cougar’s most threatening offensive threats. The contest ended with the Cougars facing 7 penalties for 45 yards. Christiansburg was penalized 4 times for 25 yards.

The Cougars rushed the ball 21 times for just 49 yards, while the Blue Demons gained 182 yards on 40 attempts. The passing game saw Pulaski completing 7 of 18 passing attempts for 60 yards. Christiansburg completed 5 of 12 passes for 119 yards. That adds up to 109 total yards for Pulaski and 301 yards for Christiansburg.

Raemon Williams led the Cougars with 12 carries for 28 yards. Azvya Whitaker carried the ball 7 times for 21 yards. J.T. Thompson competed 3 of 7 passes for 32 yards, while Kellen Dalton completed 4 of 11 passes for 28 yards. it should be mentioned that both quarterbacks would have had better numbers, but there were several dropped passes for each. Mason Clark was the leading receiver for Pulaski with 4 catches for 34 yards. Evan Austin caught 2 passes for 18 yards, and Conner Martin caught one pass for 8 yards.
The Cougars will not see action again until Sept. 11 when they host the Patrick Henry Patriots. Game time is set for 6 p.m.

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