Raiders Dominate Wildcats 41-13 In District Match
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The Wildcats were roughed up by Hart County Friday night in Munfordville in a big 41-13 district loss.
Things looked promising as the Wildcats struck on their first possession as Jonathan Hollis pushed into the end zone less than a minute into the game. The extra point was no good but Edmonson took a 6-0 lead.
Hart County answered as the quarter came to a close as the Raiders scored on two-yard touchdown pass. The extra point gave Hart the lead at 7-6 with less than minute to go in the first. The Raiders would never trail again.
The Raiders extended their lead in the second quarter as quarterback John Shoulders scored on a couple of touchdowns and Hart County led 21-6 at the half.
Neither team scored in the third quarter but Hart County's Shoulders got his passing game going with a 27-yard touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Devin Roten with 8:41 left in the fourth, then again with less than four minutes to go as the Wildcats faced a 34-6 deficit.
Hart County once again extended their lead with a short run from senior running back Daveon Wood with 2:47 to go and the Raiders led 41-6.
On the Wildcat's next possession, quarterback Jon Smith then launched a 60-yard touchdown pass to junior wide receiver Chance Lucas to allow Edmonson to end the lop-sided game on somewhat of a positive note. The Wildcats added the extra point for a final score of 41-13.
The Wildcats finished the game with 33 rushes for 81 yards, and completed 7 of 19 passing attempts at 123 yards for a total of 204 yards of offense. They also threw for one interception.
Edmonson County is now 4-4 on the season with two remaining games in the regular season. They are scheduled to take on Larue County at home on Friday, Oct 19th and then Barren County, also at home on the 26th.
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Three different Lady Cat volleyball team members were honored to All-District teams for the 12th district at Tuesday night's championship game between Trinity and Grayson County, where Trinity claimed the title.
Karissa Waldrop, a senior at ECHS, was named to the All-Academic District 12 Team along with Mary Hardesty (Trinity), Chloe Cox (Grayson), and Hannah Whittinghill (Butler).
L-R: Delaina Flener, Hannah Whittinghill, Laura Higdon, Ella Robinson, Emma Woodcock, Madison Doyle, Bottom L-R: Savanna Aull, and Nina Wathan: All-Seasonal Team.
Two Lady Cats were named to the District 12 All-Seasonal Team, which were Madison Doyle, a senior, and Emma Woodcock, a sophomore.
Also named were Savannah Aull and Nina Wathen of Trinity, Hannah Whittinghill and Delaina Flener of Butler County, and Ella Robinson and Laura Higdon of Grayson County.
L-R: Autum Gidcumb, Ella Robinson, Laura Higdon, Emma Woodcock, Bottom L-R: Brittany Booker, Chloe Mattingly, Colsi Stauffer.
Sophomore Lady Cat Emma Woodcock was also named to the All-Tournament District 12 Team, along with Brittany Booker, Chloe Mattingly, and Colsi Stauffer (all of Trinity), and Laura Higdon and Ella Robinson (Grayson).
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It was an emotional night for the Lady Cats as they fell to Grayson County in three sets during the first round of the District 12 tournament, hosted by Edmonson County at ECHS on Monday night.
Four seniors played their last volleyball game as Lady Cats as they were eliminated from the tournament with the loss.
Set one began with plenty of fire from both sides as Edmonson took the lead early, but Grayson came for business and wouldn't allow the Lady Cats much room for comfort.
Grayson County led 11-8 as the Lady Cats battled back and forced a Lady Cougar timeout as EC cut the lead to 11-10. That would be all the offense Edmonson County would muster in that set as Grayson County went on a blistering 14-0 run to end the set 25-10.
The Lady Cats regrouped and came out much stronger in set 2; however, Grayson was still able to put an early run together as they forced an EC timeout at 9-5. The Lady Cats battled back to cut their deficit 10-11 but Grayson went on another run to take a 16-12 lead. Once again, the Lady Cats showed plenty of grit as they tied the score at 16, which forced a Grayson timeout.
Edmonson County refused to go quietly, but the Lady Cougars showed their strength with another run as they finished the set 25-20 and a 2-0 lead.
Set three was much like the second set but the Lady Cats found themselves in an early hole as they were forced to call an early timeout, trailing 6-2. Feeling the pressure, Edmonson County battled back to tie the score at 10 but Grayson County was able to assemble yet another run to allow just enough of a cushion to keep the Lady Cats at bay.
Grayson went on to take the set 25-19 and the game 3-0 as they advanced to the district finals on Tuesday night, where they will face Trinity, the winner over Butler County, which also took place on Monday night.
Edmonson County finishes the season with a record of 8-20. The Lady Cats will say goodbye to seniors Graci Walden, Madison Doyle, Karissa Waldrop, and Ashton Blevins.
Head Coach Bridgett Poteet discussed tonight's game as she also reflected on the season.
"There were some really good things that happened tonight, some really good moments," she said. "That showed that they had some fight, that they wanted to fight back, but they fell into some old habits at times where their confidence dropped and they started making mistakes. And they had a hard time overcoming that."
While the season ended on a bitter note, Coach Poteet had plenty of praise for her team and is already looking forward to another season with young talent.
"There was a lot of people that had no faith in these girls, but they showed that they can do this. They can win. They have the skills and ability, but they also have to mentally do it. We're going to miss these seniors and I'm sad that I only had them for one year, but we do have a bright future ahead. We have plenty of young talent coming on."
Costly Penalties On Indians Allow Cats Late Game Opportunities
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Edmonson County pulled off a thrilling win over the Adair County Indians in overtime last night in Brownsville in a big district match up, thanks to a couple of Indian penalties and some Wildcats heroics.
The Cats and Indians were all tied up at the end of regulation 14-14 after Adair County was able to make their way into the end zone when junior quarterback Aaron Peck scored on a three-yard QB keeper with 4:39 left to go in the game.
Adair County won the overtime coin toss and took possession on the ten-yard line with first and goal where the Indians were able to squeeze through the Wildcat defense for another touchdown; however, a huge miss on the extra point attempt allowed a better opportunity for the Wildcats on their next possession. Adair took a 20-14 lead.
Edmonson County then took over at the 10 with first and goal. Senior Jonathan Hollis carried for three yards on the first play of the series. Sophomore quarterback Jon Smith ran the ball himself on second down for no gain, then again on third down for another yard. This set the Wildcats up for fourth down with 6 yards to go in overtime but a false start against the Cats moved them back 5 yards to make it 4th down and 11 yards to go.
Smith threw to the end zone but Adair was called for a holding penalty. After the play, another penalty was assessed to the Adair head coach for unsportsmanlike conduct in what appeared to be a reaction to the first penalty.
This gave the Wildcats one more opportunity to get in the end zone as they were able to move up to the 2 yard line. Smith ran the ball himself as he squeezed over the goal line for a touchdown and Edmonson County tied the game at 20-20.
After an Adair County timeout, it was sophomore Wildcat kicker Clay Walden who booted the ball through the uprights for the extra point, which gave the Wildcats the 21-20 district win.
"It was a great win for us here tonight with this district win," said Wildcat head coach Nathan Smith. "Most years, one district win will get you into the playoffs in a five-team district like we're in, so we're in a really good spot. We just can't come out and lay any eggs in the next couple of games. We've got a really good Hart County team coming up after fall break, a good Larue County team, and then Barren County, who's always really competitive with us. We've still got a lot of football to play, but I told the boys that I didn't want to see them for the next 7 to 10 days. I told them I didn't even want them to go to Cee Bee because I didn't want to run into them there, because we all need a break from each other." he said with a laugh.
Emotions were high even before the game, but on a different level. The Wildcats suffered a family loss earlier in the week as sophomore lineman Jace Conder lost his mother, Amy Lindsey Conder (41) unexpectedly a few days ago. The team rallied around Conder and his family, much like the volleyball team did with Jace's sister, Madalyn, who is a sophomore hitter for the Lady Cats. A moment of silence was held in Conder's memory in the pregame activities.
The Wildcats are now 4-3 on the season and will take on Hart County (4-3) on the road after fall break.