Hornets Edge Cats 36-27
Edmonson Voice Sports:
The Wildcats fought through injuries against the Hancock County Hornets last night on the road but fell 36-27 in a hard fought match.
In addition to injured running back/defensive lineman Tucker Dockery and lineman Dalton Doyle, quarterback Jon Smith was on the sidelines for this game with a ankle sprain he suffered in the loss to Grayson County last week during the Wildcats' first drive.
Isaiah Johnson stepped up as quarterback for the Cats on Friday in place of Smith.
Hancock struck first with a 12 yard touchdown run in the first quarter but Edmonson answered with a huge 88-yard kickoff return from Chance Lucas for a touchdown and extra point for their first and only lead of the game at 7-6, as the Hornet extra point attempt was no good on their first touchdown.
Errors caused some problems for EC at times which included some defensive penalties at crucial points. Hancock scored next on a safety as a result of a high snap from the Cats that went out of the back of the end zone for an 8-7 lead. The Hornets scored again on a 55 yard touchdown pass with the extra point for a 15-7 lead in the first.
Hancock landed another touchdown early in the second and then again on their next drive for a 29-7 lead. Edmonson County was able to score before the half on a 63 yard touchdown pass from Chance Lucas to Brock Stethen. The extra point missed and the Cats trailed 29-13 at the half.
Johnson drive through for a 50 yard touchdown late in the third and converted the two point conversion to cut the lead to 29-21.
Early in the fourth, Hancock struck again with a touchdown and extra point to extend the lead 36-21. Edmonson County's Johnson was able to score again on a 26 yard drive himself, but it would be the final scoring for the Cats and the game as Hancock went on to win.
Edmonson County falls to 1-3 on the season and will face Metcalfe County on the road next Friday in a district game.