Edmonson Defeated 33-12 At Grayson County
The tobacco stick will remain in Grayson County another year as the Wildcats fell to Grayson County 33-12 in the 2022 football season opener on the road.
Edmonson County showed promise early as they picked off a Cougar pass on Grayson County's first possession. Although they failed to score on their first run, they were able to hold Grayson back on a couple of big Cougar runs. There was no score in the first quarter.
Senior quarterback Tyler Anderson got into the end zone on a 4-yard touchdown run about halfway through the second quarter. The Wildcats were unable to convert on the extra and led 6-0 with 6:47 left to go in the 2nd quarter.
Grayson County answered by scoring on a 30-yard TD pass and run. With the extra point, the Cougars led the Wildcats 7-6 with 4:26 left to go in the 2nd quarter.
On the Wildcats' next possession, Anderson broke free and ran the ball 65 yards for what appeared to be a touchdown, but a block in the back penalty on the Wildcats brought the ball nearly all the way back from where Anderson started the run. The Cats were able to keep it together and Anderson scored again with 40 seconds left in the half for a 12-7 lead going into the locker rooms at the break.
Grayson County took their first lead with 3:43 left in the third quarter on a short push into the end zone after several first down runs. They scored on the two-point conversion and led 15-12.
The Cougars would shut out the Wildcats from that point on, scoring three more touchdowns in the fourth in the process.
First year head coach Zach Vincent shared his thoughts after the game and how the second half Wildcats were not as steady as the first half.
"We talked at the half, I loved what I was seeing, love the emotion, we were doing our jobs right," he said. "We just have to carry that over. We're starting to transition into the team that can play four quarters. We're out of shape, I could tell that, and we're just not as big as other teams, so we're going have to play smarter, play harder and be in better shape than anyone else."
Coach Vincent said the goal for this season is to improve each day.
"That's what we talk about every day. We make everything a daily basis. Instead of a weekly, how are you going to get better today? How are you going to get better at practice? Are you with warm ups, are you going to stretch better, what is it today that's going to be your focus? We make small goals and we try to achieve them."
The Wildcats are scheduled to take on Butler County at Wildcat Stadium next Friday for the season home opener.