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Cougars win championship!

Winning the title is only part of the story


Members of the Middle School Champion Letcher Central Courgars are (back row, from left) Isaiah Bentley, Kylar Sturgill, Zac Jones, Austin Profitt, Jeremy Sturgill, Keaston Banks, Kris Watts, (fifth row, from left) Isaiah Cornett, Hunter Vance, Hunter Craft, Triston Polly, Christian Broderdorp, Peyton Harvey, Cheyenne Couch, Kealan Lucas, (fourth row, from left) Leyton Polly, Jonathan Sergent, Austin Banks, Nicholas Sergent, Logan Fisher, Eli Matthews, and Tyler Fields. Pictured third row, from left, are Coach J.J. Buttrey, Head Coach Junior Matthews, Tyler Boggs, Preston Maggard, Matthew Baker, Dakota Shephard, Coach Owen Gibson, Coach Marty Baker, (second row, from left) Anthony Lewis, Blake Brashears, Greg Kincer, Sam Mullins, Owen Gibson, Kyle Slone, Cade Stallard, (front row, from left) Robert Martin, Jayson Buttrey, Malachi Monroe, Dalton Caudill, Zack Hensley, and Kane Gibson. Not pictured are Nathen Short, Hayden King and Shawn Stamper.

Members of the Middle School Champion Letcher Central Courgars are (back row, from left) Isaiah Bentley, Kylar Sturgill, Zac Jones, Austin Profitt, Jeremy Sturgill, Keaston Banks, Kris Watts, (fifth row, from left) Isaiah Cornett, Hunter Vance, Hunter Craft, Triston Polly, Christian Broderdorp, Peyton Harvey, Cheyenne Couch, Kealan Lucas, (fourth row, from left) Leyton Polly, Jonathan Sergent, Austin Banks, Nicholas Sergent, Logan Fisher, Eli Matthews, and Tyler Fields. Pictured third row, from left, are Coach J.J. Buttrey, Head Coach Junior Matthews, Tyler Boggs, Preston Maggard, Matthew Baker, Dakota Shephard, Coach Owen Gibson, Coach Marty Baker, (second row, from left) Anthony Lewis, Blake Brashears, Greg Kincer, Sam Mullins, Owen Gibson, Kyle Slone, Cade Stallard, (front row, from left) Robert Martin, Jayson Buttrey, Malachi Monroe, Dalton Caudill, Zack Hensley, and Kane Gibson. Not pictured are Nathen Short, Hayden King and Shawn Stamper.

Congratulations to the Letcher Central Cougars on winning the Letcher County Middle School Football Championship on Thursday, October 18. The Cougars defeated the Fleming-Neon Pirates by a score of 8-6 in a hard fought and well played game by both teams.

The LCC program, which represents

Arlie Boggs, Cowan and Whitesburg middle schools, finished the season with a 9-3 record. Coaches are Junior Matthews, Owen Gibson, Marty Baker and J.J. Buttrey.

While winning the championship was a great way to end the season, Coach Matthews says it does not tell the story of this year’s team.

“Our goals are to have fun, develop better football players and build exceptional young men. We accomplished all of those goals this year,” said Coach Matthews. “Winning a championship does not define this team or even begin to tell their story.”

Added Matthews: “It has been amazing to see their courage to ‘step-up’ when forced to play without some of the team leaders due to injuries and then to see the compassion that these guys had for the injured teammates was very special. They became better teammates this year and in the end they became champions.”







 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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