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Cougars win second district tilt; will be off until Oct. 19

The Letcher County Central Cougars improved their won-loss record to 3-5 on the season after defeating North Laurel last Friday, 33 to 13, in Class 5A District 8 matchup at Ermine.

The Cougars have this week off before playing district game of the regular season at Whitley County (2-5) on October 19. LCC now stands at 2-1 in district play.

Quarterbacks Nick Sergent and Carson Adams each threw a touchdown pass and Hunter Campbell rushed for three additional touchdowns to help lead the Cougars’ attack. Campbell was also the recipient of Sergent’s TD pass, giving him four touchdowns for the night. Zach Hensley caught Adams’s 20-yard TD pass in the end zone.

Jonathan Sergent led the Cougars in rushing, netting 125 yards on 20 carries. Campbell gained 104 yards on 16 carries, and Nick Sergent was credited with 38 yards on seven carries. Sam Little ran the ball once and picked up one yard to give the Cougars a total of 268 rushing yards.

Letcher Central gained 111 yards through the air, 91 of those coming on four completions to Hunter Campbell by Nick Sergent, who threw the ball eight times. Adams’s TD completion to Hensley on the only pass he threw.

Zack Dollarhyde made three of the four extra-point kicks he attempted.

Jackson Meade led the Cougars on defense by being involved in 11 total tackles, one of them for a loss. Five total tackles were credited to Hunter Campbell, Zach Hensley, and Jonathan Sergent, with four of Campbell’s tackles being solos.

Four total tackles were credited to Jepatha and Leyton Polly. Wyatt Ison took part in three total tackles, while Jordan Adams, Cody Austin, and Sam Mullins had two each. Credited with one tackle each were Sam Mullins, Kaden Barnette, Jayson Buttrey (tackle for loss), Tyler Fields, Wil Parks, Nick Sergent, and Thomas Whitaker.

Zach Hensley had two fumble recoveries on the night, one of offense and one on defense. Sam Mullins recorded a quarterback sack.

As a team, LCC’s defense held North Laurel to 268 yards on the ground and 59 yards through the air.

Whitley County will travel to district foe Harlan County (2-4) this Friday.

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