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November 3, 2012

Maroons put down Cougars, 56-22

Goins, Helton, Wooldridge all have 2 TD’s as Pulaski County moves on in playoffs

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Aaron Smith also tallied a touchdown in that third period, thanks to a 10-yard run, as the Maroons were rolling along on their way to the lopsided win over Letcher County Central.
Another freshman — Jesse Whitaker — finished off the scoring for Pulaski with a 6-yard scoring run with 10:40 remaining in the game, that at that time gave Pulaski County a 56-14 lead.
The Cougars put together one late drive against the Maroon reserves, when quarterback Zane Blair hooked up with Houston Watts for a 15-yard score, giving PC its final margin of victory at 56-22, as Watts also scored on a two-point conversion pass from Blair.
With the win, the Maroons improved to 8-3 on the year and will be back at the friendly confines of PC Field next week, when Hines and company will host the Whitley County Colonels in the second round of the playoffs.
The Colonels advanced to round two of the post season party thanks to a come from behind, 41-20 win over North Laurel last night in Williamsburg.
The Colonels and Pulaski County are no strangers to one another, as the two met way back in early-August this season in a preseason scrimmage at Whitley County.
Coming out of that first meeting, the Maroons head coach says he knows exactly what to expect next week when Whitley County rolls into PC Field — an all out war.
“It’s going to be an exciting week, because it’s going to be round two of the playoffs, and we’ve got a very, very good Whitley County team that will be coming in here to meet us,” stated Hines.
“Somebody told me the other day that since the end of the ‘06 season, that we’ve been to round two or later in the playoffs in five of the last six years,” continued the PC coach. “That’s pretty good I guess. We just want to continue to move on and take them one game at a time. Whitley County is a really good outfit. We scrimmaged against them real early before the season got started, and we kind of know that they’ve got. That’s going to be a very good test for us.”

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