After four straight trips to the Class 5A State Championship game, four straight Semi-State Championships and four straight Regional Championships – the Pulaski County High School season ended in November instead of it’s usual December game at Western Kentucky University’s Houchens Industries – L.T. Smith Stadium.
Heading into their first round playoff game on Friday night, the numbers were very much in favor of homestanding Pulaski County in their matchup against Harlan County.
SHELBYVILLE, Ky. – The Pulaski County Maroons ended the regular season on a losing note as they fell on the road at Martha Layne Collins High, 17-6.
Southwestern’s last trip to PC Field was a miserable one. In that 2015 meeting at Pulaski County, the home standing Maroons defeated the visiting Warriors by a score of 52-6.
On Friday evening, the Warriors’ trip to PC Field was much better, as they took down Pulaski County, 54-20, to claim the Class 5A District 7 championship trophy.
Pulaski County had won nine of the previous 12 meetings against Southwestern coming into Friday night, including last season’s 41-27 win over the Warriors in the regional championship game, but the blue and orange had the answers and then some last night at PC Field, downing Pulaski County 54-20 to win the district title for the third time in Larry French’s tenure at Southwestern.
For the second straight week, Pulaski County’s Wiley Cain threw for over 300 yards on Friday night.
For the second consecutive week, the Maroons picked up a district win, moving to 2-0 in league play.
Fresh off a 41-20 win last week at Lincoln County, the Pulaski County Maroons return home to the friendly confines of PC Field tonight, hoping to move to 2-0 in district play while evening their season record to 4-4 on the year, as Johnny Hines and crew will square off against the 3-4 South Laurel Cardinals.
STANFORD – “This might be the best game we’ve played all year,” said Pulaski County head coach Johnny Hines following the 41-20 victory over Lincoln County in Stanford Friday night. “…You have to give credit all these guys and how hard they’ve worked and we have to continue to build on that.”
This Week's Circulars
Roy Chapman, 73, of Nancy, passed away Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at his residence. Arrangements are pending and will be announced later by Morris & Hislope Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at: www.morrisandhislope.com
Darmus Dalton age, 55 of Somerset, KY passed away June 14, 2021. Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Wanda Jean (Brummett) Eller, age 75, of Monticello, died Sunday. Funeral Friday 1:00 at New's Monticello Funeral Home, Visit Friday 10 till 1 at the Funeral Home. ONLINE CONDOLENCES APPRECIATED AT www.news-monticello.com
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