Courtesy photo The Cougars struggle to hold back the Eagles.

Courtesy photo

The Cougars struggle to hold back the Eagles.

By Sierra Petty

Correspondent

The Grayson County Cougars hosted the Graves County Eagles last Friday night. The cold and rainy conditions may have been a deterrent as the previously undefeated Cougars fell to the Eagles.

The Cougars opened strong with an effortless interception return touchdown by Zach Bratcher at 11:14 into the first quarter. The P.A.T. was good. The Cougars were able to hold the Eagles at bay until 4:29 when they blocked a punt for a touchdown, followed by a successful P.A.T. to tie the score at 7-7.

At 8:15 in the second quarter, the Eagles achieved a 29-yard run touchdown. At 5:20, the Cougars intercepted the ball and recovered an Eagles fumble at 1:21 but were unable to penetrate the Eagles' defensive line. With seconds remaining in the second quarter, Logan Raymer kicked a field goal to bring the score to 14-10.

The third quarter saw defensive battles that resulted in no scoring. At 8:23 in the fourth quarter, the Eagles scored an 11-yard rushing touchdown followed by a successful P.A.T. Final score: 21-10 Graves County.

The Cougars fall to 6-1. They will host Ohio County on Oct. 18.