Sierra Petty | GC News-Gazette

Sierra Petty | GC News-Gazette

By Sierra Petty


The Grayson County Cougars hosted the Edmonson County Wildcats Friday night for the 2019 Tobacco Bowl, where the only empty seats were from those who had moved to the sidelines to rally around the Cougars.

At 9:11 in the first quarter, Edmonson’s Chance Lucas achieved a 33-yard run touchdown. The PAT was no good. Then, Grayson’s Hunter Gibson made a 28-yard run, leaving the Cougars at the 5-yard line. The first quarter ended at 6-0.

At 10:30 in the second quarter, Gibson made a one-yard run for the Cougars' first touchdown. This was followed by another touchdown from Gibson with a 48-yard run at 6:34. Both PATs were good, ending the second quarter at 14-6.

The third quarter saw a 21-yard field goal by Logan Raymer at 6:54. At 3:57, Gibson made a two-yard run for his third touchdown of the night. The third quarter ended at 24-6.

At 5:02 in the fourth quarter, Grayson’s Jacob Kerr made a one-yard run touchdown. A 70-yard receiving touchdown by Edmonson’s Isaiah Johnson was then followed by another touchdown for the Wildcats, which brought the final score to 31-18.

Friday night's victory keeps the coveted Tobacco Stick in the Cougars' hands for another year. They will next travel to Fort Campbell on Sept. 13.

In addition to the high stakes football action, the 2019 Football Homecoming Ceremony also took place during halftime of the Tobacco Bowl.

Keegan Sharp and Georgia Keown were crowned Prince and Princess. Keegan is the son of Scotty and Angie Sharp. He is a member of the high school basketball team and Pep Club. Keegan plans to attend the University of Kentucky to become a physical therapist. Georgia is the daughter of Laura and Jeremy Keown. She has been a member of the track team for three years. Georgia plans to attend cosmetology school to become a cosmetologist.

Daniel Basham and Graci Keown were crowned King and Queen. Daniel is the son of Richard Basham and Kelly Norris. He is a member of the Conspiracy Club and works at Bluegrass Healthcare. Daniel is currently undecided on his plans. Graci is the daughter of Laura and Jeremy Keown. She is a member of the cheer and track team and founder of the Conspiracy Club. Her plans are to attend Auburn University to pursue a doctorate in veterinary medicine.