The Cougars played South Warren at Warren Central in the second round of the KHSAA Class 5A Commonwealth Gridiron yesterday, but they wouldn't have gotten there without Q'Daryius McHenry.

The sophomore running back carried Grayson to its first postseason victory since 2014, shouldering most of the offense to outscore Graves County 54-35 on the road.

McHenry was 67 percent of the Cougars' offense in the playoff win with 382 total yards on the night. McHenry alone accounted for 38 points of Grayson's 54, outscoring Graves all by himself.

He had six touchdowns through the ground along with punching home two different 2-point conversions.

Once the Cougars found out he wasn't going to be stopped they continued giving him the ball. He finished with 32 rushing attempts for 357 of his yards.

Starting quarterback Noah Bullock backed him up to secure the win, adding up 181 totals yard with two touchdowns himself.

Surprisingly, the majority of them came through the ground. He finished with just three completed passes for 81 yards while also rushing for 100 on 13 carries.

The win over Graves put Grayson at 8-3 on the year. The insertion of McHenry in the offense turned around a team that went 2-19 the last two years to a postseason contending team.

Cross Country

The Cross Country season came to end last weekend at Kentucky State Meet in the New Horse Park at Lexington.

The Lady Cougars were there, and they left their mark. They finished with 399 points good enough for 12 place in the Girl's Class 3-A race.

Hailey Stallings led the way for Grayson, running a 19:38 and coming home in seventh place overall. She was one of only 11 runners to finish with a time under 20 minutes.

Cholee Darts and Kaylee Masden backed up Stallings up with top 100 finishes. Darst came in at 66th place with her best time of the season at 21:32, and Masden came in 90th with a time of 21:47.

Emery Crume and Chloe Wilder rounded out the team's score, running personal season-bests themselves. Crume finished 114th at 22:02, and Wilder placed 154th with a 22:38.

Lucas Gallagher was the only boy to run for Grayson County, with nobody else able to qualify for the state final. Gallagher represented the whole team with a strong 17:54, which was good enough for 111th place.