Bearcats Take Dragons in Opening Game

Go Bearcats!First Touchdown by #20, Ryan MartinInjury to #7, Tyler GreenInjury to #71, Logan DavisInjury to #71, Logan DavisEdwin McKee

It was a beautiful night for the opening football game for the Anderson County Bearcats.  Crowds of residents poured into Hollie Warford Jr Stadium to watch their high school students face off against the South Oldham Dragons.  After the national anthem, the game started with a spectacular kick return by #20, Ryan Martin, scoring a 97 yard touchdown.  Although the extra point was no good, the Bearcats were riding high.  But, tragedy struck not long after.  There was a minor injury to #7, Tyler Green, followed by what looked to be a bad ankle injury to #71, Logan Davis.  Logan’s leg and ankle were wrapped up by EMS, and he was transported off the field to a supportive applause by the audience.

South Oldham then took advantage of the shook up Bearcats.  Scoring one touchdown and then another, the Bearcats were facing an 8 point deficit with the score at 6-14.  But, like the rising phoenix, the Bearcats regrouped and started playing with force.  They scored another 92 yard touchdown but couldn’t make the two point conversion.  Still down by two points, the Bearcats kept South Oldham from scoring again.

Not until just before the end of the first half did the Bearcats take the lead once again.  Blake Franklin, #6, caught a 35 yard pass for a touchdown, but again the field goal was no good.  This put the Bearcats in the lead with a 18-14 score.

After the first half, the Anderson County Marching Band took the field and put on a great show.  Creating a “Freak Show” theme, the band and dancers pleased the crowd.  The players then got ready for what would be a great second half for the Bearcats.

The third quarter was rather uneventful with neither team scoring.  The defense for both teams were quite strong.  But, during the fourth quarter, the Bearcats strengthened their lead with another 30 yard touchdown by #20, Ryan Martin.  Facing an 18 point deficit, South Oldham tried hard to come back.  Even though South Oldham scored another touchdown, they were held back multiple times by the Bearcat defense.  The Bearcats took the game easily with a score of 32-20.

We’d also like to give a big thank you to Edwin McKee, the voice of the Bearcats, for letting us stay up in the press box and enjoy this great game.

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