Abingdon def. Gate City, 45-13
Pulaski def. William Fleming, 51-0
Pulaski def. Abingdon 27-20
The Abingdon Falcons hit the road this week for a non-district match up with the Pulaski County Cougars at Kenneth J. Dobson Stadium. Abingdon (2-0) is looking to continue their winning ways, while Pulaski County (1-1) wants to notch another win on their home opener. This game has all the makings of a non-district classic. Two high-powered offenses and brutal defenses looking to control the line of scrimmage. This one could come down to who makes the least amount of mistakes.
Players to Watch
Pulaski County, WR #7 E J Horton
The senior wide receiver is a dynamic speedster for the Cougars. The Kent State-commit will be the cog in the Cougars air attack. The spread offense utilized by Pulaski County two-pronged attack the Falcon defense will have to control early. Horton had 300+ all-purpose yards against William Fleming on his way to four touchdowns.
Abingdon, RB #23 Martin Lucas
Lucas has been the work horse for the Falcon offense thus far. However, this week he will be tasked with grinding out yardage to keep the defense honest. With his speed and toughness, it will be tough for the defense to focus on one aspect. Lucas can take it to the house on any given play.
Keys to the Game
Pulaski County must provide their quarterback, Kade Akers, time to operate, which will be a tall task. If they can’t control line of scrimmage, it will be tough on the Cougars offense to gain any rhythm. On defense, the Cougars must slow down the balanced Falcon offensive attack and not allow big plays.
Abingdon needs to get a quick start and put pressure on Pulaski’s Akers early. Abingdon’s defensive front seven did an outstanding job controlling the line of scrimmage and creating turnovers against Gate City. On the offensive side of the ball, the Falcons need to start fast and maintain the momentum to put pressure on the Cougars to match their output. If Abingdon can get a quick start, they can rely on their defensive front to control the game and Pulaski’s offensive production.