It was a defensive slug fest in Franklin last Friday as the East Hardy Cougars held their own against the unbeaten Wildcats of Pendleton County.
After a scoreless first quarter, East Hardy was first on the board with 4:04 left in the half. A missed extra point left the score at 6-0.
The Cougars were able to keep the Wildcats at bay until 6:20 left in play, when the ‘Cats finally answered with their own touchdown. A successful extra point put them ahead 7-6.
With one drive left, the Cougars made their way to the Pendleton County goal line, but were stopped short. A double reverse play on fourth down fell incomplete, ending the Cougars hopes of an upset.
The Cougars will host Trinity next week in Baker.