By DOUG EADS
Probably no one outside of the Pulaski County locker room gave Johnny Hines and the Maroons much of a shot to win last Friday night at Corbin against the highly-touted Redhounds, but that didn’t really matter when all was said and done.
The PC kids believed, and they delivered at crunch time to give the Maroons a big-time victory on the road against a very good football team.
Sophomore quarterback Drew Polston — who connected on 25-35 pass attempts for 286 yards and two TD’s in the contest — threw a touchdown pass late in the game to running back Tristan Cox, helping PC rally for a 23-22 win over one of the favorites to win it all this season in Class 4 A.
PC led this one 7-0 at the half, and had to fight back like crazy after the intermission to win for the second week in a row against a very good football team on the road.
Polston also rushed for a team-high 74 yards in the win, while Cox added 59 yards on the ground and a rushing TD.
Grant Oaks — who scored for the second game in a row on a two-point conversion — paced the Maroons with eight receptions for 115 yards, while Eastern Kentucky University signee Jake Sloan hauled in seven catches for 94 yards and a score.
With the win, Pulaski County improved to 2-1 on the season, and will remain on the road this week in another tough venue, as coach Hines and company travel to Lexington to take on Class 6 A powerhouse Henry Clay.
The Bluedevils will come into that game with an 0-2 mark on the year, having began the season with back to back losses to Simon Kenton and St. X.
Kickoff is slated to get underway at 7:30 p.m.
The Maroons will finally get to play at home the following Friday night on September 20th, as PC will face Madison Southern in game number five of the season, which will be the Maroons home opener.