By DOUG EADS
The Pulaski County Maroons are simply in a word — ROLLING.
Last Friday night, the Maroons improved to 4-1 on the season by winning their fourth straight game with an impressive, 56-34 beatdown over visiting Madison Southern.
And, it was a total team effort for PC, with several players having big nights for the Maroons.
No one had a bigger night than senior wide receiver Jake Sloan, who continued climbing up the ladder in receiving in Kentucky history.
With his seventh catch of the game against the Eagles, Sloan surpassed former Louisville Trinity star James Quick as the second all-time leading receiver in the history of Kentucky high school football with his 281st catch of his outstanding prep career.
Sloan only trails former Pulaski County receiver Jake Johnson, who is Kentucky’s all-time leader in career receptions.
For the game, Sloan hauled in nine catches for 156 yards and two touchdowns, as the PC offense simply ran roughshod over an out-manned Madison Southern team.
Freshman Donovan Abbott led the Maroons with 51 yards on the ground on seven attempts, scoring a TD, while Tristan Cox ran for two more scores for Pulaski County.
Quarterback Drew Polston had a career night, enjoying the biggest night of his career up to date through the air.
The sophomore quarterback connected on 31-39 pass attempts for 407 yards and five TD’s, helping Pulaski County roll up 545 yards of total offense for the game.
Defensively, senior linebacker Konner Hargis continues his ascension up the all-time tackles list in PC history.
Hargis led the Maroons in the win with 14 tackles, recording one sack and one tackle for loss.
The Maroons are rolling with a four-game winning streak currently, and that streak will get a stern test this Friday, as Hines and crew will begin district play on the road at Whitley County.
The Colonels are itching for another shot at PC, as these two teams met last season at PC Field in the opening round of the playoffs, with the Maroons taking Whitley County out behind the woodshed in a 61-0 Pulaski County victory.
Kickoff for this Friday night’s game is slated to get underway at 7:30 p.m.