By DOUG EADS
The Pulaski County Maroons survived inclement weather, lightning delays, and a late Friday night of football last week.
More importantly however, Johnny Hines’ club survived a district opener on the road at Whitley County, running the Maroons winning streak to five games in a row.
Thanks to heroics from several players, PC survived against the Colonels, winning on the road by a final count of 21-18, improving to 5-1 on the season and winning for the fifth consecutive week.
Quarterback Drew Polston was a catalyst for PC, throwing for 207 yards and a TD, by completing 25-34 pass attempts.
Tristan Cox scored a pair of touchdowns — one rushing and one receiving — while gaining 43 yards on nine carries.
Kaleb Adams scored on a rushing TD, while Jake Sloan continued his remarkable run in 2019 in receiving.
The senior wide receiver and EKU commit — who just last week became the number two all-time leading receiver in Kentucky high school football history — had another huge game with 12 receptions for 113 yards against the Colonels.
Defensively, Konner Hargis tallied 14 tackles while Cox had 13, helping PC sneak out of Williamsburg for a very hard-fought win over a Whitley County program that PC defeated in round one of the 2018 Class 5 A playoffs by a final score of 61-0.
With the win, Pulaski County went to 1-0 in district play, and will return home this Friday night for another huge district tilt against South Laurel.
That game will get underway from PC Field against the Cardinals beginning at 7:30 p.m.