HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Cougars rally past Black Bears in 14th Coal Bowl

Letcher Central 4-0 for first time in school history

Letcher Central quarterback Carson Adams ran for a pair of touchdowns and passed for another to rally the Cougars to a thrilling 24-7 win over the Harlan County Black Bears in the 14th annual Coal Bowl played at Cougar Field.

Letcher Central improved to 4-0 for the first time in school history and won in the Coal Bowl for the first time since 2014.

Adams had TD runs of one and six yards and tossed a 25-yard touchdown pass to Jonah little with less than four minutes left.

Harlan County, now 1-3, scored in the opening period on DeMarco Hopkins’ 26-yard TD run.

LCC running back Hayden Brashear capped the scoring with a one-yard run with 90 seconds left.

Letcher Central will host Clay County on Oct. 9 at Cougar Field.

At Ermine


HC (1-3)…..7  0  0  0 –     7

LC (2-2).…..0  0  6  18 – 24


First Quarters

HC – Demarco Hopkins, 26-yard run (Jordan Steele), 3:38

Second Quarter

No scoring

Third Quarter

LC – Carson Adams, 1-yard run (run failed), 10:04

Fourth Quarter
LC –  Carson Adams, 6-yard run (run failed), 8:57

LC – Jonah Little, 25 -yard pass from Carson Adams (run failed), 3:44

LC – Hayden Brashear, 1-yard run (kick blocked), 1:35

Next up: Letcher Central (4-0) vs. Clay County (2-2); 7:30 p.m., Oct. 9.