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Lawrence County dams up Bay, 20-7

The Lawrence County Cougars (3-1) won another close one on Friday night as they knocked off the Bay High Tigers (0-4) 20-7 in Monticello.

The Cougars got on the board in the first half on a Kylan Cooper touchdown run. The game was tied 7-7 at halftime and stayed that way until the fourth quarter.

A long Antwan Pittman scoring run in the second half would ice the game for Lawrence County.

For the second straight week, Lawrence County coach Jesse Anderson was singing the praises of his defense.

“Our guys came out for the second straight week and played a great game defensively,” said Anderson. “It’s a credit to how tough our kids are and how hard our coaches work.”

The Cougars — like most area teams — had their practice schedule hijacked this week by Tropical Storm Gordon.

“We only had one real day of practice this week and that showed at times, but I’m proud of how our guys cleaned things up and got better as the game went on,” said Anderson.

Lawrence County concludes a three-game homestand by hosting the Franklin County Bulldogs on Friday in Monticello.

Story by Cliff Furr