With two games left on the schedule and no chance at reaching the Class 5A state playoffs, the Dickson County Cougars are looking to at least win out and salvage the season with some momentum going into next year.
The first of their final two games take place tonight, as the Cougars host Region 7-5A foe Clarksville for senior night and their final home game of 2016. Several seniors on the team, in the band, and that are cheerleaders will be honored that night.
The Wildcats (2-6, 1-4), like Dickson County, have had an underwhelming season themselves. Their lone two wins came at the beginning of the season.
Wins against Kenwood and West Creek put them at 2-1 on the year, but they’ve lost five straight since then. Clarksville lost last week’s game against Northeast 41-3, while the Cougars were still on Fall Break and did not play.
Quarterback Jacob Murphree will continue his push towards possibly reaching the TSSAA record books. With 2,701 passing yards to his name, he is currently leading the state of Tennessee in passing yards. He needs 699 more yards to reach 3,400, which could possibly put him in the top 10 all-time for passing yards in a season.
Dickson County won last year’s game 29-26, and have won four straight against Clarksville dating back to 2009.
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