Friday Night Football Preview: Morgan County Travels to Holy Cross (Covington)

Written By: JMF

The Morgan County Cougars (4-2) are looking to win their 2nd straight game when they travel to take on the Holy Cross (Covington) Indians (3-2).

The Cougars are a very high-powered offense. The Cougars are averaging 37.3 points per game and have scored more than 40 points in 4 of their 6 games so far. Three times they have scored 50 or more points. Since being shut out in the season-opener, they have not scored less than 18 points in a single game.

The offense is powered by Cameron Rodgers. Cameron has ran the ball 86 times for 1,015 yards and 18 touchdowns. Cameron is averaging 169.2 yards per contest and 3 TDs per game. Chance Wright has carried the ball 49 times for 415 yards and 4 TDs. The Cougars are averaging 291.8 yards per game rushing and has scored 27 rushing touchdowns.

Not only is the offense a force, but the Cougars’ defense is also very opportunistic. The defense has forced 11 fumbles on the season, has 7 interceptions, 15 tackles for loss and 10 sacks. The defensive unit allows 21 points per game.

The Indians enter Friday night’s game averaging 24.4 points per game. After winning 3 straight games, the Indians are looking to bounce back after loosing at Cincinnati College Prep Academy two weeks ago. They have used the bye week to prepare for their matchup with Morgan County.

The Indians offense is powered by a strong rushing attack. Ulysses Porter has 82 carries for 753 yards and 12 TDs for the season. Porter is averaging 150.6 yards per game rushing and 2.4 TD per game. As an offensive unit the Indians are averaging 214.8 yards per game rushing and has 14 TDs.

Although they don’t air it out much, Indians QB Donovan Ambrocio has completed 24 of 59 passes for 331 yards and 3 TDs.

The Indians has forced 10 turnovers this season (7 fumbles and 3 interceptions. The defensive unit is allowing 23.2 points per game for the season. They have 25 tackles for loss including 9 sacks.

This game will be won in the trenches. Which line will be able to hold up will determine the outcome. Both teams like to run the ball, and the defensive unit that steps up to stop the run will win this game.

Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at Holy Cross (Covington).

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