The Dickson County Cougars lost their fourth straight game on Friday, 42-0 against the Independence Eagles on the road.
The Eagles took the opening possession, and marched down the field in four plays, scoring with a 10 yard end around to wide receiver Isaiah Collier. Junior quarterback Ethan Cash was 12 for 13 passing for 309 yards and 4 touchdowns in the first half.
Independence scored on its second possession of game as well, as Cash connect with wide receiver and Purdue commit TJ Sheffield on a 26 yard score to make it 14-0. Sheffield finished with 7 catches for 156 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Runing back Tyrus Jackson added two scores as well, adding a 16-yard run at the end of the first half to make the score 42-0. There was a running clock throughout the second half of the game, and no more points were scored. Independence gets to 4-4 on the season, with a 3-1 record in Region 6. Meanwhile, Dickson County falls to 3-5, and 0-4 in the region.
The Cougars struggled to get anything going on offense, senior running back Darian Burns led the way with 9 carries for 40 yards. Punter Jett Carter was the Manhattan Trophies Player of the Game, with punts of 53 and 49 yards, and an average of 37 yards per punt.
Dickson County returns home for it’s final two games of the regular season, starting with a matchup against winless Lawrence County next Friday, which will be broadcasted on 101.5 The One FM with a 7pm kickoff.