Cougars setting passing records


Passing game records are starting to be set at Pulaski County in 2017 and it’s very likely more will be forthcoming in the future, and those already set will only increase in magnitude.

Junior quarterback Kade Akers has now completed 68 of 118 passes. He would be the first to tell you that eight interceptions are too many, but all the other numbers are good.

Akers has thrown for 1,311 yards this season, breaking Bryant Grubb’s record of 1,074 set in 2015. Akers passed for 350 yards Friday at Hidden Valley and that passes the single game record of 266, also previously held by Grubb last season. His three touchdowns passes, also against Hidden Valley put him at an even dozen on the season snapping Chad Perry’s previous mark of 10 established in 2010. And Akers snapped an old record for completions in a game with 15 against the Titans. The old record was 14 and held by Randy Meredith since 1985.

Junior wide receiver E.J. Horton is working his way into the record books with an opportunity to make great impact as well the rest of season. Horton has now caught six touchdown passes, and that ties him with Jimmy Harris who had six in 1985. Horton’s three touchdown catches against Carroll County snapped the previous record of two held by a group of players.

There are other receivers also in the mix and as a group could set team and additional records before the season is over. Pulaski County hosts Christiansburg for “Homecoming” in Dobson Stadium this Friday.

By DAN CALLAHAN, The Patriot