September 24, 2011: There is no joy in Mudville, the Cougars lost last night!
The 1-3 Webster County Highlanders were coming to play the 4-0 Lincoln Cougars of Shinnston. It was a very strange night, one that would have thrown anyone off-kilter! First the Highlanders’ bus broke down on the way to the game. Thank you Lewis County, you came to the rescue to bring the Webster County team to Stydahar Field. That delayed kick-off. (Strike one!)
Then the scoreboard and game clock did not function properly. (Strike two!)And the PA system failed and the rains came – making Stydahar Field a true Mudville! Rueben Perdue was broadcasting the game – when the phone lines did not go dead and interrupt him. Per Reuben on his broadcast, time was being kept in the Press Box.
By the end of the first half, the score was Webster County 20, Lincoln Cougars 0. In the second half, Lincoln held Webster County to no score in the second half and rallied, but not quite enough. With a passing game and a muddy field and slippery football (Strike three!), our Cougars finished the game with a score of Webster County 20 – Lincoln Cougars 13.
Next week – Homecoming! Lincoln vs Grafton!