Drillers Conquer Cougars
Pikeville, KY - After two consecutive weeks on the road, the Eastern Kentucky Drillers were back home in the friendly confines of the Expo Center. They faced the Canton Cougars for the first time this season. The Drillers started quickly by scoring within the first three minutes of the game. QB Allan Holland completed 15-29 passes for a total of 204 yards and 6 touchdowns. Holland's longest pass was a spectacular 40 yard touchdown to WR Aric Evans as time was expiring in the half. Evans led the Drillers with 6 receptions for 104 yards, including 4 TD's, while the Drillers all-purpose player EJ Adams also had 6 receptions for 77 yards and 2 TD's. Kicker, Daniel Eidson, was perfect converting all 8 extra point attempts. DB Jason Conner also scored for the Drillers on a short missed field goal attempt by the Cougars.
The Drillers defense was phenomenal keeping the Cougars under 30 points. Seeing his first action of the season was former University of Kentucky standout, Marcus McClinton, who led the defense with 8 total tackles. DB David Jones had two interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown. Jones, who sported pink gloves and cleats in honor of his grandmother who passed just days before the first game of the season, finished with 6 pass break ups and 5 total tackles. DL Shawn Lewis created two forced fumbles and 6 total tackles including 1.5 sacks, while DL Rodrick Davis had 5 total tackles and also 1.5 sacks. DB Jamell Mingo also contributed with 6 total tackles and 1 pass break up.
The 56-29 defeat of the Canton Cougars brings the Drillers back to .500 with a 3-3 record. The team is back in action Saturday, April 9, 2011 against the Johnstown Generals 7:30pm at the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center. Come out and see them Drill the competition.
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