Round 1: Playoff Pregame

Edgewood taking on Lima Senior in the 1st round of the playoffs


Courtesy of: Scott Clemmons

Edgewood’s 2022 SWOC Championship trophy

Riley Russell, Sports Editor

The Edgewood Cougars’ football team begins their run in the playoffs tonight against Lima Senior at Kumler Field. The Lima Senior Spartans, a team from the Three Rivers Athletic Conference (TRAC), will come into the game with a 3-7 overall record. Edgewood (9-1) earned the number three seed in the playoffs and the right to host tonight’s game. 

After defeating the Harrison Wildcats in week 10, final 47-7, the Cougars concluded their regular season as SWOC Champions.

Cougars quarterback, #11 Riley Brown, has thrown for 754 yards on 34 completed passes. Riley has also thrown 9 touchdowns in the regular season. 

A leader throughout the season and into tonight’s playoff game is Cougars running back #32, Braden Sullivan. Braden has 429 yards receiving and 6 touchdowns. 

The leading scorer for the Cougars, #34 Tavionne Crosby, broke 1,000 yards rushing in Edgewood’s game against the Talawanda Brave. He will be going into the playoffs with 1,170 yards rushing and 18 touchdowns. 

Brick Barker, #27, is leading the Cougar defense with 92 tackles and 3 interceptions for a total of 42 yards. 

While stats for Lima Senior are currently unavailable, the Cougars are certainly going to be ready come kickoff tonight at 7:00 PM. The Den theme is “Halloween Costumes”! Come out to support the Cougars!