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September 13, 2013

Cougars win 'Helmet' for first time since '08


“We talked at halftime about after kicking off to start the second half and get a three-and-out and try to make it closer by putting a score on the board, and the very first play from scrimmage they run a 65-yard touchdown and we were done after that,” said Washington coach Kelly Brashear. “We just have to get a lot better.”

Washington was forced into another three-and-out by the North Daviess defense and Helms found Doug Bays for his second touchdown of night on a 38-yard throw and catch. Washington fumbled away the ensuing kickoff and Lengacher scored his third touchdown of the night to push the lead to 40-6 with three minutes to play in the third quarter.

Logan Turpin added a seven-yard touchdown run to push the lead to 47-6. Lengacher was the star of the Cougar back field again with 252 rush yards and three touchdowns. Helms completed 4 of his 5 passes for 91 yards and two touchdowns.

The game was tied at zero after one quarter with both defenses dominating the line of scrimmage. Lengacher’s three-yard touchdown gave North Daviess an 8-0 lead early in the second quarter, and Washington answered with its only scoring drive of the game, which saw quarterback Jake Brashear find Max Lancaster for a one-yard touchdown catch. Hatchet running back Jaden Arvin topped 300 yards on the ground in last week’s loss to Princeton, but he couldn’t get going against the Cougar defense.

The Highway 57 Helmet game which has been dominated since its inception in 2003 saw North Daviess win the game at home for the first time in the rivalry’s history, which is a source of great pride for Helms and the Cougars.

“It means the world to this football team and the world to these seniors to win it here at home,” Helms said. “It has been a series that we just haven’t played very well in and Washington has had a lot to do with that. They’ve had some teams that were just better than us. To finally get the helmet back and win one on our home field is great.”



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