Cougars’ dream season ends

Cougar senior Austin Heitland is brought down while running a reverse late in the first of of Wednesday's playoff game against Lawton-Bronson. The Cougars saw their best season in more than a decade end with a seven-point first-round playoff loss. (John Jensen photo)


ACKLEY — Lawton-Bronson scored on a long pass play late in the first quarter and made that stand last Wednesday in a 7-0 victory over AGWSR in a Class A first-round playoff game.

The Eagles (7-3) played top-ranked West Lyon in a second-round playoff game Monday. AGWSR finished its best season in more than a decade with a 9-2 record.

“You never can take their accomplishments away,” Cougar coach Skip Eckhardt said of his team. “Two years ago we were 1-8, but we were in a good district. These seniors bought into what we were doing — we started lifting that next Monday, we didn’t wait for a week or whatever."