Pulaski County Coach Todd Jones began his third season in Dublin on Friday night. On Thursday night, Coach Jones celebrated his 40th birthday.
He hoped to extend the party by breaking a two game losing streak to Radford in the annual Battle of the Bridge.
The Cougars' schedule includes seven teams that won at least seven games a year ago.
It was a packed house Friday tonight at Kenneth Dobson Stadium.
Radford's first drive ended when Hunter Marshall was picked off by Keante Houston of Pulaski, and he turned in a nifty little return back to the 6-yard line of Radford.
Quincy Rollins then made it count by cashing in with a touchdown.
Later in the first quarter, Marshall connected with Marquis Finley on a big 3rd-down-and-12 for a gain of 24 yards.
That led to a field goal as Grayson Howard boots it down the middle for three.
Zach Akers kept the Cougars moving. He ripped off a nice gain of 20 yards down to the 19, but had to limp off the field.
Then two plays later, Rollins again battled his way into the endzone, fighting off tackles, for his second touchdown of the night, to make it 14-3 Pulaski.
The Cougars went on to knock off Radford 41-9.