By Jimmie Earls
Sun Sports Writer
The 2009 season got underway last Friday night for the Washington County Commanders as they opened the season with an 18-7 loss to the Shawnee Golden Eagles in Louisville.
Each team traded possessions during the first quarter, with neither team able to score.
The Commanders got on the board first when senior quarterback Michael Gash connected with senior receiver Alex Simms for a touchdown with 8:38 left in the first half. Seth Mattingly made the extra point to put WC up 7-0, a lead they took into halftime.