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Volleyball Players Earn Post Season Accolades

The 2018 season was unquestionably the best season ever in the history of Lady Cougar Volleyball. The team had the most wins and district wins in program history. Though the season ended in a loss to Halls during the district tournament the team’s quartet of seniors each had one last honor to be bestowed upon them.

Anna Cain was named co-defensive player of the year for her ability to absolutely kill a volley and her powerful spiking abilities. Setter Destiny Wormsley, who’s position is the volleyball equivalent to quarterback, was named first team All-District. Seniors Lexy Richardson and Lauren Graves also earned honorable mentions on the All-District team.

Jordan Sets Record As Cougars Crush Beavers

The Cougar’s playoff path became much more clear as they picked up a big win over the Beavers of Karns by a score of 43-21. With this win and Powell having to forfeit their wins the Cougars only need to win one more game to be in the post season for a sixth consecutive year. Drew Jordan had a bravura performance against the Cougar’s district rival. The powerful running back set one record and tied two others behind the blocking of a line that Jordan refereed to as, “the best in East Tennessee.”

To see what records he set we have to go back in time over a decade. Chris Johnson rushed for 336 yards and five touchdowns against Union County in 2005. Anyone who has watched the high flying Justin Price offense probably thought these records were safe as the offense seems more pass oriented. But not this time. Jordan powered out 345 yards and five rushing touchdowns of his own against the Beavers. To put an exclamation point on his night Jordan also completed a two point conversion pass to Alex Gross. Jordan now shares the most touchdowns in a game with both Johnson and Bo Farris

The Landon Addington to Christian Shouse connection was also good for a touchdown on the evening.

Friday the Cougars with travel to Knoxville to take on Fulton in a game that could determine which team gets a home playoff game.

Jordan Tolliver crushes a Beaver defender to open up a running lane for Drew Jordan

Eagles Finish Season Unbeaten With Egg Bowl Win

Friday night saw the Eagles and Owls clash in the annual Egg Bowl. The game was played on Friday to accommodate the fact that the Cougars had a Rivalry Thursday game the previous evening. Jacksboro’s Gibson Field played host to this season’s event.

The Eagles started off with a score as Peyton Ferguson returned the opening kickoff all the way to the endzone. The Eagles recovered the onside kick to immediately take the ball back. The ground out some time on the clock before Ferguson once again found the endzone. The Owls took the next kick but were unable to convert their offensive possession into a score and the Eagles took back over on offense. With 44 seconds remaoining in the half Will Lester powered his way into the endzone. The score at the end of the half was 24-0 in favor of the Eagles.

The Owls were on offense first to begin the second half and were moving the ball down field until Jacob Christy intercepted a Kainen Fernandez pass to put the Eagles back on offense. It did not take long for Lester to once again hit lay dirt as he scored to make it a 30-0 leave. But the Owls did not give up and Fernandez hooked up with Devon Jones on a long pass to cut the lead to 30-6. Unfortunately for the Owls it was Ferguson who made the next two trips to the endzone and the game ended with Jacksboro winning 42-6.

The Eagles will not only keep the Egg Bowl trophy but have also finsihed their second consecutive undefeated season. The Eagles are riding a 16 game winning streak as they wait on their next game. The Eagles have a first round bye in the upcoming TMSAA Playoffs.

Eagles And Owls Set To Battle In 2018 Egg Bowl

As the regular season winds down for middle school football the action will be heating up at Jacksboro Middle School’s Gibson Field. Friday night, due to the Cougars playing on TV for Rivalry Thursday, the annual Egg Bowl will take place. The Eagles and the Owls will battle over the traveling Egg Bowl Trophy. This game is always a war no matter what the records for the cross county rivals stand at.

This year the Eagles are the defending TMSAA champions and are playing at home. They remain unbeaten since the 2016 season. Will Lester stands to be the next Eagle to join the 1,000 yard club as he is a shade over 300 yards away from the mark. The Eagles are the only team in recent years to defeat the Oneida Indians in consecutive seasons. Despite this the Eagles struggled with Lake City in their previous game. The Lakers and the Eagles slugged it out until a Peyton Ferguson interception kept the Lakers from scoring and preserved the Eagle Victory.

In spite of their record the Owls have been tough all year. Kainen Fernandez is a multi threat quarterback as he is just as effective running the ball as he is throwing it. Devon Jones is a potent weapon in all three phases of the game. In their last game against William Blount the Owls lost close shoot out in one of the highest scoring middle school games in recent memory. Though the Owls fell 54-42 they proved that they were fighters til the end.

This game could come down to who has the biggest plays and both teams are big play capable.

Lady Cougar Volleyball Crushes Powell

Destiny Wormsley had several key sets and serves as the Lady Cougars pick up another huge district win

The Lady Cougars made their way south on I-75 to the Emory road exit on Tuesday to battle the Lady Panthers of Powell. The Lady Panthers proved to be no match for the Lady Cougars.

In junior varsity action the Lady Cougars swept the Lady Panthers in two straight sets. From the looks of the JV the Lady Cougars should be strong for years to come. After the JV win it was time for the main event of the evening.

The Lady Cougars just proved to be too much for the Lady Panthers to handle. The Lady Cougars won in three straight sets. The third set proved to be complete domination on the part of the Lady Cougars. The Lady Panthers could not even reach double digits as the Lady Cougars defeated them 25-5 to end the match.

Destiny Wormsley set up the big win with a trio of ace serves that put the Lady Cougars up 5-0. Anna Cain and Lexy Richardson had impressive kills that kept the Lady Panthers down. Morgan Stanley helped wrap things up for the Lady Cougars with a pair of ace serves of her own.