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Eagles Dominate Royals

Peyton Ferguson returns a punt for a touhdown

Any questions about the capabilities of the 2018 version of the Jacksboro Eagles were answered last night in their home opener. The took on the Eagleton Royals and sent them back to Blount County with their tails between their legs. They routed them 38-8, with the Royals only touchdown coming against the junior varsity.

Early on new quarterback Ethan Miller connected with Peyton Gilbert on a long touchdown strike. Shortly thereafter Will Lester rumbled over several Royals on his way to the endzone. Peyton Ferguson led the Eagles in scoring as he returned a punt for a touchdown and caught a pass for one as well.

Will Lester had over a 100 yards rushing for the Eagles

The second half started out much the same as Blake Roberts used his shifty rushing style to put one more touchdown on the board for the Eagles. After that the junior varsity Eagles entered the game. Though the Royals kept their varsity in the game the JV Eagles managed to tun out the clock. The Royals shut down the junior Eagles offensively but the Eagles special teams kept forcing turnovers on the punt to kill most of the clock before the Royals finally scored a garbage time touchdown.

Lady Cougar Volleyball Picks Up Big District Win

Anna Cain was a volley killing machine in the Lady Cougar’s big district win over Karns

Things did not start out well for the Lady Cougars Volleyball team when the Karns Lady Beavers rolled into the John R.W. Brown Gymnasium for the opening game of volleyball season. The Lady Beavers took the opening set by a score of 25-23 over the Lady Cougars. But that is where it would end for the Lady Beavers.

The next three sets were total domination by the Lady Cougars. Newcomer Macy Monday tied things up in the second set with a brutal spike. Later in the set Destiny Wormsley nailed an ace serve and the route was on. The Lady Cougars took the second set 25-14.

Set three was more of the same. Monday and Anna Cain had several key kills. A Lauren Graves block kept Karns from having a chance to rally and then Lexie Richardson killed a volley to put the Lady Cougars up 2 sets to 1.

The fourth set proved to be the final one on the match. Madison Wise got things rolling with an ace serve and Cain continued to terrorize the Lady Beavers with multiple kills and a pair of ace serves. Morgan Stanley stepped up in the end with a serving display and the Lady Cougars sent the Lady Beavers back to Solway as they took the deciding set 25-10 picking up a district win in the process.

Lady Cougar Soccer Dominates Fulton

Drew Leach scored a hat trick for the Lady Cougars

A hat trick is defined as the scoring of three goals in a game by one player. It is not a common feat. Bit it is exactly what Drew Leach did in the opener for Lady Cougar soccer. The speedy forward was part of a dominating performance against the Lady Falcons of Fulton.

The Lady Cougars went into the season with the question mark of who would be this years big goal scorer with the graduation of all time scoring leader Lindsay Horton. It looks like several Lady Cougars are going to try to fill that role as the team dropped nine goals on the Lady Falcons.

The Lady Cougars took an early 5-0 lead and never looked back. Thanks to the dominating victory many of the younger Lady Cougars a chance to shine in the game and the starters to save their legs for upcoming contests. With a long season ahead of them Lady Cougar Soccer still has a long season ahead of them, but if they can continue on this pace it will be another successful season.

Cougar Golf Continues District Domination

Cougar Golf rolled into the Beaver Brook Country Club on Monday and much like they have been doing all season left with a district victory. The Cougars battled Powell, Clinton, Oak Ridge and Central on the day. Both the Cougars and Lady Cougars came out with a two stroke victory.

On the boy’s end Carter Wells shot a 37 on the day to lead the Cougars. Jacob Ridenour shot 43 and freshman David Bates shot 41. The Cougars shot a team score of 169 to defeat the Oak Ridge Wildcats by two strokes. Powell shot 179 and Clinton shot 192 on the day.

Katie Wells continued to lead the Lady Cougars with her stellar play. The female half of the Wells twins shot 43 on the day to lead all female golfers. Masynn Galyon shot a 51 on the day and Sadie Cox shot 55. The Lady Cougars outpaced the Ldy Dragons 94 to 96. The Lady Wildcats of Oak Ridge shot 108 on the day,

Jamborees Herald Beginning Of Football Season

The Eagles and Owls clash in JV action to start the Jacksboro Jamboree

Though the scorching summer heat has yet to give way to the crisp fall air football season has officially kicked off in Campbell County. Teams throughout the county played a final warm up in jamboree action over the weekend.

Thursday saw rain give way to football action at Jacksboro’s Gibson Field. The Eagles and Owls started things off in junior varsity action in a game that looked into the future of what football will be locally.

The varsity action began when the LaFollette Owls battle the Plainsmen of Rush Strong Middle School out of Jefferson County. After some early issues with the quarterback and center exchange were resolved it was all Owls as Devon Jones dominated the action and was a big part of putting 28 unanswered points up for the Owls.

Will Lester put on a running display as part of the Eagle’s multi faceted offensive attack

After a break for the skills competition the host Eagles took the field to battle the Red Devils of Horace Maynard. The Eagles had a lot of questions to answer as they sent almost the entirety of last year’s roaster to the high school. They seem to have reloaded as their offense was clicking on all cylinders. The defense had a slightly new look and held the Devils out of the end zone all evening.

Both middle schools open their regular seasons Thursday. The Owls travel up the valley to take on the Cumberland Gap Panthers. The Eagles will be at home taking on the Royals of Eagleton.

The Cougars battled the Bobcats of Knox Central in Neyland Stadium Friday.

Friday saw the Campbell County Cougars play on the grandest stage in Tennessee football when they traveled to the campus of the University of Tennessee to take in the Bobcats of Central in the Knoxville Orthopedic Clinic Jamboree.

The Cougars took a slightly different path as many fans expect to see. Quarterback Landon Addington led a ball control attack that the up most of the quarter before a cross field pass to Cohron Williams and a Riley Wallace PAT put the Cougars up 7-0. Central Answered the touchdown but the extra point kick deflected of the goal post. The Cougars went back to ball control mode and the score was 7-6 in favor of the boys in Blue and Orange as time expired.

On Saturday the Cougar junior varsity traveled to Emory Road to take on the JV Admirals of Farragut in the annual Powell Junior Varsity Jamboree. Unfortunately the Admirals pulled out the win in that event.

The Cougars travel to Rogersville Friday night to take on the Cherokee Chiefs in their season opener.