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Eagle Football Wins Early Homecoming

Though the second game seems an odd time for homecoming, but scheduling forced the Eagles of Jacksboro to have the big event early. Before the game it was a whirlwind of emotion. The crowd erupted in cheer as Laney Woodson was crowned the 2018 Eagle Football Homecoming Queen. The tone turned a bit solemn as a moment of silence and then a prayer by Eagle Cheerleader Madison Williams wen up in honor of their ailing schoolmate Connor Lane.

After that it was down to business as the defending TMSAA AAA champs battled the Pioneers of Rutledge. Unfortunately for the Pioneers the Eagles remained strong showing off not only their potent offense but also a dazzling special teams attack. The Eagles defeated the Pioneers 44-0 to win their homecoming.

Peyton Ferguson got the Eagles of to a good start with a long first quarter touchdown run. The second quarter showed that the Eagles were strong in all phases of the game. The defense was stout forcing the Pioneers in back to back punting situations. Unfortunately for the Pioneers they punted to Jacob Christy both times. The speedy return man took both punts into the endzone for Eagle touchdowns. Will Lester and Blake Roberts rounded out the Eagle scoring attack.

With the win the Eagles are 2-0 on the season and ride a 12 game winning streak going back to last season. They will now hit the road for a long series of games before returning home to take on cross county rivals the Owls of LaFollette in the Egg Bowl.

Lady Cougars Volleyball Remains Undefeated

The Lady Cougar Volleyball team hosted the Lady Panthers of Powell with their undefeated streak on the line Thursday and come out with it intact in a pitched battle winning the match 3-2.

The Lady Cougars started off strong. They used smart play on the ball to cruise to 25-14 first set with Anna Cain and Lexy Richardson with three late kills to take the set. The second set saw the Lady Panthers battle back though a Cain kill at the end gave the Lady Cougars a 25-23 victory.

The Lady Panthers did not go quietly though as they took the next two sets forcing a set five tie breaker. The tie breaking set was all Lady Cougars though. Destiny Wormsley got things going with an ace serve followed by the Cain killing machine that put the Lady Cougars up 14-3. The Lady Panthers scored off of a volley and got the ball back but their subsequent serve sailed out of bounds to give the Lady Cougars a 15-4 victory to remain undefeated both in the district and on the season.

Cougar Golf Has Best Day Of The Season

Winning has been the cornerstone of Cougar Golf all season as they have won convincingly in the majority of their matches. On Thursday at Deerfield they shot their best match of the season as a team. The Cougars hosted Clinton and Cumberland Gap and sent them home with losses.

Carter Wells,coming off of a three under par performance, shot 35 on the day. Freshman Jack Leach also shot under 40 with a 38. As a team the Cougars shot 159. Clinton shot 191 and Cumberland Gap shot 213.

The Lady Cougars also flew past the competition. Katie Wells shot 38 on the day and Masynn Galyon shot 43 on the day. The Lady Cougars defeated the Lady Dragons 81-94.

Lady Cougar Volleyball Off To 3-0 Start

In the past Lady Cougar Volleyball had trouble stringing wins together. That is not the case this season as they have started a program best 3-0 to start the season. On Tuesday the undefeated Lady Patriots of Union County rolled into the John R.W. Brown Gymnasium to take on the Lady Cougars. After a pitched battle it was the Lady Cougars who took the match 3-1 to remain undefeated and send the Lady Patriots back to Maynardville with their first loss of the season.

The opening set was all Lady Cougars as they took down the Lady Patriots 25-8. Anna Cain was a killing machine as she shut down multiple volleys and newcomer Macy Monday had some key kills as well.

The second set saw Union County roar back behind the play of their libero as they took the set 25-21. It looked like the third set was also going to go to Union County until Lauren Graves and Monday nailed some key kills to give the Lady Cougars a 25-22

The fourth set ended up being the final one and it was all Lady Cougars. The assassin Anna Cain once again killed every volley in sight to give the set and match to the Lady Cougars. The fourth set was 25-11 in favor of the ladies in Blue and Orange.

Though it is unofficial at the moment it is believed that Cain set a record for kills in a match.

The Lady Cougars remain at home Thursday with their undefeated streak on the line when district foe Powell travels north on I-75 for a key match-up.

Another Day On The Golf Course, Another Win For The Cougars

The Cougar Golf juggernaut continues to plow over the competition. This time Oak Ridge and Clinton could not undershoot the Cougars and Lady Cougars.

Carter Wells had his best day of the season shooting 33, for a three under par day. Freshman David Bates shot 42 on the day. The rest of the team all shot 44. The Cougars finished 163 as a team. Oak Ridge shot 164 and Clinton shot 174.

The Lady Cougars also won over Oak Ridge as Clinton does not field a ladies team. Katie Wells shot 39 on the day. Masynn Galyon shot 43 and Sadie Cox shot 44. The Lady Cougars defeated the Lady Wildcats 82-105.