In four of the seven seasons Justin Price has been at the helm of the Campbell County Cougars, CCHS has not had back-to-back regular season losses. The Cougars venture to a venue tonight where they have never won; Blankenship Field. However, given the perennial power house status of the Oak Ridge Wildcats, it’s rare any team other than the ‘Cats have won on the field named in honor of former school superintendent Alden Blankenship.
Since Campbell defeated Oak Ridge for the first time in school history in 2013, the average margin of defeat stands at 12-points over those five seasons. That’s compared to an average margin of defeat of 41 points per meeting with the Wildcats dating back to the first match-up between these two schools on August 29, 1975, to Price’s second season on 2012.
Oak Ridge comes in with wins at Hardin Valley over the Hawks (23-7) and a win last Friday night at home. OR outscored Dobyns-Bennett 41-12 at Armstrong Stadium.
Campbell won on the road at Cherokee 49-28 to open the season and lost at home on August 24 to Crockett 28 to 7.
Coverage of Cougar Football from Oak Ridge begins Friday at 7 pm on the WLAF – B & M Tires Sports Network. Hear the game over WLAF-FM 100.9 and WLAF-AM 1450. Watch the game on WLAF-TV 12 and 1450wlaf.com. The Cougars on WLAF are brought to you by these outstanding corporate partners: Terry’s Pharmacy, United Cumberland Bank, Senator Ken Yager, PCUD, Tracy Lobertini and Alco Builders and Realty, Lace to Pearls, Community Trust Bank, B & M Tires, Lace to Pearls, Charley’s Pizza, State Farm Agent Tabatha Smith, First National Bank, Doyle’s Tire Shop, Cumberland Gap Medical, Rice Oil-Marathon, TCAT, Fazoli’s, Norris Lake Insurance, Riggs Drug Jacksboro, LUB, Valley Roofing, Byrge Screen Printing, State Representative Dennis Powers, Gray Insurance Agency and Peoples Bank of the South. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/31/2018-6AM)