Twenty-eight first-half points proved to be the difference as the Campbell County Cougars climbed back into the win column Friday night on Pat Kerr Field.   CCHS set the tone on the opening drive of the game against the Morristown East Hurricanes by driving down field 69-yards on eight plays.  Senior Drew Jordan crashed over the west goal line from three yards out to put the Cougars up 6-0.  Riley Wallace’s extra point capped the 3:22 possession and gave Campbell a lead it never let go.  It was 7-0 with 8:38 to play in the first quarter.

TOP PHOTO:  Friday night’s captains take part in the coin toss.  L-R Justin Skylar Kirby, Christian Shouse, and Landon Addington.

Before the first quarter ended, the Cougars struck again.  This time Landon Addington found a wide-open Christian Shouse to extend the lead to 14 to nothing.  East posted its first score, a touchdown, seconds later but missed the PAT to trail 14 to 6 after one quarter of play.

Here comes the rush.  Eric Hopper (54) and Jordan Tolliver (51) converge on Morristown East.

Campbell found the end zone two more times before halftime.  Jordan scored again.  This time he plunged into the east end zone, and Campbell was ahead 21 to 6.  With 4:21 left in the first half, Shouse’s number was called again, and he struck pay dirt on an end around as he left from the left side and swept the right end with a five-yard scamper.  The Hurricanes struck before the mid-game break to trail 28-13.

After a scoreless third quarter, the last score of the night was the highlight of the night.  From the 15-yard line, Addington tossed a 30-yard pass to Shouse at the 45.  Shouse tucked the ball in and ran 50-yards.  At the five, a Morristown East defender did everything but tackle Shouse.  But the 6’2″ 185 pound senior bullied his way into the end zone.  That made the score 35 to 13 with 7:00 remaining in the contest.

Dukes run free with one of his seven receptions.

Addington was 36 of 47 for 433 yards to go with two touchdowns and no interceptions.  Shouse grabbed 14 passes accounting for nearly 200-yards (192).  It was a career night for junior wide out Devlin Dukes as he made seven catches for 149 yards.  The duo tallied 341 of Addington’s 433 passing yards.  Wallace was perfect on five points after touchdowns, had two touch backs on kick-offs, and had three kick-offs go to the five yard line.

The Cougars are 2 and 2 in all games.  The CCHS region mark is 0 and 1.

Coverage of Cougar Football from Corryton begins Friday at 7 pm on the WLAF – B & M Tires Sports Network as Campbell visits Gibbs in a non-region game.  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 – 09/10/2018-6AM-PHOTOS COURTESY OF PAT PEBLEY)