JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – The Campbell Cougars look to build on the impressive four quarters of football they played in a 34-12 win at Seymour last Friday night. Tonight, it’s the always tough Gibbs Eagles providing the opposition on Homecoming at Dossett Stadium. CLICK on the Lindsay’s Carpet & Paint Center video player to WATCH the game live from WLAF.“Teams look to find their identities each season, but Gibbs always knows its identity. They’re the same every year; always very tough, and they’re physical. You know they have that option attack that forces you to play very disciplined on defense. Defensively they like to get after you. They like to play an aggressive style of defense,” said Cougar Head Coach Justin Price.
Expect fall-like weather this evening. It’ll be 62-degrees by kick-off and then down to 59-degrees by the 4th quarter. Gentle breezes and drier air make for a cool feel. Some of you might like long sleeves or a light jacket for the second-half of the game.
This is the 9th meeting between these two schools after playing twice in 2013 to open the series. Campbell won five of the first six meetings with Gibbs winning the last two on its home field at Corryton.
Tonight’s meeting will be a bit more challenging for the Cougars defensive unit. “Gibbs Coach Brad Turner has done a good job of taking their option offense where it used to only be double-wing and evolving that to get some more receivers out there which makes it even more difficult. So it definitely forces us to play assignment football and make one-on-one tackles,” said Price. The 10th year coach goes on to say, “We’ve had some really good games with Gibbs. So it’s definitely going to be a good one tonight.”
Both teams are 2 & 2 and are coming off road wins. Gibbs defeated East at Morristown last week 39 to 14 while the Cougars won at Seymour, the teams only common opponent. Gibbs outpaced Seymour at home 39 to 25. Its losses are to South-Doyle and Halls.
Les Martin returns to the broadcast booth after missing the last three games. The man who has broadcast the most ever Cougar wins will be joined by color analyst Brent Allen. WLAF will provide live coverage of Campbell and Gibbs over the WLAF-Doyle’s Tire Sports Network beginning at 6:45 pm on Homecoming Night. On radio, tune-in to either AM 1450 or FM 100.9. For the live telecast, connect to www.1450wlaf.com, WLAF-TV 12, Roku TV, Amazon Firestick, Facebook or YouTube.
WLAF was there broadcasting live when former Vol Rodney Harkleroad’s 1975 inaugural Cougar Football Team took to Blankenship Field at Oak Ridge. Here in Season 46, WLAF is gearing up for another broadcast season of Campbell County High.
WLAF first began televising live coverage of Campbell County High School Sports in 2011. Now, in its 10th season of providing CCHS on TV, WLAF is back on Roku TV, Amazon Firestick, YouTube and Facebook over its Doyle’s Tire Sports Network. Cougar games also air over AM 1450 and FM 100.9 on radio and WLAF-TV 12 as well as over www.1450wlaf.com.
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2020 Cougar Football
Campbell 29 Cocke County 3 August 21
Carter 24 Campbell 13 August 28
Oak Ridge 42 Campbell 0 September 4
Campbell 34 Seymour 12 September 11
LIVE COVERAGE OF CCHS FOOTBALL
Once again, for the 46th season, WLAF will provide live coverage of Campbell County High School Football over the WLAF-Doyle’s Tire Sports Network beginning at 7 pm (6:45 pm on Homecoming Night). On radio, tune-in to either AM 1450 or FM 100.9. For the live telecast, connect to www.1450wlaf.com, WLAF-TV 12, Roku TV, Amazon Firestick, Facebook or YouTube. Les Martin returns for his 10th season behind the mic, and along with Brent Allen, brings you the live play-by-play. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 09/18/2020-6AM)