By Amber Cowell

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – The Lady Cougars hosted the Carter Hornets Tuesday evening for Senior night. See Amber Cowell’s photo gallery of Senior Night HERE.

Campbell County Freshman Kylie Ivey is wrapped up by a Lady Hornet.
Lady Cougar Senior Gina Isber makes headway past a defending Hornet

With this being only the second home game of the season due to weather, COVID and a shortage of officials, there wasn’t much of a home field advantage.  The Hornets began the game with a goal within the first two minutes which has been a common event this season.  The Cougars played well with multiple shots on goal and some very promising corner kicks.  In the eleventh minute of the half, Sage Elwin had a beautiful cross to Gina Isber who took the shot only to have it bounce off the goal post. Zaylyn Ivey was right where she needed to be and fired the ball into the goal tying the score 1-1.  Carter went on to score two additional goals in the first half leaving the score 3-1.

Senior middle defender, Audry Bishop of Campbell battles a Lady Hornet
Lady Cougar Senior Makenna Chapman travels up the sideline against Carter

As the sun set at the beginning of the second half darkness began to set in.  The game felt more like neighborhood children playing soccer in the backyard as there are no lights to illuminate the field.  With over twenty minutes left to play, the officials called the game due to it no longer being safe to play.  Sadly, the Senior players didn’t get the Senior Night they deserved. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 09/29/2021-6AM)

2 Replies to “Campbell hosts Carter on Senior Night”

  1. It was a shame that it got cut short because of no lighting. I felt like the Lady Cougars came out after halftime recharged, refreshed, and ready to take the game. Can anyone answer why there are no lights there for the field? I know it is a huge expense, but I thought they were going to get the old lights from the football field. What happened to that? Is there anyone from the City of LaFollette, LUB, or School Board Members that could help?

  2. No pun intended but a greater spotlight does need to be placed on soccer at the HS. It’s grown vastly in popularity in our area over the last decade, just look at how the Rec league has exploded for proof, but it gets little recognition or funding from the school.
    The teams we’re competing against have the full support of their schools behind them & it’s evident in both the quality of their facilities & their performance on the pitch.
    Something as basic as adequate lighting should be a no-brainer.

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