TOP PHOTO: The Price Twins return for their 12th season at the helm of Campbell County Cougar Football. Left is Matt, Associate Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator, and Justin, Head Coach. Justin is calling out players names sending them to their respective stations.

Landon Hensley tosses warm up passes ahead of Wednesday morning’s practice. Even though Hensley wears the number 7 jersey in practice, he’ll be wearing jersey number 10 during games this season after being number 14 his freshman season a year ago. “I’m switching back to number 10. Except for last season, I’ve worn 10 my entire career,” said Hensley.

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – With the sun out and humidity thick already, former Cougar star and current assistant Coach Nick Bailey was as wet as any player a half-hour into Wednesday morning’s 7am practice on Reynolds Field. “Heck, I’ve been working hard, too,” said the man who wore jersey number 7 for the Orange-n-Blue the season it finished 10 & 2 in 2013.

Aside from Bailey, there are other former Cougar stars are on staff, #16 Chris Honeycutt, #2 Landon Reese, #12 Zach Rutherford and #37 Scotty Webb.

The versatile Mason Shanks looks bigger and taller this season though he says he’s still about 6’2″ and 195.

The first preseason scrimmage is always an exciting time, and the Cougars hit the field tonight in west Knoxville to take on the Webb Spartans. “You always go into this first scrimmage with a lot of unknowns though it will give you an idea of how you’ve improved since the spring,” said Campbell Head Coach Justin Price.

Price describes this as a good test for his Cougars and adds just how well coached Webb is. “Hopefully, we’ll go into it and find some things that we’re pretty good at and find some areas that we need to improve on over the next few weeks,” said Price.

Devon Jones returns for his senior season as a key member of Campbell’s receiving corp.

The Cougars and Webb begin their scrimmage at 6pm on Faust Field.

The regular season kicks off at home this year as Chattanooga Central visits. Les Martin and Brent Allen return for their 12th season of calling all the action of Campbell Football. Martin has called the most Cougar wins ever and is anxious for the 2022 season to begin. Allen is the father of former Cougar greats Slayton Allen and C.J. Allen.

Cougar standout linebacker Will Lester will also be called on this season to play running back.

Since the school opened in 1975, WLAF has been there covering the Cougars from, first radio, to the addition of WLAF-TV 12 and then to telecasts over and now on FM radio. The games can be heard over AM 1450 and FM 100.9 with the live telecasts on WLAF-TV 12 and You can also follow the Cougars over WLAF’s other outlets, YouTube, Twitch TV, Facebook, Roku TV and Amazon Firestick

(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/28/2022-6AM)