JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – It’s Game Day! Halls hosts Campbell in a 7pm kick-off on Adams Field in the season opener for both football teams. The WLAF-Doyle’s Tire Shop Sports Network has all the live televised coverage beginning at 6:30pm over the Lindsay’s Carpet & Paint Center video player.
Watch Coach Justin Price’s pregame interview HERE on demand from WLAF.
“We may have had the biggest changes on defense since I’ve been here,” said Campbell’s 13th year head coach Justin Price. A high powered, experienced offensive returns joined by a new punter, two new kickers and a new return man.
“Our defense will be in a 4-2 look this season. We will be more aggressive out of that look, and we’ll be blitzing, too. Our players have picked it up quite well,” said Price.
The Cougars offensive line is experienced and has a very high football IQ. “They communicate so well with each other,” said Price. The veteran head coach feels confident in both his running game and passing game with this line.
“You, know, Landen is one of the best quarterbacks in the state. He threw for 3,200 yards and 39 touchdowns as a sophomore last season alone,” said Price. Coach is talking about Landen Hensley whom he describes as an even better, if you can believe it, Landen this season.
Special teams features two new kickers in Ryland Sanders and Nathan Massengill. Hensley will handle the punting duties. Speedy Timmy Gibson will return kicks and punts.
Halls was 2 & 9 last season while Campbell finished 5 & 5 for the regular season losing its opening game in the playoffs to end the year at 5 & 6.
Since 1975, WLAF and the Doyle’s Tire Shop Network will once again have all the coverage of Campbell Football. The voices and faces of WLAF’s broadcast team return for their 13th season. Les Martin and Brent Allen send you all the excitement over WLAF’s ten media outlets covering radio, television and social media. Airtime for the Halls game is 6:30pm with the kickoff at 7:00 on Thursday.
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Attorneys Burrell & Varsalona
Community Trust Bank
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C & L Furniture
Rice Oil – Big O’s
United Cumberland Bank
Defense Attorney Jeffrey Coller
Smokin’ Holler BBQ & Burgers
La Follette Medical Center
ALCO Builders & Realty
E.E. Hill Insurance
First National Bank
Gray Insurance Group
Doyle’s Tire Shop
Cumberland Gap Medical
La Follette Mine Supply
Jacksboro Body Shop
Hensley Tire & Service
Allstate Agent Casey Allen
Be.you.tiful Med Spa
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Hammer’s Dry Goods
C & C Concrete
McDowell Real Estate
Peoples Bank of the South
Byrge Screen Printing
The Cougars 2023 football schedule includes some firsts; two Thursday games and nine of ten 7:00pm kick-offs along with two first-time opponents. CCHS plays The Kings Academy and Daniel Boone in inaugural meetings. The Thursday games serve as bookends to the season.
Thu., Aug 17 AT Halls Red Devils – Rivalry Thursday
Fri., Aug. 25 Fulton Falcons HOME
Fri., Sep. 01 AT The Kings Academy Lions – 7:30pm kick-off
Fri., Sep. 08 Clinton Dragons# HOME
Fri., Sep. 15 AT Lenoir City Panthers#
Fri., Sep. 22 Daniel Boone Trailblazers HOMECOMING
Fri., Sep. 29 Gibbs Eagles HOME
Fri., Oct. 6 Karns Beavers# HOME – Senior Night
Fri. Oct. 13 OPEN DATE
Fri., Oct. 20 AT Morristown East Hurricanes
Thu., Oct. 26 AT Oak Ridge Wildcats#
ALL games kick-off at 7pm except The Kings Academy game, a 7:30pm kick-off
# – Region 3-AAAAA (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/17/2023-6AM)