By Clayton Carroll
JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Your Campbell County Cougars, looking to snap a six-game losing streak, headed to Karns to face off against the 3 and 4 Beavers.
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Campbell quickly jumped in front of the Beavers with Gavin Cox draining a three pointer in the first twenty seconds of the game. Campbell would keep up the strong start, maintaining a 12-6 lead after one quarter.
The Cougars would continue to extend their lead in the 2nd quarter. Tyler Kitts, thanks to two free throws, would extend the lead to double digits with 1:05 to go in the first half. Karns would cut the lead down back to single digits, and after the 2nd quarter, the Orange-and-Blue led the Beavers 27-18.
Karns came out of the locker room on fire. In the first 1:58 of the 3rd Karns spouted off a 10-0 run to take their first lead of the night, 28-27. Karns would drain a 3 pointer as the horn sounded to take the upper hand against your Cougars 35-32 at the end of the third.
At the 7:29 mark in the fourth, Gavin Owens would drive down the left side of the lane and lay a shot up off the glass to cut the lead to one. With 5:15 to go in the game, Karns gained their largest lead of the contest, 42-37. With under a minute to go, Karns led the Cougars 56-45. Campbell continued to fight as Gabe St. John and Luke Browning drained two threes. However, this would not be enough to complete the comeback, as Karns would hang on to defeat Campbell by a score of 59-51.
Campbell falls to 3 and 7 and 0 and 2 in district 3 AAAA play. Karns improves to 4 and 4 and 1 and 1 in district play.
Gavin Cox was the leading scorer for the Cougars, tallying 11 points in the contest. Luke Browning racked up 10 points. Gavin Owens, your local realtor Gage Dople Player of the Game, scored nine. Logan Day put seven points in the scoring column. Tyler Kitts had 4 points. Jake Hatmaker and Gabe St. John scored three points apiece. Jordan Day and Cole Miller had two points apiece. Dylan Ford played but did not find the score sheet.
Up next for the Cougars is a contest with the William Blount Governors at John Brown Gym on Tuesday. The Govs got the best of the Cougars in the last meeting at Marvin L. Boring Memorial Gymnasium in Maryville on November 28 by a score of 69-57. Clayton Carroll brings you the coverage of the varsity girls game beginning at 5:50 pm. The Lady Cougars tip at 6; Josh Parker broadcasts the Cougars game at 7:30 pm over the WLAF Doyle’s Tire Sports Network which consists of AM 1450, FM 100.9 radio, Comcast TV Channel 1089, YouTube, Facebook, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Twitch.
Here are some schedule changes as of this week. The Dec. 18 game at Oneida is postponed, and a new date is yet to be decided. The Cougars only home game with First Baptist Academy (FBC) for Saturday, December 16th is cancelled. A change of date has come about for the Lady Cougars only home contest with Walker Valley. The Lady Cougars host the Lady Mustangs on Tuesday, December 19, at 6pm, with a Lady Cougar JV game starting at 4:30pm. The Cougars also play on Tuesday, December 19, in the Anderson County Christmas Tourney. That’s a 1:45pm match-up with the Carter Hornets. WLAF will send you all the live coverage.
Campbell broadcasts are made possible by these outstanding corporate partners:
Alco Builders & Realty
American Cable of La Follette
Be.You.Tiful Med Spa
Burrell and Varsalona, Attorneys at Law
Byrge Screen Printing
C & C Concrete
Cantrell Law Firm
C & L Furniture
C & L Metal Sales
Creekside Kitchen & Market
Cumberland Equipment Rentals
Attorney Jeffrey Coller
Community Trust Bank
Local realtor Gage Dople
Doyle’s Tire Shop
Exterior Home Solutions
First National Bank
Gray Insurance Group
Greeneview Farms Market
Hensley Tire & Service
La Follette Nutrition
LaFollette Medical Center – Tennova Medical Group
LaFollette Mine Supply
Litho-Craft Printing & Office Supplies
Peoples Bank of the South
Rice Oil is your home for BP and Amoco
Robbins Guttering, Roofing & Siding
Smith Metal and Dock Sales
United Cumberland Bank
(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 12/08/2023-9 PM)