It’s been a few years since officials at the University of Tennessee decided that it would no longer host local high school football teams in preseason jamboree football games at Neyland Stadium. Fast forward to 2018. UT has lifted its ban on using Shields-Watkins Field. And that’s good news. Especially for the Campbell County High School Cougars and their fans.
Dwane Wilder was on the WLAF Staff in 2013 and shares this file photo of the Cougars playing South Doyle at Neyland Stadium
Cougar Head Coach Justin Price tells WLAF News, “We are excited that our players get to experience one of the premier venues in all of college football.” CCHS is one of 16 teams that will play on the legendary field on Friday, August 10. CLICK HERE to see the full slate of games.
Campbell will play the Central Bobcats in a one-quarter match-up that will start at roughly 7 pm. Price goes on to say, “We look forward to sharing this opportunity with our fans & community.”
CCHS opens its 2018 regular season at Rogersville. The Cougars will play Cherokee, and the WLAF – B & M Tires Sports Network has all the radio and TV coverage. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 06/06/2018-6AM-FILE PHOTOS COURTESY OF WLAF’S DWANE WILDER)