“It’s going to be a game time decision on who we’ll start Thursday night at quarterback,” said Campbell County Head Football Coach Justin Price on Wednesday night. Cougar senior quarterback Landon Addington received some encouraging news from his doctor on Wednesday as he was fitted for a brace on his injured left knee. Price says that Cougar team trainer Karen Morton will talk again today with Addington’s doctor, and then this evening, Morton will evaluate Landon during pregame warm-ups. That’s when Price will make his decision on which quarterback will start and whether or not Addington will play in tonight’s region match-up against the Panthers at Powell.
TOP PHOTO: Landon Addington throws in the win over Morristown East.
Sophomore Joseph Paul and Freshman Hunter White have been going through an open quarterback competition since the Gibbs game. Both saw action in that contest, a loss, against the Eagles. Price notes that the pair has strengths and limitations with Paul being in the system longer while White is still learning it though Price is prepared to play both QBs if needed. The 8th year head coach emphasizes that “the team has a lot of confidence in whoever the signal caller guy is.”
Through the Gibbs game, Addington is the region’s top passer posting some very impressive numbers. Over five games, he is 101 of 141 for 1,323 yards, 12 touchdowns and only two interceptions. That comes out to a passing completion percentage of 72% and 265 passing yards per game.
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