“We are proud of the way our players competed and the effort they played with,” said Campbell County Cougar Head Football Coach Justin Price.  His Cougars were home with the Sevier County Smoky Bears in a spring scrimmage Thursday evening.

Warm sunshine made for pleasant conditions as fans caught a first glimpse of their Cougars playing against someone wearing a different color than orange and blue.  The ninth-year head coach said, “There are some areas that were exposed that we need to improve in. We will get to work on those very quickly.”  It’s a short turn-a-round ahead of Tuesday’s scrimmage with Pittman High at Jefferson City.

Price was very pleased with some areas of his team’s performance last night saying, “We also had some areas that were very strong tonight. We will work to continue to find ways to use the things we do well.”  The coach was able to play many players Thursday, and he feels that that experience will make each one of them better.

Two dates to remember:

Tuesday, May 21, is a practice scrimmage against Gatlinburg Pittman at Carson Newman’s Burke-Tarr Stadium.  It starts at approximately 5:30 pm.

Thursday, May 23, is the Blue and Orange game at CC starting at 1:30 pm.

Here is the 2019 Cougar Football Schedule:

CCHS opens the season at home on August 23 with Cocke County out of Newport followed by a road game at Straw Plains against Carter on August 30.

The region schedule begins on September 6 at home with the Oak Ridge Wildcats followed the week later with Seymour at Dossett Stadium.   September 20 takes the Cougars to Corryton and a date with the Gibbs Eagles.

The second-half of the ’19 slate pits the Cougars against the Beavers at Karns on September 27 with a home date the week after and Powell on October 4.

Action resumes from the bye week, October 11, with the Fulton Falcons on October 18 on Pat Kerr Field.  It marks the final home game of the regular season.

The schedule wraps up on the road at Clinton October 25 and at West on November 1.

WLAF and the B & M Tires Sports Network will again bring you all the live radio and televised coverage of every CCHS game in the new year.  In 2019, it marks the 45th year of live coverage of Campbell Football on WLAF.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 05/17/2019-6AM-PHOTOS COURTESY OF WLAF’S PAT PEBLEY)