JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – There’s no shortage of challenge games for the Campbell County Cougars and Lady Cougars in the less-than-a-month-away basketball season.  That’s a tough non-district schedule in addition to an always rugged District 3-AAA round robin slate.  Print your schedule HERE.

Hardin Valley, Bearden, Fulton and Austin-East, some of the regulars that have a tradition of making deep post season runs, dot the non-district new season schedule.

First-year Cougar Coach Ernie Mac Clawson weighs-in on this year’s tough slate.  “I think our schedule is one of the toughest in East Tennessee, and we will get tested from the word go.  We will find out a lot about ourselves with Bearden coming in as our first home game (November 19).  We know our district schedule is always tough, but we think our non-conference games are as good as anyone’s.”

Clawson has more than 100 career wins plus a district championship to his head coaching credit.  Prior to taking the CCHS job, he coached Cumberland Gap for upwards of 10 seasons recording the most wins in a season and most consecutive wins.  He also owns a win over Campbell County.

“Our first goal is always the district championship.  We always want to challenge ourselves in a way that prepares us to make a run in February.  We think we have a schedule that will get us prepared to do just that,” said seventh-year Lady Cougar Head Coach Brad Honeycutt.

Honeycutt recorded his 100th win as a head coach in January of 2019.  It took four seasons and part of the fifth season to reach the milestone.

The WLAF – Doyle’s Tire Shop Sports Network returns for its 46th season of live radio coverage and 10th season of live television coverage of Cougar and Lady Cougar Basketball.  Josh Parker, Voice of CCHS Basketball, is back behind the mic for another fun round ball campaign.

Watch Cougar and Lady Cougar Basketball on WLAF over www.14540wlaf.com and WLAF-TV 12 over its Doyle’s Tire Sports Network.  CCHS games are also heard over AM 1450 and FM 100.9 on radio with additional televised coverage via Roku TV, Amazon Firestick, YouTube and Facebook.  Simply search for WLAF on Amazon Firestick and WLAF Sports on YouTube.

Thank you to our corporate partners who make coverage of the Cougars on WLAF possible:

Terry’s Pharmacy

Alco Builders and Realty

Byrge Screen Printing

Charley’s Pizza


Community Trust Bank

Cumberland Gap Medical

Doyle’s Tire Shop

E.E. Hill & Son


First National Bank

Grace Rehab

Gray Insurance

Jacksboro Body Shop

Lace to Pearls

La Follette Medical Center


Peoples Bank of the South


Representative Dennis Powers

Rice Oil – Marathon

Ridge Roofing

Senator Ken Yager


Tennova – La Follette Medical Center

Travis Thompson Norris Lake Insurance

United Cumberland Bank

Valley Roofing

(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 10/19/2020-6AM)