JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Saturday was the first day back on the practice court for the Cougars and Lady Cougars after Campbell County High School’s 14-day COVID-19 quarantine. Tonight at Central will be the first game action in nearly three weeks for Campbell.
“In a lot of ways it feels like we are just starting the season. Bearden and Hardin Valley almost feel like they were summer scrimmage games. Our players are very excited to play again and it has shown the last couple practices,” said Lady Cougar Coach Brad Honeycutt.
Campbell’s been dealing with the difficulty of trying to play during the pandemic. The Lady Cougars have been able to play two games while the Cougars have played just a single game. Most teams have already played seven or eight games.
“After a 14-day quarantine, it was good to get the kids back on the court Saturday. Obviously, it puts us further behind in learning a new system under these difficult circumstances. We have to do the best we can,” said Cougar Coach Ernie Clawson.
“Their attitudes and effort have been great; especially considering we’ve been off for two weeks,” said Honeycutt.
Clawson added, “We are looking forward to getting a chance to play tonight. This season will be on a day-to-day basis, and we’re hoping for the best.”
The fun begins at 4:30 pm this afternoon at Fountain City with a Campbell-Central Boys JV match-up. That’s followed by Central hosting the Lady Cougars with the Cougars and Central in the night cap.
Live radio and TV coverage of the Lady Cougars and Cougars games airs over AM 1450 and FM 100.9, WLAF-TV 12, 1450wlaf.com, Roku TV, Amazon Firestick, Facebook and YouTube. Josh Parker brings you all the coverage over the WLAF – Doyle’s Tire Shop Sports Network beginning at 5:50PM. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 12/08/2020-6AM)