TOP PHOTO: Karen Morton preps fluids for her Cougar Football players during Thursday’s scrimmage with Oneida.

Come August, Karen Morton begins her eighth season as Campbell High’s athletic trainer.

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – As the summer sun beat down on Reynolds Field late Thursday morning, Campbell High Athletic Trainer Karen Morton was keeping an eye on her Cougars making sure they kept hydrated during their 7-on-7 scrimmage with Oneida.

“I don’t want to jinx myself, but they’ve stayed healthy and have done really well,” said Morton of her football team. The trainer, who is provided to Campbell County High School Athletics by the Tennova La Follette Medical Center and cares for all Cougar and Lady Cougar sports teams, hopes the good health of the football team continues through the season.

In a 2019 WLAF story, the hospital’s CEO shared thoughts on Morton. “She cares deeply about each of these kids.  It’s an honor to have her working for La Follette Medical Center,” said Mark Cain, CEO of La Follette Medical Center.

A trainer’s work is never done.

“Usually something bad (injuries) always happens in spring football, and this year, we got out clean,” said Morton. She, like the coaches and players, is looking for a couple of weeks away from practice and game action when the TSSAA dead period officially begins on Monday and runs through July 10. Then it’s back to work for the 2022 season. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 06/24/2022-6AM)

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