TOP PHOTO: The Cougar defense, on the right, readies to stop another Wing-T run by the Campbell scout team on Tuesday afternoon.

Landon and Landen look on as the scout team goes against Campbell’s defense. Landon York, left, and Landen Hensley at Tuesday’s practice.

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Back in the day, one of college football’s top defensive coordinators told me the best way to defend the Wing-T offense was to not schedule it. The Campbell Cougars aren’t afforded that luxury since Lenoir City is a region opponent, and the Panthers run that tricky offense.

The Wing-T is considered one of the best misdirection formations in the game, and Lenoir City has its version of it purring as we enter the middle game of the season on Friday. On Friday, Campbell visits the Panthers for the first time since 2016.

Campbell’s scout team does its best version of the Wing-T for the first team defense.

“Yes, it’s a challenge to prepare for this offense, because no one hardly runs it, and we’re not used to seeing it,” said Justin Price, Head Coach of the Cougars. On Tuesday, the Cougars defense spent a lot of time going up against the scout team’s version of the Wing-T.

Both teams are 2 & 2, and the Panthers are unbeaten at home and a point away from being 3 & 2. This is a key region game for both clubs as Campbell is 0 & 1 and needs a win while it’s the first league match-up for LC.

Lenoir City has wins over South-Doyle and The Kings Academy (35-0). The losses were to Loudon (27-26) and Sevier County.

Since 1975, WLAF and the Doyle’s Tire Shop Network will once again have all the coverage of Campbell Football. The voices and faces of WLAF’s broadcast team are broadcasting in their 13th season. Les Martin and Brent Allen send you all the excitement over WLAF’s ten media outlets covering radio, television and social media. Airtime for game at Lenoir City is 6:30pm with the kickoff at 7pm on Friday, Sep. 15.

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The Cougars 2023 football schedule includes some firsts; two Thursday games and nine of ten 7:00pm kick-offs along with two first-time opponents. CCHS plays The Kings Academy and Daniel Boone in inaugural meetings. The Thursday games serve as bookends to the season.

Thu., Aug 17 AT Halls Red Devils – Rivalry Thursday Halls 41 Cougars 14

Fri., Aug. 25 Fulton Falcons HOME Cougars 46 Fulton 30

Fri., Sep. 01 AT The Kings Academy Lions – Cougars 36 TKA 33

Fri., Sep. 08 Clinton Dragons# HOME – Clinton 55 Cougars 14

Fri., Sep. 15 AT Lenoir City Panthers#

Fri., Sep. 22 Daniel Boone Trailblazers HOMECOMING

Fri., Sep. 29 Gibbs Eagles HOME

Fri., Oct. 6 Karns Beavers# HOME – Senior Night

Fri. Oct. 13 OPEN DATE

Fri., Oct. 20 AT Morristown East Hurricanes

Thu., Oct. 26 AT Oak Ridge Wildcats#

ALL games kick-off at 7pm except The Kings Academy game, a 7:30pm kick-off

# – Region 3-AAAAA

(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 09/13/2023-6AM)