Clevenger

Cocke County unable to overcome big third quarter by Greeneville in district semis

BY BRIAN HAMILTON GREENEVILLE – Cocke County got off to a hot start, but could not overcome a third quarter, which saw them fall into a 14-point deficit going into the fourth. The Lady Red cut the deficit to two with just over a minute remaining, but it was too little, too late, as Greeneville came away with a 60-56 win and a trip to the Class 3A District 2 title game. “We just quit picking up the ball and they were able to make a bunch of shots and take advantage of what we were doing wrong,” Cocke County …

West hangs 76 points on Cocke County

BY BRIAN HAMILTON NEWPORT – Senior night did not quite go as planned for Cocke County on Friday night, as top-ranked West came in and destroyed the Fighting Cocks 76-7. The Rebels amassed 609 yards of total offense, with 490 of those yards coming on the ground. West averaged 19 yards per play. The rout began on West’s first play from scrimmage, as Brayden Latham sliced the Fighting Cock defense for an 89-yard touchdown run for a 7-0 lead just under two minutes into the game. The Rebels took a 14-0 lead when quarterback Carson Jessie found Jaqurius Wrenn for …

Morristown East earns first win of season, defeating Cocke County 42-7

BY BRIAN HAMILTON MORRISTOWN – Cocke County handed Morristown East its first win of the season on Friday night. The Fighting Cocks looked good early, as they scored on their first possession. However, the Hurricanes would score 42 unanswered points to win 42-7. Cocke County received the opening kick and marched down the field for a touchdown to take a 7-0 lead with 9:12 left in the first quarter. Morristown East would answer immediately, as Eli Seals found Trevor Malone for a touchdown. The Hurricanes converted the extra-point to tie the game at 7-7 with 7:50 left in the first. …

Cocke County gets embarrassed by Knox Central

BY BRIAN HAMILTON KNOXVILLE – It’s safe to say that the points came on Friday night during Cocke County’s Class 5A Region 2 duel with Knox Central. It’s also safe to say that none of those points came from the Fighting Cocks, who figuratively laid an egg in a 69-0 loss, where the Bobcats never truly pulled their first-string in some accounts. Central wasted no time in this boat race, as Shannon Mills hit paydirt for a 22-yard touchdown, giving the Bobcats a 7-0 lead just 45 seconds into the game. The Bobcats would get the ball back shortly after …

Morristown West shuts out Cocke County 41-0

BY BRIAN HAMILTON NEWPORT – Morristown West came into Newport and handed Cocke County a 41-0 loss in a non-region game Friday night. The Fighting Cocks barely eclipsed 100 total yards in the contest. “We made a million-and-a-half mistakes tonight and they made us pay for them,” Cocke County head coach Scotty Dykes said. “Poor execution on our part. We had plays and just didn’t make them.” Morristown West took a 7-0 lead when Hunter Delaney went into the end zone for a one yard score with three minutes left in the first quarter. The Fighting Cocks’ defense would play …