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 …

Seymour dominates Cocke County 49-7

BY BRIAN HAMILTON NEWPORT – Seymour responded to its first loss of the season with a dominant 49-7 win over Cocke County on Friday night. The Eagles rolled up 459 yards of total offense, while holding the Fighting Cocks to just 154 total yards. “Offensively, we played really well,” Seymour head coach Scott Branton said. “We got out of our own way. The kids came out and executed really well early on. We kept our foot on the gas and finished.” Brendon Harris got the Eagles on the board first with a 6-yard touchdown run to make the score 7-0 …

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Cocke County holds off Heritage 29-27

BY BRIAN HAMILTON NEWPORT – Cocke County picked up its first win of the season on Friday night, as the Fighting Cocks made a goal-line stand on a two-point conversion with just over a minute to go, preserving the 29-27 win. “We had Baylor (Baxter) and all the guys back that we hadn’t had the first couple of weeks we felt a little more comfortable with our game plan,” Cocke County head coach Scotty Dykes said. “Obviously, they’re a very good defensive team and we just felt like we had a couple looks we could take advantage of and the …

Jefferson County shuts out Cocke County 60-0 for first win since 2019

BY BRIAN HAMILTON NEWPORT – Jefferson County snapped an 18-game losing streak on Friday night by blowing out Cocke County 60-0. The Patriots last win was on September 5, 2019 against Morristown West, when Jefferson County defeated the Trojans to move to 3-0. The Patriots never won another game that season or in 2020. “It’s good for our kids and they feel good about themselves tonight,” Jefferson County head coach Spencer Riley said after the game. Cocke County received the opening kick and went three-and-out on their first drive, with Jefferson County taking over at the Fighting Cocks’ 34-yard line. …

Cherokee rolls up 550 yards in win over Cocke County

BY BRIAN HAMILTON ROGERSVILLE – Cocke County traveled to Rogersville on Friday night to face the Cherokee Chiefs in a non-district game. The Cocks gave up 550 yards of total offense in the contest, including 471 on the ground, as the Chiefs rolled to a 41-6 win. Brazen Stewart led the Cocks’ offense, finishing with 90 yards receiving and scoring the team’s only touchdown. Roman Stewart ran for 59 yards, while Tasean Simpson led Cocke County with 10 tackles. Simpson made all of his tackles in the first half, as an injury kept him out of the second half. The …