2012 NPT PHOTO BY RICK HOOPER CCHS junior Dylan Dockery stiff arms Morristown East's Jeremy Fultz during a first half interception return. Dockery finished the game with 3.5 tackles and the interception.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
(Last modified: 2012-10-13 01:15:34)
Author: Seth Butler
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-Faced with adversity for the third time in as many games, the Cocke County Fighting Cocks could've expected the same result.

Only this time a resilient performance on Senior Night at Larry Williams Stadium was a significantly more powerful force than the adversity laid out in front of them.

After seeing a 19-point first half lead evaporate, Cocke County fought back to take a 34-27 victory over Morristown East in their first District 2-AAA victory of the season. The win was the Fighting Cocks first over the Hurricanes since the 2002 campaign.

"Even though we shot ourselves in the foot a 100 different times, our kids found a way to come back, deal with adversity this week and pulled off a good win," Cocke County third-year coach Greg Hacker said. "Our kids played their butts off and did what they needed to do to win.

"That's a big win for our seniors and for our football program," Hacker said.

For the full story, see the October 13-14 weekend edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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