Thursday, August 29, 2013Author: Seth Butler
(Last modified: 2013-08-29 13:57:23)
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT—Despite a short week of game preparation leading into tonight’s home opener, the intensity hasn’t taken a day off at practice this week for the Cocke County High School Fighting Cocks.
A message sent from first-year head coach Caleb Slover and his staff to the team was delivered during a strenuous practice on Tuesday. Numerous players, including veteran senior Dylan Dockery, noted that Tuesday’s practice was one of the toughest that they had endured.
The intense practice, which focused on cleaning up and correcting mistakes from last Friday’s season opening loss at Gatlinburg-Pittman, was a firm message delivered to the team. That message is that they must improve on those issues which plagued them last week headed into tonight’s game with Carter High School (7:30 p.m., RADIO: WLIK 1270-AM).
“We made it perfectly clear yesterday that when we make mistakes, we’ll pay for those mistakes,” Slover said. “We’re sending a message that it’s not OK to miss blocks, it’s not OK to not have effort, it’s not OK to back down - that’s not the Cocke County that we’re trying to become.”
For the full story, see the August 29 edition of the Newport Plain Talk.
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