Saturday, September 14, 2013Author: Seth Butler
(Last modified: 2013-09-14 11:45:47)
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT—It did not come easy, but Cocke County High School came away victorious for the first time this season.
The Fighting Cocks scored the game’s first four touchdowns and then withstood a furious late rally over the final 15 minutes to stave off Pigeon Forge High School by a 29-27 score on Friday night in non-district action.
It was the second consecutive game in which the Fighting Cocks gave a solid effort in front of the home crowd at Larry Williams Stadium.
"You can’t ask for more effort than I’ve gotten from those kids in the last two weeks," said Cocke County coach Caleb Slover after picking up his first career win as a head coach. "They deserve this, they’ve worked so hard for this and I’m so proud of them for hanging on.
"We almost gave it away, we tried every way we could to give it away, but our kids answered the bell at the end and came up with the big stop on the 2-point conversion," Slover said. "Our kids are buying into it, they see we’re pretty good at times and tonight they didn’t quit and stayed in there and fought hard.
"I’m happy for them, this crowd and this school," Slover said.
For the full story, see the September 14-15 Weekend Edition of the Newport Plain Talk.
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