|Published: 12:42 PM, 08/22/2013
||Last updated: 12:43 PM, 08/22/2013
Author: Seth Butler
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT—The wait for the 2013 football season at Cocke County High School is nearing its conclusion. Months of waiting and preparation, as well as anticipation - as the Fighting Cocks will officially debut under new coach Caleb Slover - all come an end on Friday night.
Awaiting Cocke County in its season opener, which will help christen the new artificial surface at Hammonds Field, will be a powerful Gatlinburg-Pittman squad. The Highlanders return 15 starters off of last year’s 7-5 squad.
Kickoff from Gatlinburg-Pittman is slated for 7:30 p.m. (RADIO: WLIK 1270-AM).
Despite the preseason accolades that the Highlanders are receiving, Slover says that his team must take care of their own business once Friday night’s game kicks off.
“We just have to go out and compete and do what we’re supposed to do,” Slover said. “If we do our job, we’ll be OK - I really can’t ask for anything else.
“If we stick to that, and do what we’re supposed to - we’ll be alright,” Slover said.
For the full story, see the August 22 edition of the Newport Plain Talk.
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