|Published: 1:32 PM, 09/12/2013
||Last updated: 1:33 PM, 09/12/2013
Author: Seth Butler
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT—After a solid effort in last week’s five-point loss to Seymour High School, the difference between that outing and the first two games of the year was day and night for the Fighting Cocks of Cocke County High School.
That was a message that Cocke County coach Caleb Slover has driven home to his club this week, as they prepare to Pigeon Forge High School in the final non-district game of the 2013 season on Friday night (7:30 p.m., RADIO: WLIK 1270-AM).
“We’ve talked to them about looking at the difference between the first two games and last Friday, and look at our effort on offense and defense,” Slover said on Wednesday.
That improved effort, which Slover called an A-minus effort in the aftermath of last Friday’s loss, was the difference in the improvement on the scoreboard. Cocke County was outscored 68-0 in the opening two games of the season, before losing 19-14 last Friday night in the District 2-AAA opener.
Bringing that same effort will be paramount as they face an improved Pigeon Forge (1-1) team, under the leadership of journeyman coach Scott Meadows, in his first year leading the Tigers.
“There’s no question they see what they’ve got to do every week,” Slover said.
For the full story, see the September 12 edition of the Newport Plain Talk.
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