|Published: 3:09 PM, 10/17/2013
||Last updated: 3:12 PM, 10/17/2013
Author: Seth Butler
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT—With Cocke County facing one of their tallest tasks of the 2013 season, it has been business as usual for the Fighting Cocks this week.
Despite getting the unenviable task of facing the state’s ninth-ranked Class 6A team in the form of Sevier County High School on Friday night (7:30 p.m., RADIO: WLIK 1270-AM), Cocke County High School is approaching the contest the same way they have their previous seven this fall: Playing to win the game.
“This game for us to approach, is no different than any other game (this season),” Cocke County coach Caleb Slover said. “We’ve got to go in feeling like we can win the game and I think our kids feel that way.
“We’re not going to go lose the game, we’re going to go play and try to win the football game,” said Slover, who as a senior at Anderson County, in the late 1990s, helped the Mavericks upset three-time defending state champion Cleveland High School. “We’re going to give it everything we’ve got. We’ve got to cut down on the mistakes, the turnovers, control the football and be really disciplined on defense to give ourselves a chance to do it.
“We’re going to get on the bus and go play hard and we’re going to try to win the ball game,” Slover said.
For the full story, see the October 17 edition of the Newport Plain Talk.
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