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County middle school teams fall to top competition

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By Dwane Wilder

All three middle school football teams from Campbell County took it on the chin Thursday night while playing against some of the best competition in East Tennessee.

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LaFollette was beaten 48-20 by defending East Tennessee champion Clinton.

Chris Stone scored all three touchdowns for the Owls on a kickoff return, sweep and long pass play from Ethan Jeffers.

Josh Henry ran for LaFollette’s two-point conversion.

Tonight (Thurs.) the Owls (0-5 district, 1-5 overall) will host rival Jacksboro (0-5, 1-5). Last week, the Eagles were shut out 21-0 by a Lenoir City team (5-0 overall) that has not been scored on this year.

Lane Womack scored two touchdowns for the Panthers, who finished last season as East Tennessee runners-up.

Ryan Weaver added a TD and two-point conversion for Lenoir City.

Joseph Williams intercepted a pass for Jacksboro.

Also last week, Jellico Elementary was hammered 66-6 by a Coalfield team that scored every time it had the ball.

Running back Josh Lay scored Jellico’s lone touchdown on a hook-and-lateral late in the game against Coalfield, the top ranked team in the small school district.

In a related game, Jellico’s junior varsity team lost 8-6 to the Tri-County Cougars.