Losses mount for middle school teams

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By Dwane Wilder

With losses across the board last week, Campbell County middle school football teams are quickly falling behind in their respective division races.

The LaFollette Owls (0-2 overall) suffered a 20-8 defeat Thursday night at Norris. Chris Stone returned a kickoff 70 yards for a touchdown to get the Owls on the scoreboard. Josh Henry ran for the two-point conversion.

LaFollette will face another winless team this week when the Owls host Jellico (0-3). The Blue Devils fell 38-12 at Fairview last week after committing half a dozen turnovers (4 fumbles, 2 INTs).

Running back Josh Lay racked up 400 all-purpose yards for Jellico, and quarterback Austin Hunley threw a 60-yard touchdown bomb to Travis Bowlin.

The Blue Devils were within two, 14-12, when the Rebels scored 24 unanswered points to put the game away.

In other action involving county teams last week, Jacksboro was shut out 12-0 by Horace Maynard. Wayne Wallace scored on two long touchdown runs -- one in each half -- for the Red Devils. The Eagles turned the ball over three times, all on fumbles.

Jacksboro has a long road trip this week to Avery Trace at Cookeville.