Owls, Eagles struggle against Avery Trace

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By Dwane Wilder

Avery Trace’s football team made a clean sweep of Campbell County middle schools Jacksboro and LaFollette last week.

The Owls (0-4 district, 1-4 overall) fell 56-30 on Thursday night while playing at home. Jordan Bunch and Chris Stone scored the majority of LaFollette’s touchdowns. Josh Henry caught a scoring pass from Ethan Jeffers.

“We stopped the option pretty well, but we just couldn’t stop their passing game,” said Owls’ coach Steve Rutherford.

LaFollette will travel to Clinton tonight (Thurs.) for a conference game.

The Eagles (0-4 district, 1-4 overall) played Avery Trace a little tougher on Saturday, but the result was still the same. Jacksboro lost 18 - 0. The first half ended in a scoreless tie.

Jacksboro also dropped a 20-12 decision Tuesday night at Norris.

“We should’ve won, really,” said Eagles’ coach Mike Miller.

“We fumbled on the 11 and fumbled a punt.”

Paul Courdle and Nick Bailey each scored a touchdown for Jacksboro.

The Eagles will host conference foe Lenoir City tonight.

In other middle school football action last week involving county teams, Jellico was shut out 16-0 by Robbins. The Blue Devils hope to get their first win tonight when they host Coalfield for homecoming.