As if the looming Campbell County vs. Anderson County high school football series needed any more drama, the hiring of Davey Gillum last week as AC’s new head coach all but guaranteed the matchup will become one of East Tennessee’s hottest rivalries.
Gillum, who grew up in Jacksboro, helped put AC football on the map during the mid-1990s. He was an all-state selection after leading the Mavericks to the Class 4A state semifinals in 1996.
As a high school junior, he rushed for nearly 2,000 yards and 18 touchdowns. He graduated from AC in 1997.
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