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Today's Sports

  • Middle School Eagles pick up...

    For Oakdale Middle School head football coach Jeff Kidd, winning at Jellico took on an extra significance last Thursday night.

    His team won 42-14 over Jellico Middle. The game took place at Jellico High School where Kidd, a 1999 Jellico High School graduate, played football himself.

    “I played with Tommy Bowlin and Brad Sharp and all those guys up here,” Kidd said.

    Kidd is in his second stint as head coach at Oakdale Middle.

  • Middle School Bulldogs off to 4-...

    The Wartburg Middle School Bulldogs cruised to a 38-16 victory against the defending Class A state champion Burchfield Rams last Thursday to improve to 4-0, but Wartburg head coach Chase Slaven was not particularly pleased with the way his team played.

    “I don’t know how long it’s been since we’ve been 4-0, but here we are,” he said. “Without question our worst performance, but that happens coming off of big wins like last week.

  • Oakdale Eagles fall to Midway

    The Oakdale Eagles dropped to 1-2 on the season following a 40-7 defeat at the hands of undefeated Midway (3-0) Friday night at Hollis Eble Field.

    Midway scored all of its points in the first half Friday with all six of the team’s six touchdown’s covering 30 yards or more.

  • Sunbright struggles in region...

    The defending state champion Greenback Cherokees showed why they’re still the team to beat in Class A football Friday as they traveled to Morgan County and downed Sunbright, 49-0.

    “What can you say? That’s the best team in the state in 1A football,” Sunbright head coach Joe Kent said after the contest.

    Greenback looked ready for another postseason run as they scored six first half touchdown drives. Five of the scoring drives lasted 39 seconds or less.

  • Jackets come back in second half...

    The Harriman Blue Devils planned to stay undefeated at 3-0 Friday night, but Coalfield ruined those plans, winning 23-12 at Coalfield School.

    The Blue Devils took a 12-3 lead into the locker rooms at the break.

    Harriman’s defensive pressure had caused trouble for the Yellow Jacket offense throughout the first two quarters of play and there weren’t any signs of stopping.

    “You know Harriman is a good football team,” Coalfield Coach Keith Henry said. “They have a lot of athletes and a lot of quickness on the field.

  • First half effort against Oneida...

    The Wartburg Bulldogs opened region play with a 46-6 loss at Oneida Friday night, but Bulldog head coach Kevin Human was happy with how his team played with all things considered.

    For the second week in a row, Wartburg played hung around through the first half and only trailed the Indians 13-6 at halftime.

  • Lady Eagles fall to Harriman

    It may have taken four sets, but the Harriman Lady Devils got their first win of the season against district foe Oakdale Tuesday night at Harriman High School.

    The Lady Devils started hot.

    Harriman jumped out to take the lead in the first set and never looked back as it cruised to a 25-6 win.

    The Lady Eagles showed they had a little grit and determination in the next one, though.

    Only playing with nine ladies on the roster, Oakdale had to deal with fatigue and the other intangibles that go along with a high school volleyball match.

  • Middle School Eagles fall in...

    The Midway Middle School Green Wave withstood a late push by Oakdale to win 14-12 Thursday evening at Midway High School.

    “We overcame a lot of adversity tonight,” Eagle Coach Jeff Kidd said. “I’m proud of these guys.”

    Midway owned a narrow 8-6 lead going into the final quarter of play.

    Chase Letner gave the Green Wave some breathing room when he barrelled into the end zone from 26 yards out.

  • Coalfield Middle shuts out...

    The Sunbright Middle School Tigers just could not get anything going against the Coalfield Middle School Yellow Jackets last Thursday night at home and lost their first district game 30-0.

    “Any time you can jump on somebody early, they kind of go shell shocked and it takes them a while to figure things out,” Coalfield head coach Shawn Basler said. “That’s what we were able to do and fortunately we were able to hold on.”

  • Wartburg starts week with...

    Before they picked up their first district win against Oliver Springs last Thursday, the Wartburg Middle School Bulldogs shutout the visiting Norwood Jaguars 24-0 for their second win of the season.

    “We executed better,” Wartburg head coach Chase Slaven said. “At the end of the first quarter, we were getting the older guys out and putting the young guys in and still preserved the shut out.

    “That was the whole goal. To get a lead, take the starters out and rest them for the big game on Thursday against OS.”