CCHS sports gearing up
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 2:28 pm
The regular season is almost here for most of the CCHS fall athletic teams as the preseason is coming to a close. At the same time, the Cannon County Junior Lions football team, and the Lions golf team continued the early portion of the 2015 campaign.
CCHS Football 8, Creek Wood 0 (Aug. 14) Shelbyville Jamboree
It was only a quarter of action last Friday night, but the Lions first-team defense continued its shutout streak during the preseason against the Red Hawks. Last week, in a scrimmage against Sale Creek, the same CCHS defense did not give up a point either.
Senior Lions linebacker Bo Bryson had an interception, while senior running backs Jeremy Litchford and Austin Brock scored the only points for the Lions in the win. The game was only 12 minutes long, which the length of a quarter.
The JV team fell to Cascade 14-0 in the second game for the Lions, which was also only a quarter long.
"Everybody is ready to play and excited about Friday night," Bryson said.
Once again, CCMS got off to a slow start giving up 16 quick points to MJCA, but the second half belonged to them as they did not give up another point during the loss. In the three losses this season, the Junior Lions have held their opponents scoreless during the second half as Remington James, Nathaniel Campbell and Wade Love led the way defensively during the loss on Aug. 11.
"They got to come out in the first half and play like they did in the second half," CCMS head coach Jason Elrod said. "We had a good practice."
CCHS golf- Macon County 149, CCHS 202 (Aug. 10); York 170, CCHS 195, Monterey 195, Clarkrange 208 (Aug. 11); Livingston 182, CCHS 196 (Aug. 13)
CCHS was led by Hunter Vickers (43), Briar Jakes (45), Bradly Vickers (54), and Chris Young (60) during the Aug. 10 match at Smithville Golf Club. Only the lowest four players' scores are figured into the final standings.
The following day, the Lions were led by Hunter Vickers (41), Briar Jakes (42), Bradly Vickers (53) and Chris Young (59) at Mountain View during a four-team match.
The Lions finished up the week at Hidden Valley with Briar Jakes (42) leading the way with Hunter Vickers (50), Bradly Vickers (52), Chris Young (52) finishing up the scoring.
Next week, the Lions host Upperman on Aug. 18 at Smithville, and DeKalb County on Aug. 20 at River Watch.
The Lionettes finished second in the unofficial team standings since this was a Jamboree, while the boys were third overall at the same event. Whited was second in the girls' race, while Gilpatrick was fifth overall in the boys' race.
"I feel like we did pretty well, because WCHS is a good team," Mooneyham said after the match. "I think we worked together more tonight than we have in probably two years. We played more as a team tonight than we have in a long time, but we still need to work on communication skills and moving. We can work on that in practice."
The Lionettes opened the regular season on Monday with a tri-match against Warren County and Franklin County at Warren County. They head to Smith County on Aug. 20.
CCHS Girls Soccer- DeKalb County Playday (Aug. 15)
The Lionettes went 0-4 during the preseason event, which each match lasted 30 minutes apiece. However, CCHS had to play back-to-back matches with a short break in between during a couple of the matches. The Lionettes lost to DeKalb County, Livingston Academy, White County and Macon County.
"Overall, I was pleased that everybody played their positions well," Walker said. "I think it was good eye-opening experience, and we put our drills to use in game situations. Everybody played well as a team."