BARBOURVILLE — Showcasing a deep array of receiving threats, the Middlesboro Yellow Jackets impressed in winning their first three games at a 7-on-7 tournament at Union College on Wednesday.“I think we’ve done a good job competing, we’re not as crisp as I’d like to see us but this is only day four and we’ll get there,” Jacket coach Zach Massengill said. “The kids are doing a really good job of listening and learning, and for the most part executing. We’ve had few drops and things like that but that’s just what time of year it is.”
The Middlesboro Yellow Jackets had a very productive last week in participating in 7-on-7 scrimmages and games against a lot of different teams over three days.Passing days at Corbin, Union College and Cumberland Gap gave new head coach Zach Massengill his first real chance to see his team go against other squads in competitive environments.“The biggest thing is it gives you a chance to compete against different people this time of year when you’re not in pad...
Jay Compton|Daily NewsJunior defensive back Isaac Muncy gets up to knock away pass during Bell County’s game against Southwestern at a 7-on-7 tournament at Union College earlier this week. Muncy, competing for a starting job in the Bobcat secondary, showed some good coverage skills during the tournament.
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Media members covering the Southeastern Conference have pegged Alabama as the favorites to win the leage in voting as the SEC’s Media Days this week.The Crimson Tide received 154 of the 293 votes for SEC champion in the preseason poll while defending champion Auburn was second with 75 votes. Those two teams were the top choices to win the conference’s Western Divsion with South Carolina narrowly picked to win the East over Georgia.Me...
HARROGATE, Tenn. — Cumberland Gap hosted a day of 7-on-7 scrimmages Thursday evening and drew several teams in from the surrounding area. Schools joining the Panthers included Claiborne, Grainger and Jellico from Tennessee along with Middlesboro and Whitley County from Kentucky.They hosted a similar day late last week and it provides an opportunity for the teams to test themselves against a wide variety of competition.
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Mark Stoops has established that Kentucky can bring in highly-rated recruits.Now the Wildcats’ second-year coach is trying to turn that added talent into a few more victories.Stoops is still looking for his first victory in the Southeastern Conference following a 2-10 season in 2013, including an 0-8 mark in conference.Stoops said on Thursday at the Southeastern Conference’s media days that the Wildcats are...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee guard Robert Hubbs III followed an injury-shortened freshman season by witnessing the departures of his coach and two of his best friends.Hubbs considered following them out the door.A conversation with new coach Donnie Tyndall helped persuade Hubbs to remain at Tennessee. Now he wants to return from a shoulder injury and live up to the acclaim that came with the former five-star recruit’s arrival on campus....
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Fan Lee Massengale is already worried about Georgia’s game with Troy, even with Clemson and South Carolina coming up first.Massengale’s not sure if his cable provider will be carrying the SEC Network, which broadcasts the Sept. 20 contest with the Trojans.Massengale, who’s been following the Bulldogs since the days when Fran Tarkenton was the quarterback in the late 1950s, is among the Southeastern Conference fa...
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