Friday Night Game Preview
We need to play well in this one. We need everybody there.Coach Mark Pemberton - Golden Eagles
The is the most important game of the season thus far for the Rhea County Golden Eagles. The battle for Class AAA District 6 dominance is coming up Friday night in Cookeville, TN. Both teams will enter the game 2-0 in Class AAA Dist 6 play. Both teams have suffered a loss this year to a school from Bradley County. Rhea County (4-1 overall record) swallowed a bitter loss at Walker Valley, and Cookeville (5-1) got beat at home by Cleveland High.
Cookeville High School – Cavaliers
This is Head Coach Jimmy Maynord’s first year at Cookeville High and has already posted 5 wins which were as many wins as the Cavs had all last season, 5-6 record in 2012. The Cavaliers are coming off a 16-0 win against Lebanon where they had a total of 261 all purpose yards. The team is averaging 175 yards rushing per game. It appears the Cavaliers splitting snaps with 2 QB’s this season. One is Junior Jacob Eddington #15, who is listed at 6’6″-235lbs – now that’s a big boy, keep an eye on him. The Cavaliers will be a worthy opponent and will likely play well at home.
Rhea County – Golden Eagles
Golden Eagles are coming off a huge win against the Red Bank Lions at home, 44-0. The Golden Eagles have a combined score of 107-7 for the last two games. After 5 games, this will only be the 2nd time Rhea County has been on the road. The first road game (at Walker Valley) didn’t fare so well for the Golden Eagles. Since that loss, Rhea County has stiffened their defense and opened up a new dimension on offense with their passing game. Let’s hope our boys can keep the momentum going on the road as they visit Cookeville.
When and Where
Friday Night – October 4th
Kickoff @ 8pm EST
Cookeville High School
1 Cavalier Drive, Cookeville, TN 38501
This 1 hour and 25 minute drive from Rhea County High School (according to Google).