CHS Golf

The 2019 Central High School golf team at practice on Thursday, August 1.

CHS golf falls to Cookeville

Central High School golf was back on the course on Tuesday, August 6, for an 18-hole away match against Cookeville. Both the boys' and girls' teams lost their matches, with the Lady Raiders unable to follow up on their season-opening win.

The boys lost their match 335-364. Logan Hale recorded the low score of the day with an 83. 

On the girls' side, the Lady Raiders fell 172-226, with a low score from Maggie Crouch at 105. 

CMS football falls just short at Watertown

Coffee County Middle School football kicked off the 2019 season on Tuesday, August 6 at Watertown Middle School. The Red Raiders battled back in the fourth quarter, but were unable to break past the Purple Tigers in a 16-14 loss.

Watertown got on the board in the second quarter and added a two-point conversion to take an 8-0 lead with 7:50 left in the first half.

The Raiders responded with a 59-yard drive down the field, finished off with a 12-yard touchdown run from Cole Pippenger. A missed two-point conversion held CMS to an 8-6 deficit at halftime.

Later in the second half, Watertown recovered a fumble on the CMS snap for a touchdown and a 16-6 lead.

After the Purple Tigers failed to score on a second turnover, the Raiders were able to capitalize after a bad Watertown snap on a punt attempt. CMS started their drive deep in Watertown territory and scored on a second Pippenger touchdown run to make it a 16-12 game.

The CMS defense followed up with a safety from Jacob Barlow to tighten the Watertown lead to 16-14 with under 30 seconds left on the clock. The Raiders were unable to break past the Purple Tiger defense and finished down by two.

Pippenger rushed for 110 yards with both CMS touchdowns to boot. Quarterback Jackson Shemwell threw for 33 yards on 3-7 passing.