By COLLIN BROOKS
The Pioneers turn their eyes to Cocke County (1-5, 0-2) who have played a tough schedule just like David Crockett. The Big Red’s only win came when they defeated Sullivan Central 50-13 in the second week of the season.
Tyler Davidson leads the Big Red and the Mountain East Conference with 786 yards this season on 107 carries. That is 14 less carries than Morristown West’s Daymion Blevins who is second in the league with 553 yards.
“He is a tough young man, I mean he is a house,” Bosken said. “We are going to have to make sure that we are wrapping up to bring him down.”
Cocke County, like David Crockett, has fallen to Morristown West 52-19 and Cherokee 56-54.
“They haven’t had an easy schedule either,” Bosken said. “So I am sure they are kind of sitting in the same boat that we are, looking for a fresh start in conference play.”
Cocke County’s quarterback Jarren Ensley is second in the league with 743 yards passing, throwing nine touchdowns and 10 interceptions while completing 61 of his 131 attempts.
One of the biggest threats for the Big Red is Western Carolina committ Keshaun Hurst, who has nine catches for 84 yards, but is dangerous on every single play, including kickoff and punt returns.
The leading receiver for the Cocke County is McKeal Nichols with 16 catches for 281 yards, while McKayne Ramsey and Davidson each have 10 catches for over 110 yards.
David Crockett’s Justin Wade is second in the league in reception yards with 338 yards with 20 receptions, while Blevins had 22 catches for 341 yards.
Bosken said that his team is taking the mindset that they have only lost one meaningful game this season, which came against conference for Morristown West.
“Everything from now on counts,” Bosken said. “Every win counts, every loss counts and it will affect our playoff position or lack of playoff position.”