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Food for thought during JCHS bye week

By: Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
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The Johnson County football team is no longer backed in a corner. They are currently on life support heading into their bye week and another loss would probably pull the plug.
Their 39-26 loss to Chuckey-Doak at home on Friday put a damper on any playoff thoughts for now. This team is reeling faster than a 35-pound carp caught on six-pound test line.
Do they have enough fight left in them to salvage four wins in their five remaining games or will this thing snap in two?
We will find out in two weeks.
That is the length of time that Don Kerley and his staff have to fix things before their next game. And currently it needs some overhauling.
That’s why every contest from here on out is critical. Claiborne County, their next opponent, was defeated 63-40 by Northview Academy on Friday.
It’s hard to imagine that an opponent over 100 miles away is now your biggest game of the season.  But this time it is.
Claiborne County is our biggest game thus far. And Northview will be if the Horns can win their next two.
This will be the same scenario each week. That’s because there is now no margin for error.
Forget about the away game at Pigeon Forge on October 23.  A loss to the Bulldogs at home next week would all but make that a meaningless affair.
The coaching staff has to treat this week like a restaurant would its buffet bar. If seafood is not selling then bring on some different beef.

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