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JV Team is 'steering' toward perfection

By: Tim Chambers
Tomahawk Sports Editor
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Johnson County’s junior varsity team is living up to the lyrics of an old Hank Williams classic hit from the 50’s. “You win again” is becoming a common theme with this group of freshmen and sophomores and “the news is out all over town.”
The Longhorns knocked off Unicoi County 19-8 on Monday to run their season record at 6-0.
Bud Icenhour scored a rushing touchdown, then added another six points by hauling in a TD pass from quarterback Nathan Arnold.
Nevada Woodard tacked on six more with a nice run.
But so many more have stepped up and contributed according to varsity head coach Don Kerley.
“We play our freshmen and sophomores together regardless if they start on the varsity or not,” said Kerley. “We like them hanging around each other. We don’t want anyone to feel like they’re better than the other just because they might play more varsity snaps. I think they develop closeness when you do that. All these kids are good friends.”
Some of those listed above have already contributed in varsity games.
Icenhour started on defense in their 26-6 win at Unicoi County on Friday. Arnold completed the two passes he threw in their win at Sullivan North and Will Kerley made a touchdown saving tackle on a kickoff return. And all of them are freshmen. Their leading receiver, Gage Hampton, is out with an injury but you can throw him in the mix, too.

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