By Mac McLeod,

OCN Sports

It was a short week, but a tough one for the Overton County Jr. Wildcats despite the fact that in the initial game of the week a makeup, Overton County came close, falling to Trousdale County 20-12.

Trousdale was up 12-0 at the half, but Overton County came back strong, scoring on a Deacon Allred 7-yard run then a beautiful 51-yard pass from Adrian Jenkins to Conner Combs. Once again, Cole Bowman did most of the heavy lifting on the ground.

“Cole had a big night for us on the ground,” Overton coach Kevin Coffee pointed out. “A fumble in the fourth quarter really hurt, but this performance shows much improvement and we’re in much better shape now. We have some tough games later on, and I hope this will build some momentum.”

Unfortunately for the Jr. Wildcats, it didn’t as Overton traveled to Stone Memorial on Thursday and suffered a 28-0 setback.

After three games in an adjusted schedule, Overton County is winless but will get to come home this week to host Crossville. Game time is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17 at Livingston Academy.