Tigers spoil Wildcats' home opener
Sept. 6, 2019 - By Zach Birdsong Sports Editor

It was a home opener to forget for Tullahoma on Thursday, as nothing in the first half – specifically the first quarter – seemed to go the Wildcats’ way.
Marshall County took advantage, racing out to a 20-0 advantage in the first period, before taking a 23-0 halftime lead. The Tigers went on to add another touchdown, before Tullahoma got on the board, losing 30-6 at home on Thursday night.
“Not to take anything away from Marshall County, because they made plays ... but we killed ourselves,” said THS Head Coach John Olive. “We played about as poorly as we could play in the first half. We made mistake after mistake after mistake and it was because our young men had some guts about them, that it was 23-0 at halftime, instead of 49-0.”

 
 
Tullahoma's Jakobe Thomas stiff arms a Marshall County defender on Thursday. Unfortunately for Thomas and the Wildcats, the Tigers jumped out to a 20-0 first-quarter lead, going on to capture the 30-6 victory.
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Tullahoma gears up for first home game
Sept. 3, 2019 - By Zach Birdsong Sports Editor
 

Tullahoma’s defense set the tone in the 94th Annual Coffee Pot Game, limiting Coffee County to just 79 yards in a 35-0 victory in Manchester on Friday night.
With the Red Raiders’ offense struggling, the Wildcats took advantage, putting up 451 yards in the victory. The majority of those yards came on the ground, as Tullahoma gashed Coffee County for 302 rushing yards on Friday.
“We started off rocky, but defensively, we played well throughout,” said THS Head Coach John Olive. “We finally made enough plays though where they couldn’t get anything consistent. I think two first downs were the most that we allowed on a drive.


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Tullahoma defensive end Tyreek Nard makes a tackle against Coffee County on Friday night. The Wildcats' defense was solid in the victory over the Red Raiders, surrendering just 79 yards in a 35-0 win.
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Wildcats dominate in Coffee Pot Victory
Aug 31, 2019 - By Zach Birdsong Sports Editor
Tullahoma’s defense set the tone in the 94th Annual Coffee Pot Game, limiting Coffee County to just 79 yards in a 35-0 victory in Manchester on Friday night.
With the Red Raiders’ offense struggling, the Wildcats took advantage, putting up 451 yards in the victory. The majority of those yards came on the ground, as Tullahoma gashed Coffee County for 302 rushing yards on Friday.
“We started off rocky, but defensively, we played well throughout,” said THS Head Coach John Olive. “We finally made enough plays though where they couldn’t get anything consistent. I think two first downs were the most that we allowed on a drive.
 
  Longtime Tullahoma fan, Mike Finn, hoist the Coffee Pot, and the Wildcat football players celebrate a 35-0 win over Coffee County on Friday.
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Wildcats drop season opener to Shelbyville 14-7
Aug 23, 2019 - By Zach Birdsong Sports Editor
 

Despite outgaining Shelbyville in yardage, Tullahoma’s offense struggled to put away drives on Thursday night, and the Wildcats dropped their season opener, losing 14-7 at Shelbyville.
With the score tied at 7 entering halftime, the Golden Eagles quickly took the lead early in the second half. A solid kickoff return gave Shelbyville possession at Tullahoma’s 47-yard line. Five plays later, Golden Eagles’ quarterback Kade Cunningham broke free for a 19-yard touchdown run, putting his team in front 14-7 with 9:59 remaining in the third quarter.

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Tullahoma wide receiver Hunter Palmer tries to break a tackle on Thursday against Shelbyville. Palmer had a 70-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter on Thursday and finished his night with five catches for 108 yards.
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