Four former Wildcat athletes were inducted into the Oak Ridge Sports Hall of Fame at halftime on Homecoming Night on Friday, September 18, at Blankenship Field.
The four were picked by the board of the Oak Ridge Sports Hall of Fame. They are:
- Lowell Wilson—1953, track, football;
- Dennis Strickler—1968, tennis;
- Dave Moore—1972, football; and
- Regina Kirk—1984, basketball.
The 2015 class covers four different sports in four different decades.
A reception with refreshments was held at the Soup Kitchen following the game.
Here are photos of the inductees on Homecoming Night, when the Wildcats played Lenoir City, as well as a brief summary of their athletic careers. [Read more…]
Led by the three touchdowns of freshman Jordan Graham, the Oak Ridge Wildcats beat the Lenoir City Panthers 55-15 on Homecoming Night at Blankenship Field on Friday. Here are photos from the Friday night game, with all but one by Julio Culiat. [Read more…]
Led by the three touchdowns of freshman Jordan Graham, the Oak Ridge Wildcats beat the Lenoir City Panthers 55-15 on Homecoming Night at Blankenship Field on Friday. Here are preliminary stats by Mark Haste. [Read more…]
Note: This story was last updated at 2:15 p.m.
Wildcats shut down big passing gains for Cougars
The running game was working well and burning up the clock, so Oak Ridge coach Joe Gaddis stuck with it.
Two running backs, juniors T.J. Allison and Jaylen Nickerson, racked up more than 100 yards each and led the Wildcats to three touchdowns in the first, second, and third quarters. Kicker Brandon Nickle added a field goal in the fourth.
The 24-8 victory was an important district win for the Wildcats, who are now 6-0 overall and 4-0 in District 3-AAA. The only other undefeated team in the district is Anderson County (7-0, 6-0). The two teams will face off in the season finale on Thursday, October 30.
Oak Ridge came close to picking up its fourth shutout of the season on Friday night at Blankenship Field, preventing the Cougars, who had averaged 42 points per game, from scoring until late in the fourth quarter.
“Our defense played really well,” Gaddis said.