OEB Law Game of the Week – Oliver Springs at Kingston

This week’s OEB Law Game of the Week will feature the Bobcats of Oliver Springs visit Dr. Nat Sugarman Field in Kingston to take on the Yellow Jackets.

Kingston is coming off a win over Harriman, 51-0, while Oliver Springs lost at Rockwood, 42-9.

Some notes about the Oliver Springs and Kingston Series:

This will be the 48th meeting between the two with Kingston leading the series 37-9-2.

Coach Brian Pankey is in his 10th Season at Kingston (50-50), while Tyler Harper is in his first season as the head coach of Oliver Springs (0-1).

Overall Coach Pankey is 2-2 versus Oliver Springs: Wins in 2021 and 2017.

2021 Kingston won 34-0
2019 Oliver Springs won 25-7
2018 Oliver Springs won 20-0
2017 Kingston won 49-3

The teams did not play because of COVID in 2020.

Oliver Springs has won 4 of their 9 wins in the 2000’s. Wins in 2001, 2003, 2018, 2019.

The two teams only played three times in the 90’s with Kingston winning all three (1990, 91, 92)

They played seven times in the 1980’s with Oliver Springs winning in 1985, with Kingston winning the rest of the games.

During the Seventy’s, which includes the State Championship (1973) and two runner-up’s (1971 and 1972) for Kingston. The two teams only played one time, which was in 1979. Oliver Springs won that game 14-0 on their way to a 9-1 season with the only loss coming in the first round of the TSSAA Playoffs to Maryville (which finished as State Runner-up that season).

The 1960’s were not kind to the Bobcats versus the Yellow Jackets. Kingston won 8 of the 9 meetings (they did not play in 1966) and they tied 0-0 in 1961. Not only did they win 8 but they only gave up 12 points to Oliver Springs in all nine games, outscoring the Bobcats 198-12.

Oliver Springs won three in a row from 1950 (26-0), 1951 (31-0), 1952 (37-6). Oliver Springs was 8-0-1 in 1950 (the tie was to Etowah 6-6 in November of 1950 … the last game of the season). They were 4-3-2 in 1951, and 7-2 in 1952 (the two losses came to Clinton 8-7, and Dobyns-Bennett 20-0).

Oliver Springs longest winning stream is the three games in 1950, 51, 52.

The longest winning streak for Kingston is eight games (2004, 05, 06, 07, 08, 2011, 12, 17).

You can watch the game several ways. Of course, the easiest way is to watch it on Channel 12 (this broadcast is in SD because that’s all we can do on Comcast). Or you can watch it in HD online on bbbtv12.com (our website), Facebook.com/bbbtv12 (as long as they don’t pull us down again because of the PA system playing music). YouTube.com/bbbtv12, or Twitter.com/bbbtv12. You can download the BoxCast app/channel on your Roku, FireTV, or AppleTV streaming device, then search for BBB and you can find the game that way. All online forms of the broadcast are in HD.

Or you can use this link to watch the stream on Boxcast.tv online with a phone or a computer.


About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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