Skip to content

Remember when? Take your pick: Union City victory or Central triumph

Remember when? Take your pick: Union City victory or Central triumph
Remember when takes a look back at the local stories from the files of The Messenger that took place 1, 5, 10, 20 and 30 years ago.

30 Years Ago

Oct. 1 — Obion Central’s ranking in the state Associated Press football poll seemed likely to be short-lived. The Rebels entered the week positioned at No. 14 in Class 2A before a 23-7 loss to Humboldt. Wayne Storey accounted for OC’s only score on a one-yard plunge. In the setback, the Rebels mustered just 50 yards offensively.

Oct. 1 — Three Kenton cross country runners placed at the Memphis Classic cross country meet on the campus of Memphis University School. Rose Cannon placed 10th overall out of 82 runners representing 14 schools with a time of 11:22. Lady Warrior teammates Nina Johns and Phillys Shirley finished 52nd and 56th, respectively.

20 Years Ago

Sept. 28 — Union City limited Jackson South Side to just 132 yards offense and five first downs in a 17-7 win. Tyrone Eskew was the recepient of a pair of TD passes from UC quarterback Gordon Bruff. Meanwhile, Troy Arnold booted a 32-yard field goal and two PATs for the winners.

Sept. 29 — Obion Central’s Fritz Fussell and Stephanie Burns received a $500 scholarship each from the OCCHS “100 Club.” Both had played for the Rebels’ basketball squads during the 1986-87 athletic season. The club was started two years prior to promote and support the school’s basketball program.

Sept. 30 — Clint Smith found paydirt two times in Lake Road’s 29-8 routing of Rives in junior high football action. Smith scampered 43 yards for a rushing score and also carried in a 60-yard punt return for the winners. Davy Marlar added a touchdown for the Generals from 20 yards out in the win over the Panthers.

10 Years Ago

Sept. 29 — Union City shellacked Obion Central 39-6. The Twisters scored 14 in the first, 13 in the second and 12 in the third period during the one-sided intra-county rivalry game. Jackie Lewis and Chris Smith each scored a touchdown on both sides of the ball. Meanwhile, Brice Lovan and Monsho North carried in rushing TDs for the Twisters. James Rainey reeled in a pass from Will David Coleman for the Rebels’ only score.

Oct. 2 — A scorecard playoff was needed to determine the weekly scramble at Poplar Meadows Country Club. Will Wade, Scott Critchlow, Tiger Haag and David Critchlow Jr. shot a 4-under-par 32 to win. Herman Jenkins, Charles Denaberg, Gary Gill, Damon Campbell and Billy Bob Kaler combined for second place.

5 Years Ago

Sept. 30 — Obion Central drubbed Union City 27-7 in the county’s rivalry showcase to finally break through against the Tornadoes. Tarez Bacon set the tempo of the game with an 88-yard kickoff return touchdown for the Rebels. Shane Adams returned a UC fumble for another OC score and Colby McBride hauled in a 10-yard offering from Wes Moore for another score. Moore also banged his way to paydirt on the ground from three yards out. Kenneth Fouse took in UC’s only TD with a seven-yard scamper.

Oct. 2 — Hillcrest preserved its perfect record in Rebel Bowl VII in a 34-20 triumph over Lake Road — its seventh victory. Garrett Grady had a hand in every Cougar score with four passing touchdowns and one rushing TD for the Obion County School System champions. Cameron Bailey caught three of Grady’s scoring passes with Jacob Fulbright bringing down the other. Meanwhile, Savion Hayslett carried in a pair of scores for the Generals with Justin Speed hauling in a 25-yard TD pass from Shawn Chandler.

1 Year Ago

Sept. 28 — Lake Road bettered Hillcrest 7-2 in jayvee softball. Winning pitcher Macy Allison helped her own cause with a run scored and two runs batted in. Laura Beth Shelton, Whittney Dodd, Hope Montgomery, Carmen Garcia, Brittney Dodd and Meagan Montgomery each crossed the pay station once for LR. Baylie Boucher took the mound loss with Kelsey Gibson and Summer Landon scoring one run scored for H’crest.

Sept. 29 — Lake Road slipped past Hillcrest 10-6 in jayvee football behind a 75-yard touchdown scamper by Nathan Wood. Dalton Teeter finished the outing with 86 yards rushing and a two-point conversion for the Generals. Hillcrest’s lone score came from Jacquis Williams. Defensively, Josh Quinton had 11 takedowns for LR. Winn Decker set the pace for the Cougars with 14 stops in the loss.

Leave a Comment