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Twisters get jump on OC with frosh win

Twisters get jump on OC with frosh win
Russ Smith was on the delivering end of two long touchdown passes to help the Union City freshmen beat Obion Central 22-6 Thursday night at War Memorial Stadium.

Tied at 6 entering the fourth quarter, the Tornadoes scored twice to win for the third time in four outings.

In other jayvee action from Thursday, Ridgemont topped Dyer 34-12, and Gibson County beat Black Oak 48-38.

The following is a recap of those games.

FRESHMEN

Union City 22, Central 6

Smith hooked up with Tyler Steward-Crume on a 62-yard touchdown play in the first period, then connected with Kelly Scales for a 50-yard TD late in the game.

Trey Maddox scored the tie-breaking touchdown for UC, taking an option pitch from Shaun Weaks 34 yards to paydirt. Scales and Antonio Cox accounted for fourth-quarter two-point conversions for the victors.

Twister coach David Barker singled out the play of linebackers Maddox, Matthew Keathley and Joe Ferguson defensively.

OC continued its season-long practice of not reporting its individual statistics.

Union City will play host to McKenzie next Thursday.

JR. HIGH

Ridgemont 34, Dyer 12

Victor Guerrero kicked the first extra-point in Ridgemont history in the third quarter and later repeated that feat to highlight the Mustangs’ victory.

Guerrero also had a 12-yard touchdown run.

Micah Watts ran for 211 yards and three touchdowns for R’mont, which improved to 3-4 and is expected to receive an invitation to the Pioneer Bowl next week.

Eric Torres accounted for the Mustangs’ other TD on a 22-yard scamper.

Zach Richards led Ridgemont with 11 tackles, Michael Hussey had eight and Linden Scarbrough six.

Gibson Co. 48, Black Oak 38

For the second time in three days, Black Oak was on the wrong end of a jayvee football shootout.

The Eagles — who fell 53-36 Tuesday at Three Oaks — lost an offensively-charged outing at Gibson County.

BO Quarterback Tanner Miller rushed for 95 yards in the win with a 60-yard scamper to paydirt and a two-point conversion in the loss.

Mikey Thompson ran for 78 yards, 68 of which came on a lone dash into the end zone.

Christopher Douglas hauled in a 55-yard scoring toss from Miller with Jake Quinn and Zach Blakely both carrying in individual ground TDs in the loss.

Jacob Daniels and Dalton Gooch were both recognized for a good night on the offensive line by Eagles’ head coach George Leake.

Defensively, Miller led the way with seven tackles with Jonathan Morgan making five stops along the way.

Black Oak ends its season at a mark of 2-6 with both wins coming at the school’s on-campus facility in its first year of use.

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