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Messenger Sports Briefs for October 11

Messenger Sports Briefs for October 11
Briefly

Central girls’ hoops
to gain from fish fry

The Obion Central “Lady Rebels’ Rebounders Club” will be hosting a Friday night fish fry from 5 until 8 at the OCCHS cafeteria prior to the school’s football game against Dyer County.

The cost per fish plate with fries, hush puppies and slaw is set at $6.

For more information, contact the school at 536-4688.

UT Martin Stadium
hosts PP&K 2nd level

The Martin Parks and Recreation Department is set to host one of eight Tennessee Titans’ sectionals for the “NFL/Pepsi Punt, Pass and Kick” competition.

The event will be held Oct. 20, beginning at 11 a.m. at Skyhawk Stadium.
Over 100 participants are expected representing the local competitions — which were held across West Tennessee in August and September.

The top five first-place finishers in four age divisions for both girls and boys in the eight sections will advance to the team championship on Nov. 4th during the Titans’ game vs. the Carolina Panthers.

Rebel QB Club set
to welcome alumni

The Obion Central Quarterback Club is hosting “Rebel Football Alumni” night this Friday in Troy.

Refreshments will be served at the OCCHS fieldhouse beginning at 5:30.

The current Obion Central team will take on Dyer County at 7:30 on Rebel Field.

All past Obion Central players are encouraged to attend.

Yearly Mission March
again at Dyersburg

The 17th annual “Mission March” will be held Oct. 20 beginning at 9 in the morning at the court square in downtown Dyersburg.

Registration in numerous divisions and age groups in both walking and running competitions is set to begin at 7:30 and go until 8:45 the day of the event.

Cost is $14 per adult and $10 per youth the day of the event.

Early registration may be completed by Oct. 15 at a discounted rate of $12 per adult and $8 per youth.

For more information, contact Jerry Edmundson at 285-0726, 286-4054 or 676-2057.

Past Vol standout
loses cancer battle

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Robert Pulliam, a three-year Tennessee letterman at defensive tackle, has died after battling cancer. He was 54.

The Salisbury, N.C., native started at tackle on the 1972-74 teams, and never missed a game while starting for three seasons.

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