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Messenger Sports Briefs for October 12

Messenger Sports Briefs for October 12

McKenzie in 7-1A lead
after whipping G’field

Sixth-ranked McKenzie spotted Greenfield an early 8-0 lead, then reeled off 41 unanswered points to thump the Yellowjackets 41-8 in a Region 7-1A prep football showdown Thursday night.

The victory locked up a playoff berth for the Rebels, and also gave McKenzie (6-1, 4-0) the inside track toward its second straight region championship.

Greenfield (4-3, 3-1), which had won four straight prior to Thursday’s loss, will be tied with either Lake County or Bruceton after tonight for second place in the league standings.

After Greenfield had scored on its opening possession via a 13-yard pass from Colin Medling to Daniel Ricketts and a Brett Perkins conversion run, the Rebels dominated Thursday’s showdown.

Tyler Moore ran for 90 yards and two touchdowns, and Derek Carr threw for 185 yards and a TD to pace McKenzie.

Greenfield will host Union City next week in a contest expected to further clarify the region pecking order.

Upward registration
until Nov. 1 at Calvary

Calvary Baptist Church will be hosting its sixth season of “Upward Basketball” this year.

Registration for the community-wide basketball league that also is in need of youth cheerleaders in grades kindergarten through sixth-grade children runs through Nov. 1.

Registration forms can be picked up at the Calvary Baptist Church office on assesed online at

For more information, call 885-2961.

OC girls place 3rd
in cross country event

Obion Central wasn’t exactly the host with the most Thursday at the OC Invitational cross country meet Thursday at Ridgemont.

The Rebels did though, make a good showing in the girls’ competition.
The Lady Rebels’ came in third with Jackson Christian and Trinity Christian beating out the host team for the top two spots, respectively.

Mandi McDaniel was OC’s top finisher with a 10th place finish overall with Autumn Yates, Katherine Parker, Hope Montgomery and Chelsea Hogg all contributing to the team’s cumulative point total.

On the boys’ side, JCS took first with TCA second. Dyer County finished third. No results were reported to The Messenger for the OC boys’ team.

Adams shutting down
arena league Kats

NASHVILLE (AP) — Bud Adams, the owner of the NFL’s Tennessee Titans, says he is shutting down his arena football team, the Nashville Kats.

Adams says the team’s ownership was not able to create a model for the team’s financial success into the future.

The team plays in the Sommet Center downtown, where the NHL’s Nashville Predators play.

The Kats left Nashville once before, moving to Atlanta in 2001.
But they came back for the last three seasons.

Middle school gridder
dies in North Carolina

LINCOLNTON, N.C. (AP) — A 13-year-old boy who was injured in a football game died later at a hospital, officials said Thursday.

Will McLeod, 13, was an eighth-grader at North Lincoln Middle School. He was hurt Wednesday night during a game against West Lincoln Middle School, said district spokeswoman Belinda Branson.

Branson said the injury occurred on a “typical football play.”

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