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Messenger Sports Briefs for October 16

Messenger Sports Briefs for October 16
Briefly

Tornado B-team falls
to visiting Dyersburg

Union City put up a game fight, but ultimately fell to Dyersburg 13-8 Monday night in a B-team football game at War Memorial Stadium.

The Tornadoes fell behind 13-0 at the half after D’burg scored a pair of second-quarter touchdowns, but pulled to within 13-6 in the fourth quarter when Tyler Steward-Crume picked up a fumbled option pitch and scooted 35 yards for a
TD.

UC was threatening with less than two minutes to play, but an interception at the one yard-line killed the march. The Twister defense then held the Trojans near their own goal line, and Steward-Crume blocked a punt that went out of the endzone for a safety.

Union City’s attempt at a game-winning drive following the ensuing free kick, however, came up short.

The jayvee contest was the last of the season for the locals, who ended up at 2-1.

The UC freshman team plays at Dyersburg Thursday.

Dyer Co. joins Top 10
after pounding Rebs

Dyer County’s 61-12 drubbing of Obion Central Friday night earned the Choctaws a spot in the Associated Press state rankings this week.

The Choctaws, winners of six of their seven games, entered the Class 3A poll at No. 9 this week.

Unbeaten Dyersburg remained at No. 2 in the triple-A listing and will play host to county rival DC next week in a Region 7 showdown that could decide the league champion.

Haywood — a third member of Class 7-3A — is on the fringe of the Top 10 at No. 11.

In Class 2A, Westview is still third and Milan is fifth this week. Camden is 11th.

The Class 1A poll has McKenzie at No. 5, up one place from last week, while Trinity Christian Academy came in at 12th.

In Kentucky, Mayfield was knocked down to fourth from its No. 1 perch in Class A. Fulton City rose one place to fifth. The two will meet Friday at the Cardinals’ War Memorial Stadium with the First District crown at stake.

Weekly Titans’ honor
goes to MBA coach

A pair of Region 7-3A coaches were among those receiving consideration for the Tennessee Titans’ high school coach of the week award for Week 7.

Dyersburg’s Darren Bowling and Crockett County’s P.A. Pratt both were nominated
for the honor by members of a statewide committee.

Bowling’s Trojans remained undefeated and second ranked with a 42-20 win over Bolivar Friday night. Meanwhile, Pratt’s Cavaliers blanked previously-ranked Ripley 31-0.

Ultimately, Montgomery Bell Academy’s Daniel McGugin was given the honor. McGugin’s Big Red defeated Division II powerhouse Brentwood Academy 13-7 in a battle of Division II’s top two ranked squads.

Through the Titans’ Foundation, team owner Bud Adams will make a $1,000 contribution to the MBA football program in Coach McGugin’s honor.

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