|Remember when? Moore leads playoff-bound Rebels to Brighton victory |
|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
Nov. 4 — Obion split a jayvee basketball doubleheader with Bogota. Bridgette Barker was the workhorse for the Lady Indians with 38 points in the 56-40 triumph over Bogota. Dana Daniels tacked on eight with Cristol Roney accounting for seven in the win. On the boys’ side, Obion was a 66-47 loser. Bernard Brown paced the Indians in the loss with 17 points and 15 rebounds with Derrick Harrell adding in a dozen points.
Nov. 5 — Fort Campbell proved to be too much for Fulton City to handle in a 37-0 blanking of the Bulldogs during the first round of the KHSAA playoffs. Defensively, Mike Cash had 16 stops for the ’Dogs with Max McDade making 14 takedowns and Wesley Hudleston 11 tackles in the loss. Offensively, Fulton City’s Anthony Parker rushed for 153 yards on 15 carries to finish the 1977 campaign — his junior season — with 1,310 yards.
20 Years Ago
Nov. 5 — South Fulton bettered Sharon 14-6 in District 14-A football action. The Red Devils scored twice in the game, once thanks to the arm of Tim Britt. Britt connected with Tab Vowell for a touchdown as the SF quarterback finished the game with 92 aerial yards. South Fulton’s other score was accounted for by Billy Bransford via a five-yard run. Sharon’s only TD came on an 80-yard bomb to Kevin Ward from Daniel Arnold.
Nov. 6 — Black Oak brought out the brooms to sweep a pair of jayvee basketball games against South Fulton. The Eagles were unchallenged in a 50-19 win over the Red Devils, while BO’s girls routed the Devilettes 40-11. In the boys’ game, Ricky Burton outscored SF by himself with 26 points with David Reed and Frank Stockdale adding 10 markers apiece. Tanya Robinson led the Lady Eagles with 12 points with Ann-Margaret Smith tacking on eight points in the girls’ victory.
10 Years Ago
Nov. 1 — Class 2A No. 1-ranked Union City routed Gibson County 55-0 behind a four-touchdown offering by Chris Smith. Smith ran to paydirt three times and tacked on one touchdown reception for the winners. Jackie Lewis made his way across the goal line twice for UC with runs of 10 and 27 yards, and Monsho North hauled in a Brice Lovan pass for a 20-yard TD. Lucas Ingrum plunged in from one yard out for the Twisters’ final score. Ben Glasgow kicked five PATs for the victorious locals.
Nov. 7 — Ridgemont swept Carr Elementary of Fulton in jayvee basketball action. The Lady Mustangs routed the Kentuckians 46-25, with their male counterparts winning by a similar 21-point margin, 45-24. In the girls’ game, Whitney Angel led R’mont with 16 points with Amanda Lamar adding seven for the victors. Billie Parker and Cori Brady each scored six points for the Lady Mustangs. Gabrielle Garlen paced Carr with 10 points. B.J. McBride (Ridgemont) and Aaron Ferrell (Carr) tied for the top scoring post in the boys’ game with 11 points each.
5 Years Ago
Nov. 4 — Obion Central quarterback Wes Moore was in on seven touchdowns in his team’s 47-21 smashing of Brighton. Moore ran for three touchdowns and threw for an additional four as the Rebels tuned up for their appearance in the Class 3A playoffs with an impressive triumph. Moore connected with Kyle Ross twice for paydirt and with Colby McBride and Brian Kissell once each in the win.
Nov. 4 — Ridgemont downed Martin in girls’ basketball action 51-32. However, the Panthers got a measure of revenge in the nightcap with a 53-25 bettering of the Mustangs. In the opener, Kayla Holloway led R’mont with 13 points with Randi Kaye Walker (11 points) and Molly Ledbetter (10 points) each scoring in double digits also. In the boys’ loss, Trey Pruett finished with nine points with Seth Taylor adding in seven markers for the Mustangs.
1 Year Ago
Nov. 3 — Black Oak dropped both ends of a jayvee basketball doubleheader to Hickman. In girls’ action, BO fell 33-20, with the boys losing too, 41-18. Autumn Yates led the sparse Lady Eagles’ scoring efforts with eight points with Leah Baldwin grabbing five caroms and Olivia Ferguson dishing out three assists. Patrick Minnick led Black Oak’s boys’ team with eight points and eight rebounds in the downfall.
Nov. 7 — Union City was ousted from the TSSAA Class A football playoffs 35-7 in the first round by the eventual state champion Jackson Christian. The Twisters’ only score came with 2:56 remaining in the game on a 26-yard run by senior Demetrius Bracey. Camron Sherwood booted the extra point after the score.