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Remember When? Billy Parrish, Britt Cunningham help Troy scalp Obion

Remember When? Billy Parrish, Britt Cunningham help Troy scalp Obion
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
Sept. 12 — Troy thumped Obion 30-14 on the junior high football gridiron. The Trojans scored twice in the first quarter and once in the second en route to a 22-0 advantage. Billy Parrish had a pair of touchdowns for Troy while Britt Cunningham added a scamper to paydirt. Meanwhile, Steve Walls sacked the Indians’ punter in the end zone for a safety. Derrick Harrell carried in a pair of scores for the Indians.
Sept. 16 — South Fulton, which was ranked as the No. 6 Class A team in the state, drubbed Gleason 34-8 in Reelfoot Conference action. Tony Ingram finished the evening with 158 rushing yards on 11 carries and two touchdowns, while Kris Lowry and Andy Crocker each dove in for a score. Otherwise, Jimmy Fishel hooked up with Mike Hutchens for a 30-yard aerial TD. Overall, SF totaled 441 offensive yards while they held Gleason to 84 yards.
20 Years Ago
Sept. 12 — Dyersburg downed Union City 24-9 on the high school gridiron, thanks in large part to four lost fumbles by the locals. UC actually led 3-0 after a quarter as Jeff Fowler booted a 24-yard field goal through the uprights early in the game. However, the Twisters were only able to add another touchdown as Tyrone Eskew hauled in a 60-yard pass from Brian Mann later in the game. Overall, D’burg moved the chains for 12 first downs, while UC had just four.
Sept. 13 — The Union City golf team improved to 7-0 on the season as their final tally of 181 bettered Gibson County (199) and Trenton (231). Spencer Cultra was UC’s medalist as he carded a 41. Meanwhile, Rodney Speed offered a 45, Matt Sanner a 47 and Joe David Hamblen a 48 during the match held near Trenton at the Pinecrest course.
Sept. 16 — Obion Central’s golf team fell to Westview 191-205 at the Weakley County Country Club in Sharon. The Rebels’ best performer was Kris Booth, who shot a 48. Donnie Walton finished with a 50, Richie Osborne a 51 and Rob Baker a 56.
10 Years Ago
Sept. 14 — Obion Central blasted Lake County 38-8 in high school football action. The Rebels got the victory as five different players scored touchdowns and Waylon Matheny added a 20-yard field goal. Will David Coleman, Jason Rogers, Justin McCullough and Travis McCullough each scored a rushing TD, while Jeremy Jenkins hauled in a 35-yard pass from Coleman during the triumph.
Sept. 17 — Former South Fulton High School basketball standout Tim Britt moved up in the coaching ranks. Britt was named in a press release as the new head boys’ basketball coach at Westview. Britt replaces Tom Weeks, who resigned to accept the head post at Henry County. Prior to taking the job at Martin, Britt spent four years playing semi-professional basketball in the European League in Malta. Britt graduated from South Fulton in 1988.
5 Years Ago
Sept. 12 — Black Oak improved to 4-0 on the season after its 20-6 victory over Hillcrest. The Eagles got 116 rushing yards from Blake Davis and a combined 135 yards (85 receiving and 50 rushing) from Chase Clanton. Davis rushed 79 yards for a TD and BO teammate Jason Young dove in from five yards out for another score. Meanwhile, Clanton hauled in a 10-yard pass from Adam Alexander for an Eagle score.
Sept. 15 — Darren Bowling got his first victory as the Obion Central head football coach. The Rebels had more ammo than Westview in a 47-30 shootout. Brian Kissell totaled 208 rushing yards on 16 carries and he had three touchdowns. Kissell sprinted 80 yards for a kickoff return score, 54 yards for a rushing TD and he hauled in an 89-yard aerial from Wes Moore. Moore had a pair of rushing touchdowns as he ran in from four yards and one yard away. Otherwise, Tarez Bacon and Cole Clanton each contributed a TD for Central.
1 Year Ago
Sept. 12 — Lake Road bettered Black Oak 7-1 in junior high softball action. LR’s Macy Allison got the mound win as she struck out eight. At the plate, Brandi Goodman singled, and doubled McKenna Stephenson and Laura Beth Shelton also drove in one run each for the Lady Generals. For the Lady Eagles, Chelsie Pitts and Olivia Ferguson both went 1-for-3.
Sept. 17 — Union City rallied for 22 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to defeat Dresden 36-30. The Twisters trailed 30-14 with 8:28 remaining in the ball game. During the rally, Pat Polk returned a kickoff 84 yards for a touchdown and Brandon Easley caught a 39-yard TD from Brett White. With UC trailing 30-27 after the aforementioned scores, Will Arnold booted a 36-yard field goal and Polk later dove in from two yards out for the deciding six-pointer. Prior to the Twisters’ late rally, White and Polk each ran in a short touchdown. White got in from seven yards away, while Polk leaped in from a yard out.

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