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Messenger Sports Briefs for September 16

Messenger Sports Briefs for September 16

UCMS football game
to start a little later

The kickoff for Union City Middle School’s game at Northview tonight has been moved to 7 p.m. The game was originally slated to begin at 6:30.
Both the Jr. Tornadoes and Northview are unbeaten in West Tennessee Athletic Conference play, and the victor will take a significant step toward postseason play.
UCMS has a 4-1 overall record entering the contest, with its lone loss to Martin.

OC frosh gridders
better than Dyer Co.

William Peery threw three touchdown passes to lead the Obion County Central junior varsity football team to a 20-14 victory over Dyer County Monday night.
Nathan Ward caught two of Peery’s scoring tosses, while Steven Patton was on the receiving end of the other.
Defensively, the Rebels recorded three sacks and four interceptions — two by Patton and one each by Ward and Joe Ferguson.
OC’s B-team will next play against Graves County on Sept. 22.

Trenton legend Kilzer
passes away at age 75

Legendary rural West Tennessee football coach Walter Kilzer has died. He was 75.
Kilzer coached more than four decades — 30 of those years (1947-77) at Trenton Peabody. He later coached at Old Hickory Academy, which ultimately changed its name to the University School of Jackson.
Kilzer played his high school ball at Trenton and went on to play collegiately at Vanderbilt for one season. As part of the Navy V-12 program, he then transferred to Georgia Tech, where he played for the legendary Bobby Dodd.
Dodd later spoke at Kilzer’s Trenton retirement dinner.
Kilzer retired from the public school sector in 1981 and coached at OHA and then USJ until 1990.
Visitation is slated for Wednesday evening in Trenton, with the funeral to be held on Thursday.

Bourne’s ‘identity’
is top OVC newcomer

UT Martin freshman Daryl Bourne has been named the Ohio Valley Conference Co-Newcomer of the Week for his effort against Concordia College (Selma, Ala.) last Thursday.
Bourne, a 5-10, 170-pound running back from Hattiesburg, Miss., recorded his second consecutive 100-yard rushing game on the season, as he carried the ball 10 times for 111 yards (11.1 ypc) and a touchdown in the Skyhawks 87-21 win over Concordia (Ala.). His touchdown came on a 57-yard run in the third quarter.
Southeast Missouri State’s Henry Harris, a 5-8, 185-pound, running back from Memphis, shared the weekly honor with Bourne.
Playing in his first game of the season, the University of Memphis transfer carried the ball 14 times for 70 yards and a touchdown in Southeast Missouri’s two-point loss to Tennessee Tech.

Matt Russell claims
Wynridge Club title

Matt Russell shot a 7-under-par over two days to earn the Wynridge Greens Club Championship recently in the men’s division.
On the ladies’ side, Sharon Dills totaled a 9-under for the female crown at the Troy course.
Meanwhile, in the senior division, Teddy Montgomery was the top golfer with a 1-under and in the super seniors division, Bobby Larue reigned supreme with a 5-under total.

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