Perfect Devils punch ticket; LR-R’mont still in Bowl fold

Perfect Devils punch ticket; LR-R’mont still in Bowl fold
Perfect Devils punch ticket; LR-R’mont still in Bowl fold

Ridgemont’s Brett Burress attempts to haul in a pass with South Fulton’s Willie Knueppel (51) closing in and Harrison Hawks (5) watching from the secondary.
One half of the Rebel Bowl matchup is now known.
South Fulton improved to a perfect 7-0— and punched its ticket to the Oct. 9 Obion County School System title game — with a 46-6 drubbing of Ridgemont Thursday evening.
In that game, SF will play the winner of next Thursday’s game between Lake Road and Ridgemont.
On a side note, South Fulton bettered the Generals 40-0 last week.
In other action on Thursday evening, Lake Road held off Hillcrest 14-12, while Black Oak fell to Three Oaks 30-16.
The following is a roundup of those games as reported to The Messenger.
South Fulton 46, Ridgemont 6
The Devils’ standouts were many in their runaway victory over the Cougars.
J.P Fowler shined on both sides of the ball, rushing for 67 yards, a touchdown and a two-point conversion. He also recorded a game-high 11 tackles and intercepted a pair of passes, one of which he returned for a TD.
Jaquay Garmon ran for touchdowns of 19 and 30 yards and threw an 11-yard scoring pass to Harrison Hawks for the Redmen. Garmon also connected with Tymaine Strickland for a successful two-point conversion.
Kyle Watkins ran for a team-high 69 yards that included a 15-yard TD dash. He also accounted for a two-point play. Curtis Cathey was in on seven tackles and had a quarterback sack for a safety.
Hawks ran for a two-point conversion after SF’s first touchdown to account for the Devils’ other points.
South Fulton will play its final regular season game Tuesday, hosting Fulton County.
For Ridgemont, Jake Garrigan had the only touchdown — one of the receiving nature — during the loss. In all, Garrigan brought down two passes for 27 yards, while Josh Floyd made one catch for eight yards for the 2-3 Mustangs.
Defensively, Garrigan led the way with seven tackles, with Eric Marlis and Tyler Coe each making four hits.
Lake Road 14, Hillcrest 12
The Generals’ 14-0 halftime advantage held up barely during Thursday’s win.
Hillcrest mounted a comeback in the fourth quarter with a pair of touchdowns, but both two-point conversion attempts fell short, thus allowing LR to escape with the victory.
Lake Road (3-1) was led offensively by Hunter Allen, who totaled 94 yards on seven carries, while Jake Jones accumulated 58 rushing yards, a touchdown included. Jones also took in the two-point conversion that turned out to be the winning play.
Otherwise, Dusty Gumm totaled 31 ground yards and he dove in for a LR touchdown from three yards out.
Defensively, Anthony Roberson made five tackles with two of those stops for a loss, while Dylan Ferrell also a like number of takedowns. Chance Mahan and Dallas Mathis each had an interception for the Generals.
For Hillcrest, quarterback Camden Napper finished the evening 16-of-25 with 186 passing yards and two touchdowns.
Bryan Morris hauled in three of those aerials with one ending in the endzone with Trent Mann the recipient of the other TD pass.
Hunter Quinn was also key in helping the Cougars mark downfield as he caught six passes for 69 yards.
On defense, Brett Pitts and Trent Mann led the way with six tackles each for Hillcrest, while Quinn and Joey Brock each had five stops.
H’crest travels to Gibson County on Tuesday.
Three Oaks 30, Black Oak 16
Joseph Curl offered 157 rushing yards and touchdown carries of 12 and 14 yards, but it was not enough in the Eagles defeat to the Dyer Countians.
Also assisting in BO’s scoring summary was Cameron Williams and Vernie Erwin, who each made a two-point conversion run.
Defensively, Hunter Short finished with a team-high seven tackles, while Kevin Hutcheson, Shawn Terry and Curl each made six stops during the defeat.
Black Oak concludes its season next Thursday at Hillcrest.

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