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Messenger Sports Briefs for October 7

Messenger Sports Briefs for October 7

Milan skipper Morris
honored by Titans

The Tennessee Titans announced today that Milan’s Jeff Morris has been named the Titans High School Football Coach of the Week for Week Six.
The second-ranked Bulldogs edged previously-unbeaten University School of Jackson 42-35 in thrilling fashion to keep a stronghold on the Region 8-2A top spot.
In a battle of state-ranked, Region 8-2A teams, the two teams combined for over 900 yards of offense that came down to which team would get a defensive stop.
Facing one of the top quarterbacks in the region in USJ’s Jake Overby and missing three starters due to injury, Milan used a steady rushing attack (Jobronski Gilbert 255 yards, four TDs) and a balanced passing game (Justin Colemen, two TDs) to outduel USJ.
UTM hoops tickets
are now on sale

Season basketball tickets for the University of Tennessee at Martin are on sale now through the Skyhawk Ticket Office.
The UT Martin men’s and women’s basketball schedules include 17 dates and nine Ohio Valley Conference doubleheaders (men and women’s game on the same night). The first game for the UT Martin men’s team is at 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 14 against Maryville (St. Louis), while the women’s team opens its season at 7 p.m. on Nov. 17 against Texas Pan-American.
The men’s team includes 2008 Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year Lester Hudson and the 2008 Freshman of the Year Marquis Weddle from Union City. Together, the tandem of Hudson and Weddle was among the nation’s top five backcourts.
Two-time UCHS Mr. Basketball MJ Brown is also expected to be part of the Skyhawks’ guard rotation in his freshman season at UTM.
Chairback tickets for the 17 home dates are $170 each, while general admission tickets for the home slate are $90 each.
For more information or to purchase season tickets, call 881-7207.

Top OVC awards
earned by TSU duo

A pair of Tennessee State players have been honored among the Ohio Valley Conference’s best performers in the aftermath of the team’s 30-27 overtime victory Saturday at UT Martin.
Running back Javarris Williams rushed for 163 yards and the winning touchdown during the Tigers’ triumph en route to earning the OVC Offensive Player of the Week award — an honor he shared with Murray State wide receiver Derrick Townsel.
Meanwhile, TSU strong safety Eugene Clifford was in on 11 tackles (five solo) and he also picked up a fumble to gain the league’s top defensive honor.
Additionally, Jacksonville State’s Ryan Perrilloux was the OVC’s Newcomer of the Week for the third time this season with his teammate Maurice Dupree earning the league’s top specialist award.

UT-Miss St. kickoff
moved to 6 p.m.

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Tennessee’s Oct. 18 home game against Mississippi State is scheduled for a 6 p.m. kickoff.
The athletic department announced Monday that the game will be televised pay-per-view by VideoSeat for a second time this season.
The Vols (2-3) have won eight of nine games against the Bulldogs, including last season’s 33-21 win at Starkville, Miss.
Tennessee will try to win for the first time in three SEC games Saturday when it plays at No. 10 Georgia.

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