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Remember When? David Cox leads way as UC ends 12-year title drought

Remember When? David Cox leads way as UC ends 12-year title drought
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
Oct. 17 — Troy improved its junior high football record to 6-1 as it downed Trimble 22-8. Three Trojans accounted for a touchdown each as the Obion Countians led 22-0 after three quarters. Chuck Reedy zoomed 44 yards to paydirt and Britt Cunningham dashed 55 yards to the endzone for the victors. Otherwise, Terry Parrish made his way in from eight yards out for the victorious Troy team.
Oct. 21 — Quarterback Clint Wilson and running back Billy Wilkins both ran for over 100 yards in Union City’s newly-implemented veer formation, but it was Wilson’s foot that ultimately decided an 11-9 win over Milan. Wilson was responsible for the Tornadoes’ only TD during the triumph.
20 Years Ago
Oct. 17 — The drought came to an end. Union City claimed the District 13-AA football championship for the first time in 12 seasons as it upended Humboldt 23-13. The Twisters, who trailed 13-8 heading into the fourth quarter, scored a pair of touchdowns to seal the deal and win the district title. David Cox made two runs to the endzone (79 and 11 yards) during the win and he also took in one two-point conversion. Wright Jernigan hauled in a Sean Turner pass for a 21-yard TD.
Oct. 18 — Lake Road’s Timmy Travis dove in from one yard out and Chad Hepler hauled in the two-pointer from Nicky Dunn to give the Generals a hard-fought 8-6 victory over Hillcrest. The Cougars only score came when Joe Roberson slashed his way in from five yards away.
10 Years Ago
Oct. 16 — T.J. Flippen rushed for 149 yards and a touchdown to lead Black Oak past Three Oaks 26-8. During the victory, which was the last game of the season for the Eagles, Flippen had a 54-yard TD and a two-point conversion, while Brandon Adams, Brandon Hutcherson and Bradley Owens each made one trip to paydirt.
Oct. 19 — Union City drubbed McKenzie 41-7 in prep football. The Twisters were powered during the lopsided victory by Lucas Ingram and Chris Smith with the former rushing for 136 yards and the latter for 108. Smith made touchdown runs of 34 and six yards for the winners, while Ingram took the pigskin in from 86 and seven yards away. Dylan Bondurant returned an interception 89 yards for UC and Stanley Barton hauled in a 66-yard TD pass from Josh Robinson.
5 Years Ago
Oct. 20 — Obion Central made a statement as it clinched a playoff spot. The Rebels mashed Dyer County 63-13 as four players rushed for two touchdowns during the triumph. Wes Moore made trips to the endzone from 54 and 21 yards out, while Brian Kissell took the football across the goalline from five yards away and he dove in from a yard out. Cole Clanton also accounted for two TDs with rushes of 14 and 11 yards, while Paul Muirhead also had two rushing scores for the victorious Rebs.
Oct. 21 — Dan Donaldson, Woody Booth, Glenn Hale, Brent Cary and Mike Underwood fired an 8-under-par to win the final Thursday afternoon scramble of the year at Goodyear Wingfoot Golf Course. Finishing in a tie for second place with a score of 7-under was the team of Glen Reed, Harry Simpson, Kenny Pack, Chris Booth and Joe Elliott and the foursome of Charles Alley, Robert King, Terry Cooper and Brandon Arnold.
1 Year Ago
Oct. 18 — Jere Baldridge, John Hefferman, Rick Smith, Phillip White and Bim Barker combined to shoot an 8-under-par and win the weekly scramble at Poplar Meadows Country Club. In second place was the team of Sid Chappell, Gary Gill, Amos Davis, Brian Barker and Tiger Haag and the combination of Darrin Parks, Ron Cooper, Herman Jenkins, Mike Hayes and Doug Bobo.
Oct. 22 — No. 5 Fulton City downed fourth-ranked Mayfield 36-19 in a battle on the gridiron that determined the Kentucky First District’s regular season champion. During the victory, Daeron Williams was one of the deciding factors for the Bulldogs as he totaled four touchdowns. The triumph snapped the Cardinals’ 51-game winning streak against First District teams that dated back to 1995 — when the program dropped from double-A.

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