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Remember When? Timmy Travis’ four scores gives LR another OCSS crown

Remember When? Timmy Travis’ four scores gives LR another OCSS crown
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. 28 — Union City shellacked Obion Central 41-8. The Tornadoes were powered during the victory by Billy Wilkins, who had twin touchdown runs of four yards. Fullback Eric Maddox rumbled in from 40 yards out and Billy Connelly had a three-yard TD for the victors. Defensively, Daryl Payne returned a punt 25 yards to paydirt and Tommy Mathis brought an interception back eight yards to the endzone. OC’s only touchdown came as Terry Quinn found Brian Jones for a flare that went 70 yards for a score.
Oct. 28 — South Fulton closed the regular season with an 8-2 mark thanks to a 14-0 blanking of Dresden. The Red Devils bounced back from consecutive losses in the previous two weeks with the game’s winning touchdown scored when Kris Lowry found Mike Hutchens for a 33-yard score during the second quarter. In the fourth, Jeff Clement padded SF’s lead with a three-yard TD carry and Lowry found Craig Cooley for the two-point conversion.
20 Years Ago
Oct. 24 — South Fulton bettered Dresden 20-12 thanks to the combined efforts of Tab Vowell and Sean Copper. Vowell dashed 92 yards for a touchdown and he also took in a two-pointer during the triumph, while Copper made two runs (45 and 50 yards) to the endzone.
Oct. 25 — Lake Road won its third straight Obion County School System middle school football championship as it downed South Fulton 38-24 in Troy. The Generals, who finished their season with an 8-2 mark, were powered by Timmy Travis, who took in four touchdowns and three two-point conversions. Meanwhile, LR quarterback Nicky Dunn was nearly perfect as he went 5-for-6 during the victory. For SF, Jeremiah Thomas had a 15-yard touchdown run, Eric Gardner a 22-yard carry to paydirt and Gary Banks a one-yard dive into the endzone.
10 Years Ago
Oct. 26 — Obion Central broke a five-game losing streak with a 34-22 bettering of Gibson County. Charles Fulcher returned a kick 88 yards to the endzone and he made a five-yard run to paydirt for the Rebels. Otherwise, quarterback Will David Coleman dove across the goalline twice, while Jeremy Jenkins hauled in a nine-yard pass for another OC score.
Oct. 29 — Five members of the Union City Middle School football team were named the All-West Tennessee Athletic Conference team. Getting the nod to the league’s postseason glitter unit was Matt Harrelson, Mario Williams, Ryan Burke, Adam Campbell and Ty Goodrich.
5 Years Ago
Oct. 23 — Four Union City youths had standout days at the Pepsi Punt, Pass and Kick competition held in Martin. Hunter Lindsey took first place in the 14- and 15 year-old boys’ division, while Anna Moore was second in the 9- and 10-year-old girls’ group and Allison Bruff third among the 10 and 11-year-old females. Otherwise, Maddie Harris won the award for the longest punt in the 14- and 15-year-old girls’ division.
Oct. 27 — Obion Central improved to 6-3 and the county locals recorded just their second-ever victory over Humboldt with a 27-7 win. The Rebels gained 422 total yards on offense, while holding H’boldt to just 157. Brian Kissell sprinted 62 yards for a touchdown and he also brought down a Wes Moore aerial for a 50-yard six-pointer. Moore also sliced his way to paydirt from 11 yards away and Tarez Bacon made a five-yard run to the endzone. Aside from those that scored, Morgan Cruce totaled 125 rushing yards on 25 carries.
1 Year Ago
Oct. 29 — Union City clinched a spot in the playoffs after a 49-6 drubbing of West Carroll at War Memorial Stadium. The Twisters had a pair of players with two rushing touchdowns each during the victory in the persons of Pat Polk (15 and 41 yards) and Kendrick Price (2 and 22 yards). Otherwise, Taylor Bruff caught a 17-yard TD from Brett White and Scott Huff hauled in a 35-yard aerial that went the distance. Late in the game, Steven Weaks dove in from a yard out to account for the final UC score.
Oct. 29 — Just when it seemed that it couldn’t get any worse for Obion Central, it did. The Rebels fell to 0-9 on the season as they suffered the worst loss in the program’s history at Haywood. OC was smashed 68-7 as the Tomcats held the county locals to minus-49 yards rushing and just four total offensive yards. The only offensive highlight for the Rebels came in the second period when Chase Clanton found Hunter Calhoun for a 40-yard touchdown connection.

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