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Remember When? Turnovers contribute to demise of SF in Civitan Bowl

Remember When? Turnovers contribute to demise of SF in Civitan Bowl
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
Nov. 13 — South Fulton lost to Old Hickory Academy 26-0 in the Civitan Bowl at Union City’s War Memorial Stadium. The loss ends the Red Devils’ season with a mark of 8-3. Over the course of the defeat, South Fulton, which was without starting quarterback Jimmy Fishel who was out due to an injury, threw three interceptions and lost two fumbles. After the game, Jeff Clement was named the team’s best offensive performer for the game and Kris Lowry was awarded a similar defensive honor.
Nov. 14 — South Fulton High School head football coach Kerry Curling was honored with the Reelfoot Conference Coach of the Year award at the league’s annual banquet. Also at the banquet, six Red Devils were named All-Conference. Those named to the RC glitter unit were Craig Coley, Ronnie Chivers, Tony Ingram, Mike Hutchens, John Davis and Jeff Clement. Fulton City also put a pair of players on that team with Mike Sullivan and Anthony Parker both getting the all-star team nod.
20 Years Ago
Nov. 14 — Union City split an early-season basketball twinbill with Dyersburg. The UC girls were 55-42 victors, while their male counterparts were edged 73-72. D.D. Allen led Union City during the victory with 21 points, while Heather Clauson contributed 20. In the nightcap, John Parham totaled a team-high 18 points, while Aaron Nagel and freshman Stanley Caldwell contributed 15 and 13, respectively.
Nov. 15 — Union City High School honored its football standouts at the school’s yearly fall sports banquet. Those receiving individual honors were Darrin Parks, Jeff Fowler, Tab Ross, David Cox, Richard Beckett, Jerrick McLendon, Brad Warren, Brian Church and Wright Jernigan.
10 Years Ago
Nov. 13 — Obion Central handed out individual honors to its top golf performers. Caleb Barber and Neil Stover were honored with senior awards, with Blake Pryor and Jessica Jordan receiving awards for the lowest average on the links.
Nov. 16 — Union City downed Humboldt in the Round 2 of the Class 2A playoffs. Lucas Ingram was the top rusher for the Tornadoes as he totaled 121 yards on 18 carries, a seven-yard touchdown run included. Otherwise, Ingram also scored on his team’s only completion — a 65-yard catch from Josh Robinson. Also running to paydirt for UC was Dylan Bondurant from 65 yards out and Mario McElrath from nine yards away.
5 Years Ago
Nov. 17 — What Darren Bowling had feared came true. Obion Central fell to Brighton 15-13 during the second round of the TSSAA Class 3A state football playoffs. The Rebels were the favored team coming into the game as they had easily disposed of the Cardinals 42-7 in Week 10 of the regular season. In the loss that ended OC’s season, Brian Kissell was the top runner with 57 yards on eight carries, with quarterback Wes Moore good for 50 yards on 12 rushes. Defensively, Jeremiah McBride and Morgan Cruce were each in on 14 tackles, while Gareth Cunningham made 10 stops for the Rebels.
Nov. 19 — Obion Central’s Nick Davis and Sara Konkol took part in the Class A-AA state cross country meet at Percy Warner Park in Nashville. Davis ran a time of 18:08 on the boys’ side, while Konkol finished the course in 21:20. The duo qualified as individuals for the meet.
1 Year Ago
Nov. 14 — UT Martin’s Lester Hudson posted what turned out to be NCAA Division I basketball’s first-ever quadruple-double during the Skyhawks’ 116-74 drubbing of Central Baptist College. The junior guard from Memphis totaled a line of 25 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 steals during the historic outing. Meanwhile, Union City product Marquis Weddle added 14 points for the Skyhawks.
Nov. 16 — South Fulton’s search for a new head football coach began. Gwin Wood begrudgingly stepped down from his perch as the Red Devils’ mentor after posting back-to-back 1-9 seasons — with one of those victories coming by way of forfeit — at the proud school. Wood finished his tenure at SF with an 88-114 mark.

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