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Messenger Sports Briefs for November 13

Messenger Sports Briefs for November 13
Briefly

Central hoops tix
to be sold to students

Adult advanced season tickets are now on sale for all Obion Central High School basketball games.
The cost is $40 and will include admission to all varsity, junior varsity and freshmen games.
Advanced student tickets will go on sale at Black Oak, Hillcrest, Lake Road, Ridgemont and Obion Central students on Monday.
A represenative will be at each school on Friday to sell tickets to the students at the aforementioned schools.
Cost for the season pass will be $20.
There will be no advanced game day tickets sold, according to a school spokesman.

Bye week perfect
for struggling UT

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer says this week’s open date comes at a perfect time for his struggling team.
The Volunteers (3-7, 1-5 Southeastern Conference) have played nine consecutive weeks since their only previous bye, which came after their season-opening loss Sept. 1 at UCLA.
Over that span, they have been downed by SEC foes such as Florida, Georgia and Auburn, but the most humiliating loss came when Wyoming downed UT 13-7 on Saturday.
“Nine weeks in a row, and seven of them are SEC ballgames, that’s a tough road for anybody,” Fulmer said Wednesday. “It will be great to get a little bit of a break. They need it. The coaches need it, certainly. Hopefully we’ll come back refreshed and ready to go on Monday.”
The Vols will play a junior-varsity game today against Hargrave Military Academy of Chatham, Va., before taking the weekend off.

Top AFC specialist
is Titans’ Hentrich

NASHVILLE (AP) — Craig Hentrich has been named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for the Tennessee punter’s performance in helping the Titans improve to 9-0.
Hentrich punted eight times for 302 yards and averaged 37.8 yards per kick.
He matched a career-high with five punts downed inside the 20 yard line, and he was a big reason why the Bears started each drive from an average at their own 21.
He is tied for first in the NFL with 20 punts inside the 20.
This is the fifth special teams player award in his 15 seasons, his first since Week 16 of 2003.

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