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Messenger Sports Briefs for August 25

Messenger Sports Briefs for August 25

Twister 1-2 punch
KOs Three Oaks team

The Union City Middle School football team hit Three Oaks with the old ‘one-two punch.’
Both Jacob Hyde and Alex Reid ran for more than 100 yards and scored two touchdowns and two PATs each in the Jr. Tornadoes’ 38-8 triumph Tuesday night at War Memorial Stadium.
Hyde, who ended up with 123 rushing yards, hit paydirt on runs of one and four yards, while Reid (111 yards) found the endzone on runs of one and 10 yards.
Quarterback Grant Walton accounted for the locals final points on a seven-yard keeper for a touchdown.
Hyde also had a team-leading seven tackles.
Brantley Clendenin was in on five stops and snagged an interception, while Kain Taylor, Cortez Bell and Tristan Jernigan all also recorded five tackles for the victors.
Now 2-0 overall and 1-0 in West Tennessee Athletic Conference play, Union City will play again next Tuesday at Halls.

OC ladies, Dyer Co.
tie on soccer field

The Obion Central girls’ soccer team had to settle for a 1-all tie with Dyer County on Tuesday.
The Lady Rebels (1-0-1) got their lone goal with 14 minutes gone in the first half when Maddie Bell found the net.
Otherwise, OC soccer coach Daniel Johnston lauded the defensive work of Laina Roberson, Krista Tackett and Baylie Boucher. The Lady Rebel skipper also applauded goalie Taylor Baker for her performance.
Obion Central returns to action next Tuesday at Dyersburg.

Huntingdon man Kee
aces hole at Wynridge

Tony Kee of Huntingdon recorded a hole-in-one at Wynridge Greens last week.
Kee’s ace came on the 158-yard, 13th hole.
He used a 7-iron on his shot.
Witnesses were Steve Parish, Mark Williams and Doc Holladay.

Hickman Country Club
to observe Patriot Day

Hickman Country Club will participate in the fourth annual Patriot Golf Day, a joint initiative of The PGA of America and the United States Golf Association. 
Golfers across the country and at the Hickman Country Club will have the opportunity to donate $1 or more to benefit the Folds of Honor Foundation (, which provides post-secondary educational scholarships to families of those who have become disabled or lost their lives in the line of duty.
Patriot Golf Day was inspired by Major Dan Rooney, a PGA professional and USGA member from Broken Arrow, Okla. 
Vol kicker, punter
already made known

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Tennessee placekicker Daniel Lincoln and punter Chad Cunningham have earned back their starting positions.
The two seniors have been competing with freshman Michael Palardy. Cunningham will continue to compete for the kickoff specialist job.
Lincoln has started in all 33 games he’s played in over three seasons and has connected on 65 percent of his field goal attempts.
Cunningham, a Dawsonville, Ga., native has started 19 times in three seasons and averaged 40.7 yards per punt last season.
Coach Derek Dooley says Palardy is good enough that he’d have no problem using Palardy if Lincoln or Cunningham struggle.
Dooley also said Tuesday that Matt Darr, the Vols’ highly touted freshman punter, needed to polish his technique a bit.

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