Messenger Sports Briefs for August 30

Messenger Sports Briefs for August 30

Skyhawk footballers
hold dress rehearsal

The University of Tennessee at Martin football team held a dress rehearsal scrimmage Saturday afternoon at Hardy M. Graham stadium for its season opener this weekend at Tennessee.
“We wanted to go through everything, just like it was a real game,” Simpson said. “We even went through getting on and off the field.”
While it was a scripted scrimmage, Simpson said his team is still missing some energy.
Sophomore kicker Cody Sandlin made a 47-yard field goal during the rehearsal scrimmage.
The Skyhawks, who practiced on Sunday, have this afternoon off for the first day of classes.
UTM opens the season against the Volunteers at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville. Kickoff for the first meeting between the two schools is set for 5 p.m.

Tiptonville Tommy
records ace in Troy

Tommy Lovell of Tiptonville recorded a hole-in-one at Wynridge Greens in Troy on Friday.
Lovell’s ace came on the 105-yard, 13th hole and was made using a sand wedge.
Robert Boyd witnessed the shot.

MTSU selects Kilgore
as starting quarterback

MURFREESBORO (AP) — Sophomore Logan Kilgore will start at quarterback for Middle Tennessee on Thursday night against Minnesota.
Coach Rick Stockstill announced the decision Sunday night after the Blue Raiders’ practice.
Kilgore starts in place of Dwight Dasher, suspended indefinitely by Middle Tennessee on Friday for accepting a loan in violation of the NCAA’s rules on amateurism. Kilgore was chosen over Jeff Murphy, another junior college transfer.
The 6-foot-3 Kilgore arrived on campus in January as a mid-term signee. He went 10-2 and threw for 2,512 yards and 22 touchdowns as a freshman at Bakersfield College in California as a freshman, and he was 21-of-34 for 322 yards in Middle Tennessee’s spring game.

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