Reid takes lead for Jr. Twisters

Reid takes lead for Jr. Twisters
Alex Reid ran for four touchdowns, setting up one of his scores with a 35-yard interception return, during Union City’s 44-28 triumph over Lake County on the middle school gridiron Tuesday evening.
Reid had two touchdowns that spanned seven yards, while he also made a 22-yard scamper to paydirt and a one-yard dive to the endzone.
In other junior high football action on Tuesday, Lake Road was shut out (22-0) by Gibson County.
Thursday’s middle school slate has South Fulton set to host Black Oak, while Ridgemont will entertain Hillcrest.
The following is a roundup of Tuesday’s games as reported to The Messenger.
UC 44, Lake Co. 28
UC’s Channing Green also had two TDs — the first a five-yarder and the second a 55-yard dash — for the Golden Tornadoes (4-0, 3-0 in West Tennessee Athletic Conference play).
Jacob Hyde accounted for six Union City points with three successful two-point conversions.
Defensively, Tristan Jernigan recorded a safety, while Cortez Bell had a team-best six tackles. Additionally, Ricky Henry and Reid made five stops each.
UC returns to action next Tuesday at Northview.
Gibson Co. 22, LR 0
Gibson County blanked Lake Road 22-0 on the junior high gridiron Tuesday night.
GC led 14-0 at halftime.
Offensively, Brett Jackson rushed for 40 yards, while Juan Morales had a 15-yard catch for the Generals (0-4).
Dalton Hayes topped the LR tackle chart with four stops.
The Generals play at Black Oak on Sept. 16.

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