Remember When? SF-Fulton City swap OT triumphs in Twin-Cities wars

Remember When? SF-Fulton City swap OT triumphs in Twin-Cities wars
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
Sept. 9 — The Hornbeak-Samburg team claimed both the postseason and regular season championship in the Obion County Junior Girls’ Softball League. Team members were Dianna Green, Lee Goodman, Missy Pierce, Micah Pierce, Lalania Gray, Jennifer Davis, Robin Hogg, Dana Montgomery, Alicia Dotson, Deana Griffin, Bonnie Walley, Kelli Kendall, Melissa Eaves, Tracie Cochran, Lori Smith, Bobbi Goodman, Kim Randolph, Dane Cunningham and Cindy Edwards. Helen Jean Pierce and Lois Hogg served as coaches for the squad.
Sept. 12 — Lexington routed Union City 47-14 on the high school gridiron. Twister quarterback Brent Young turned in a respectable outing, completing 22 of his 34 passes for 242 yards and two touchdowns. Both of his TD tosses were to Jonathan Turner — the first for 24 yards and the second for 19.
20 Years Ago
Sept. 10 — South Fulton blanked Fulton County 18-0 in prep football action. Ty Curling dove in from a yard out for one Red Devil score, while Matt Gore made a 13-yard trip to paydirt. Michael Allen accounted for the other SF touchdown on a recovery of a punt blocked by Anthony Hutch. All totaled, Gore had 95 yards on 15 carries. The Pilots were unable to get a foot forward against the Red Devils, finishing with minus-48 yards offensively.
10 Years Ago
Sept. 11 — Union City used a bit of trickery to edge Huntingdon 21-20. The Twisters executed the old hook and lateral as Jeremy Bonds broke free for a 62-yard touchdown after a pitch from William Jackson — who had initially received an aerial from Keith Harrelson — to tie the game with 2:54 remaining. George Evans booted the point-after for the winning point. Additionally, Kenneth Fouse returned a kickoff 87-yard for a score, while Harrelson found Jackson for a 38-yard touchdown connection.
Sept. 11 — Aaron Ferrell found Sam Rose for a seven-yard touchdown connection to lift Fulton City to a 26-20 victory over South Fulton in overtime. Ferrell also found Brian Dickerson for a 55-yard TD score. Dickerson also ran for a couple touchdowns (83 and six yards). South Fulton had B.J. Gordon with a one-yard dive to paydirt, while Nick Frazier and Michael Waycaster both caught a touchdown pass.
5 Years Ago
Sept. 12 — Obion Central opted to go for a two-point conversion and the win, but it didn’t turn out for the locals during a 48-47 loss to Gibson County. Josh Hart, who also darted 32 yards for a rushing touchdown, caught a 32-yard touchdown pass from Logan Parker. Additionally, Chase Clanton, Cameron Bailey and Jacob Fulbright each had one TD catch. Parker, Hart and Clanton each also had one touchdown run.
Sept. 12 — Shane Vinson’s two-point conversion turned out to be the difference in South Fulton’s 38-36 double-overtime win over Fulton City. Vinson’s game-winning two-pointer came after he ran for his third touchdown of the evening. Terrico Hunt also had two TDs for SF. Hunt broke free for a 76-yard touchdown run and a 29-yard trip to paydirt. Jaron Baker also accounted for six South Fulton points on a passing play that stretched 54 yards from Deric Grooms. The Bulldogs had Daeron Williams and Barry Graves with two touchdowns apiece. Billy Madding also had one Fulton City TD.
1 Year Ago
Sept. 9 — Martin was no match for the Lake Road softball team. The Lady Generals improved to 6-0 on the campaign with their 12-0 beating of the Lady Panthers. Carly Whipple was a perfect 3-for-3 for LR. Additionally, winning pitcher Alex Wilson and Hannah Cavness were both 2-for-3.
Sept. 11 — South Fulton routed Fulton City 55-26 in the annual meeting between the two rival schools. Red Devil Jared Fowler rushed for 105 yards and four touchdowns, while Chance Barnes ran for 114 yards on nine carries. JaQuay Garmon also threw a pair of touchdowns passes — a 41-yard connection to Jonathan Avent and a 69-yard aerial to Jonathan Clouse. Avent also had a 16-yard scoring scamper, while Willy Kneuppel bulled in from three yards out. All three of the FC touchdowns were taken in by Jacquise Lockett. Lockett finished the game with 176 rushing yards. The standout Fulton City running back also had a 90-yard kickoff return TD.

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