JNS picks up ‘Tab’ for grieving boss

JNS picks up ‘Tab’ for grieving boss
His North Side football team did head coach Tab Vowell proud.
Vowell, the former South Fulton prep and UT Martin standout whose father, Jim, passed away on Wednesday, was honored by the Indians’ play in their resounding 52-21 triumph over previously-unbeaten and ninth-ranked (6A) Brighton Friday night.
Sophomore quarterback Adam Craig, returning to the lineup after missing last week with a broken rib, threw for 207 yards and four touchdowns and the Jackson North Side defense forced eight turnovers to remain perfect themselves (5-0) and protect their No. 6 ranking in the Class 5A Associated Press poll.
The Indian defense intercepted standout Brighton QB Danny Potter four times, returning one of those picks and later a fumble for touchdowns.
North Side players in unison attended the funeral of Jim Vowell on Saturday after honoring the father of their popular coach a few weeks ago at a team pregame meal before a contest.
The following is a Week 4 recap of other games of local interest:
Lake Co. 52, Halls 7
Sam Hayes threw three touchdown passes and Rafael Tyler scored five times in all as the sixth-ranked Falcons rolled to an easy District 14A victory.
Hayes and Tyler hooked up on touchdown connections covering 25, 14 and 27 yards, and Tyler also hit paydirt on his only two rushes of the game — 6 and 38 yards.
Hayes (107 yards) and Ricky Boyd (120 yards, 1TD) were part of a 395-yard rushing performance for LC, which totaled 513 yards in all.
Halls committed six turnovers.
Trenton 45, Greenfield 0
Jerry Rogers ran for two TDs and threw for a third as Peabody dominated the Yellowjackets in all phases of a 14A matchup.
The Tide defense limited Greenfield to just 37 total offensive yards and two first downs during the shutout triumph.
Rogers ran for 119 yards in all, while Quan Johnson had 124 yards on the ground.
Westview 43, D’burg 21
Quarterback Tanner Spencer had a pair of second-quarter touchdown runs as part of a run of 29 unanswered points to propel the ninth-ranked Chargers to their second District 13AA win in as many starts.
Spencer also threw for a TD and completed 11-of-14 passes for 120 yards.
Abraham Haddad ran for 114 yards and Martin’s first TD.
Dyersburg fell to 0-4 overall, 0-3 in 13AA league play.
McKenzie 46, Gleason 0
As expected, No. 4 McKenzie (2A) had its way with Gleason.
Max Arnold tossed three scoring passes and returned a punt 69 yards for a fourth touchdown in the Rebels/ fourth win in five games.
Arnold completed 6-of-7 aerials for 147 yards, hitting Kirby Esch twice and Richie Clark on a 69-yard touchdown play for McKenzie’s first score of the evening.
The Bulldogs play at South Fulton this Friday evening.
Milan 38, Gibson Co. 6
The fifth-ranked Bull-dogs had no trouble with winless GC as sophomore quarterback Caleb Powell threw two TD passes.
Milan, which led 31-0 at the half, saw its bid for a shutout end with 28 seconds to play on Michael Keal’s three-yard run.
Gibson County managed just 94 total yards against the Bulldogs.
Huntingdon 42, WC 0
Logan Dielbold and Chance Carlton scored twice each in the Mustangs’ District 13A romp.
Dielbold reached the endzone at the end of runs covering 60 and 9 yards, while Carlton had TD rushes of 30 and 9 yards.
Camden 42, Stewart Co. 14
Third-ranked (3A) Camden forced six turnovers — including four interceptions of Taylor Craig — and cruised to an unbeaten 5-0 start.
Trae White ran for two touchdowns and Derek Easley threw for a score and ran for another for the victors.

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