Messenger Sports Briefs for September 22

Messenger Sports Briefs for September 22

General rally short
against Three Oaks

Lake Road’s second half rally was admirable, but not enough during a 48-28 middle school football loss at Three Oaks on Tuesday.  
The Generals, who trailed 30-6 at halftime, outscored the Dyer Countians 22-18 in the second half.
LR quarterback Blake Berner finished 5-for-7 with 99 passing yards. The Lake Road signal-caller connected with Tyler Mosley on throws of 32 and 14 yards for touchdowns.
Berner also found Juan Morales for a 17-yard TD.
Lake Road’s only first-half score was a one-yard dive by Brett Jackson.
The Generals’ leading rusher was Garrett Riley, who finished with 94 yards on 11 carries.
Lake Road (1-5) returns to action on Thursday at home against Fulton City. All eight-graders on the LR football team are to be honored at the game.

Red Devil bonfire
on tap for Thurs.

South Fulton is hosting a bonfire on Thursday as part of its football homecoming week.
The event is slated to begin at 7:30 behind the high school.
The Red Devils (2-2) host Gleason on Friday night.
Kickoff is set for 7:30.

Annual Mission March
set for mid-October

The 20th Annual Mission March will be held Oct. 16 at 9 a.m. in downtown Dyersburg.  
This will include a 5K run, a one-mile youth race, a two-mile race walk and “The Dyersburg Mile” (a one-mile race for adults).  
Registration is 7:30 the day of the race. Entry fees for the 5K and walk are $12 by Oct. 11 and $15 the day of the march. Youths can participate for $8 (early registration) and $10 (the day of the race).
The cost to take part in “The Dyersburg Mile” is $10 if entered by Oct. 11 and $12 the day of the event.  
There is also a “ghost participant” option for those who wish to participate in spirit only, which is $15.  
For more information, call 285-0726, 286-4054 or 676-2057.

Tab considered
for Titans’ honor

The Tennessee Titans announced Monday that Coalfield head coach Keith Henry has been named the team’s High School Coach of the Week for week four.
Coalfield defeated local rival Oliver Springs 20-0, a huge turnaround from their 48-2 loss to the same school last season.
Henry’s starting lineup includes two freshmen and an eighth grader on the offensive line, a unit that enjoyed success against Oliver Springs.   
Through the Titans Foundation, team owner K.S. “Bud” Adams Jr. will make a $1,000 contribution to the Coalfield High School football program in Coach Henry’s honor.
Also receiving strong consideration in this week’s poll was Tab Vowell of Jackson North Side. Vowell was not present for this week’s game due to his father’s death but his game plan pointed his team in the right direction and to a 51-21 win over previously-undefeated Brighton, a top 10 Class 6A team. Powell’s Matt Lowe and Oakland’s Thomas McDaniel also received consideration for this week’s award.

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