Remember When? Smith is premier name in Golden Tornado frosh triumphs

Remember When? Smith is premier name in Golden Tornado frosh triumphs
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. 26 — Union City owned Lake County 28-6 on the freshman football gridiron. Ray Smith ran for two Twister touchdowns, while Tim Coble returned a kickoff 65 yards for the victors. Gary Carr also made a 15-yard trip to the endzone. Defensively, UC’s Jimmy Mosley blocked a punt.
Sept. 27 — South Fulton routed Gleason 37-6 in prep football action. Red Devil quarterback Jimmy Fishel finished 17-for-30 with 189 yards. Fishel found Bruce Grooms and Mark Wilhaucks for touchdown tosses of 34 and 20 yards, respectively. Grooms flipped roles with Fishel on a halfback pass, finding the usual SF signal-caller for a 20-yard touchdown. Additionally, Scotty Edmaiston made a 15-yard run to the endzone, while Grooms darted 20 yards for a score. Though not listed in the scoring summary, Brad Curry certainly contributed greatly with four catches for 72 yards.
20 Years Ago
Sept. 26 — Hillcrest edged Crockett County 16-12 on the junior high football field. Jay Cloar broke loose for a 25-yard touchdown for the Cougars, while Lee Bell made an eight-yard run across the goalline for the victors. Nose guard Mike Ballard was lauded by the H’crest coaching staff.
Sept. 28 — The Union City freshmen bested Milan 30-14. Chris Smith had three touchdowns for the frosh Twisters, making scoring runs of 45, 1 and 2 yards. Demetrius Jones also dove in from a yard out for UC, while Joe Hegler took in a two-point conversion.
10 Years Ago
Sept. 25 — Union City routed Obion Central 46-6 in the annual football meeting between the county rivals. Mario McElrath gave OC the slip three times with touchdown runs of 1, 52 and 63 yards. McElrath finished with 131 rushing yards on 14 carries. Additionally, Andrew Evans took in two TDs for the Golden Tornadoes. Lucas Ingram also caught a 61-yard touchdown pass from Keith Harrelson. Defensively, Taurus North returned a punt block for six points. Central’s lone score was a 15-yard toss from Zach Roberts to Thomas Bryant. All totaled, Union City outgained OC 438-170.
Sept. 27 — The Obion Central girls finished first at a cross country meet. Lady Rebel Jill Konkol was second overall with a time of 20:27. Additionally, Becky McEwen (10th), Whitney Angel (14th), Cathy Bennett (15th) and Hope Roberts (17th) all scored points for the Central girls. The OC boys finished seventh at the meet. Josh Ross was the top performer for the Rebels in 18th.
5 Years Ago
Sept. 26 — Obion Central claimed its fourth consecutive victory over Union City, downing their county rival 28-21 on the gridiron. Garrett Grady, who finished with 126 rushing yards on 26 carries, had two touchdowns for the Rebels, while Jacob Fulbright dove in from two yards out. Logan Parker also fond Cameron Bailey on an 11-yard route for an OC score. Nate Coleman crossed the goalline twice for the Twisters — on a 40-yard dash and a five-yard toss from Tyler Sherwood. Mario Ingram also caught a Sherwood offering for a score.
Sept. 23 — South Fulton spanked Black Oak 38-0 in Obion County School System middle school football action. Montre Lewis dashed 78 yards for the longest Red Devil touchdown, while Jacob Wade brought down an 11-yard touchdown score from Tyler Nolan. Joey Henderson, who dove in from a yard out for one six-pointer, paced the SF defense with eight tackles. Breck Young made an eight-yard trip to paydirt for the Redmen.  
1 Year Ago
Sept. 28 — Jabriel Washington had a hand in all four of Trinity Christian Academy’s touchdown as the Lions bettered Union City 31-21 in Jackson. All totaled, Washington rushed for 103 yards on 27 carries. The TCA quarterback was 16-of-24 for 240 yards through the air. Chase Bowling took in two scores for Union City, while slot Jacob Worley accounted for one touchdown. The Twisters, who were without fullback Josh Nicks, led 21-7 in the second quarter.
Sept. 29 — Hillcrest topped Ridgemont 7-3 in junior high softball. Winning pitcher Juliane Albright tossed a three-hitter with eight strikeouts. Offensively, Rachel Jones doubled and singled for the Lady Cougars, while Jessie Perry had two singles and one RBI. Emily Pickard absorbed the mound defeat for R’mont. Macy McClure, Peyton Daniel and Landry Webster all had one hit for the Lady Mustangs.

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