Messenger Sports Briefs for September 28

Messenger Sports Briefs for September 28

Twisters not included
in latest AP top 10

For the first time in almost two years, Union City has fallen out of the Associated Press prep football rankings.
The Tornadoes, who’ve lost three of their five games this season against larger classification opposition — all by a touchdown or less — were not listed among the latest Class 1A Top 10 teams in the newest ratings.
UC had been ranked for 18 consecutive polls, dating back to midway through the 2008 season.
Monday’s new poll saw the top seven teams in Class 1A unchanged, including No. 1 Jo Bynes and fifth-ranked Lake County.
Riverside and McKenzie flip-flopped in double-A with the Rebels falling to fourth, while Dresden remained No. 6.
In Class 3A, Camden stayed at third and Milan moved up to No. 4. Westview (3-3) is no longer ranked after losing to 4A-ranked Trezevant.
A complete poll listing is on this page.

Kitty League future
currently in limbo

Is the Kitty League in its current format history?
That could be true as the Fulton Railroaders have pulled out of the circuit along with the Marion Bobcats, Owensboro Oilers and Tradewater Pirates, according to a report in The Fulton Leader.
The four teams will compete in a yet-to-be named league this season.
The Union City Greyhounds ceased baseball operations after the 2009 season. Another Kitty League team, the Farmington Firebirds, folded at midseason last year.
According to Railroaders’ general manager Mike Smith, the working name of the league they are working in is the KIT Summer Collegiate Baseball League although other possible names are being passed around.
Kitty League president Randy Morgan may or may not be involved in this new league.
In other news, the Railroaders offered the job of manager to Tyler Owen — an assistant coach with the team last year.

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