The Union City Middle School football team remained perfect on the 2010 campaign with a 22-0 blanking of Dyersburg Tuesday night at War Memorial Stadium.
Tornado head coach Bobby Williams called his team’s first shutout of the year “by far our best defensive performance.”
Kane Taylor led the charge with seven tackles, while Cortez Bell and Alex Reid were in on six stops apiece. Ricky Henry and James Pirtle finished with five hits each.
Jacob Hyde had touchdown runs of one and 16 yards and also accounted for a two-point conversion for the victors. Hyde, whose one-yard paydirt dive was set up by his 40-yard scamper, finished the night with 76 yards on eight carries.
Reid accounted for Union City’s other score on a 25-yard run and also had a conversion run. He had 56 yards on six rushes.
The Twisters (7-0), who have already qualified for the playoffs, close out their regular season with a road game at Martin next Tuesday.
OC soccer ladies
The Obion Central girls’ soccer team shellacked McKenzie 10-3 on Tuesday.
Brooke Jennings recorded a hat trick (three goals) for the Central (8-2-1). Paige Hicks had two goals for OC, as did Madison Turner.
Kelsey Jackson, Hope Montgomery and Kaycee Mathenia each also booted in one score for Obion Central.
Taylor Baker started at goalie and blocked two shots. Carrie Wilson came on in the second half after OC held a 7-0 advantage at intermission.
Central returns to the field on Thursday at Ripley.
Red Devil load is light
against Fulton Co.
South Fulton made easy work of Fulton County during a 40-0 triumph on the middle school football gridiron on Tuesday.
The Red Devils led 24-0 after one quarter and 40-0 at halftime.
Skylar Grissom accounted for two SF touchdowns with an 18-yard interception return to paydirt and a two-yard dive to the endzone.
Additionally, Anthony Cox, Hunter Wade and Caleb Cheney each had one TD.
Defensively, Chris Morris had six tackles for the Red Devils (5-1), while Jacob Pannell made three stops.
SF’s Pete Winters also had three tackles to go with two fumble recoveries.
The Red Devils, who play Hillcrest Oct. 7 in the Rebel Bowl, return to action on Thursday at home against Lake Road.
Haywood shut out
by Devilette squad
Morgan Kane, Kayla Lindsey and Desiray Sturgeon kicked in one goal each as South Fulton blanked Haywood 3-0 on Tuesday.
For the season, Sturgeon has 13 goals for the Devilettes.
All totaled, SF — in its first year of existence as a varsity program — has now scored 25 times this season.
The Devilettes (5-6) return to action on Monday at home against Trenton. Senior night is scheduled to begin at 5:45 with game time set for 6.