|Remember When? Rebel yell quieted by Lake County QB Jerry Reese |
|Posted: Thursday, September 30, 2010 12:19 pm |
|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
Oct. 4 — South Fulton blanked Adamsville 21-0 on the high school gridiron. Brad Curry accounted for all of the Red Devils scores, making TD dives from one and three yards away. Curry also caught a four-yard TD pass from Jimmy Fishel. Fishel finished the game 10-for-23 with 183 passing yards. All totaled, SF bested the Cardinals 247-127 in terms of total offense.
Oct. 4 — Lake County, the state’s No. 1-ranked Class A team, defeated Obion Central 20-7. Paul Decker accounted for OC’s only score — a four-yard touchdown. Falcon quarterback Jerry Reese threw for one touchdown and returned a kickoff 93 yards to the endzone. Rebel signal-caller Timmy Morris turned in his most impressive outing of the campaign, passing at a 7-for-16 clip and 102 yards.
20 Years Ago
Oct. 1 — Fulton City improved to 4-1 on the season after its 18-7 triumph over Fulton County. Tony Burton accounted for two Bulldog touchdowns, while teammate Homer Patton had a six-yard scoring jaunt. Patton finished the game with exactly 100 rushing yards. The Pilots’ lone touchdown came when Daniel Alexander found Tony Mayes for an 87-yard aerial.
Oct. 3 — A 30-yard fourth-quarter touchdown run by Jonathan Gray turned out to be the deciding factor in South Fulton’s 24-16 victory over Hillcrest. Additionally, Jeremy Lance dashed 50 yards to the endzone, while Clint Wright dove in from three yards away for SF. Daniel Barker and Lee Bell each had one touchdown for the Cougars.
10 Years Ago
Oct. 2 — Obion Central defeated Ripley for just the second time in 14 tries. The Rebels got all the points they needed before halftime, grinding out a 10-7 triumph. Zach Roberts made a 14-yard touchdown run, while Kyle Ross booted a 31-yard field goal for the victors. OC limited the Tigers to just six yards of total offense during the first quarter. Defensively, Steve Brown topped the Central tackle chart with 16 stops, while Ja Key had a dozen stops. Kyle Baggett and Brent Nicholson both were in on 11 takedowns for the Rebels.
Oct. 4 — Union City High School teacher Jeff Chandler was announced as one of the newest members of the UT Martin Athletics Hall of Fame. Chandler played golf at UTM from 1985-1989. He helped the Pacers to the NCAA Division II National Tournament. Chandler also was the NCAA D-II Long Drive champion. Also in the HOF class with Chandler were Tara Tansil (basketball), Gina Warren (basketball and tennis) and Danny Watkins (football).
5 Years Ago
Oct. 3 — Obion Central stunned No. 1 Covington in a 17-7 decision. Jacob Fulbright accounted for all of the Rebel points with a pair of touchdowns and a 26-yard field goal. Fulbright’s second six-pointer and FG came in the fourth quarter. Defensively, linebacker Savion Hayslett had 10 tackles, while end Morgan Cruce was in on seven stops. Ian Davis broke up three Charger passes. Safety Josh Hall recovered a fumble and intercepted a Covington aerial.
Oct. 4 — The Union City Middle School football team was denied a spot in the West Tennessee Athletic Conference playoffs after a 42-14 loss to Dyersburg. Kendrick Price took in both of the Twisters’ touchdown, returning a kickoff 73 yards and dashing 54 yards on a rush. The Trojans led 22-0 at halftime against the Tornadoes, who finished the campaign with a respectable 5-3 worksheet.
1 Year Ago
Oct. 5 — South Fulton’s two-headed monster mashed Halls. Fullback Jared Fowler totaled 115 rushing yards and a touchdown on 14 carries, while running back Jonathan Avent had 109 yards and three scores on just six hand-offs as the Redmen claimed a 43-28 triumph. Also, Red Devil Khiry Lewis brought down a JaQuay Garmon pass for an 82-yard touchdown and Chance Barnes jetted 31 yards for a score to help the locals to the win.
Oct. 6 — Lake Road blanked Hillcrest 10-0 in the championship game of the Obion County School System Softball Tournament. Alex Wilson hurled a perfect game for the back-to-back champion Lady Generals, striking out five of the 12 Lady Cougar hitters she faced in a game that ended early due to the mercy rule. Offensively, Payton Robertson and Carly Whipple both finished 2-for-3 for Lake Road (17-1), while McKenna Stephenson dropped down a pair of bunt singles. Juliane Albright was the losing pitcher.