Messenger Sports Briefs for October 4

Messenger Sports Briefs for October 4
Briefly

Battered Bulldogs
fall to No. 1 Mayfield

No. 1-ranked Mayfield routed Fulton City 51-6 on Friday at Memorial Field.
The Cardinals led the Bulldogs (0-7, 0-2 in First District play) 30-0 after one quarter, 44-0 at halftime and 51-0 with three periods complete.
Fulton City scored in the fourth quarter when Rondell Bransford broke free for a 23-yard touchdown with 6:03 remaining.
Michael Fountain topped the tackle chart for the Bulldogs with seven stops, while Adam Hamrick was in on six takedowns as was Lerinzo Ruiz.
Fulton City was without starting quarterback Mason Garland, who missed Friday’s game due a concussion. Bubba Kirby started is his place.
FC returns to action Oct. 15 at Crittenden County.

UC alum Graham
key to Bethel’s win

Union City product John Graham totaled seven points during Bethel University’s 43-28 triumph over Belhaven University on Saturday.
The kicker/wide rec-eiver booted a 45-yard field goal for the Wildcats and also put four PATs through the uprights.
For the season, Graham has now made 16 point-after kicks and two field goals.
He has also caught three passes for 18 yards this season.
Bethel (2-3, 1-1 in Mid-South Conference play) returns to action this Saturday at Union (Ky.) College.

SEMO gains honors
from OVC office

Southeast Missouri’s Henry Harris reached the 100-yard rushing plateau for the fourth time in five games this season in leading his team to a 28-13 win at Eastern Illinois.
He also gained the Ohio Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Week award for the third consecutive week.
Defensively, fellow Redhawk Darrick Borum was named the league’s top defender.
Eastern Illiniois’ punter Kevin Cook gained the OVC’s Specialist of the Week award, while Jacksonville State’s Coty Blanchard shared the top newcomer honors with Murray State’s Arthur Brackett.
UT Martin’s Derek Carr (offensive), Josh Bey (defensive), Joe Hook (special teams) and T.J. Drakeford (newcomer) all were in the running for the awards.

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