Messenger Sports Briefs for October 11

Messenger Sports Briefs for October 11

UCMS playoff game
slated for Tuesday

The Union City Middle School football team will put its perfect 8-0 mark on the line Tuesday night in a West Tennessee Athletic Conference playoff game against Munford at War Memorial Stadium.
The Jr. Tornadoes, regular season champions of the North Division of the WTAC, are set to kick off at 6:30 against Munford — which will come in at 7-1 and was runnersup in the South Division.
Should UCMS win, it would host the WTAC postseason title game on Oct. 19 against the winner of the other league semifinal game that will pit Brighton against Humboldt.
Regardless of the outcome, the Twisters will play Paris Inman on Oct. 26 in the TMSAA Sectional semifinals.

Locals logging time
on college gridiron

Union City product and current Bethel University senior John Graham booted six point-after kicks and caught one pass for a 29-yard gain during the Wildcats’ 84-55 loss to Union (Ky.) College Saturday.
Additionally, Austin Peay’s Patrick Haskins — an Obion Central alum and true freshman running back for the Governors — saw limited action during his team’s 34-21 defeat to Tennessee Tech. Haskins did not log any offensive or defensive stats, but was listed as a player who participated in the game.
Southeast Missouri’s Josh Nicks, a UC product, saw special teams action during No. 24-ranked Southeast Missouri’s 19-17 triumph over Tennessee State.

Murray St. QB Casey
gains top OVC award

Murray State quarterback Casey Brockman put his name in both the Ohio Valley Conference and school record books, passing for 570 yards and seven touchdowns in a 72-59 homecoming victory over Missouri State.
As a result of his performance, Brockman was the league’s Offensive Player of the Week.
Tennessee State’s Rico Council gained the OVC’s top defender award.
Tennessee Tech kicker Matthew Barker totaled 10 points (two field goals and four PATs) to earn Specialist of the Week honors, while Murray State’s Mike Harris was the league’s top newcomer.

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