Messenger Sports Briefs for February 2

Messenger Sports Briefs for February 2
Briefly

Rebel football duo
set to sign papers

A pair of Obion County Central High School football players were scheduled to ink scholarship papers as part of college football’s National Signing Day today.
Linebacker Steven Patton (Carson-Newman College) and Jacquis Williams (University of Wyoming), a defensive end, were both slated to sign — according to Rebel head coach Shawn Jackson.
Patton recorded 99 tackles, including 10 for lost yardage, and had two interceptions for OC during his senior campaign.
He’ll attempt to earn playing time for legendary C-N skipper Ken Sparks, a member of the Division II Football Hall of Fame who has led the Eagles to three national championship game appearances at the Jefferson City, Tenn., school.
Williams could be re-routed from Wyoming to a junior college, depending upon his academic situation at the end of the current school year.
He had 61 tackles — 15 for minus-yards — in his final prep season at Troy.

OC baseball parents
to meet on Thursday

Parents of current Obion Central baseball players will meet Thursday evening.
The meeting is set to begin at 6:30 inside the OC fieldhouse. Plans for the upcoming 2011 Rebel season will be discussed.   
Anyone with questions about the meeting can contact Mike Arnett at 885-2321.  

UTM vs. Bradley
a Bracketbuster

The UT Martin men’s basketball team learned of its last non-conference opponent of the season Monday.
UTM will welcome Bradley to Martin as part of the ESPNU Bracketbusters series Feb. 19.  Tip-off time will announced later.

Murray St.-TN St.
to be on ESPNU

Thursday’s Ohio Val-ley Conference basketball contest between the Murray State and Tennessee State men has been selected for broadcast by ESPNU as part of the league’s television package.
Tipoff is slated for 8 p.m. in Nashville.

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