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UC set to scrimmage;
Central, SF will, too

Union City will scrimmage Class 5A Brighton Thursday night at 6 — the first of a series of scrimmages by Obion County’s three prep football entries.
The single-A Tornadoes will host the Cardinals on Thursday after returning home from four days’ worth of camp workouts at Columbia.
Both Obion Central and South Fulton will also scrimmage to conclude their respective first week in full-pads.
The Rebels (4A) will welcome highly-touted Class 5A foe Henry County Friday night for a 7 o’clock session.
The Patriots, coached by widely-respected ex-South Fulton High School standout James Counce, are expected to have one of their best squads in several seasons with a number of Division I college prospects.
Admission to the scrimmage will be $5, according to head coach Shawn Jackson.
SF will scrimmage Friday at 7 at Gibson County — the first of two such preseason sessions for the Red Devils, who’ll also scrimmage Dresden next week.

OC Youth Football
sets signups for Sat.

Signups for players and cheerleaders in the Obion County Youth Football League will be held Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Youths in grades 1-5 are eligible to participate
The registration will be held at the Obion County Youth Football League Headquarters at 1102 South Highway 51 in Troy.
Fees are $55 for players, with that cost including insurance, equipment and a jersey. Costs for cheerleaders will be $20 and includes insurance.
For further information, call Judy Rainey at 446-5937 or check out the organization’s website at

FCA Extravaganza
on tap for UT Martin

The University of Ten-nessee at Martin will host the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Youth Sports Extravaganza Sat-urday.
Registration is set for 8 a.m. in the Kathleen and Tom Elam Center.
This free event is for any student in grades K-9. Lunch will be provided and all participants will receive a free T-shirt.
Participants will be able to choose from boys’ basketball, girls’ basketball, football, baseball, softball, soccer, volleyball, golf and rodeo and receive instruction in that respective sport throughout the day.
There will be Christian motivational speakers at the beginning of the event, at lunch time and at the end of the day at 3 p.m.
For more information contact Jason Brigance at (731) 446-3198 or Todd Hampton at (731) 587-3160.

G’year ladies league
tells scramble results

The team Sharon Dills, LeeAnn Gantt and Carol Potts finished with a score of 1-under par to win the weekly ladies league outing at Wingfoot Golf Course on Tuesday.
Cathy Hall was closest to the pin on holes No. 2 and No. 7.
Wingfoot hosts a weekly ladies league outing every Tuesday.
For more information, contact workers at the course at 885-9922.
Published in The Messenger 8.3.11

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