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UC books playoff trip to Brighton

UC books playoff trip to Brighton
Union City Middle School secured a spot in the West Tennessee Athletic Conference playoffs with a 32-6 victory over Halls Tuesday night.
The Jr. Tornadoes, who finished 5-2 overall, had a 4-1 record that was good enough for second place in the North Division of the WTAC.
UC play at Brighton — champion of the South Division — in the postseason semifinals next Tuesday at 6 p.m.
The winner will advance to the league championship game and also earn a spot in the TMSAA playoffs.
In other games of local note from Tuesday, Ridgemont hammered Gibson County 46-6, Lake County beat Hillcrest 44-20, and Three Oaks topped Lake Road 38-6.
The following is a recap of that action.
Union City 32, Halls 6
D’Carrious Stephens and Brantley Clendenin each ran for two touchdowns for UC, which led 24-0 at the half.
Stephens hit paydirt on runs of one and 66 yards, while Clendenin reached the endzone on plays covering one and seven yards. Clendenin also had a pair of two-point conversions, while Stephens accounted for one.
Jeremy Bumpus also was good for a two-point play.
Jamie Hyde, playing only on defense after being cleared to play from an injury that cost him the Twisters’ last game, led the winners’ defensive unit with nine tackles. Bumpus and Saul Tellez each were credited with seven stops, while Will Shea Riley was in on six tackles.
Clendenin had an interception.
R’mont 46, Gibson Co. 6
Nathan King threw for 127 and two touchdowns as the Mustangs (4-2-1) tuned up for an Oct. 13 Rebel Bowl date against Hillcrest with a thrashing of GC.
King hit Heath Cary for a 68-yard touchdown and connected with Jaylee Hobbs for a 19-yard score on Tuesday. The R’mont QB completed 9-of-13 passes in all.
Michael Montgomery had TD runs of 17 and two yards and also accounted for a pair of two-point conversions.
Cary sprinted 69 yards for his second touchdown of the night in the fourth quarter.
Roberto Vasquez darted 20 yards to paydirt on the game’s first snap, while Cameron Barr later had a two-yard scoring dive for the winners. J.P. Jones got in on the fun with a two-point conversion that capped the scoring.
Cameron Chessor had eight solo tackles to lead the Ridgemont defense. Alberto Vasquez had five stops and a fumble recovery that set up a score, while Fransisco Lopez also were in on five tackles. Ashton Hamm had four tackles and a forced fumble.
Lake Co. 44, Hillcrest 20
The Cougars suffered the loss and two crucial injuries in Tuesday’s loss at home, which marked the final game prior to its spot in the Rebel Bowl Thursday, Oct. 13.
Quarterback Jonathan Dobson reportedly suffered a broken arm, and center Garrett Northam went down with a broken collarbone.
Dobson finished with 96 yards rushing and a touchdown on offense along with five tackles on defense before going down with his injury.
In addition, Jonathan North rushed for 61 yards and a TD while recording four tackles, Conner White ran for 38 yards and Josh Quillen added four tackles for the Cougars.
Hillcrest falls to 4-2-1 and will play Ridgemont in the Rebel Bowl.
Three Oaks 38, LR 6
Three Oaks proved to be too much for the Generals, who honored 15 eighth-graders in their final game of the season.
Seth Clouse had LR’s only touchdown, a three-yard run in the third quarter. Jacob Garrison ran for a team-best 48 yards, Brennan Whaley accounted for 46 yards on the ground and Brett Jackson added 42.
Blake Forrest had four tackles and a blocked punt for the Generals, while Clouse and Blaine Hanks also were in on four stops.
Lake Road ended the season with a 2-7 record. Published in The Messenger 10.5.11

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