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Remember When —Reedy’s heroics lift Central to thrilling 2OT win vs. UC

Remember When —Reedy’s heroics lift Central to thrilling 2OT win vs. UC
Remember when takes a look back at the local stories from the files of The Messenger that took place 1, 5, 10, 20 and 30 years ago.
30 Years Ago
Oct. 20 — Tommy Portis and Steve Harpole teamed to win the men’s doubles championship of the Poplar Meadows County Club Invitational Tennis Tournament. Ken Pitts and Judy Clayton won the mixed doubles crown, while the duo of Rosalie Thompson and Margie Smith won the Group A women’s doubles. Lelia Warner and Trudy Evans joined to claim the Group B top prize.
Oct. 24 — Chuck Reedy’s five-yard end-around in the second overtime lifted Obion Central to a thrilling 7-0 victory over rival Union City. Jeff Rudd, who rushed for 81 yards on offense, sealed the victory when he intercepted a Tornado pass on UC’s first play following the only TD in the game. Lawrence Robertson’s PAT followed Reedy’s score and bettered Central’s record to 7-1. It was just the third win in 20 all-time meetings for OC against Union City and stopped a seven-game Twister winning streak in the series.
20 Years Ago
Oct. 21 — Obion Central broke a 20-quarter scoreless drought and won for the first time in seven games with a 33-27 triumph over Westview. Scott Webb rushed for 142 yards and two touchdowns, Clint Smith scored twice and Chris Wiggins threw a TD pass to Emanuel Cobb to pace the Rebels.
Oct. 23 — Union City Middle School became the first non-Weakley County team to triumph in the Charger Bowl in Martin with a 28-16 over the host Panthers at Pacer Stadium. Billy Coleman scooted for three touchdowns and 171 yards on the ground and Lance Nicholson also scored for the Jr. Tornadoes. Coleman was named the game’s offensive most valuable player, while teammate Eric Johnson earned the honor on defense. It was the fifth appearance for an Obion County team in the game, which was played for the ninth time.
10 Years Ago
Oct. 22 — George Evans used his legs, his arm and finally his foot to propel Union City to a thrilling 23-21 victory over Huntingdon. Evans kicked a 32-yard field goal on the game’s final play after keeping the game-winning drive alive twice — once by rush, the second time with a pass — on fourth-down conversions. Evans also intercepted two passes and had seven tackles on defense for the Tornadoes, who improved to 6-2 and bounced back from a thrashing at the hands of No. 1-ranked and unbeaten Westview. Jerry Slayton ran for 135 yards and a pair of TDs for UC.
Oct. 26 — The Obion Central girls’ cross country qualified for its fourth consecutive state meet by winning the region in convincing fashion. Regional MVR Jill Konkol will lead a contingent of seven to Percy Warner Park in Nashville. Joining Konkol will be sister, Sara, Becky McEwen, Whitney Angel, Hailey Woodward, Lynette Staggs and Bethany Palmer. Nick Davis will carry the Rebel boys’ flag after an eighth-place finish in the region.
5 Years Ago
Oct. 23 — Union City kept its playoff hopes alive with a 42-14 win over Greenfield and needed only to beat West Carroll to make the Class 1A field. The Tornadoes bounced back from losses to McKenzie and Bruceton behind the three-touchdown (two throwing, one rushing) effort of Brett White, and 146 yards rushing and two TDs from Demetrius Bracey. Darren Jackson paced the UC defense with 11 tackles, and Taylor Bruff recorded 10 stops.
Oct. 26 — Local Punt, Pass and Kick competition winners who will advance on to the sectionals included Emily Moore and Will Sisco (8-9 division); Laura Reed Smith and Travis Rutland (10-11); Colton Woodward and Anna Moore (12-13); and Russ Smith and Allison Bruff in the 14-15-year-old division.
1 Year Ago
Oct. 20 — The Obion Central girls’ soccer program recorded its first-ever postseason victory, beating Crockett County in the Region 7A-AA quarterfinals. The Lady Rebels (13-2-1) got two goals from Paige Hicks, another from Hope Montgomery and seven saves. South Fulton lost in its first-round game, 2-1 to Covington. The Devilettes finished the season at 6-8, receiving their only goal vs. the Chargers by Desiray Sturgeon.
Oct. 21 — Union City Middle School students Caroline Chism and Jacob Hyde both advanced to the state level of the Punt, Pass and Kick competition. The two youths, each of whom won on the regional level, will compete in Nashville, their talents on display in the passing category at halftime of the Tennessee Titans-Philadelphia Eagles game at L.P. Field. Published in The Messenger 10.20.11

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