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UCMS will honor
fall sports teams

The Union City Middle School fall sports banquet will be held 6 p.m. Thursday in the Union City High School cafeteria.
Members of the football and softball teams as well as the cheerleading squad will be honored.
Tickets will be on sale at the middle school office through Tuesday, and tickets must be purchased by 10 a.m. that day. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
Tickets are $5 each.
For more information, call 885-2901.

South Fulton earns
sweep of Ridgemont

South Fulton took a pair of middle school games against Ridgemont Thursday night, winning the girls game 40-22 and then the boys nightcap 39-37.
The Red Devil squads are now both 2-0, while R’mont is 1-1 in girls and boys play.
The second game was easily the more-exciting of the two as SF outscored the visitors 12-4 in the fourth quarter to rally from a 33-27 deficit.
Jyriq Jones had 14 points, nine rebounds and four steals for the winners, with teammate Chris Morris accounting for nine markers and nine boards. Zaccius Mayes had eight caroms for the Redmen. Nathan King led Ridgemont with 16 points and seven steals. Noah Cooper snatched down 15 rebounds, while Emanuel Morgan pulled in seven.
In the girls game, the Devilettes forced 27 turnovers and won going away after leading 19-3 at the end of the opening period.
Taylor Rogers hit for a game-best 16 points to pace South Fulton, while Cassidy Ruddle recorded a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Aalia Bivens was a point shy of double figures in scoring with nine. For R’mont, Landry Webster had seven points, and both Bailey Daniel and Kirsten Petrie five apiece.
South Fulton plays at Union City Tuesday, while Ridgemont hosts Green-field the same night.
Ponies finish perfect
with win over Dresden

Tyler Warbritton rushed for 174 yards and four touchdowns and also intercepted a pass to lead Huntingdon to a 42-13 win over Dresden in their District 13A championship showdown Thursday night at Rotary Field in Dresden.
The Mustang quarterback steered his team’s ball-control ground game to a total of 396 yards and 15 first downs.
Huntingdon finished the regular season with a perfect 10-0 record, its first undefeated season since 1975.
Dresden, meanwhile, finished the game with just 197 total yards, including 63 on a methodical 16-play scoring drive in the first half.
After the Ponies had scored on the game’s first possession, Dresden followed with a ground-oriented drive of its own, converting two fourth-downs and three third-downs. After 15 straight run plays to get to the Mustang four-yard-line, quarterback Gatlin Hatchel threw a TD pass to Colin Kanehl.
Huntingdon scored midway through the second quarter for a 14-6 halftime lead then converted two interceptions — picks from brothers Jacob and Tyler Warbritton — into touchdowns for a 28-6 lead at the end of the third quarter.
The Mustangs stretched the margin on 42-6 before Colter Swafford’s kickoff return for a score.
Published in The Messenger 10.28.11

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