Sports Briefs

Sports Briefs
Rebs minus 4 players
for 2nd round battle

Obion Central head football coach Shawn Jackson has dismissed three players from the program for the remainder of the season and suspended a fourth for this week’s second round playoff game against Covington.
Jackson confirmed that junior linebacker Nathan Spaulding, senior receiver/defensive back Parker McMinn and senior Garrett Dunn had been removed from the team for a violation of team rules. Junior linebacker Blake Powers will sit out this week’s game as a result of a seperate incident.
A school disciplinary hearing was scheduled for this afternoon for the three players who’ll miss the remainder of the season, but Jackson said his decision will stand, regardless of that committee’s ruling.
Spaulding led the team and all of Obion County in tackles with 113 in 11 games, while McMinn has been a starter in both the secondary and at receiver for the Rebels. Dunn and Powers have seen action on special teams and as reserves.

OC selling tickets
for playoff game

Advance tickets for Obion County Central’s second round Class 4A playoff game at Covington are available at the school.
OCCHS Athletic Director Craig Rogers said “about 350” tickets were sent to the school by Covington officials.
Tickets will sell for $8 each.
For more information, call at 536-4688.

Jr. Red Devilettes
beat Fulton again

The South Fulton Middle School girls improved to 5-0 with their second victory over crosstown rival Fulton in five nights, a 39-30 triumpn on Monday.
Cassidy Ruddle recorded another double-double — her fifth — with 12 points and 16 rebounds to pace the Devilettes. Taylor Rogers had 10 points and seven boards, Aalia Bivens had nine points, nine rebounds and five steals, and Tiffany Potts recorded four steals.
In the boys’ game, Fulton avenged last week’s loss with a 25-22 triumph over SF.
The Devils (3-2), who scored just eight first-half points, got seven markers apiece from Jyriq Jones and Zaccius Mays and 10 rebounds from Chris Morris.

Lake Road teams
sweep Hillcrest

Lake Road took a pair of middle school hoop contests from Hillcrest Monday, winning the girls’ game in convincing fashion 46-15 and then taking a close 44-40 decision in the boys’ nightcap.
Parker Albright, Avery Partin and Macy Horner  had eight points apiece for the Lady Generals, who improved to 3-0. Anna Logan and Lindsay Craddock chipped in with five steals apiece.
Courtney Heuck led Hillcrest with five points, and Jordan Albright added three for Hillcrest.
In Game 2, Seth Clouse had a dominant outing with 23 points and 12 rebounds for LR, now 2-1. Brett Jackson scored 10 points, and Brennan Whaley had five steals and four rebounds.
Cain Aaron topped the Cougars with 24 points, while both Jonathan Dobson and Hunter Brown each scored five points.
Published in The Messenger 11.8.11

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