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Prep football section
is just a week away

Just one more week. Exactly.
That’s how long area high school football fans have to wait for one of the most decorated annual publications in the state.
The Messenger’s 2012 prep football preview section will be published a week from today, covering Obion County and West Tennessee.
The section, judged best in the state 13 of the past 15 years and runner-up in those other two years, will offer expanded coverage on Obion Central, South Fulton and Union City while also providing glances at nearly 20 other schools in the area.
Features that recall great teams of the past and a look at the hot-button topics of concussions and heat index will also be included.
And, in addition to the ever-popular block schedules, a map of West Tennessee’s football hot beds will help get fans to all the top games.
The Messenger’s 24-page super section will come out two days after the expanded prep section at sister publication The Weakley County Press on Tuesday.
Given an extreme makeover last year, the Press section was judged best in the state.
This year, the Press preview is even bigger and better with the addition of four pages to bring the total to 20.

Winning ‘Pop’ team
has 9-under score

Poplar Meadows Country Club held its weekly men’s scramble Wednesday with the winning team shooting 9-under par.
Members of the winning team included Eddie Chancellor, Sid Chappell, Amos Davis, Jim Baker and Houston Haag.
Finishing in second 7-under par was the team of Ben Hopkins, Jacob Dotson, Grant Gaines, Justin Stokes, Spencer Walker, Justin Keathley; and the team of Jeff Stone, Jim Stone, Chris Stone, Greg Dunn, Rodger Tanner and Mike Revell.
The scramble, which is $10 for members and $15 for non-members, includes the 9-hole event and dinner afterward.
It begins at 5:30 p.m. each Wednesday and participants are encouraged to call the club by 5:15 each week. For more information, call 885-3650.

County youth football
schedules sign-up

The Obion County Youth Football League will have team and cheerleading sign-ups Saturday in Troy.
The registration will be from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the OCYFL office, beside Shaw Automotive and JJ Welding.
Signing up is important for scheduling.
For more information, call Jason Shirley at 446-8766 or Tim Herron at 335-4501.
Published in The Messenger 8.9.12

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