Peabody improves day by day

Peabody improves day by day

The Trenton team that showed up Saturday to resume its suspended game against McKenzie looked a whole lot better than the one the night before.
Peabody scored 31 second-half points to erase a slim intermission deficit and go on to beat the Rebels 44-21 and give first-year head coach Joe Gaddis his first victory at the Golden Tide helm after losses to state-ranked foes Milan and Huntingdon.
Tavarian Barnett ran for 196 yards and three touchdowns as Trenton dropped McKenzie to 0-3 for the first time since 1990.
A handful of other games were also delayed by the inclement weather from Friday night until Saturday at various stages.
The following is a recap of the weekend’s highlights.
Camden 33, Westview 13
Tanner Hudson threw for 227 yards and two touchdowns, ran for a third TD and returned a kickoff 78 yards for a fourth score as the eighth-ranked (3A) Lions remained perfect in four games with a rout of Westview.
The game was stopped after three quarters and declared final due to the region-wide storms.
The Chargers were without head coach Don Coady, who is reportedly suffering from a mild case of pneumonia.
Dresden 35, Stewart Co. 7
The No. 5 (2A) Lions are now 4-0 after spotting SC a 7-0 lead and then scoring all their points.
Devan Raymer scored three more touchdowns, giving him 13 for season.
Raymer rushed for 85 yards on 19 carries, while both Joey Caldwell and Joey Smith also had short scoring plunges for Dresden.
Humboldt 35, Jo Byrns 14
Nic McLilly ran for 265 yards and three TDs and Jalen Montague had a couple of one-yard touchdowns to help the Vikings square their mark at 2-2.
McLilly, who’d rushed for 301 yards and a pair of scores the week before against South Fulton, hit paydirt on runs of 73, 5 and 7 yards.
So. Gibson 42, TCA 32
The Hornets led 28-18 when their game was stopped Friday night in the third quarter, then finished off their fourth consecutive victory on Saturday.
Carlos Walden threw a TD pass to Garrett Lashlee, then sealed the deal with a 61-yard scoring dash with just under three minutes left when the contest resumed.
Haywood 48, Dyer Co. 26
The Tomcats stunned DC in picking up their first win after two losses after trailing 7-0 when their game was halted on Friday.
Quarterback Bryce Young and running back Justice Brown had big games for Haywood.
Dyer County fell to 2-2.

Published in The Messenger 9.10.12

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