Lady Panthers, Dresden put up winning efforts
Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 12:00 pm
Two teams won and two teams struggled in county middle school football action last week with Dresden and Martin coming out as the victors, while Gleason and Greenfield were on the short end of the stick.
Dresden won big over Huntingdon by a score of 36-12, and Martin won its homecoming game against North Parkway out of Jackson with a final score of 14-8.
No further details are available on Martin’s win.
McKenzie got the best of Gleason 42-13, and some bad luck caused Greenfield its game against Trinity Christian by a score of 20-6.
Martin Middle School finished out the week with a 3-1 record, beating Lake Road on Thursday, winning against Trenton and Hickman County in the Lake County Invitational on Saturday and losing to South Fulton in the invitational.
Dresden lost to Bruceton 2-1 in middle school softball action on Tuesday. No other details were available.
Dresden 36, H’don 12
A greedy defense by the Lions kept the Mustangs at bay and set up several scoring opportunities for the offense.
Dresden’s defense did not allow Huntingdon to cross midfield until near the end of the first half. Meanwhile, the offense showed its big play capabilities.
Dresser Winn’s 47-yard touchdown pass to Quincey McDonald gave the Lions their first score of the game. McDonald added his second of the quarter on a four-yard run to put the Lions up 16-0 after the two-point conversion.
McDonald set up Winn’s three-yard score in the second quarter with his 47-yard run. McDonald scored his third TD of the game when the Lion’s moved the ball down the field after the Mustangs muffed the ensuing kickoff.
Huntingdon made it a 30-6 game at the end of the half on a 29-yard run by Zach Dodson.
McDonald scored his fourth TD of the in the final frame after another Huntingdon fumble. This time, he scored on a 20-yard run. Huntingdon’s final score came with just under a minute to play in the game.
TCA 20, Greenfield 6
Some bad breaks went against the Yellowjackets in both halves and Trinity was able to hold on for a 20-6 win on Junior Jacket Night in Greenfield on Thursday.
A holding penalty cost the ’Jackets a score and, with no timeouts left, the clock ran out with Greenfield at Trinity’s goal line. Greenfield went into half time trailing 8-0.
A freak play on a punt in the second half led to another Trinity score. With Greenfield punting, the kick went straight up into the air, came down and hit a Greenfield player. Trinity picked up the loose ball and returned for the TD.
Dusty Irby scored the ’Jackets only TD in the game and linebacker Jacob Lewis was credited with several tackles in the game.
Greenfield will host Dresden Thursday evening. A win over the Lions will give the Yellowjackets the Reelfoot Conference crown.
McKenzie 42, Gleason 13
Gleason head coach Noah Lampkins did not have much to say about Gleason’s loss to McKenzie other than nothing went right for his young Bulldogs in their 42-13 defeat.
Ryan Cole scored and added to his touchdown total for the season. The Bulldogs will have a tough task ahead of them this week as they travel to Huntingdon to take on the Mustangs.
MMS 15, Lake Road 0
The Lady Panthers got a gift of 10 walks from Lake Road pitching on Thursday to go along with 10 hits.
It was Martin hurler Allie Cantrell who was the star of the game. The Lady Panthers’ starting pitcher picked up a five-inning no-hitter and was just one batter shy of having a perfect game.
The lone base runner reached on an error, but was thrown out while attempting to steal second by catcher Ali Beverly.
Cantrell was 2-for-2 at the plate with a pair of walks and scored twice.
Lake Co. Invitational
MMS 5, Trenton 3
Martin had a tough test in its first game of the invitational against Trenton. But the Lady Panthers were able to squeak out the win.
Martin’s Jesse Shell reached base on a bunt in the second inning and scored on a base hit from Jada Briggs. Briggs was driven in with a base hit by Ali Beverly.
Cantrell picked up the win for the Lady Panthers with a pair of strikeouts and no walks.
MMS 13, Hickman Co. 1
The Lady Panthers did not have as much trouble getting their opponent in their second game.
Bunny Jones provided the offensive spark going 3-for-3 at the plate with one walk and three runs scored.
The Lady Panthers unloaded on Hickman County’s pitching with 11 hits and seven walks.
Cantrell picked up her second win of the day and helped put Martin into the title game against South Fulton.
South Fulton 4, MMS 3
The Lady Panthers came up short in the title game against the Lady Red Devils. SF put two runs across the plate in the bottom of the sixth inning to take home the title.
Martin scored first in the top of third, and SF tied it up and grabbed a one run lead in the bottom of the fifth.
Martin scored twice in the top of the sixth to take a 3-2 lead, only to see SF win it in the bottom of the inning with a pair runs.
Rain washed out a continued game with Dresden on Monday along with a regularly scheduled game against the Lady Lions. No makeup date has been scheduled. Published in The WCP 9.18.12