UC again puts out top effort

UC again puts out top effort

Union City remained unbeaten with a 46-22 romp over Three Oaks in middle school football Tuesday night at War Memorial Stadium.
The Golden Tornadoes followed up a solid performance against then-unbeaten South Fulton last week with another stellar effort against the Dyer Countians to surge to the top of the West Tennessee Athletic Conference standings.
In other middle school sports results from Tuesday, Hillcrest dropped a 30-0 decision to Gibson County in football, while South Fulton won over Lake Road 18-5 in softball.
The following are the highlights from those games reported to The Messenger.
FOOTBALL
UC 46, Three Oaks 22
Jeremy Bumpus scored three touchdowns and added four two-point conversions as the Golden Tornadoes improved to 5-0 overall and all but locked up a West Tennessee Athletic Conference playoff spot with a 3-0 league record.
Bumpus added a pair of two-pointers following UC’s scores in the first quarter, a 46-yard pass from Cooper Hurt to Kalab Dowell on the game’s first play and then a 33-yard run by Taeshawn Allen.
Bumpus scored on runs of 33, three and 34 yards over the next two quarters, Allen and Bumpus adding conversions, as UC built its lead to 38-16 after three quarters.
Jaylen Crumble finished UC’s scoring with a one-yard run, followed by a Bumpus conversion, in the fourth period.
Matthew Atwill led the Junior Twisters with six tackles, while Bumpus, Crumble and Ashton Webb added five stops each.
Union City will host Lake Road on Sept. 25.
A spaghetti supper will be served prior to the game, and the middle school band will perform at halftime.
Contact the school (885-2901) for more information about the supper.
GC 30, Hillcrest 0
Five fumbles — three of which were lost — killed Hillcrest’s chances against the Jr. Pioneers.
Tyler Walton completed 11-of-14 passes for 118 yards for the Cougars.
Walton hit six different receivers with Dylan Ruiz his top target with four receptions for 27 yards.
Defensively, Ruiz had a team-high seven tackles with a fumble recovery.
Christian Cary was in on five stops, while Wyatt Henson, Garrett Northam and Mason Cook registered four tackles apiece.
Hillcrest is back in action again Thursday, playing at Lake Road.
SOFTBALL
So. Fulton 18, LR 5
The Devilettes (7-3) jumped in front early with a seven-run first, then ended any suspense with an eight-run fourth.
Emma Glisson had a pair of hits to pace the SF attack, while Summer Britt tripled and drove home a pair of runs.
Katie Clapper pitched the first three innings and got credit for the victory after fanning three, walking three and giving up all five Lake Road runs.
Macie Lester was in the circle for the final frame, striking out one and walking one.
Lake Road, which is still looking for its first victory after eight games this season, got two hits from Jenna Smith and one each from Kijsa Williams and Ali Whaley.
Head coach Emily McGee also singled out Avery Johnson for her defensive efforts.
South Fulton hosts Ridgemont Thursday in a makeup game, while Lake Road’s next outing is Monday vs. Ridgemont.

Published in The Messenger 9.20.12

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