Junior Twisters cap off perfect season in style

Junior Twisters cap off perfect season in style

The Union City Middle School football team put an exclamation point on an unbeaten regular season with a 60-20 rout of Halls Tuesday night.
The Tornadoes have won all seven of their games, including a perfect 4-0 run through the West Tennessee Athletic Conference.
In other middle school results from Tuesday, Hillcrest topped South Fulton 9-2 in softball, while Union City beat Lake Road 14-4 on the diamond.
The following is a recap.
FOOTBALL
UC 60, Halls 20
The junior Golden Tornadoes were good on the ground, through the air and on special teams.
Union City scored five rushing touchdowns, two more on passes and one on a kickoff return while also notching six two-point conversions to pile up the high point total in its regular season finale.
Both UC, as WTAC champion, and runner-up Northview will await the outcome of next week’s Martin-Paris Inman game to determine their postseason openers.
Union City will host the loser of the game 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16, while the winner will host Northview. Those two winning teams will then meet in the next round of the conference playoffs.
In Tuesday’s season rout, Jeremy Bumpus scored four times, rushing for scores of one, 30, six and 22 yards, while Taeshawn Allen had a 35-yard TD run.
Kalab Dowell caught TD passes of 15 and 12 yards from Cooper Hurt.
The Twisters started their assault on the scoreboard on the opening kickoff as Allen went 74 yards for a touchdown.
Allen added a pair of two-point conversions, while Hurt, Dowell, Austin Meadows and Jaylen Crumble had one each.
SOFTBALL
Hillcrest 9, SF 2
McClain Bell had a single, double and triple and the Lady Cougars took advantage of eight SF errors to improve to 11-6.
Mollie Johnson had two hits and two runs batted in for the victors, while Audrey Myers had two hits.
Macey Cox shined in both the pitching circle and at the plate, whiffing 13 Devilette batters, while collecting two hits and two RBIs.
Emma Glisson, Abby Fulcher and Brittney Proctor each had two hits for South Fulton, which dropped to 8-5.
Katie Clapper was the losing pitcher, though just three of the runs charged to her were earned.
Hillcrest plays again Monday, at Union City, while SF is back in action today against those same Lady Tornadoes at Graham Park with a 4:30 first-pitch in the makeup game.
UC 14, Lake Rd. 4
Caroline Martinek went 3-for-4 with four RBI and two runs scored and Ashley Brown also had three hits in four at-bats with three ribbies to lead the Lady Tornadoes to a convincing triumph.
Taylor Whitby had a 3-for-3 day at the plate, while teammate Kate Terrell went 2-for-2 with two runs scored.
Winning pitcher Taylor Crittendon struck out eight and aided her own cause with two singles.
UC played flawless defense behind Crittendon with Brown recording three putouts at second base.
For Lake Road, Kaitlyn Reeves, Brianna Johnson, Avery Johnson and Gracie Laster all had hits.
Brianna Johnson and Ali Whaley were singled out by head coach Emily McGee for good defensive play.
Union City is back in action again today, hosting South Fulton in a makeup game at 4:30 p.m.
Lake Road’s next action will be Oct. 13 in the Obion County Tournament.

Published in The Messenger 10.3.12

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