Peabody now sits atop 14A
Posted: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 12:00 pm
The “Tide” has turned in District 14A.
Trenton Peabody snapped Humboldt’s 17-game league winning streak that dated back to the 2009 season and took a giant step toward claiming this year’s district title with a 21-14 win over the Vikings Friday night at Barker Memorial Stadium.
The Tide (5-3, 4-0) is now the lone unbeaten team in 14A conference play and can officially clinch the championship by beating either Halls this week or Greenfield in Week 10. Peabody has now beaten both two-time reigning champion H’boldt and Union City — each 5-3 and 3-1, respectively — on the road.
A district title would be the first for Trenton since 1992.
The Humboldt-UC matchup in Week 10 will be for runnerup honors and an automatic playoff berth.
Tavarian Barnett rushed for over 200 yards and all three Trenton touchdowns against H’boldt, including the deciding score — a five-yard run in the third quarter. Barnett went over the 1,000-yard rushing mark with the latest in his long line of impressive performances.
The Vikings’ Nic McLilly ran for close to 200 yards and both his team’s scores. McLilly has rushed for 1,750 yards this year to rank among rural West Tennessee’s top ground gainers.
In other games of local interest from Week 8:
H’don 43, McKenzie 21
The No. 7 (Class 1A) Mustangs bounced back from last week’s loss to Milan by claiming bragging rights against their Carroll County neighbors.
Jacob Warbritton went over the 200-yard rushing mark in a game for the fourth time this season, running for 234 yards and four touchdowns, including romps of 60 and 80 yards. Warbritton now has 1,832 yards on the ground through nine games — the top total in all rural Northwest Tennessee.
Steve Stover capped the victory for the Ponies (6-2) with two fourth-quarter TD runs.
Milan 42, Ripley 7
Even without two-way standout Arkel Coleman — out with a nagging ankle injury — the sixth-ranked Bulldogs (3A) continued their recent impressive play and tuned up for next week’s District 13AA shutout vs. No. 2 Covington (4A) with a dominating performance.
Caleb Powell threw touchdown passes to three different receivers for Milan, which led 35-0 at the half and enjoyed a continuously-running clock thereafter.
Coleman is expected to return to the lineup this week for the ’Dawgs.
Lake Co. 58, S. Fulton 27
The Falcons overcame a 19-6 deficit in the second quarter with a 46-point barrage to win the District 14A showdown at South Fulton.
Devon Jones ran for 128 yards and three touchdowns, while Paul Caldwell added 127 yards and two scores as Lake County ran past the Red Devils with a punishing ground game. The Falcons gained 406 of their 459 total yards on 52 rushing attempts.
J.P. Fowler and Tyler Morris both pulled in a TD pass from JaQuay Garmon, and Ryan Moore added a short scoring run to help the Redmen grab the early lead.
LC improves to 5-3 overall and 2-2 in the league, while SF — still hopeful of a playoff berth despite its record — is 3-6 and 1-4.
Covington 56, Obion Co. 6
Johnston White rushed for 128 yards and four touchdowns, and quarterback T.A. Watson threw for two more scores as the No. 2-ranked Chargers handed Central yet another crushing defeat.
The Rebels dropped to 2-6 overall and 1-4 in District 13AA, while Covington shares the lleague’s to spot with South Gibson sporting an 8-0 overall mark and 5-0 league record.
Covington pulled out to a 42-6 halftime lead, scoring 28 points in the first quarter, and then saw the second half end quickly under the mearcy rule’s running clock.
Central’s only score came on a one-yard run by Bryce Warner with 34 seconds to play in the second quarter. Published in The WCP 10.16.12