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Remember When —Wes Moore is Central’s first-ever Mr. Football finalist

Remember When —Wes Moore is Central’s first-ever Mr. Football finalist
Remember when takes a look back at the local stories from the files of The Messenger that took place 1, 5, 10, 20 and 30 years ago.
30 Years Ago
Nov. 13 — Union City Middle School and Kenton split a basketball twinbill, the Maidens winning 40-17 behind 14 points from Felicia Mays to improve to 4-3. Barbara Talley had seven of UC’s point total. In the nightcap, David Williams topped the victorious Tornadoes with 14 points in a 42-36 decision. Todd Chandler matched Williams’ output for the Tribe.
Nov. 13 — The Troy girls and Woodland Mills girls were victors in a middle school roundball doubleheader between the two schools. Cheri Pulley and Hope Brandon had 10 markers apiece for the Lady Trojans in their 41-13 romp. Jimmy Craig put on a one-man show for WM in Game 2, hitting for 24 of the Wildcats’ 35 total in a three-point win over Troy.
20 Years Ago
Nov. 9 — Fifth-ranked Union City completed the first unbeaten/untied regular season in school history and tuned up for its playoff opener vs. nemesis Milan with a 29-0 blanking of Crockett County. The shutout was the Tornadoes’ sixth in 10 games with linebacker Matt Smith (13 tackles) and end David Isbell (10) the team’s top hitters. Marcus Lewis threw a pair of touchdown passes, while Chris Wiggins had a rushing score and a second TD via a pass reception.
Nov. 13 — Hillcrest handily won both games against South Fulton in middle school hoops, 56-28 on the girls’ side and 56-25 in boys’ play. Brock McClanahan poured in 24 points for the Cougars — who improved to 7-0 — in the nightcap. Derwin Perkins talllied 17 for SF. Game 1 saw Brandy Griffin score 17 points and Allison Harris 12 for the winning Hillcrest squad. Keka Taylor’s seven points was a team-high for the Devilettes.
10 Years Ago
Nov. 11 — Union City — despite losing leading rusher Kenneth Fouse to a knee injury in the first quarter — advanced to Round 2 of the Class 2A state playoffs with a 39-0 whitewashing of visiting Booker T. Washington. Seth Prather filled in nicely for Fouse, running for 100 yards and three touchdowns on just 10 carries as UC improved to 7-4 in preparation for a trip to Memphis a date with Mitchell in second-round play.
Nov. 12 — Less than a week after its otherwise splendid season came to a close with a 28-20 first-round 3A state playoff loss to Kingsbury, record-setting Obion Central quarterback Wes Moore was named the school’s first-ever Mr. Football finalist. Moore had a hand in 44 of the Rebels’ 51 touchdowns during an 8-3 campaign, throwing for 3,179 yards and 37 touchdowns while being intercepted just eight times. He threw for more than 200 yards in 10 of OC’s 11 games and was named the Associated Press State Player of the Week on three occasions. Among Moore’s school records set was most yards in one game (452) and most touchdowns (7).
5 Years Ago
Nov. 9 — Lake Road beat Black Oak twice in middle school basketball, 49-22 in the girls, and 57-18 in boys’ play. Macy Wright had 13 points and six steals, while teammate Whitney Dodd pitched in 10 points. Chelsie Pitts topped BO with 16 makers. Colton Woodward’s 15 points and 11 more from Shaw Logan topped the Generals in the second game. Austin Choate had seven points and eight rebounds for Black Oak.
Nov. 14 — University of Tennessee at Martin guard Lester Hudson recorded what was believed to be the first-ever quadruple-double when he had 25 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 steals in the Skyhawks’ 116-74 rout of Central Baptist College. Hudson’s spectacular feat gave UTM its second win in three games. Union City High School product Marquis Weddle had 14 points in the victory, making half his 12 shot attempts.
1 Year Ago
Nov. 14 — Obion County went 1-1 in the state football playoffs in a pair of sensational second-round contests. The Tornadoes rallied from a 21-point deficit and avenged a regular season loss with a 42-33 victory over Lake County in Class 1A. Khiry Lewis had a kickoff return for a TD, a pass reception for a score and ran for the clinching touchdown for the Tornadoes, who advanced to the quarterfinals with their stunning triumph. Keylon Hyde ran for 174 yards and two scores for UC. Obion Central, though, experienced the opposite end of those emotions following a heartbreaking 42-41 double-overtime loss to Covington in 4A. Marcus Parr was dropped behind the line on what could have been a game-winning two-point conversion to send the Rebels to the sidelines after a season in which they won nine games, a state playoff game for just the second time ever and set numerous school records while being ranked as high as No. 3. LeDevin Fair rushed for 115 yards in his final game in an OC uniform.
Published in The Messenger 11.8.12