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Rebs better than SF
in shootout finish

Obion Central outshot South Fulton 4-3 in the shootout to claim a 5-4 win in their boys’ prep soccer match Thursday night.
Mario Ramirez scored in the first half to give the Rebels a 1-0 lead, but the Red Devils scored on a penalty kick to force the overtime.
After two sudden death OT periods, the game then went to a shootout.
Alberto Acevedo had four saves in goal for the Rebels, who improve to 11-1.
South Fulton continued its season-long practice of not reporting statistics despite repeated requests for that information.
Central is slated to travel to Covington today. In case rain, the match will not be rescheduled. OC is slated to host Gibson County 5 p.m. Monday in the opening of district postseason play.

Best Wynridge men
post 6-under score

The top foursome in the Wynridge Men’s Scramble posted a 6-under score, three shots better than the next best team.
Dan Wiley, Teddy Montgomery, Jason Montgomery and Mitch-ell Montgomery put up the winning score, while finishing second at 3-under was the quartet of Bim Barker, Damon Campbell, Doug Bobo and David Puckett.
The Troy course hosts the weekly men’s event each Thursday, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Parents suing TSU
over son’s death

NASHVILLE (AP) — The parents of a Tennessee State football player who died after collapsing during a practice last fall are suing the university for wrongful death.
Wayne Jones III, a 19-year-old walk-on freshman defensive back, died Nov. 7 at after collapsing at a team workout.
In the suit filed on in Tennessee’s Division of Claims, Wayne Jones Jr. and Sonya Johns say an “unreasonable period of time elapsed before anyone approached him or attempted to provide any help” after their son collapsed.
Jones’ parents are seeking $5 million in punitive damages, though the state of Tennessee can’t be held liable for more than $300,000 in wrongful death cases under state law. Tennessee State is a state university.
The complaint says that Jones told Tennessee State coach Rod Reed he wasn’t feeling well before practice and asked to be excused, but that he participated in the workout “upon being challenged.”

Published in The Messenger 5.3.13

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