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Rebels, Twisters put up big numbers in wins, SF’s high totals come in loss


Obion Central 49, Fulton County 0

The Rebels matched last season’s total number of interceptions in the first quarter of Friday night’s game, and Hamilton May threw three touchdown passes in the lopsided Homecoming win at Troy.

Obion Central picked off four passes in the first quarter and five for the game.

The tone of the game was set on the first pick-off as Bryson Underwood grabbed the Preston Smith pass and raced 73 yards the other way for the touchdown.

OC scored four more touchdowns in the opening period as Kevyn Alfter and Jaymir Harper pulled in TD passes of 25 and 39 yards from May, while Kweli Purifoy had a 13-yard run and Tucker Moore reached the end zone on a 38-yard scamper.

Cole Collins scored on a 10-yard run, and May’s third touchdown pass was a 10-yarder to Alfter, both scores coming in the second quarter.

The running clock got everyone out of the stadium early.

May completed all six of his passes for 113 yards, and Moore rushed for 99 yards on just five carries.

Eildrem Rollins led the Rebel defense with six tackles. In addition to his two TD catches for OC, Alfter also caught two Fulton County passes. Landon Cranford and Logan Thompson also had picks, and Morgan Carpenter recovered a fumble, giving the Rebels six takeaways on the night.

The Rebels remain perfect at 4-0 and will host Haywood in a Region 7-4A showdown on Sept. 15.

Union City 48, Gleason 8

The host Bulldogs scored first and last, but it was all Union City in between.

The Golden Tornadoes put up seven touchdowns and notched 385 yards of total offense in the Region 7-1A win Friday night at Gleason.

Tayehari Jones had a perfect night carrying the ball, scoring three touchdowns on just three rushing attempts and finishing with 127 yards. His scores came on runs of 37, 70 and 20 yards.

Keaten Brown scored on runs of 22 and 43 yards, Jacob Arnold had a 51-yard TD run and Zakary Summers found the end zone from 41 yards out.

Brown also gave UC its first pass completions of the season, hitting 2-of-3 for 21 yards.

Finn Frankum was good on five point-after kicks, and Marcos Landeros booted one PAT.

Gleason opened the game with a 26-yard touchdown pass from Kyzer Crochet to Drake Lehmkuhl just under a minute into the first quarter and closed with a safety in the fourth period when a punt snap by Union City sailed out of the end zone.

The Bulldogs were limited to 139 yards of offense.

Union City evens its record at 2-2 and is 1-0 in the region heading into its Sept. 15 Homecoming game against South Fulton.

Lake County 52, South Fulton 44

In an epic offensive shootout at Tiptonville, the host Falcons scored last as Calvin Mullins’ two-yard run and follow-up two-point conversion with 24 seconds remaining ended the wild Region 7-1A game.

Mullins had a monster game as he ran for an eye-popping 346 yards and six touchdowns on 40 carries. His five two-point conversions gave him 46 of Lake County’s 52 points, the other touchdown coming on a Camden Chamberlain pick-six in the first quarter.

Brady McFarland had a big game for the Red Devils as he completed 8-of-12 passes for 113 yards and two touchdowns and also ran for 87 yards and two scores on nine carries.

SF also got an interception return for a score from Dallas Whitehead, his 28-yard pick-six tying the game at 44-all with 4:09 remaining in the game.

South Fulton never got the ball back, however, as the Falcons followed with a 68-yard scoring drive in 10 plays and then recovered the ball when SF muffed the return on the ensuing kick.

SF is now 2-2 after a 2-0 start and 0-1 in the region.

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