WEEK 5 ROUND-UP
Union City 54, South Fulton 0
The Golden Tornadoes celebrated homecoming in style with the running-clock victory Friday night at War Memorial Stadium/Randy Barnes Field.
Jacob Arnold had a big game on offense, while both Aiden Reid and Tayehari Jones made big plays on defense as Union City took control with four touchdowns in the first quarter and never looked back in posting the shutout win.
Arnold had touchdown runs of 51 and 18 yards by the midway point of the opening period, and then both Reid and Jones turned interceptions into touchdowns with returns of 44 and 58 yards, respectively, in the final four minutes of the period.
Arnold then tacked on TD runs of 48 and 87 yards in the second quarter, all part of a night where he carried the ball just five times for 204 yards.
Keaten Brown added a two-yard TD run in the second quarter, and back-up quarterback Zakary Summers finished the scoring with a 20-yard scamper in the fourth period.
Finn Frankum booted five point-after kicks, while Marcos Landeros added one.
Dallas Whitehead had 68 yards on 14 carries, while Brady McFarland completed 8-of-21 for just 30 yards.
Haywood 64, Obion Central 57
The highest-scoring game in the series was also likely the best and most dramatic as the Tomcats pulled off the win by scoring in the final seconds and then thwarting a Rebel scoring try as time ran out.
The two teams combined for 17 touchdowns, 121 points and 1,126 total yards. Ten of those touchdowns came in the second half, the final one with 22 seconds to play.
Bryson Underwood had three catches for 114 yards, but it was almost 116 yards if not for a slight nudge out of bounds at the Haywood two-yard line after a 57-yard catch-and-run.
With just 3.3 seconds remaining, OC was then stopped for no gain as time expired.
That was one of the few stops of the game as the two teams ran up and down Rebel Field all night.
Tucker Moore ran for 261 yards and two touchdowns, while Hamilton May added 149 yards and three scores while also completing 6-of-11 passes for 154 yards and three more scores to pace the Rebels.
Meanwhile for Haywood, Kemonte Williams ran for 297 yards and four touchdowns, and Cam Miller added 177 yards and three touchdowns — he scored the winner with 22 seconds remaining in the game.
Obion Central took its first lead of the game with 2:43 remaining in the game when May scored on a two-yard run and then added the two-point conversion for a 57-56 lead.
Haywood now leads the series 18-1.
This upcoming week will be Obion County vs. Weakley County as Union City travels to Greenfield, Obion Central visits Dresden and South Fulton hosts Gleason.