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LA Loses To White House 24-14
LA Cross Country Team Finishes Well At Invitational
Outlaws Complete Regular Season With Wins
LA Volleyball Team Prepares For Tournament
LA Girls Soccer Team Losses To Boyd Christian
Jr. 'Cats Defeat Jackson County 38-0



LA Loses To White House 24-14
By Howard Chandler

 

Livingston Academy's bid to become the first team in school history to open with seven straight victories came up short as the Wildcats lost 24-14 at White House Friday night. Playing in the rain for the first time this season, the Cats committed four turnovers while the Blue Devils committed none.

The Wildcats outgained White House 308 yards to 202 and had 19 first downs to only 7 for the Blue Devils. It marked the third straight year the Cats had won the statistical battle, but lost the game to White House.

The Cats running game was held in check by their Region 4-3A rivals, accounting for only 84 yards, forcing the Wildcats to the air. Quarterback Robert Richardson completed 15 of 34 for 202 yards and a touchdown, while Matthan Houser had 10 catches for 137 yards. It marked the third consecutive year Houser went over 200 total yards against White House, finishing with 205.

The Wildcats defense held White House tailback Rudy Farmer to 45 yards in 17 carries, but quarterback Shane Dorris picked up the slack finishing with 104 yards and 2 touchdowns on 10 carries.

The loss dropped LA to 6-1, 3-1 in region play, while White House improved to 5-2, 3-1 in the Region.

The game began with White House kicking off as the Blue Devils' Clint Ruth kicked the ball through the endzone.

The Cats lost yardage on their first series and were forced to punt, giving White House the ball at the LA 42.

The Cats defense held, and Ruth's punt rolled dead at the LA 5.

The Wildcats fumbled on their first play from scrimmage, giving the Blue Devils the ball at the one yard line. Quarterback Dorris cashed in from there and with Ruth's kick, White House led 7-0, with 9:26 remaining in the first quarter.

On the Wildcats next possession, the Cats moved for two first downs, one on a trick play as wide receiver Chris Everley took the ball on a reverse and threw to Richardson for 22 yards. The Cats drove to the White House 38 before a pass attempt from Richardson to Everley was picked off.

White House returned the interception to their own 48 and began a 13-play drive that ate up the remainder of the quarter and ended with Ruth hitting a 40-yard field goal with 11:10 remaining in the half.

LA was unfazed by the Blue Devils' 10-0 lead, however, and embarked on a 9-play, 80-yard drive that resulted in a Richardson to Everley 4-yard touchdown pass. McGill's PAT made it 10-7 Blue Devils.

The big plays on the drive were a 39-yard pass reception by Houser on third and 10 and a 9-yard run by Houser on third and 5 to set up the Cats inside the 10.

White House came back on a 10-play drive with Dorris starting the drive with a 28-yard run and ending it with a 15-yard touchdown pass to Robert Keene. Houser blocked Ruth's extra point attempt to leave White House up 16-7 with 1:22 left in the half.

The Wildcats threatened again as Richardson hit Houser for 13, Everley for 17, Houser for 7, then again for 13, and finally Andy Allred for 19, to the Blue Devil's 15. With time for one more play, Richardson's final pass of the half sailed out of the endzone. As the second half started, the Cats needed a stop on the Blue Devil's first drive. However, on 3rd and 8 from the White House 44, Dorris ran up the middle for a 56-yard score. Rudy Farmer ran in the conversion to make it 24-7, with 10:21 left in the third.

Livingston Academy came right back as this time Ruth's kick failed to reach the endzone and Houser returned it to the 36. Josh Parsons then ran for 10 followed by a Richardson to Houser pass for 21 to get into Blue Devil territory. From there, Parsons went for 2, then 1, then following an interception, Richardson found Houser for 14 on the fourth down play.

Parsons then went for 2 and following two incompletions, Richardson hit Everley for the 12-yard score on another fourth down conversion. McGill's kick made it 24-14 with 5:55 to go in the third. White House got one first down on their next drive and it would turn out to be their last one of the game. After a White House punt, the Wildcats went on a 13-play drive from their own 20 to Blue Devil 33 before turning it over on downs.

White House's final two drives would end on three plays and a punt, but the Wildcats couldn't convert as the Blue Devils came up with interceptions on the last two LA drives.

In addition to Houser's 10 catches, Chris Everley had 3 for 41 and a touchdown, Andy Allred 2 for 24 and Richardson 1 for 22.

Josh Parsons led the Wildcats running game with 14 carries for 50 yards, followed by Houser's 22 yards in 4 carries.

Leading the Wildcats defense were James Parsons with 11 tackles, Matt Copeland 9, and Jeremy McDonald with 8.

The Wildcats, virtually assured a playoff berth, can still win the region title by winning their last three games as they would hold a tiebreaker in any possible senario. What is more urgent for the Cats is to get a win this week against a good Greenbrier team. The Bobcats are 5-2 and 3-1 in region play. With the state's top-ranked Portland Panthers waiting in two weeks, this game against Greenbrier is vital to seeding in the TSSAA playoffs.

Complete Statistics
LA 0-7-7-0-14
at White House 7-9-8-0-24

WH - Shane Dorris 1 run (Clint Ruth kick)
WH - Clint Ruth 40 FG
LA - Chris Everley 4 run (Joseph McGill kick)
WH - Robert Keene 15 pass from Dorris (kick blocked)
WH - Dorris 56 run (Rudy Farmer run)
LA - Everley 12 pass from Robert Richardson (McGill kick)

LA WH
First downs 19 7
Rushing yds. 26-84 34-174
Passing yds. 224 30
Total off. 308 202
Passing 16-36-3 3-6-0
Turnovers 4 0
Punting 1-28.0 4-40.0
Penalties 3-15 8-70
Plays 62 40
Score 14 24

Individual Statistics
Passing (Comp.-Atts.-Yds.-TDs-Ints.)
Robert Richardson 15-34-202-1-3; Chris Everley 1-1-22-0-0; Matthan Houser 0-1-0-0-0

Rushing (Atts.-Yds.-TDs)
Josh Parsons 14-50-0; Matthan Houser 4-22-0; Robert Richardson 3-22-0; Chris Everley 1-4-1; James Parsons 2-(-3)-0

Sacks Against (No.-Yds. Lost)
Robert Richardson 2-(-11)

Receiving (No.-Yds.-TDs)
Matthan Houser 10-137-0; Chris Everley 3-41-1; Andy Allred 2-24-0; Robert Richardson 1-22-0

Kickoff Returns (No.-Yds.-TDs)
Matthan Houser 1-25-0

Punt Returns (No.-Yds.-TDs)
Matthan Houser 3-21-0

Punting (No.-Yds.-Avg.-Longest)
Matthan Houser 1-28-28.0-28

Scoring (TDs-2 pt.-Total Pts.)
Chris Everley 2-0-12

Kick Scoring (XP-XPA-Total Pts.)
Joseph McGill 2-2-2

Tackles (Primary-Assists-Total)
James Parsons 9-2-11; Matt Copeland 4-5-9; Jeremy McDonald 4-4-8; Nathan Randolph 4-2-6; Josh Parsons 4-0-4; Matthan Houser 3-1-4; James Clouse 3-1-4; Derek Knappenberger 2-2-4; Andrew Looper 2-2-4; Jonathan Cummings 3-0-3; David Stockton 1-2-3; Chris Everley 1-0-1; Elliot Vaughn 0-1-1

Tackles For Loss (No.-Yds. Lost)
Jeremy McDonald 1-(-3); Matt Copeland 1-(-1)

Sacks
None Blocked

Kicks
Matthan Houser 1 (XPA)

Fumble Recoveries
None

Interceptions (No.-Yds.-Tds)
None

Passes Broken Up
Chris Everley 1

Friday, Oct. 8 Results
Wh. House 24 LA 14
Portland 55 Macon Co. 0
DeKalb Co. 17 York 0
Greenbrier 35 Springfield 13

Region 4-3A Standings
Region /Overall
W- L W -L
Portland 4- 0 / 7- 0
LA 3 -1 6- 1
White House 3- 1 / 5- 2
Greenbrier 3 -1/ 5- 2
DeKalb Co. 3- 1 / 5- 2
York 0 -4 / 1 -6
Springfield 0 -4 / 0 -7
Macon Co. 0 -4 / 0- 7

Friday, Oct. 15 Schedule
Greenbrier at LA
Portland at Springfield
DeKalb Co. at White House
York at Macon Co.

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LA Cross Country Finishes Well At Invitational
By Russell Garrett

 

LA's Jeremiah Savage leads a group of runners in the Ryan Burnett Memorial Invitational held at Cookeville on Saturday. The Livingston Academy boys team placed seventh in the invitational. (photo by Russell Garrett)

The Livingston Academy Cross Country teams competed in the 5th Annual Ryan Burnett Memorial Invitational in Cookeville on Saturday, Oct. 9. The conditions were rough in this race as competitors ran through 3 miles of rain, wind, and mud.

Coach Qualls said, "Both teams ran well. We were one of only two AA schools. All of the other schools were AAA and we were still able to finish well."

The girl's team finished 5th. Placing for the girls were Deidra Pryor who placed 14 with a time of 22:16, Heather Petry who placed 18 with a time of 23:10, Heather Walker who placed 22 with a time of 23:50, Stephanie Thrasher who placed 32 with a time of 24:40, Brooke Thompson who placed 33 with a time of 24:53, and Rachel Tollett who finished 44.

The boy's team placed 7th. For the boys, Josh Krack finished 11 with a time of 18:23, Jeremiah Savage placed 28 with a time of 19:47, Mark Smith placed 35 with a time of 20:23, Bo Byers finished 45 with a time of 20:47, Eric Huddleston finished 47 with a time of 21:04, Silas Stoddart finished 51 with a time of 21:47, and Anton Coleman finished 57 with a time of 22:45.

In the junior varsity boys competition, Jacob Cobble placed 13 with a time of 21:15, Casey Hunter finished 30 with a time of 22:30, and Eric Ragland placed 33 with a time of 23:50.

Running for the junior varsity girls, Virginia Padgett placed 17 and Bridgett Wilborn placed 18.

The Cats will run in the Mid-State Championships on Wed-nesday, Oct. 20 in Gallatin at 4 p.m.

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Outlaws Complete Regular Season With Wins
By Howard Chandler

 

The Overton County Outlaws completed an undefeated regular season with a 22-0 win over Gordonsville. The Outlaws will play in the conference championship game this Saturday.

The Junior Outlaws, who have lost only one game, will also play in the conference championship game. The Junior Outlaws defeated Gordons-ville 20-8.

The Outlaws dominated the first quarter using the entire quarter before being stopped at the Gordonsville 7. The Outlaws eventually did move on top as Jamey Vaughn scored from 3 yards out with 0:14 left in the first half. Josh Carwile added the one-point conversion run to make it 7-0 Outlaws at halftime.

In the third quarter, Vaughn added his second touchdown on a 27-yard run and after Carwile again added the conversion, the Outlaws led 14-0 with 5:43 left in the third.

Kurt Gilbert scored the final touchdown on a 13-yard run, and quarterback Andrew Dixon threw to Tyler Sells for the two- point conversion to complete the scoring in the 22-0 win.

Vaughn led the Outlaws with 116 yards on 17 carries while Carwile had 77 yards on 15 attempts.

Defensively, Vaughn had 6 tackles and Bryon Scott 5.

Individual Statistics
Outlaws 22 Gordonsville 0

Passing (Comp.-Atts.-Yds.- TDs-Int.-XP)
Andrew Dixon 1-1-3-0-0-1

Rushing (Atts.-Yds.-TDs)
Jamey Vaughn 17-116-2; Josh Carwile 15-77-0; Josh Von Hoene 4-19-0; Kurt Gilbert 1-13-1; Curtis Beaty 4-11-0

Receiving (No.-Yds.-TDs-XP)
Tyler Sells 1-3-0-1

Tackles
Jamey Vaughn 6; Bryon Scott 5; Jake Reeder 4; Anthony Matthews 4; Levi Holt 4; Cody Prestwood 4; Dustin Rush 4; Robert Holt 3; Jacob Coffee 3; Beau Massengille 3; Nick Shelton 3; Curtis Beaty 3; Brent Carr 3; Jordan Bailey 2; David Ledbetter 2; John Stevens 2; Tyler Kesty 2; Devin Gentry 2; Josh Von Hoene 2; Kurt Gilbert 1; Josh Carwile 1

Jr. Outlaws
The Junior Outlaws were led by Jordan Everley who had 155 yards rushing and 2 touchdowns on 12 carries as the Junior Outlaws won 20-8.

Everley began the scoring with a 70-yard touchdown run with 7:44 remaining in the first. Gary Massengille added the conversion run to make it 7-0.

Gordonsville came back to score with 0:16 left in the half and after a two-point conversion led 8-7 at halftime.

The Junior Outlaws made some adjustments to the Gordonsville passing game in the second half, however, and were able to slow Gordonsville down. Everley gave the Outlaws the lead on a 4-yard run with 5:09 left in the third and after Massengille's PAT run, the Outlaws led 14-8.

In the final quarter, Outlaws safety Joe Stansberry picked off a pass and went 70 yards for a score with 5:50 left to ice the game.

Stansberry had a Junior Outlaw record 3 interceptions in the game and set a new seasonal standard as well, with 6 interceptions on the season.

The Outlaws hung on for a 20-8 win.

Will Peterman had 9 tackles while Stansberry and Steven Morgan had 6 each.

The Junior Outlaws will play undefeated Smithville for the conference championship at Smithville on Saturday.

Individual Statistics
Jr. Outlaws 20 Gordonsville 8

Passing (Comp.-Atts.-Yds.- TDs-Int.)
James Williams 1-1-6-0-0

Rushing (Atts.-Yds.-TDs-XP)
Jordan Everley 12-155-2-0; Gary Massengille 5-13-0-2; Jonathan Sullivan 1-5-0-0; Will Peterman 1-1-0-0

Receiving (No.-Yds.-TDs)
Jordan Everley 1-6-0

Tackles
Will Peterman 9; Steven Morgan 6; Joe Stansberry 6; Lucas Holt 5; Jessie Cole 4; Gary Massengille 4; James Williams 4; Jonathan Sullivan 3; Deven Ramsey 3; Josh Coffee 3; Jordan Everley 2

Interceptions (No.)
Joe Stansberry 3 (one 70 yard touchdown)

Jr. Outlaws B-Team
The Junior Outlaws B-Team defeated Gordonsville 6-0 on Adam Wilson's 60 yard touchdown run in the third quarter. The defense played a solid game holding Gordonsville to only one first down for the game.

Wilson led the Outlaws with 90 yards on 7 carries while Hayden Hill had 5 carries for 23 and Ty Eldridge 3 carries for 16.

Jacob Parsons led the defense with 5 tackles while Dylan Ashlock had 4. Wilson and Antheny Ward each had fumble recoveries.

Individual Statistics
Jr. B-Team 6 Gordonsville 0

Passing (Comp.-Atts.-Yds.- TDs-Int.)
None

Rushing (Atts.-Yds.-TDs)
Adam Wilson 7-90-1; Hayden Hill 5-23-0; Ty Eldridge 3-16-0

Receiving (No.-Yds.-TDs)
None

Tackles
Jacob Parsons 5; Aaron Roysden 4; Dylan Ashlock 1; Antheny Ward 1; Hayden Hill 1; Justin Langford 1

Fumble Recoveries
Adam Wilson 1; Antheny Ward 1 Youth

Football Standings
Senior Division W L
Outlaws 5 0
Gordonsville 5 0
Baxter 4 1
Celina 2 3
Smithville 2 3
Carthage 1 4
Fentress Co. 1 4
Monterey 0 5

Junior Division W L
Smithville 5 0
Outlaws 4 1
Baxter 4 1
Gordonsville 4 1
Carthage 2 3
Fentress Co. 1 4
Celina 0 5
Monterey 0 5

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LA Volleyball Team Prepares For Tournament
By Dewain E. Peek

The regular season for the Livingston Academy Lady Wildcats volleyball team will come to a close after a road game at Cookeville on Tuesday, Oct. 12.

Livingston won three matches and lost one to district leader Macon County last week.

The Lady ‘Cats lost 12-15, 7-15 to Macon County on Monday, Oct. 4, but claimed a win over Friendship Christian the same evening, 15-3, 15-10.

The following night the Lady ‘Cats defeated Van Buren 15-13, 15-3 at Livingston Academy. LA also defeated a non-varsity White County squad 15-2, 15-1.

The week's play put Livingston Academy at 15-3 in District 9-A/AA and 25-11 overall.

Livingston will begin district tournament play as the number two seed on Monday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. at Friendship Christian.

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Lady 'Cats Soccer Team Losses To Boyd Christian
By Dewain E. Peek

The Livingston Academy Lady Wildcats girls soccer team took on a first-year team last week, but found that they did not play like a first-year team. The Lady ‘Cats lost to Boyd Christian 2-0 in the game played at home on Tuesday, Oct. 5.

LA Soccer Coach Rick Sells said, "We just couldn't finish. It wasn't that we couldn't get the ball down there. We got the ball down there but couldn't finish on the goal.

"They had a really good goalkeeper. She was tough. They were pretty good, but we should have had at least four or five goals that we didn't get.

"Our defense played well."

Coach Sells said the play of Boyd Christian was not a surprise because the girls on the visiting team had prior experience playing soccer.

After traveling to play Boyd Christian on Tuesday, Oct. 12 to close the regular season, Livingston Academy will compete in the region tournament on Monday, Oct. 18.

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Jr. 'Cats Defeat Jackson County 38-0
By Howard Chandler

The Overton County Junior Wildcats defeated Jackson County in the Blue Devil's homecoming game 38-0. The Junior Cats broke open a close game with 24 points in the final quarter to win going away.

The Cats got two defensive touchdowns to earn the win. Danny Ledbetter started the scoring with a 30-yard fumble return for a touchdown, and after Wilson Cates found Paul Robbins for the conversion the Junior Cats led 8-0.

Ledbetter added a 1-yard touchdown run with :20 remaining in the first half to make the score 14-0.

In the final quarter, Cates threw 31 yards to Lance Holland for a score, and after Ledbetter added the conversion run the Cats led 22-0 with 7:19 remaining. Once minute later, Cates hit Ledbetter with a 29-yard touchdown pass, and after Ledbetter added the conversion, the Junior Cats were up 30-0.

Mike Jones intercepted a Blue Devil's pass and went 65 yards for the final touchdown. Ledbetter again added the conversion run to make the final score 38-0.

Ledbetter led the rushing attack with 107 yards on 18 carries, while Cates continued to impress with his passing skills connecting on 7 of 12 for 127 yards and 2 scores.

Lance Holland had two catches for 77 yards and a score while Ledbetter had four4 catches for 47 and a touchdown.

Defensively, Whitney Cole-man had 11 primary and 2 assists for 13 total tackles. Matt Simcox and Mike Jones added 6 tackles each.

The Junior Cats forced five turnovers in the win.

Complete Statistics
Jr. Cats 8-6-0-24-38
Jackson Co. 0-0-0-0-0

Individual Statistics

Passing (Comp.-Atts.-Yds.- TDs-Ints.-XP)
Wilson Cates 7-12-127-2-0-1

Rushing (Atts.-Yds.-TDs-XP)
Danny Ledbetter 18-107-1-1; Jeff Cummings 3-0-0-0; Mike Jones 5-(-7)-0-0

Receiving (No.-Yds.-TDs-XP)
Danny Ledbetter 4-47-1-0; Lance Holland 2-77-1-0; Paul Robbins 1-3-0-1

Kickoff Returns (No.-Yds.-TDs)
Whitney Coleman 1-28-0

Punt Returns (No.-Yds.-TDs)
None

Punting (No.-Yds.-Avg.-Longest)
Steven Burchfield 1-23-23.0-23

Tackles (Primary-Assists-Total)
Whitney Coleman 11-2-13; Matt Simcox 5-1-6; Mike Jones 4-2-6; Steven Walker 3-1-4; Steven Burchfield 2-2-4; Danny Ledbetter 1-1-2; Paul Robbins 2-0-2; Lance Holland 2-0-2; D.J. Allred 1-0-1; Wilson Cates 1-0-1; Rodney Dempsey 0-1-1; Cody Melton 0-1-1

Sacks
Danny Ledbetter 1-(-6)

Fumble Recoveries
D anny Ledbetter 1 (30 yd. TD); Mike Jones 1; Paul Robbins 1

Interceptions (No.-Yds.-TDs)
Mike Jones 1-65-1

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