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Wildcats Tame Tigers 28-7
LA Cross Country Team Runs At Gallatin
Outlaws, Jr. Outlaws Win Pair
LA Volleyball Lady Wildcats Weather Tough Week
LA Girls Soccer - Lady 'Cats Tie In Two Games
Jr. 'Cats Down York In 44-28 Victory



Wildcats Tame Tigers 28-7
By Howard Chandler

Livingston Academy improved to 6-0 for only the second time in school history, with a 28-7 win over DeKalb County Friday night.

The Wildcats, 4-0 in road games, will try to complete a perfect road record with a win at White House Friday which would give the team seven wins to open a season for the first time in the 85 year documented history of the team. The only other 6-0 start was in 1973 when the team lost the final four to finish 6-4. In an ironic twist to Friday's win, DeKalb County Head Coach Don Farley was the Wildcats coach in '73.

The Wildcats used four DeKalb County turnovers and a stifling defense to hand the Tigers their second loss of the season. The win improved the Wildcats Region 4-3A record to 3-0 and virtually assured the Cats of a fifth consecutive TSSAA playoff appearance and their ninth in the past 11 years. The Wildcats can clinch a berth with one more win.

The game began with Livingston Academy receiving the opening kickoff. Josh Parsons returned the kick 16 yards to the LA 46 where the Wildcats began a 13 play drive that ended when Jamie Hendrix picked off a pass in the endzone.

DeKalb County then drove to the Wildcats 45 before they were forced to punt. A bad snap resulted in a 20-yard loss for the Tigers as Andy Allred, David Stockton and Elliot Vaughn combined to bring down Chris Roller at the DeKalb County 35.

The Cats drove for a touchdown in 6 plays with Josh Parsons going for 7 then 0, then Matthan Houser for 12 after an incompletion giving the Wildcats a first and goal situation. Josh Parsons then took it to the 1 where James Parsons scored. Joseph McGill added the PAT to make it 7-0.

On DeKalb County's next possession, a Matt Brown pass was picked off by Houser who took it back 49 yards to the DeKalb County 4. On the second play, Josh Parsons went in from 3 yards out and with McGill's kick, LA led 14-0 with 7:28 left in the first half.

DeKalb County came back with a 4 play, 64 yard drive as Chris Roller scored from 36 yards out. Carlos Restripo added the kick to make it 14-7.

Neither team scored the rest of the half with the Wildcat's Chris Everley picking off a pass near the end of the half.

In the third quarter, DeKalb County got the ball first and was forced to punt. LA then got one first down before the drive stalled and the Cats punted back to the Tigers. DeKalb County then committed their third turnover as Bud Pearson fumbled at the DeKalb 44 and Josh Parsons recovered.

Livingston went 44 yards in 7 plays, all on the ground, as James Parsons scored from 9 yards out. The conversion failed and LA led 20-7 with 2:43 left in the third.

On DeKalb County's next possession, Pearson fumbled again and Jeremy McDonald recovered at the LA 36.

The Wildcats took only 3 plays to score as Richardson threw 50 yards to Everley for the score on the first play of the fourth quarter. Everley made a leaping grab on the play and was able to outrun the Tigers secondary to pad the Wildcats lead. James Parsons ran in the two point conversion to make it 28-7.

Neither team threatened the rest of the way as LA stopped the DeKalb County four-game winning streak. The Cats will try to end White House's four- game winning streak this week.

The Wildcats were led by James Parsons 61 yards on 12 carries while Josh Parsons had 7 for 30 and Matthan Houser 6 for 25.

Richardson completed 6 of 12 for 98 yards with Everley catching 3 for 68 and Houser 3 for 30.

Defensively, James Clouse and Nathan Randolph had 11 tackles each to lead the defense with Randolph recording 4 tackles for a loss.

Derek Knappenberger, returning to the active roster, had 4 tackles including a sack, while Jeremy McDonald had 8 tackles, 3 for a loss, and James Parsons added 9 stops. Brandon Smith had 4 tackles before injuring his hip on the game's 7th play.

The Livingston Academy-White House series has produced two excellent football games in the past two years and the atmosphere should be electric Friday night.

Complete Statistics
LA 0-14-6-8-28
at DeKalb Co. 0-7-0-0-7

LA - James Parsons 1 run (McGill kick)
LA - Josh Parsons 3 run (McGill kick)
DC - Chris Roller 36 run (Carlos Restripo kick)
LA - James Parsons 9 run (kick failed)
LA - Chris Everley 50 pass from Robert Richardson (James Parsons run)

LA DC
First downs 10 9
Rushing yds. 35-140 39-140
Passing yds. 98 19
Total off. 238 159
Passing 6-12-1 4-7-2
Turnovers 1 4
Punting 3-33.0 2-18.5
Penalties 5-45 5-55
Plays 47 46
Score 28 7

Individual Statistics
Passing (Comp.-Atts.-Yds.-TDs-Ints.)
Robert Richardson 6-12-98-1-1

Rushing (Atts.-Yds.-TDs)
James Parsons 12-61-2; Josh Parsons 7-30-1; Matthan Houser 6-25-0; James Clouse 2-24-0; Jonathan Cummings 3-21-0; Robert Richardson 1-(-1)-0

Sacks Against (No.-Yds. Lost)
Robert Richardson 4-(-20)

Receiving (No.-Yds.-TDs)
Chris Everley 3-68-1; Matthan Houser 3-30-0

Kickoff Returns (No.-Yds.-TDs)
Matthan Houser 1-17-0; Josh Parsons 1-16-0

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

Punting (No.-Yds.-Avg.-Longest)
Matthan Houser 3-99-33.0-43

Scoring (TDs-2 pt.-Total Pts.)
James Parsons 2-1-14; Josh Parsons 1-0-6; Chris Everley 1-0-6

Kick Scoring (XP-XPA-Total Pts.)
Joseph McGill 2-3-2

Tackles (Primary-Assists-Total)
James Clouse 9-2-11; Nathan Randolph 7-4-11; James Parsons 4-5-9; Jeremy McDonald 3-5-8; Jonathan Cummings 3-3-6; Chris Everley 4-0-4; Derek Knappenberger 3-1-4; David Stockton 3-1-4; Brandon Smith 2-2-4; Josh Parsons 2-2-4; Matthan Houser 2-1-3; Matt Copeland 2-0-2; Elliot Vaughn 2-0-2; Andrew Looper 0-2-2; Andy Allred 1-0-1; Shauz Daniels 1-0-1; Jordan Looper 1-0-1; Matt Poston 0-1-1; Clint Melton 0-1-1

Tackles For Loss (No.-Yds. Lost)
Nathan Randolph 4-(-5); Jeremy McDonald 3-(-3); Derek Knappenberger 1-(-9); James Clouse 1-(-9); Matt Copeland 1-(-1) Sacks James Clouse 1; Derek Knappenberger 1

Fumble Recoveries
Jeremy McDonald 1; Josh Parsons 1 Interceptions (No.-Yds.-Tds) Matthan Houser 1-49-0; Chris Everley 1-0-0

Passes Broken Up
Matthan Houser 1

Friday, Oct. 1 Results
LA 28 DeKalb Co. 7
Portland 45 York 6
Greenbrier 24 Macon Co. 0
Wh. House 33 Springfield 14

Friday, Oct. 8 S chedule
LA at White House
Macon Co. at Portland
DeKalb Co. at York
Springfield at Greenbrier

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LA Cross Country Team Runs At Gallatin
By Russell Garrett

Members of the Livingston Academy Girls Cross Country Team are, sitting from left, Stefanie Thrasher and Brook Thompson, standing from left, Ginny Padgett, Rachel Tollett, Deidra Pryor, Heather Walker, Bridgette Wilborn, and, not pictured, Heather Petry. (photo by Russell Garrett)

Members of the Livingston Academy Boys Cross Country Team are, front row from left, Anton Coleman, Eric Ragland, Silas Stoddart, Eric Huddleston, back row from left, Josh Krack, Casey Hunter, Jeremiah Savage, Bo Byers, and Colin Smith, and, not pictured, Marc Smith and Jacob Cobble. (photo by Russell Garrett)

The Livingston Academy Cross Country teams attended the Gallatin Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 2. The ‘Cats ran on the Tompkins Farm course.

Coach Qualls said the teams ran really well this week, especially the girls who almost finished in the top 5.

A total of 119 runners competed in the girls competition. Running for the ‘Cats, Deidra Pryor placed 15 with a time of 23:34, Heather Walker placed 29 with a time of 25:15, Stephanie Thrasher finished 32 with a time of 25:18, Heather Petry finished 43 with a time of 25:18, and Brooke Thompson did not finish.

A total of 125 runners competed in the boys competition running for the Wildcats, Josh Krack finished 15 with a time of 18:58, Mark Smith finished 59 with a time of 20:55, Bo Byers finished 76 with a time of 22:00, Eric Huddleston placed 89 with a time of 22:55, Silas Stoddart finished 105 with a time of 24:30, Anton Coleman placed 112 with a time of 25:00, and Jacob Cobble did not finish.

Running for the junior varsity boys, Jeremiah Savage finished 29 with a time of 21:29, Casey Hunter finished 66 with a time of 23:45, and Eric Ragland placed 90 with a time of 25:52.

Running for the junior varsity girls, Rachel Tollett finished with a time of 30:28, Ginny Padgett finished with a time of 30:25, and Bridgette Wilborn finished with a time of 30:30.

The next meet for LA will be on Oct. 9 at the Burnett Invitational at Cookeville High School beginning at 9:30 a.m.

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Outlaws, Jr. Outlaws Win Pair
By Howard Chandler

Josh Carwile, #5, breaks away from the pack on a big gainer for the Outlaws in Saturday's 23-6 win over Monterey. Carwile rushed for 89 yards in the game. (photo by Russell Garrett)

 

The Overton County Outlaws and Junior Outlaws won a pair of games each last week. The Outlaws downed Monterey 23-6 on Saturday in a conference game and then won a hard fought 13-7 overtime game against a Tompkinsville, KY, All-Star team.

The Junior Outlaws defeated Monterey 21-0 and Tompkin-sville 27-6.

Sr. Outlaws
The Outlaws jumped out to a quick lead over Monterey as all the scoring came in the first half of the 23-0 contest. Kurt Gilbert scored first for the Outlaws on a 41-yard run with 3:14 left in the first quarter. Josh Carwile ran in the one point conversion to make it 7-0. Jamey Vaughn added a 9-yard touchdown with 1:25 left in the opening quarter and, with Andrew Dixon throwing to Levi Holt for the conversion, Overton County led 15-0.

Gilbert got his second touchdown on a 14-yard run with 3:35 left to go in the half. Another Dixon to Holt conversion pass made it 23-0.

Monterey was plagued by 4 turnovers in the game.

Josh Carwile had 11 carries for 89 yards and Jamey Vaughn had 7 carries for 80 yards to lead Overton County.

The Outlaws then outlasted Tompkinsville on Sunday. Levi Holt hauled in a 31 yard touchdown pass from Andrew Dixon with 6:56 left in the second quarter. Josh Carwile ran in the conversion to put Overton County up 7-0.

Tompkinsville came right back to tie the game 7-7 on the very next drive.

That was all the scoring until Jamey Vaughn went in from 4 yards out in the overtime period to give the Outlaws a 13-7 win.

Complete statistics of both games follow this article.

Individual Statistics Sr. Outlaws
Outlaws 23
Monterey 6

Passing (Comp.-Atts.-Yds.- TDs-Int.)
Andrew Dixon 1-3-34-0-0

Rushing (Atts.-Yds.-TDs)
Josh Carwile 11-89-0; Jamey Vaughn 7-80-1; Kurt Gilbert 2-55-2; Beau Massengille 4-31-0; Andrew Dixon 1-15-0

Receiving (No.-Yds.-TDs)
Unavailable

Tackles
Jake Reed 5; Beau Massengille 5; Byron Scott 4; Dustin Rush 4; Levi Holt 4; Josh Carwile 4; Tyler Sullivan 4; Jamey Vaughn 4; Nick Shelton 3; Tyler Kesty 3; Curtis Beaty 3; Robert Holt 3; Brent Carr 3; Cody Prestwood 3; John Mike Stevens 3; Devon Gentry 2; Josh Van Hoene 2

Interceptions
Anthony Matthews 1

Fumble Recoveries
Tyler Sullivan 1; Jamey Vaughn 1; Beau Massengille 1

Outlaws 13
T'Ville 7 (OT)

Passing (Comp.-Atts.-Yds.- TDs-Int.)
Andrew Dixon 2-2-23-1-0

Rushing (Atts.-Yds.-TDs)
Jamey Vaughn 17-91-1; Josh Carwile 12-89-0

Receiving (No.-Yds.-TDs)
Levi Holt 2-31-1

Tackles
Jamey Vaughn 4; Dustin Rush 4; Josh Carwile 4; Beau Massengille 4; Tyler Sullivan 3; Anthony Matthews 3; Levi Holt 3; Bryon Scott 3; Robert Holt 2

Fumble Recoveries
Jake Reeder 1

Jr. Outlaws
The Junior Outlaws scored 21 first quarter points, coasting to a 21-0 win over Monterey.

Jordan Everley scored on a 69 yard run with 7:35 to go in the first and after Brannon McCoin's conversion run, the Junior Outlaws led 7-0.

Gary Massengille added a 16 yard run and James Williams threw to Jonathan Sullivan for the conversion to make it 15-0. With 1:20 left in the quarter, Williams threw 47 yards to Will Peterman to complete the scoring.

Everley led the Outlaws with 13 carries for 106 yards and a score. Defensively, Massengille led the way with 5 tackles.

The Junior Outlaws then defeated the Tompkinsville All-Stars 27-6.

Jordan Everley had two first quarter touchdowns on runs of 33 and 19 yards and James Williams hit Steven Morgan with a 61-yard touchdown pass, all in the first quarter.

Cody Brown added a 42-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.

Everley led the attack with 103 yards on 10 carries.

Complete statistics follow.
Individual Statistics Jr. Outlaws

Jr. Outlaws 21
Monterey 0

Passing (Comp.-Atts.-Yds.- TDs-Int.)
James Williams 2-4-51-1-1; Brannon McCoin 1-1-6-0-0

Rushing (Atts.-Yds.-TDs)
Jordan Everley 13-106-1; Gary Massengille 8-46-1; Cody Brown 6-37-0; Brannon McCoin 1-3-0

Receiving (No.-Yds.-TDs)
Will Peterman 1-47-1; Steven Morgan 1-4-0; Jonathan Sullivan 1-3-0

Tackles
Gary Massengille 5; Jessie Cole; Steven Morgan 4; Lucas Holt 4; Joe Stansberry 4; Josh Coffee 4; Will Peterman 4; Devon Ramsey 3; Ethan Livingston 3; Brannon McCoin 3; Jonathan Sullivan 3; Truman Masters 2; Lee Gatts 2; Nathan Ellis 2; Jackson White 2; T.J. Pendergrass 2; Kyle Schlachta 2; Aaron Roysden 2; Dylan Ashlock 2

Jr. Outlaws 27
T'Ville 6

Passing (Comp.-Atts.-Yds.- TDs-Int.)
James Williams 1-3-61-0-0; Jordan Everley 1-1-36-0-0

Rushing (Atts.-Yds.-TDs)
Jordan Everley 10-103-2; Cody Brown 6-81-1; Gary Massengille 4-36-0; Will Peterman 1-35-0

Receiving (No.-Yds.-TDs)
Steven Morgan 1-61-1; Joe Stansberry 1-36-0

Tackles
Steven Morgan 4; Josh Coffee 4; Jessie Cole 4; Will Peterman 4; Jordan Everley 3; Gary Massengille 3; Cory Prestwood 3; James Williams 3; Devon Ramsey3; Justin Cobble 3; Kyle Schlachta 2; Joe Stansberry 3; Lucas Holt 2; Jonathan Sullivan 2; Brent Carr 2; Josh Espey 2; Brannon McCoin 2; Cody Brown 2; Ethan Livingston 2; Jackson White 2

The following is the game summary from last week's games against Fentress County.

Jr. Outlaws
The Junior Outlaws used second quarter touchdown runs from Jordan Everley and James Williams to lead 12-0 by halftime. Jonathan Sullivan added a 42 yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter and Gary Massengille added the one point conversion to make the final 19-0. The Junior Outlaws were led by Everley who carried 12 times for 114 yards and a touchdown while Sullivan carried twice for 53 yards. Everley also threw for 73 yards on 3 completions, 2 to Sullivan for 46 and one to Joe Stansberry for 27. Gary Massengille led the Junior Outlaws defense with 6 tackles while also rushing 6 times for 29 yards.

Jr. Outlaws B-Team
T he Junior B-Team won 20-0 with quarterback Hayden Hill scoring 2 touchdowns and tailback Adam Wilson scoring one. Wilson had 6 carries for a 5 yard touchdown run in the second quarter and followed that with a two point conversion pass to Ty Eldridge. Hill completed the scoring with a 20 yard touchdown in the fourth. He rushed 4 times for 32 yards and completed 2 of 4 for 15 yards. Aaron Roysden led the defense with 6 tackles and a fumble recovery.

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LA Volleyball Lady Wildcats Weather Tough Week
By Dewain E. Peek

The Livingston Academy Lady Wildcats are on the attack in the Monday, Sept. 27 match against Cookeville. LA lost the hard-fought match in three games. (photo by Russell Garrett)

Two losses with one win did not spell disaster for the Livingston Academy Lady Wildcats Volleyball Team last week. LA posted a win over Jackson County, but took two hard-fought losses to Cookeville and district rival Upperman.

Though the Lady ‘Cats fell 15-12, 13-15, 13-15 to Cookeville on Monday, Sept. 27, LA Volleyball Coach Merl Smith was satisfied with the effort of his team.

"It was a good match," he said. "They played very well."

The following night the Lady ‘Cats traveled to Gainesboro to play Jackson County and Upperman. LA scored a district win over Jackson County, 15-5, 15-7, then took another district loss in three to Upperman, 15-7, 4-15, 10-15. The Lady 'Cats are in a three-way tie for first with a District 9-A/AA record of 14-2, and are 22-10 overall.

After playing Macon County and Friendship Christian at Lafayette on Monday, Oct. 4 and hosting Van Buren County and White County the following night, Livingston Academy will travel to Cookeville on Tuesday, Oct. 12 to play Cookeville once more.

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Lady 'Cats Tie In Two Games
By Dewain E. Peek

The Livingston Academy Lady Wildcats soccer team were unbeaten in two games played last week. They did not win the games, but they could be considered moral victories.

The Lady 'Cats played to a 1-1 tie in games against Sparta and Crossville. Lacey White scored the goal for LA against Sparta, and Christen Cates scored the LA goal against Crossville. LA goalkeeper LaShaun Livingston fended off 20 shots on goal against Sparta and 15 against Crossville.

LA Soccer Coach Rick Sells was particularly proud of his team's defensive play. "We played really well on defense, especially against Crossville. They were nailing them right in front of LaShaun. The ones that she didn't catch, the girls in front were knocking it out. They had five or six shots in a row right at her and she stopped every one of them. She played great.

"We've played tough defense all year."

After hosting Boyd Christian on Tuesday, Oct. 5, the Lady 'Cats will travel to play Boyd Christian on Tuesday, Oct. 12, then travel the following week to Portland to play in the region tournament on Monday, Oct. 18.

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Jr. 'Cats Down York In 44-28 Victory
By Howard Chandler

The Overton County Junior Wildcats won a wild offensive showdown with York last week, coming away with a 44-28 win. The win completed a sweep by the Junior Cats over their rivals from Jamestown.

The Junior Cats got on the scoreboard early as Danny Ledbetter broke loose on a 30- yard touchdown run. Wilson Cates threw to Paul Robbins for the two-point conversion to make it 8-0 Cats with 6:03 left in the first quarter.

Mike Jones got the Junior Cats on the board again with :09 left in the quarter on a 29 yard touchdown run. The conversion failed and Overton County led 14-0 at the end of one.

The Junior Cats continued their onslaught with 4:32 left in the first half as Brian Colson went 7 yards for the score. Again the conversion failed and Overton County was coasting, up 20-0.

York came back just before the half on a 3-yard run by Nick Stiver to make the halftime score 20-6.

York scored again with 3:21 left in the third quarter as quarterback Josh Stephens connected with Chris Russell for a 22 yard score. Stephens threw to Russell for the conversion to close the gap to 20-14.

York's comeback effort continued as Stephens scored on a 2- yard run. Stephens pass to Russell for the conversion gave York a fourth quarter lead of 22-20.

The Junior Cats then mounted a comeback of their own as Danny Ledbetter ran 41 yards with 5:09 left. Ledbetter then added the conversion to make it 28-22 Cats.

The Junior Cats got another touchdown from Ledbetter, his third of the game, with 1:38 remaining, on a 47 yard run. Colson added the conversion and the Cats led 36-22.

With only 0:12 left, Brian Colson scored on a 15 yard run and added the conversion to make it 44-22.

York came back to score on a Stephens to Russell pass with 0:02 remaining to make the final 44-28.

Brian Colson led the Cats with 143 yards on 21 carries while Danny Ledbetter had 9 carries for 136 yards.

Wilson Cates completed 2 of 4 for 62 yards with a long pass of 59 yards to Lance Holland.

Complete Statistics

Jr. Cats 14-6-0-24-44
York 0-6-8-14-28

Individual Statistics
Passing (Comp.-Atts.-Yds.- TDs-Ints.-XPs)
Wilson Cates 2-4-62-0-1-1

Rushing (Atts.-Yds.-TDs-2 pt.)
Brian Colson 21-143-2-2; Danny Ledbetter 9-136-3-1; Mike Jones 1-29-1-0; Lance Holland 1-0-0-0

Receiving (No.-Yds.-TDs-2 pt.)
Lance Holland 1-59-0-0; Paul Robbins 1-3-0-1

Kickoff Returns (No.-Yds.-TDs)
Whitney Coleman 1-18-0; Mike Jones 2-17-0; Lance Holland 1-17-0

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

Punting (No.-Yds.-Avg.-Longest)
None

Tackles (Primary-Assists-Total)
Whitney Coleman 11-2-13; Danny Ledbetter 8-1-9; Wilson Cates 4-1-5; Steven Walker 3-2-5; Brian Colson 4-0-4; Lance Holland 3-1-4; Cody Melton 2-2-4; Steven Burchfield 2-2-4; Mike Jones 1-3-4; Paul Robbins 1-0-1; Wesley Puckett 1-0-1

Sacks
Whitney Coleman 1-(-8); Steven Walker 1-(-6)

Fumble Recoveries
Paul Robbins 1

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