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Archives 11-3-99


Wildcats Win 27-7
Outlaws Sweep Bowl Victories
Jr. Wildcats Fall In Industrial Bowl
LMS Wins Versus Hilham Elem.

LA Cross Country

Wildcats Win 27-7
By Howard Chandler

Livingston Academy cruised into the TSSAA playoffs with a 27-7 win over outmanned Macon County.

The win improved the Wildcats record to 8-2 while Macon County fell to 1-9. It was the final home game of the regular season and the last regular game for the senior class, all of whom drew starting assignments.

Chris Everley scored three touchdowns in his regular season swan song, two receiving and one rushing, while Jeremy McDonald had eight tackles, recovered from a fumble, and came up with the second interception of his career.

"It was my career highlight," McDonald joked after the win. "I've missed catching the ball this year and when I got my hands on it, I wanted to score," said the former tightend who now lines up at offensive tackle and defensive end.

Matthan Houser, playing with a hip injury after missing most of last week's practice, had 5 catches for 58 yards including a 13-yarder from freshman Josh Walker, that moved him past Matt Swallows and into the lead for career receiving yards with 2,021.

Seniors David Stockton, Matt Copeland and Derek Knappen-berger continued their solid performances with thee, four and three tackles while Danny Webb and Josh Young each started and contributed to the victory.

The Wildcats raced out to an early lead after Jeremy McDonald recovered a Macon County fumble at the Tigers 31 on the third play of the game. The five-play drive ended with Josh Parsons one-yard touchdown run. Joseph McGill added the conversion for a 7-0 Wildcats lead.

Macon County fumbled on its next possession as well, with Jonathan Cummings falling on it for the Cats. The Wildcats failed to capitalize as Robert Richardson was sacked on third down and the Cats were forced to punt.

In the second quarter, the Cats went 67 yards in 10 plays to score again. This drive went Josh Parsons for 4, Cummings 8, Parsons 6, Parsons 6, Houser 5, Cummings 4, Parsons 8, Richardson to Houser for 15, Parsons 5, and Chris Everley for the 2-yard score. McGill's kick made it 14-0.

In the third quarter, the Cats added another score as Richardson hit Everley from 17 yards. The big play of the drive was James Parsons 27-yard run to get the ball into Macon County territory. McGill's kick put the Cats up 21-0.

In the final quarter, the Cats tacked on a quick score as Walker moved to quarterback and hit Houser for 9 and then 13 before connecting with Everley for a 29-yard score.

It was the first career touchdown from Walker who ended the game 5 of 6 for 76 yards, making him 10 of 14 for 152 yards on the season.

Macon County got a late touchdown from John Robinette, who rushed for 139 yards and caught 2 passes for 52 yards in the game. The score came after Robinette had bulldozed his way over Wildcat defenders on the final drive. The senior, who finished the season just short of 1,000 yards, scored on a five-yard run. He had 28 carries on the night. He also added the conversion kick making the final margin 27-7.

In the contest, Robert Richardson went over the 1,100- yard passing mark for the season, while Josh Parsons upped his rushing total to 835 yards, after rushing 17 times for 90.

James Parsons led the defense with 10 tackles and now has 70, one short of his brother, Josh, for the team lead. Jeremy McDonald has 68, James Clouse 66 and Matt Copeland 56 in a balanced defensive effort.

Everley's three touchdowns give him 10 for the year, one more than Matthan Houser who leads the team with 1,501 all-purpose yards. Everley needs one interception to tie the school single season record of 9.

The Wildcats will face Chattanooga's best passing attack Friday night as the Cats travel to Chattanooga-Brainerd, 5-4, for a first-round game. Riley Walker quarterbacks the Brainerd attack as he did on the Cats last visit in 1997. The winner of Friday's game will advance to play the winner of Portland-Grundy County in the second round.

Complete Statistics
Macon Co. 0-0-0-7-7 at LA 7-7-7-6-27
LA - Josh Parsons 1 run (Joseph McGill kick)
LA - Chris Everley 2 run (McGill kick)
LA - Everley 17 pass from Robert Richardson (McGill kick)
LA - Everley 29 pass from Josh Walker (PAT failed)
MC - John Robinette 5 run (Robinette kick)

First downs 14 11
Rushing yds. 28-162 35-163
Passing yds. 169 56
Total off. 331 219
Passing 13-17-0 7-17-1
Turnovers 1 3
Punting 3-31.0 3-32.7
Penalties 5-50 0-0
Plays 45 52
Score 27 7

Individual Statistics
Passing (Comp.-Atts.-Yds.-TDs-Ints.)
Robert Richardson 8-11-93-1-0; Josh Walker 5-6-76-1-0
Rushing (Atts.-Yds.-TDs) Josh Parsons 17-90-1; James Parsons 2-30-0; Matthan Houser 2-17-0; Jonathan Cummings 2-12-0; Jared Rudd 1-7-0; Chris Everley 2-5-1; John Daniels 1-1-0; Chris Hammock 1-0-0 Sacks Against (No.-Yds. Lost) Robert Richardson 2-(-18)

Receiving (No.-Yds.-TDs)
Chris Everley 5-69-2; Matthan Houser 5-58-0; Jordan Looper 2-25-0; Andy Allred 1-17-0

Kickoff Returns (No.-Yds.-TDs)

Punt Returns (No.-Yds.-TDs)
Josh Cravins 1-5-0

Punting (No.-Yds.-Avg.-Longest)
Chris Everley 3-93-31.0-40

Tackles (Primary-Assists-Total)
James Parsons 8-2-10; Jeremy McDonald 4-4-8; Elliot Vaughn 4-2-6; Brandon Smith 3-3-6; Matthan Houser 4-1-5; Andy Allred 4-1-5; Nathan Randolph 2-3-5; James Clouse 4-0-4; Matt Copeland 3-1-4; Jonathan Cummings 2-2-4; David Stockton 2-1-3; Derek Knappenberger 2-0-2; Matt Poston 2-0-2; Jessie Wolfram 1-1-2; Ryan Ledbetter 1-1-2; Andrew Looper 1-1-2; Shauz Daniels 1-0-1; Jordan Looper 1-0-1; Chris Everley 1-0-1; Steven Barlow 1-0-1; Josh Cravins 1-0-1; Chris Hammock 0-1-1; Danny Webb 0-1-1; Matt Huddleston 0-1-1

Tackles For Loss (No.-Yds. Lost)
David Stockton 1-(-4); Nathan Randolph 1-(-4); Jonathan Cummings 1-(-4); Andy Allred 1-(-2); Jeremy McDonald 1-(-1); Andrew Looper 1-(-1)


Fumble Recoveries
Jeremy McDonald 1; Jonathan Cummings 1

Interceptions (No.-Yds.-Tds)
Jeremy McDonald 1-17-0

Passes Broken Up
Nathan Randolph 1; James Clouse 1

Friday, Oct. 29 Results
LA 27 Macon Co. 7
Wh. House 30 Greenbrier 7
Portland 55 DeKalb Co. 7
Springfield 38 York 24

Region 4-3A Standings
Region Overall W L W L
Portland 7 0 10 0
White House 6 1 8 2
LA 5 2 8 2
Greenbrier 4 3 6 4
DeKalb Co. 3 4 5 5
Springfield 2 5 2 8
Macon Co. 1 6 1 9
York 0 7 1 9

Thursday, Nov. 4 Schedule
DeKalb Co. 5-5 vs Stewart Co. 5-5 in Smithville

Booster Bowl Friday, Nov. 5 Schedule TSSAA 1st Round
LA 8-2 at Chatt. Brainerd 5-4
Grundy Co. 5-5 at Portland 10-0
McMinn Cnt. 3-7 at Wh. Hse. 8-2
Greenbrier 4-6 at Sequoyah 9-1

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Outlaws Sweep Bowl Victories
By Howard Chandler

The Overton County Outlaws completed a perfect season with a hard fought 14-8 win over the Macon County All-Stars in the inaugural Blue Devil Bowl played Saturday in Gainesboro. The Outlaws finished 11-0, setting a team record for victories in a season and becoming the first undefeated Outlaws team since the 1991 team went 10-0.

The victory didn't come easy.

"I'm just so proud of our kids," said Head Coach Curtis Hayes. "They played their hearts out against a team that consisted of all-stars from three counties."

Hayes cited the 11 year-olds for providing the leadership in the contest.

Macon County scored the game's first touchdown on a 7- yard run in the second quarter. After the conversion failed, Macon County led 6-0.

The Outlaws came back on a touchdown run by Josh Carwile who led the Outlaws with 101 yards rushing. The run behind the blocking of center Tyler Sullivan and guard Jacob Coffee came with 4:02 remaining in the thrid quarter. Carwile added a two-point conversion run to put the Outlaws up 8-6.

The Outlaws added to their lead with 5:01 remaining in the game as Jamey Vaughn launched a 42-yard touchdown pass to Kurt Gilbert to put Overton County up 14-6.

Macon County came right back driving to the Outlaws 6 before turning the ball over on downs. The Macon County defense then forced a safety as Andrew Dixon was sacked in the endzone.

After the kickoff gave Macon County the ball at the Outlaws 35, Dixon intercepted the All-Stars pass at the 12.

Unable to move the ball, the Outlaws punted to the 34 where Macon County took over again with 1:30 left in the game. The Outlaws defense held again as time ran out on Macon County.

The defense was led by Jamey Vaughn, Levi Holt, and Bryon Scott with 7 tackles each while Jake Reeder, Jacob Coffee and Dustin Rush added 6 each.

Offensively, in addition to Carwile, Jamey Vaughn had 8 carries for 97 yards. The Outlaws overcame three first half turnovers to settle in and win the game in the second half.

Individual Statistics
Outlaws 14 Macon Co. 8

Passing (Comp.-Atts.-Yds.- TDs-Int.)
Jamey Vaughn 1-1-42-1-0; Andrew Dixon 1-3-5-0-0

Rushing (Atts.-Yds.-TDs-XPs)
Josh Carwile 8-101-1-1; Jamey Vaughn 8-97-0-0; Andrew Dixon 4-(-10)-0-0

Receiving (No.-Yds.-TDs)
Kurt Gilbert 1-42-1; Jake Reeder 1-5-0

Levi Holt 7; Bryon Scott 7; Jamey Vaughn 7; Jake Reeder 6; Jacob Coffee 6; Dustin Rush 6; Josh Carwile 5; Beau Massengille 5; Tyler Sullivan 4; Cody Presswood 3; Andrew Dixon 3; Kurt Gilbert 2

Jr. Outlaws
The Junior Outlaws completed their season 10-1 with a 6-0 win over the Macon County All-Stars.

"Our defense played an excellent game," Coach Hayes said. "It was one of those games where who ever made a big play would win and we finally got it done. Our kids really took on the challenge as Macon County dressed 64 players to only 15 for our team.

The only score of the game came on a 20-yard pass from James Williams to Steven Morgan with only 15.4 seconds left in the game.

The Junior Outlaws were led by Jordan Everley with 12 carries for 46 yards while Gary Massengille added 8 attempts for 26.

Joe Stansberry, who set an Outlaw record with three interceptions in an earlier game, increased his season record by picking off his 7th of the year in the second quarter. He also had 6 tackles as did Jessie Cole. Josh Coffee led the team with 7 tackles.

Individual Statistics
Jr. Outlaws 14 Jackson Co. 0

Passing (Comp.-Atts.-Yds.- TDs-Int.)
James Williams 1-1-20-1-0

Rushing (Atts.-Yds.-TDs)
Jordan Everley 12-46-0; Gary Massengille 8-26-0; James Williams 3-(-4)-0

Receiving (No.-Yds.-TDs)
Steven Morgan 1-20-1

Josh Coffee 7; Joe Stansberry 6; Jessie Cole 6; Lucas Holt 5; Steven Morgan 4; Devon Ramsey 4; Cory Presswood 4; Ethan Livingston 4; Gary Massengille 5; Brannon McCoin 2

Joe Stansberry 1

Jr. Outlaws B-Team
The Junior Outlaws B-Team defeated Jackson County 14-0 to improve their season record to 4-2-1.

Adam Wilson scored the game's first touchdown on a 70- yard run with 7:49 left in the first quarter to make it 6-0.

The Outlaws didn't put the game away until 41.9 seconds remained as quarterback Hayden Hill went 34 yards for the touchdown. Hill added the conversion run as well, to make the final score 14-0.

Adam Wilson led the Outlaws with 10 carries for 129 yards while Hayden Hill carried 3 times for 33 yards and completed 1 of 2 for 12 yards. Ty Eldridge rushed once for 27 yards.

Brannon McCoin had the game's only catch for 12 yards.

Defensively, Wilson had 6 tackles while Ty Eldridge had 4 and recovered a fumble.

Individual Statistics
Jr. B-Team 14 Jackson Co. 0

Passing (Comp.-Atts.-Yds.- TDs-Int.)
Hayden Hill 1-2-12-0-0

Rushing (Atts.-Yds.-TDs-XPs)
Adam Wilson 10-129-1-0; Hayden Hill 3-33-1-1; Ty Eldridge 1-27-0-0

Receiving (No.-Yds.-TDs)
Brannon McCoin 1-12-0

Adam Wilson 6; Ty Eldridge 4; Cory Presswood 4; Cody Cox 5; Brandon Pincheon 3; Antheny Ward 3; Trey Thomas 3; Jon Lynn 2; Hayden Hill 2; Jacob Parsons 1; Brandon Poindexter 1; Josh Espy 1

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Jr. Cats Fall In Industrial Bowl
By Howard Chandler

The Overton County Junior Wildcats completed a successful season coming up just short in the Industrial Bowl in Lafayette on Tuesday, Oct. 26. The Junior Cats lost to Macon County 14-6.

Overton County's Mike Jones was chosen the offensive player of the game while Macon County took the MVP and defensive player awards.

Macon County took an early lead, scoring on the first play of the second quarter on an 11-yard run. The conversion gave the Tigers an 8-0 lead.

Overton County battled back as Mike Jones scored on a 12- yard run with 0:12 remaining in the first half. The conversion failed making the halftime score 8-6 Macon County.

The only score of the second half came on a 33-yard touchdown by Macon County with 2:20 remaining in the third quarter.

The Junior Cats were led by Jones with 11 carries for 66 yards and a touchdown while Danny Ledbetter added 35 yards on 14 carries.

Wilson Cates completed 3 of 9 for 23 yards with Brain Colson catching an 18-yarder.

Whitney Coleman led the defense with 16 tackles while Brian Colson added 8.

Complete Statistics
Jr. Cats 0-6-0-0-6
Macon Co. 0-8-6-0-14

Individual Statistics
Passing (Comp.-Atts.-Yds.- TDs-Ints.)
Wilson Cates 3-9-23-0-3

Rushing (Atts.-Yds.-TDs)
Mike Jones 11-66-1; Danny Ledbetter 14-35-0; Brian Colson 6-30-0; Wilson Cates 2-6-0

Receiving (No.-Yds.-TDs)
Brian Colson 1-18-0; Lance Holland 1-3-0; Danny Ledbetter 1-2-0

Kickoff Returns (No.-Yds.-TDs)
Brian Colson 1-18-0; Whitney Coleman 1-12-0; Rodney Demsey 1-0-0

Punt Returns (No.-Yds.-TDs)

Tackles (Primary-Assists-Total)
Whitney Coleman 15-1-16; Brian Colson 4-4-8; Cody Melton 3-1-4; Steven Walker 2-1-3; Lance Holland 2-1-3; Steven Burchfield 1-2-3; Danny Ledbetter 1-2-3; Paul Robbins 1-0-1; Wilson Cates 0-1-1

Fumble Recoveries
Matt Simcox 1

Interceptions (No.-Yds.-TDs)
L ance Holland 1-10-0

Punting (No.-Yds.-Avg.-Long.)
Cody Melton 3-50-16.6-26

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LMS Wins Versus Hilham Elem.

Livingston Middle School hosted Hilham Elementary School in elementary basketball games on Monday, Oct 26.

LMS boys defeated Hilham 63 to 2.

LMS girls defeated Hilham 77 to 15.

Coaches wishing to have scores published in OCN should contact Russell Garrett at 823-6485 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Mondays.


LA Cross Country
By Russell Garrett

The Livingston Academy Cross Country teams competed in the TSSAA Region 5 championship meet on Thursday, Oct. 28.

The girls team finished second overall in the A-AA division and by doing so qualified for the state championship meet.

For the Lady Cats, Deidra Pryor placed 5 with a time of 23:07, Heather Petry placed 6 with a time of 23:22, Stephanie Thrasher finished 11 with a time of 24:33, Heather Walker placed 12 with a time of 24:37, Brook Thompson finished 18 with a time of 25:47, Rachel Tollet placed 26 with a time of 28:42, and Bridgett Wilborn finished 43 with a time of 37:35.

The boys team finished fourth overall, missing the state championship qualification by only 11 points.

For the LA boys, Josh Krack finished 3 with a time of 18:09, Colin Smith finished 21 with a time of 21:01, Bo Byer placed 22 with a time of 21:13, Eric Huddleston finished 23 with a time of 21:14, Anton Coleman placed 36 with a time of 22:26, Jacob Cobble finished 37 with a time of 22:27, and Silas Stoddart placed 40 with a time of 22:58. Casey Hunter placed 42 in the Junior Varsity boy's race.

The top three teams qualify for the state meet as do the top 10 individuals.


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