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Archives 9-15-99


'Cats Cruise Past Celina
Outlaws Remain Unbeaten
LA Volleyball Team Go To 9-0 District
LA Girls Soccer Team Plays Sparta
LA Golf Team Plays Well, Loses Two
Jr. 'Cats Lose To T-Ville 18-8

'Cats Cruise Past Celina
By Howard Chandler

Livingston Academy used six Celina turnovers including 5 interceptions to cruise past the Bulldogs 42-0 Friday night. It was the Wildcats sixth consecutive victory in the series and one of the most lopsided in this long and storied rivalry.

The Wildcats simply outmanned the Bulldogs from the kickoff. It was a matchup of a bigger, stronger, Class 3-A school against a young, rebuilding Class 1-A program as the Wildcats defense, in addition to the turnovers, limited Celina to 44 total yards and only one first down through the first three quarters while opening up a 42-0 lead. Neither team scored in the final quarter.

Livingston Academy's starters played sparingly with starting quarterback Robert Richardson only attempting 2 passes. The Cats offense only managed 260 yards, but much of that was because of a smothering defense that dominated the game, scoring 2 touchdowns and setting up numerous short drives after turnovers.

The 5 interceptions, included 2 by Matthan Houser, one resulting in a 51 yard touchdown and one each by Jordan Looper, Chris Everley and Jonathan Cummings. Looper returned his for a 34 yard touchdown while Everley's pick was his fourth of the season.

David Stockton had a fumble recovery that he returned for 5 yards setting the Wildcats up deep in Celina territory.

The Wildcats took control of this one early, scoring on their second drive on a 6 play, 47 yard drive with Josh Parsons going the final 9 yards for the score.

After Everley intercepted the ball on Celina's next possession, the Wildcats moved 55 yards in 3 plays with Eveley rushing for 18, Houser for 18, and Parsons scoring his second touchdown from 19 yards out. Joseph McGill was perfect on both kicks giving LA a 14-0 lead midway through the first quarter.

On the first play of the second quarter, Jonathan Cummings ended another short Wildcat drive by scoring from 9 yards out. McGill's kick made it 21-0.

After a change of possessions, Houser picked off a Daniel Strong pass and went 51 yards for a touchdown. McGill added another kick and, with over six minutes remaining in the first half, the rout was on with LA leading 28-0.

In the third quarter, Celina committed 3 turnovers within their first five offensive plays. Stockton's fumble recovery started things off giving LA the ball at Celina 17. Freshman Jared Rudd, carrying on 3 of the 4 plays it took to score, got the touchdown on a 1 yard run. McGill again added the conversion for a 35-0 lead.

On Celina's next possession Jordan Looper picked off a pass and went 34 yards to complete the Cats scoring. McGill's PAT made it 42-0.

The Wildcats threw for 71 yards with freshman Josh Walker completing 3 of 6 for 57 yards in his first extensive action of his career.

Josh Parsons led the rushing attack with 8 carries for 72 yards and 2 touchdowns while Jonathan Cummings had 64 yards on 12 attempts. Ten players carried the ball for Livingston Academy.

Matthan Houser had 140 yards to lead LA, 59 of those coming on defense, as he, like most of the Cats starters, barley played more than a quarter.

Robert Richardson, injured against Springfield, played sparingly and was less than one-hundred percent while fullback-linebacker James Parsons was held out altogether.

The 3-0 Wildcats now prepare to host 1-2 York in a region contest Friday night. It will be the Wildcats homecoming game.

Notes: *The Wildcats are expected to move up some in the AP poll after being in the 12th position last week. Four of the teams in front of the Wildcats lost.

*Prep Star magazine, a nationally recognized recruiting magazine, has named Matthan Houser, wide receiver, to its All-Southeast Regional Team. Jeremy McDonald was named honorable mention All-Region as an offensive lineman.

Prep Star is affiliated with the Associated Press, CNN/SI, and CBS Sportsline.


Complete Statistics
LA 14-14-14-0-42
Celina 0-0-0-0-0

LA - Josh Parsons 9 run (Joseph McGill kick)
LA - Parsons 19 run (McGill kick)
LA - Jonathan Cummings 9 run (McGill kick)
LA - Matthan Houser 51 interception return (McGill kick)
LA - Jared Rudd 1 run (McGill kick)
LA - Jordan Looper 34 interception return (McGill kick)

LA Celina
First downs 8 8
Rushing yds. 37-189 30-106
Passing yds. 71 13
Total off. 260 119
Passing 4-8-0 1-13-5
Turnovers 1 6
Punting 2-32.5 4-31.5
Penalties N/A N/A
Plays 45 43
Points 42 0

Individual Statistics Passing (Comp.-Atts.-Yds.-TDs-Ints.)
Josh Walker 3-6-57-0-0; Robert Richardson 1-2-14-0-0

Rushing (Atts.-Yds.-TDs)
Josh Parsons 8-72-2; Jonathan Cummings 12-64-1; Chris Everley 1-18-0; Matthan Houser 1-18-0; Brandon Smith 2-11-0; Jared Rudd 7-4-1; John Daniels 3-3-0; James Clouse 1-0-0; Josh Walker 1-0-0; Robert Richardson 1-(-1)-0

Sacks Against (No.-Yds. Lost)

Receiving (No.-Yds.-TDs)
Bryant Harmon 1-30-0; Matthan Houser 1-14-0; Jessie Wolfram 1-14-0; Chris Everley 1-13-0

Kickoff Returns (No.-Yds.-TDs)
Matt Poston 1-7-0

Punt Returns (No.-Yds.-TDs)
Matthan Houser 3-50-0

Punting (No.-Yds.-Avg.-Longest)
Matthan Houser 2-65-32.5-38

Kick Scoring (XPA-XP-Points)
Joseph McGill 6-6-6 pts.

Tackles (Primary-Assists-Total)
Chris Hammock 5-1-6; Josh Parsons 3-1-4; Jeremy McDonald 2-2-4; James Clouse 2-2-4; Ben Gore 1-3-4; Jesse Wolfram 3-0-3; Jared Rudd 2-1-3; Matt Poston 2-1-3; Jonathan Cummings 2-0-2; Nathan Randolph 2-0-2; Elliot Vaughn 2-0-2; Danny Webb 2-0-2; Derek Worley 1-1-2; Josh Cravins 1-1-2; Jacob Henson 2-0-2; Josh Dial 1-1-2; Andy Allred 0-2-2; Matthan Houser 1-0-1; Matt Huddleston 1-0-1; Brandon Smith 1-0-1; Joseph McGill 1-0-1; Michael Hayes 1-0-1; Troy Pennington 1-0-1; Josh Tinch 1-0-1; Matt Copeland 1-0-1; John Daniels 1-0-1; Joseph Smith 1-0-1; Jonathan Smith 0-1-1; Jacob Masters 0-1-1

Tackles For Loss (No.-Yds. Lost)
Jonathan Cummings 2-(-3); Jeremy McDonald 1-(-8); Matt Copeland 1-(-6); Danny Webb 1-(-3); Josh Parsons 1-(-1); James Clouse 1-(-1)

Jeremy McDonald (1)

Fumble Recoveries (No.-Yds.)
David Stockton 1-5 Interceptions (No.-Yds.-Tds) Matthan Houser 2-58-1; Jordan Looper 1-34-1; Jonathan Cummings 1-23-0; Chris Everley 1-6-0

Passes Broken Up
Jonathan Cummings (1); Matthan Houser (1)

Friday, Sept. 3 Results
LA 27 Springfield 7
Portland 26 White House 14
Greenbrier 34 York 0
Dekalb Co. 7 Macon Co. 6

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Outlaws Remain Unbeaten
By Howard Chandler

The Overton County Outlaws improved to 3-0 with a hard fought 13-6 victory over previously unbeaten Baxter. The Outlaws used a running attack that netted them 200 yards to go along with 78 yards passing from Andrew Dixon to get just enough offense for the win.

The defense stepped up, forcing two interceptions, both by Josh Carwile, while Jacob Reeder and Levi Holt had 5 tackles each for the Outlaws.

The Outlaws got on the board first on an Andrew Dixon pass to Kurt Gilbert who ended the game with 2 catches for 78 yards including the score.

The winning score came on a third quarter 85 yard run by workhorse tailback Jamey Vaughn, with 2:35 remaining. Vaughn, with another outstanding afternoon, ended the game with 11 carries for 158 yards.

Complete statistics follow this article.

Junior Outlaws Win
The Overton County Junior Outlaws won another hard fought game with Baxter 14-6 to remain undefeated.

The game was tied 6-6 in the final quarter when Jordan Everley, who carried 20 times for 109 yards during the game, broke loose for a 21 yard touchdown run.

Steven Morgan hauled in a two point conversion pass from James Williams to make the final 14-6.

Williams had scored the Outlaws first touchdown on a one yard run with 2:02 to go in the first.

Gary Massengille had 57 yards on 11 carries from the fullback position while Williams completed 3 of 4 for 21 yards on the day.

Leading the Junior Outlaws defense was Jesse Cole with 7 tackles and Joe Stansberry and Lucas Holt with 4 each. Josh Coffee had an interception in the win.

Jr. Outlaws B-Team
The Junior Outlaws B-Team lost a hard fought battle to the Baxter Junior B-Team by the score of 7-0.

The game's only points came on a 37-yard interception return by the Baxter team in the 2nd quarter.

Individual Statistics Sr. Outlaws
Outlaws 13 Baxter 6

Passing (Comp.-Atts.-Yds.- TDs-Int.)
Andrew Dixon 2-4-78-1-0

Rushing (Atts.-Yds.-TDs)
Jamey Vaughn 11-158-1; Josh Carwile 8-49-0; Andrew Dixon 3-(-5)-0; Kurt Gilbert 2-(-7)-0

Receiving (No.-Yds.-TDs)
Kurt Gilbert 2-78-1 Tackles Levi Holt 5; Jacob Reeder 5; Beau Massengille 4; Kurt Gilbert 4; Dustin Rush; 4; Tyler Sullivan 4; Jamey Vaughn 3; Brian Scott 3; Anthony Matthews 2

Josh Carwile (2)

Individual Statistics Jr. Outlaws
Jr. Outlaws 14 Baxter 6

Passing (Comp.-Atts.-Yds.- TDs-Int.-2pt.)
James Williams 3-4-21-0-0-1

Rushing (Atts.-Yds.-TDs)
Jordan Everley 20-109-1; Gary Massengille 11-57-0; Brannon McCoin 1-2-0; James Williams 3-(-3)-1

Receiving (No.-Yds.-TDs)
Steven Morgan 2-9-0-1

Jesse Cole 7; Lucas Holt 4; Joe Stansberry 4; Steven Morgan; Jordan Everley 3; Josh Coffee 3; Jonathan Sullivan 3; Will Peterman 2

Josh Coffee (1)

Individual Statistics Jr. Outlaws B-Team
Passing (Comp.-Atts.-Yds.-Int.) Hayden Hill 1-5-5-1

Rushing (Atts.-Yds.)
Adam Wilson 8-19; Hayden Hill 4-7; Ty Eldridge 2-0

Receiving (No.-Yds.)
Antheny Ward 1-5 Tackles Jacob Parsons 8; Aaron Roysden 3; Antheny Ward 3; Scotty Keesling 2; Caleb Lynn 2; Ty Eldridge 2; Adam Wilson 1

Fumble Recoveries
Dylan Ashlock 1


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LA Volleyball Go To 9-0 In District

Senior Kara Masters leaps to drive a point for Livingston Academy in the first game win against White County during the playday at Livingston Academy on Saturday, Sept. 11. The Lady 'Cats succumbed to White County, losing the following game and the rally-point deciding game of the match. The Lady 'Cats also lost to Cookeville, but defeated Jackson County and Macon County, and won over Warren County who forfeited.

LA Coach Merl Smith said, "We played better than we have all year on the playday."

Earlier in the week, Livingston posted wins over Macon County, Trousdale County, and Mt. Juliet Christian. The week's wins pushed LA's record to 9-0 in the district and 14-4 overall. After hosting Pickett County and Upperman on Tuesday, Sept. 14, the Lady Wildcats will travel to Monterey on Tuesday, Sept. 21 to take on the host team and Mt. Juliet Christian.

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LA Girls Soccer Team Plays Sparta
By Dewain E. Peek

The Livingston Academy Lady Wildcats girls soccer team went down to the final minutes with a chance to win against visiting Sparta on Thursday, Sept. 9.

"We should have won," LA Soccer Coach Rick Sells said. "We had them 1-0 in the first half. We played them tough."

The goal for LA was scored by Lacey White. Livingston's lead was fated to not last through the second half. "They got a goal that 9 out of 10 times LaShaun (Livingston) would have had no trouble with. It was real bright and looking into the sun, she could hardly see. It just dribbled off her hand and went in," Coach Sells said.

The game now tied at 1-1, the Lady ‘Cats kept up the pressure as the minutes ticked off. With few minutes left to play, a tie score finish seemed imminent, but, to Livingston's detriment, was not to be.

"The winning goal was scored without two minutes to go in the game," Coach Sells said. "It ricocheted off the goal and went in. Usually when it hits the top of the goal, it'll bounce over. This one bounced right in."

Livingston took a 1-2 loss.

"I think that's the best game we've played this year," Coach Sells said. "They really played tough and they didn't quit.

"April Colson really played well on defense, she really hustled. Lacey White played striker and she really played well."

After a trip to Scott County on Monday, Sept. 13, the Lady ‘Cats are scheduled to travel to play Boyd Christian School at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16.

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LA Golf Team Plays Well, Loses Two
By Dewain E. Peek

Shooting consistently in the 170s as a team was not enough for the Livingston Academy Wildcats golf team to win in two matches played last week.

The Wildcats began the week at Carthage against the host Smith County Owls on Tuesday, Sept. 7. The Owls played an outstanding round of golf, shooting a 147 to LA's 177.

Every Carthage scorer shot in the thirties. Brent Long and Ethan Underwood led the team with a 35 each, followed by Jonathan Parker with a 38, and Adam Fulton with a 39, pushing Carthage to a 13-2 record.

LA Golf Coach Eddie Linder said, "They've got one of the better teams, if not the best team, in our district. They played well that day." Scoring for the 'Cats came from Anthony Ognibene with a 38, Matt Barefoot with a 41, Colin Smith with a 48, and Charles Hammer and Matt O'Brien either with a 50.

The ‘Cats then traveled to play Monterey on Thursday, Sept. 9. Again the host team put in a fine performance with Monterey winning over Livingston Academy with a 160 to LA's 176.

Livingston scoring was provided by Matt O'Brien with a 42, Charles Hammer and Colin Smith each with a 43, and Anthony Ognibene with a 48.

"We are getting more consistent," Coach Linder said. "This past week we played two of the better teams in the district. We played reasonably well. The other teams just outplayed us."

Monterey also defeated Pickett County's 228. Pickett County scoring was provided by Luke Mason with a 44, Adam Asberry with a 51, Grant Mitchell with a 64, and Justin Wright with a 69. The

Livingston Academy Wildcats golf team were scheduled to play in the East Division Play-off at White Plains on Monday, Sept. 13. Eight teams play in the division play-off with the top four going to the district.

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Jr. 'Cats Lose To T-Ville 18-8

The Overton County Junior Wildcats fell victim to Tompkinsville, Kentucky 18-8 Thursday night for their first loss of the season.

The Falcons used two first quarter touchdowns to get out to a 12-0 lead.

The Junior Cats came back to score on a 26 yard run by Brian Colson with 0:57 left in the first half. Wilson Cates threw to Lance Holland for the conversion to make it 12-8 at halftime.

The Junior Wildcats just had too many mistakes to win the game, however, committing 4 turnovers and being penalized 6 times for 45 yards.

The Falcons had no turnovers and were penalized 2 times for 10 yards. The second half remained scoreless until only 3:39 remained in the game when Tompkinsville added a final touchdown to lead 18-8.

The Junior Wildcats were led by Brian Colson who ran 16 times for 116 yards and caught pass for 11 yards. Jessie Linder had 109 all-purpose yards, catching one pass for 65 yards and returning 3 kickoffs for 44.

Wilson Cates was 3 of 8 for 79 yards, with 3 interceptions.

Whitney Coleman had 12 tackles to lead the defense, while Cody Melton added 7.

Complete Statistics
Jr. Cats 0-8-0-0-8
T-Ville 12-0-0-6-18

Individual Statistics
Passing (Comp.-Atts.-Yds.- TDs-Ints.-XPs)
Wilson Cates 3-8-79-0-3-1

Rushing (Atts.-Yds.-TDs)
Brian Colson 16-116-1; Lance Holland 1-5-0; Cody Melton 1-3-0; Mike Jones 3-1-0; Wilson Cates 1-(-1)-0

Receiving (No.-Yds.-TDs)
Jesse Linder 1-65-0; Brian Colson 1-11-0; Lance Holland 1-3-0

Kickoff Returns (No.-Yds.-TDs)
Jesse Linder 3-44-0; Mike Jones 1-(-3)-0

Punt Returns (No.-Yds.-TDs)

Punting (No.-Yds.-Avg.-Longest)
Brian Colson 2-18-9.0-18

Tackles (Primary-Assists-Total)
Whitney Coleman 10-2-12; Cody Melton 5-2-7; Jessie Linder 5-0-5; Steven Walker 4-1-5; Mike Jones 3-1-4; Danny Ledbetter 2-2-4; Matt Simcox 3-0-3; Steve Burchfield 2-0-2; Brian Colson 2-0-2; Paul Robbins 1-0-1; Lance Holland 2-1-3

Whitney Coleman (1)



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