Volleyball Team Go To 9-0 District
Girls Soccer Team Plays Sparta
LA Golf Team Plays Well,
Jr. 'Cats Lose To T-Ville 18-8
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
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
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)
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
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
Sacks Against (No.-Yds. Lost)
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
Matthan Houser 2-65-32.5-38
Kick Scoring (XPA-XP-Points)
Joseph McGill 6-6-6 pts.
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 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 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
Jamey Vaughn 11-158-1; Josh Carwile 8-49-0; Andrew Dixon 3-(-5)-0;
Kurt Gilbert 2-(-7)-0
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
Jordan Everley 20-109-1; Gary Massengille 11-57-0; Brannon McCoin
1-2-0; James Williams 3-(-3)-1
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
Adam Wilson 8-19; Hayden Hill 4-7; Ty Eldridge 2-0
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
"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
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
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
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
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.
Jr. Cats 0-8-0-0-8
Passing (Comp.-Atts.-Yds.- TDs-Ints.-XPs)
Wilson Cates 3-8-79-0-3-1
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
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)
Brian Colson 2-18-9.0-18
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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