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Archives 9-22-99


Wildcats Slay Dragons 35-7
Homecoming Queen & Court
Outlaws Remain Unbeaten
LA Volleyball TeamWins, Loses
LA Girls Soccer Team Defeats Scott County
LA Golf Team Wins Into District Tournament
Jr. 'Cats Win Over Celina And Baxter

Cross Country Season Off And Running

Wildcats Slay Dragons 35-7
By Howard Chandler

Livingston Academy broke open a close game with 21 fourth quarter points to defeat York Institute 35-7 and remain undefeated. The Wildcats, now 4-0, put away the pesky Dragons despite an offense that struggled for much of three quarters. The Dragons fell to 1-3 with the loss.

Livingston Academy tailback Josh Parsons had 131 yards rushing on 18 carries while Matthan Houser accounted for 280 total yards while scoring 3 touchdowns in a game for the second time this season. Houser had only 3 offensive touches through the first three quarters of action.

Defensively the Wildcats dominated the Dragons, limiting York to a single scoring drive, that coming on a 1 yard drive following an LA turnover. Brandon Smith, making his first start of the season at linebacker, led the Cats with 14 tackles while Matt Copeland controlled the interior line, totally 13 tackles, 3 for minus yardage. Jeremy McDonald added 10 tackles from his defensive end position.

The game began with neither team able to get much going offensively. After an exchange of punts the Wildcats were guilty of a turnover as a Robert Richardson pass deflected off Houser and into the hands of a York player who returned it 31 yards to the Cats 1. From there York fullback Gade Choate scored to give the Dragons the lead. Jonathan BlairÕs kick made it 7-0.

The Wildcats moved 50 yards on their next possession with the big play a 30 yard diving reception by Houser. The Cats sputtered, however, as a fourth down pass to Andy Allred fell incomplete.

The Wildcats defense held and after a punt LA started the drive from the York 44. The Cats moved to the Dragons 15 where they once again turned it over on downs after consecutive incompletions intended for Everley, Everley and Parsons.

After holding York again, the Cats finally got on the board on a two play 67 yard drive. Richardson hit Everley for 22, and then Josh Parsons weaved his way 45 yards for the touchdown. Joseph McGill added a kick to make it 7-7.

Just before the half, the Wildcats went 55 yards to take the lead. The big plays were a 15 yard run by Houser and the 37 yard touchdown pass from Richardson to Houser. McGillÕs PAT made it 14-7 at the half.

The third quarter went scoreless as York was held to -2 total yards while LA had 55 yards, all on the ground. The passing attack continued its woes going 0 for 6 in the quarter.

Midway through the final quarter LA got some breathing room after a 46 yard, 6 play drive, with the longest gain a 15 yard penalty against the Dragons. Matthan Houser, moving to the backfield, carried 3 of the final 4 plays, scoring on a 1 yard run. McGillÕs kick made it 21-7.

After York turned it over on downs at their own 30, the Cats tacked on another score when after a 5 yard penalty, Richardson hit Jordan Looper for a 35 yard touchdown. It was LooperÕs second touchdown in as many weeks. McGillÕs PAT made it 28-7.

On YorkÕs next possession, the Wildcats added a final score as Houser picked off a pass and rambled 75 yards up the sideline for the touchdown. McGillÕs kick finished the scoring at 35-7 LA.

The homecoming victory improved the Wildcats to 2-0 in Region 4-3A play while York fell to 0-2 in Region action.

The Wildcats ended the game with 206 yards rushing and 127 yards passing. Richardson finished 5 of 21 with 2 touchdowns and 2 interception..

York had 146 total yards and committed 2 turnovers; one, the touchdown interception return by Houser, his third of the season, and two, Chris EverleyÕs fifth interception of the season. Everley had a sixth interception taken away on an unusual offsetting penalty in the second half. Both fouls were clearly post possession fouls, meaning after the interception had occurred, and should have resulted in a change of possession. The school record for interceptions in a season is 9.

The Cats travel to Sparta Friday night to face White County, 1-4, in the their last non-Region game of the season. White County, coached by former LA assistant Bruce Lamb, led Cleveland late in the game last week before losing 42-21.

Complete Statistics
at LA 0-14-0-21-35
York 7-0-0-0-7

York - Gade Choate 1 run (Jonathan Blair kick)
LA - Josh Parsons 45 run (Joseph McGill kick)
LA - Matthan Houser 37 pass from Robert Richardson (McGill kick)
LA - Houser 1 run (McGill kick)
LA - Jordan Looper 35 pass from Richardson (McGill kick)
LA - Houser 75 interception return (McGill kick)

LA York
Rushing yds. 33-206 33-101
Passing yds. 127 45
Total off. 333 146
Passing 5-21-2 6-13-2
Turnovers 3 2
Punting 2-31.5 8-25.4
Penalties 5-55 6-55
Plays 54 46
Points 35 7

Individual Statistics Passing (Comp.-Atts.-Yds.-TDs-Ints.)
Robert Richardson 5-21-127-2-2

Rushing (Atts.-Yds.-TDs)
Josh Parsons 18-131-1; Matthan Houser 6-42-1; Jonathan Cummings 4-22-0; James Clouse 4-21-0

Sacks Against (No.-Yds. Lost)
Robert Richardson 1-(-10)

Receiving (No.-Yds.-TDs)
Matthan Houser 2-67-1; Chris Everley 2-25-0; Jordan Looper 1-35-1

Kickoff Returns (No.-Yds.-TDs)
Matthan Houser 2-62-0

Punt Returns (No.-Yds.-TDs)
Matthan Houser 4-34-0; Chris Everley 1-7-0

Punting (No.-Yds.-Avg.-Longest)
Matthan Houser 2-63-31.5-33

Scoring (TDs-2 pt.-Total Pts.)
Matthan Houser 3-0-18; Josh Parsons 1-0-6; Jordan Looper 1-0-6

Kick Scoring (XPA-XP-Total Pts.)
Joseph McGill 5-5-5

Tackles (Primary-Assists-Total)
Brandon Smith 7-7-14; Matt Copeland 7-6-13; Jeremy McDonald 7-3-10; Josh Parsons 5-2-7; James Clouse 4-3-7; David Stockton 4-3-7; Andrew Looper 3-2-5; Matthan Houser 3-0-3; Jordan Looper 3-0-3; Nathan Randolph 2-0-2; Elliot Vaughn 2-0-2; Jonathan Cummings 2-0-2; Matt Poston 0-2-2; Josh Cravins 1-0-1; Danny Webb 1-0-1; Jacob Henson 1-0-1; Daniel Christiansen 1-0-1; Ryan Ledbetter 1-0-1; Andy Allred 1-0-1; James Parsons 0-1-1; Chris Hammock 0-1-1; Joey Stephens 0-1-1; Joseph Smith 0-1-1

Tackles For Loss (No.-Yds. Lost)
Matt Copeland 3-(-9); Jeremy McDonald 2-(-8); Jonathan Cummings 1-(-8); James Clouse 1-(-5); Elliot Vaughn 1-(-3); Brandon Smith 1-(-2); David Stockton 1-(-2); Daniel Christiansen 1-(-1)

Matt Copeland 2; Jeremy McDonald 1; Jonathan Cummings 1

Fumble Recoveries (No.-Yds.)

Interceptions (No.-Yds.-Tds)
Matthan Houser 1-75-1; Chris Everley 1-15-0

Passes Broken Up
James Clouse 2; David Stockton 1; Bryant Harmon 1

Friday, Sept. 17
LA 35 York 7
Portland 41 Greenbrier 10
Dekalb Co. 25 Springfield 10
Wh. House 46 Macon Co. 6

Friday, Sept. 24
LA at White County
Portland at Christian Co., KY
Greenbrier at Clarksville NW
York at Monterey
White House at David Lipscomb
East Robertson at Macon Co.
Springfield at Cheatham Co.

Class 3-A Statewide Rankings
1. Portland (4-0) defeated Greenbrier 41-10
1. Milan (4-0) defeated McNairy Central 28-0
3. Kingston (4-0) defeated Jellico 81-0
4. Seymour (4-0) defeated Lenoir City 21-14
5. Sullivan North (4-1) lost to Gatlinburg-Pittman 16-14
6. Covington (4-0) defeated Obion County 52-29
7. Martin Westview (4-0) defeated Ripley 61-13
8. Page (4-0) defeated Hickman County 59-7
9. Livingston Academy (4-0) defeated York 35-7
10. Memphis-Ridgeway (3-1) defeated Hillcrest 57-14
11. Chatt.-Brainerd (2-1) defeated Grundy County 32-21
12. McNairy Central (2-2) lost to Milan 28-0
12. Scott County (4-0) defeated Knox-Carter 28-21


Homecoming Quuen and Court

The 1999 Homecoming Queen and Court were presented during Livingston Academy Homecoming ceremonies held Friday, Sept. 17. They are, from left, Freshman Homecoming Attendant Holly Coffman, daughter of Bud and Jan Coffman of Livingston, escorted by Josh Walker, son of Sarah Lowery and Keith Walker of Livingston, Junior Homecoming Attendant Lindsey Looper, daughter of Claude and Sandy Looper of Livingston, escorted by Matt McGee, grandson of Lloyd and Wanda Thurman of Livingston, 1999 Livingston Academy Homecoming Queen Mandy Maynord, daughter of Mike and Donna Maynord of Allons, escorted by Jeremiah Maynard, son of Gerald and Reba Maynard of Livingston, Senior Homecoming Attendant Julie Boles, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Johnson of Livingston and Mr. and Mrs. Mike Boles of Livingston, escorted by Brandon Ayers, son of Mike and Tina Ayers of Hilham, and Sophomore Homecoming Attendant Ashley Pealer, daughter of Dennie and Kathy Pealer of Allons, escorted by Joel Garrett, son of Shirley Garrett and the late Joe Garrett.

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Outlaws Remain Unbeaten
By Howard Chandler

The Overton County Outlaws defeated Dekalb County 15-0 in a defensive struggle to improve to 4-0. The Outlaws got two third quarter touchdowns. The first on a 38 yard run by wide receiver Kurt Gilbert with 5:39 left in the quarter, then on the last play of the third quarter Josh Carwile went 62 yards off tackle behind the blocking of Anthony Matthews and Cody Prestwood. Tyler Sells caught a two-point pass from Andrew Dixon while Jamey Vaughn ran in a one-point conversion.

The Outlaws defense was led by Brian Scott, Levi Holt and Tyler Sullivan with 5 tackles each while Jamey Vaughn and Jake Reeder had 4 each. Jake Reeder also had an interception while Anthony Matthews recovered a fumble.

Offensively Carwile had 89 yards on 7 carries while Jamey Vaughn had 34 yards in 10 attempts. Gilbert had 2 carries for 38.

Complete statistics follow this article.

Junior Outlaws Win
The Overton County Junior Outlaws suffered their first loss of the year with a 12-6 upset at the hands of Dekalb County.

The Outlaws scored in the first quarter on a James Williams one yard run with 6:59 left in the opening quarter.

Dekalb County battled back to take a 12-6 lead at halftime and neither team scored after intermission.

Jordan Everley led the Outlaws attack with 82 yards on 9 rushes while Jessie Cole led the defensive effort with 5 tackles.

Complete statistics follow article.

Jr. Outlaws B-Team
For the second consecutive week, the Junior Outlaws B-Team lost by way of an interception return for a touchdown. In the games first quarter, a Dekalb County Junior B-Team player intercepted a pass and rerturned it 82 yards for the games only score. The final was 6-0.

Complete statistics follow this article.

Individual Statistics Sr. Outlaws
Outlaws 15 Dekalb Co. 0

Passing (Comp.-Atts.-Yds.- TDs-Int.-2 pt.)
Andrew Dixon 1-1-3-0-0-1

Rushing (Atts.-Yds.-TDs-Cnv.)
Josh Carwile 7-89-1-0; Kurt Gilbert 2-38-1-0; Jamey Vaughn 10-34-0-1; Andrew Dixon 2-(-17)-0-0

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

Brian Scott 5; Tyler Sullivan 5; Levi Holt 5; Jake Reeder 4; Jamey Vaughn 4; Anthony Matthews 3; Dustin Rush 3; Beau Massengille 3; Kurt Gilbert 2; Josh Carwile 1; Andrew Dixon 1

Jake Reeder 1

Fumble Recoveries
Anthony Matthews 1

Individual Statistics Jr. Outlaws
Dekalb Co. 12 Jr. Outlaws 6

Passing (Comp.-Atts.-Yds.- TDs-Int.)

Rushing (Atts.-Yds.-TDs)
Jordan Everley 9-82-0; Will Peterman 5-11-0; Jonathan Sullivan 1-3-0; Gary Massengille 3-3-0; James Williams 3-(-2)-1; Brannon McCoin 1-(-11)-0

Receiving (No.-Yds.-TDs)

Jessie Cole 5; Joe Stansberry 3; Gary Massengille 3; Devon Ramsey 2; James Williams 2; Steven Morgan 1; Josh Coffee 1; Jonathan Sullivan 1; Will Peterman 1; Cory Prestwood 1

Individual Statistics Jr. Outlaws B-Team

Passing (Comp.-Atts.-Yds.-Int.)
Hayden Hill 2-7-12-1

Rushing (Atts.-Yds.)
Adam Wilson 10-8; Hayden Hill 4-3; Ty Eldridge 3-(-2)

Receiving (No.-Yds.)
Ty Eldridge 1-7; Antheny Ward 1-5

Aaron Roysden 6; Ty Eldridge 2; Scotty Keesling 2; Antheny Ward 2; Adam Wilson 2; Dylan Ashlock 1; Justin Langford 1; Jacob Parsons 1

Fumble Recoveries
Ty Eldridge 1; and Jacob Parsons 1.

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LA Volleyball Team Wins, Loses
By Dewain E. Peek

From elation to devastation characterized the night the for Livingston Academy Lady Wildcats as they played host to Pickett County and Upperman on Tuesday, Sept. 14.

The Lady ÔCats moved their District 9-A/AA record to 9-0 by defeating Pickett County 15-4, 15-1 in the first match of the night.

The thrill of victory was short-lived when the home team lost to Upperman 6-15, 11-15 in the nightcap.

The games put LA at 9-1 in District 9-A/AA, tied with Upperman for the lead, and 15-5 overall.

After traveling to Monterey on Tuesday, Sept. 21 to play the home team and Mt. Juliet Christian, the Lady ÔCats will host Clarkrange and Trousdale County on Thursday, Sept. 23, then travel to Glencliff for the Glencliff Playday on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 24-25. LA will travel to Gainesboro on Tuesday, Sept. 28 to play Jackson County and Upperman.

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LA Girls Soccer Team Defeats Scott County
By Dewain E. Peek

LAÕs Mandy Maynord moves the ball downfield in the Lady Wildcats win over Scott County on Monday, Sept. 13. Livingston came back from a 3-1 first half deficit to win 4-3.

LA Soccer Coach Rick Sells said, "Our defense played great in the second half. Jodi Morgan played very well on defense."

Lacey White scores a goal for Livingston Academy on a penalty kick against Scott County to push the Lady ÔCats toward their 4-3 win. Tara Watkins scored a goal and Lora Brady scored two goals, the latter being the winning goal with under a minute to go in the game.

LA Soccer Coach Rick Sells said, "They were happy to get that win. WeÕve been running a lot more and I think thatÕs what they needed to do."

After traveling to Cookeville for a 4 p.m. game on Thursday, Sept. 23, the Lady Wildcats will host Lebanon in a noon game on Saturday, Sept. 25, then travel to Sparta on Tuesday, Sept. 28.

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LA Golf Team Wins Into District Tournament
By Dewain E. Peek

A berth in the district tournament was one goal of the Livingston Academy Wildcats golf team. Chalk up another goal accomplished.

The LA golf team played in the East Division Playoff held at White Plains on Monday, Sept. 13. Of eight teams in the east division, only the top four would advance to the district tournament to play the top four teams from the west division. The Wildcats placed third with a 346 in the 18-hole match.

LA Golf Coach Eddie Linder said, "IÕm pleased. That was one of our team goals, to make the district, and weÕve done that." Matt Barefoot led the way with a 79, with Colin Smith shooting an 86, Matt OÕBrien finishing with a 90, and Charles Hammer shooting a 91.

"As of late weÕre playing a little bit more steady," Coach Linder said. "Our scores really havenÕt improved that much, but theyÕre not up and down as much as they were."

Upperman won the east division with a 328 and Monterey came in second with a 330. York Institute came in fourth with a 348.

"So we get to advance on to the district, which is Monday,Ó Linder said. "It will be the same format, an 18-hole match to be played at Ironwood. The top two go from there."

Livingston Academy played a regular season match the day after the playoff tournament. LA shot a 179 with scoring coming from Matt Barefoot with a 39, Matt Crawford with a 45, Anthony Ognibene with a 45, and Matt OÕBrien with a 50.

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Jr. 'Cats Win Over Celina And Baxter
By Howard Chandler

The Overton County Junior Wildcats bounced back from their first loss of the season to take two wins last week defeating Celina 38-8 on Tuesday and then Baxter 22-6 on Thursday.

In the win over Celina, the Junior Cats responded to a scoreless tie at the end of the first quarter by scoring 30 unanswered points during the second and third quarters.

Wilson Cates scored first on a 1 yard run and added the conversion to make it 8-0 Cats with 4:01 remaining in the first half. Brian Colson, who led the Junior Cats with 118 yards on 9 carries, scored next on a 24 yard run. Cates threw to Jessie Linder for the conversion to make it 16-0 at halftime.

Colson added a second touchdown on the first possession of the third quarter, this time on a 13 yard run. Cates threw to Lance Holland on the conversion to make it 24-0.

Three minutes later Danny Ledbetter scored from a yard out to make it 30-0.

Celina got a fourth quarter touchdown on a 49 yard pass from Chase Stephens to Dustin Trobaugh. Stephens ran in the conversion to make it 30-8.

Cody Melton completed the scoring for the Cats on a 32 yard run. Jeff Cummings added the conversion run to make it 38-8.

Whitney Coleman led the Cats defense with 8 tackles, .5 sacks, and a fumble recovery.

Complete statistics follow this article.

The Junior Cats then traveled to Baxter and jumped out to a 22-0 halftime lead before coasting to victory.

Wilson Cates threw 47 yards to Lance Holland to score the first touchdown and then threw to Holland for the conversion to make it 8-0 Junior Cats.

Cates then ran for a score early in the second quarter to make it 14-0. The run covered one yard.

Brian Colson completed the Junior Cats scoring with a 7 yard run and added the conversion to make it 22-0.

BaxterÕs only score came on a 45 yard punt return in the final quarter to make the final 22-6. Statistics follow.

Complete Statistics
Jr. Cats 0-16-14-8-38
Celina 0-0-0-8-8

Individual Statistics Passing (Comp.-Atts.-Yds.- TDs-Ints.-2 pt.)
Wilson Cates 5-8-51-1-0-2

Rushing (Atts.-Yds.-TDs-Cnv.)
Brian Colson 9-118-2; Danny Ledbetter 9-55-1; Cody Melton 6-63-1; Wilson Cates 3-(-9)-0-1; D.J. Allred 1-7-0; Jeff Cummings 1-3-0; Lance Holland 1-1-0; Mike Jones 1-1-0

Receiving (No.-Yds.-TDs-Cnv.)
Jessie Linder 3-18-1-1; Lance Holland 2-33-0-1

Kickoff Returns (No.-Yds.-TDs)
Cody Melton 1-7-0

Punt Returns (No.-Yds.-TDs)

Punting (No.-Yds.-Avg.-Longest)
Brian Colson 1-21-21.0-21

Tackles (Primary-Assists-Total)
Whitney Coleman 5-3-8; Danny Ledbetter 4-2-6; Steve Walker 4-1-5; Steven Burchfield 4-0-4; Jessie Linder 3-1-4; Cody Melton 0-3-3; Jeff Cummings 2-0-2; Jamie Hutchinson 2-0-2; Tyler Lancaster 2-0-2; Mike Jones 1-1-2; Brian Colson 1-1-2; Wesley Puckett 0-1-1; D.J. Allred 0-1-1

Whitney Coleman 0.5; Steven Walker 0.5

Fumble Recoveries
Whitney Coleman 1; Jeff Cummings 1

Complete Statistics
Jr. Cats 22 Baxter 6

Individual Statistics Passing (Comp.-Atts.-Yds.- TDs-Ints.-2 pt.)
Wilson Cates 3-6-60-1-0-1

Rushing (Atts.-Yds.-TDs-2 pt.)
Brian Colson 16-47-1-1; Danny Ledbetter 5-36-0-0; Mike Jones 5-30-0-0; Cody Melton 3-8-0-0; Wilson Cates 4-(-28)-1-0

eceiving (No.-Yds.-TDs-2 pt.)
Lance Holland 2-50-1-1; Paul Robbins 1-10-0-0

Kickoff Returns (No.-Yds.-TDs)
Whitney Coleman 2-35-0

Punt Returns (No.-Yds.-TDs)

Punting (No.-Yds.-Avg.-Longest)
Brian Colson 3-25-8.3-27

Tackles (Primary-Assists-Total)
Whitney Coleman 8-1-9; Danny Ledbetter 5-0-5; Mike Jones 3-1-4; Paul Robbins 1-2-3; Steven Burchfield 2-0-2; Steven Walker 1-1-2; Cody Melton 1-1-2; Brian Colson 1-1-2; Matt Simcox 1-0-1; Jamie Hutchinson 0-1-1

Steven Burchfield 1; Brian Colson 1

Fumble Recoveries
Cody Melton 1

Interceptions (No.-Yds.-TDs)
Matt Simcox 1-28-0

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Cross Country Season Off And Running
By Dewain E. Peek

Livingston Academy opened its cross country season last week in the Tennessee Classic held at the Steeplechase in Percy Warner Park.

Teams ran a 3-mile course in the Tennessee Classic. Each team was made up of seven runners with the top five on each team counting toward the teamÕs points. Points were given as the finishing position, the lowest point total being the best score.

LA Cross Country Coach Shane Qualls said, "There were probably 1,500 runners there. The runners came from seven states. It was a very big thing."

The Livingston Academy girls team finished 18th out of 31 teams. Deidra Pryor was LivingstonÕs top runner, finishing at 9 out of approximately 275 in her class. Heather Petry finished 78, Heather Walker 97, Stefanie Thrasher 108, and Rachel Tollett 202.

The Livingston Academy boys finished 20th out of a 36 team field. The top runner for LA was Josh Krack, who finished 45 out of approximately 250 runners in his class. Marc Smith finished 83, Colin Smith 91, Bo Byers 120, and Silas Stoddart 149.

Coach Qualls said, "They did well. YouÕre not going to do too well in those big ones."

The Livingston Academy Cross Country Team will next run in the 31st Annual A.F. Bridges Invitational held at noon Saturday, Sept. 25 at the Steeplechase.


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