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LA Outscores White Co. 36-20
Cross Country Teams Run In Invitational
Outlaws Defeat Fentress Co.
LA 'Cats Volleyball Team Defest Trousdale County
LA Girls Soccer Team Plays Two
LA Golf Team Season Ends In District Tournament
Jr. 'Cats Now 4-1



LA Outscores White Co. 36-20
By Howard Chandler

Livingston Academy improved to 5-0 with a wild 36-20 win over White County Friday night. the two teams combined for 56 points and 731 yards of offense in the contest. White County fell to 1-5 with the loss.

In an ironic twist to the offensive fireworks, the turning points in the game came on a good defensive play by White County that turned disasterous on a controversial call that resulted in a Livingston Academy safety. The play with 1:15 remaining in the third quarter gave LA a 23-14 lead that proved insurmountable for the Warriors.

On the play, a White County defensive back picked off a pass in the endzone and was tackled by a host of Livingston Academy players. The officials ruled, because the White County defender made an effort to return the interception, that the result was a safety.

Livingston Academy was led, in the contest, by the running of Josh Parsons who had 23 carries for 115 yards and 2 touchdowns, and Robert Richardson, who completed 9 of 15 for 213 yards and 2 scores. Chris Everley led the receiving corps with 3 catches for 78 yards and 2 touchdowns.

The game began with White County receiving the kickoff and unable to move the ball. After the teams exchanged punts, however, White County was able to move 40 yards in 5 plays with James Nash, who completed 10 of 19 for 239 yards and 2 scores, finding Kenny Anderson for an 18 yard touchdown. Nash added the conversion to make it 7-0 Warriors.

The Wildcats came right back with a 6 play, 59 yard drive to tie the score. Josh Parsons scored from 32 yards out and Joseph McGill added the PAT with 0:29 left in the first quarter.

The Wildcats struck quickly in the second quarter as Richardson hit Andy Allred for a 58 yard score to make it 13-7 Cats.

White County, who ran 23 plays to 6 for LA in the quarter, finally got on the board again with 0:21 left in the half on Nash's 1 yard run. Nash also added the kick to make it 14-13.

The Warriors recovered an onsides kick and drove inside the Cats 15 before the clock ran out.

In the third quarter, the Wildcats took the opening kickoff and went 57 yards in 7 plays with Parsons scoring from a yard out. The big play of the drive was a Richardson to Jordan Looper pass covering 28 yards. Richardson threw to Andy Allred for the two point conversion to make it 21-14.

After the Wildcats held, they were driving again when Matt Martinez picked off the Richardson pass resulting in the bizarre safety to put LA up 23-14.

The Cats tacked on another scored with 4:29 remaining in the game as Matthan Houser threw 7 yards to Chris Everley for the score. The PAT was blocked and LA led 29-14.

White County struck quickly on a 2 play, 54 yard drive with Nash finding Chris Delong for the 45 yard score. The extra point kick failed, however, and with 4:07 left, the Cats led 29-20.

The Wildcats took only 2 plays to score again as Richardson found Everley behind the Warriors secondary for a 64 yard score. McGill's kick made it 36-20.

The Wildcats travel to Smithville to face Dekalb County this Friday night. The Tigers, coached by former Livingston Academy Head Coach Don Farley, are the surprise of Region 4-3A so far as they are off to a 4-1 start, 1-1 in Region play. The game could go a long way towards securing a TSSAA playoff spot for the Wildcats who would need only one more win to clinch a berth should they defeat Dekalb County.

The schedule, which has been kind to LA, heats up in the weeks ahead with White House, Greenbrier and Portland following Dekalb County. However, lowly Macon County, 0-5, awaits in the regular season final.

Complete Statistics
LA 7-6-10-13-36
at White Co. 7-7-0-6-20

WC - Kenny Anderson 18 pass from James Nash (Nash kick)
LA - Josh Parsons 32 run (Joseph McGill kick)
LA - Andy Allred 58 pass from Robert Richardson (kick failed)
WC - Nash 1 run (Nash kick)
LA - Parsons 1 run (Allred pass from Richardson)
LA - safety, White County player tackled in endzone
LA - Chris Everley 7 pass from Houser (kick failed)
WC - Chris Delong 45 pass from Nash (kick failed)
LA - Everley 64 pass from Richardson (McGill kick)

LA WC
Rushing yds. 39-160 31-112
Passing yds. 220 239
Total off. 380 351
Passing 10-17-2 10-19-0
Turnovers 4 2
Punting 1-30.0 4-34.3
Penalties 3-35 8-72
Plays 56 50 Points 36 20

Individual Statistics
Passing (Comp.-Atts.-Yds.-TDs-Ints.)
Robert Richardson 9-15-213-2-1; Matthan Houser 1-2-7-1-1

Rushing (Atts.-Yds.-TDs)
Josh Parsons 23-115-2; Matthan Houser 9-24-0; James Parsons 5-17-0; Robert Richardson 2-4-0

Sacks Against (No.-Yds. Lost)
None

Receiving (No.-Yds.-TDs)
Chris Everley 3-78-2; Matthan Houser 3-26-0; Jordan Looper 2-45-0; Andy Allred 1-58-1; Ryan Ledbetter 1-13-0

Kickoff Returns (No.-Yds.-TDs)
Matthan Houser 2-29-0; Josh Parsons 1-16-0

Punt Returns (No.-Yds.-TDs)
Matthan Houser 2-18-0

Scoring (TDs-2 pt.-Total Pts.)
Chris Everley 2-0-12; Josh Parsons 2-0-12; Andy Allred 1-1-8; Team (safety) 2

Kick Scoring (XPA-XP-Total Pts.)
Joseph McGill 2-4-2

Tackles (Primary-Assists-Total)
Josh Parsons 6-6-12; David Stockton 8-0-8; James Clouse 4-4-8; Matt Copeland 5-2-7; James Parsons 6-0-6; Brandon Smith 3-2-5; Jeremy McDonald 2-3-5; Nathan Randolph 4-0-4; Elliot Vaughn 2-1-3; Andrew Looper 2-1-3; Jonathan Cummings 1-2-3; Steven Barlow 2-0-2; Matthan Houser 2-0-2; Chris Everley 2-0-2; Matt Poston 2-0-2; Andy Allred 0-2-2; Jared Rudd 0-2-2; Jacob Henson 1-1-2; Jordan Looper 1-0-1

Tackles For Loss (No.-Yds. Lost)
Jonathan Cummings 1-(-5); Josh Parsons 1-(-2); James Parsons 1-(-2)

Sacks
None

Fumble Recoveries (No.-Yds.)
James Clouse 1; 1unidentified

Interceptions (No.-Yds.-Tds)
None

Passes Broken Up
Chris Everley 1; Jeremy McDonald 1

Friday, Sept. 24
LA 36 White Co. 20
Portland 56 Christian Co. 13
Wh. House 24 D. Lipscomb 10
Monterey 20 York 7
E. Roberts. 36 Macon Co. 6
Cheath. Co. 40 Springfield 14
Greenbrier 10 Clarksv. NW 7
Dekalb Co. was idle

Friday, Oct. 1
LA at Dekalb Co.
Springfield at White House
York at Portland
Greenbrier at Macon Co.

 

Cross Country Teams Run In Invitational
By Russell Garrett

The Livingston Academy Cross Country teams ran in the A.F. Bridges Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 25. The 'Cats ran well on the three-mile Steeplechase course.

Coach Qualls said, "They are running well and are improving every week."

A total of 310 runners competed in the girls competition. Placing for the 'Cats were Deidra Pryor who placed 126th with a time of 23:25, Heather Walker placed 137th with a time of 23:53, Stephanie Thrasher placed 179th with a time of 25:00, Rachael Tollett placed 295th with a time of 35:18, Virginia Padgett placed 308th with a time of 37:30, and Bridgett Wilborn placed 309th with a time of 37:33.

A total of 402 runners competed in the varsity boys competition. Placing for Livingston Academy were Josh Krack, who placed 147th with a time of 18:25, Mark Smith placed 247th with a time of 19:45, Colin Smith placed 271st with a time of 20:01, Bo Byers placed 319th with a time of 20:58, Eric Huddleston placed 322nd with a time of 22:58, Anton Coleman placed 343rd with a time of 21:02, and Silas Stoddart placed 372nd with a time of 21:35.

Running for junior varsity boys, Jacob Cobble finished with a time of 21:51, Jeremiah Savage finished with a time of 21:53., Casey Hunter finished with a time of 24:36, and Eric Ragland finished with a time of 24:38.

The teams' next meet will be on Saturday, Oct. 2, 1999, at the Gallatin Invitational beginning at 9:30 a.m.

 

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Outlaws Defeat Fentress Co.
By Howard Chandler

The Overton County Outlaws improved to 5-0 with a 19-0 victory over Fentress County Saturday. The Junior Outlaws won by an identical 19-0 score to improve 4-1 while the Junior B Team won 14-0.

The senior team's win helped them keep pace with Gordonsville who is also 5-0 in conference play as the two teams head toward a showdown later this year.

The Outlaws got on the board in the first quarter on a 4 yard run by Josh Carwile to take a 6-0 lead. Jamey Vaughn, who led the Outlaws with 118 yards rushing on 10 carries, scored on a 14 yard run with 6:32 remaining in the second. Carwile's one point conversion run made it 13-0 at the half.

Vaughn added a 19 yard touchdown in the third quarter to complete the scoring. In addition to his rushing total, Vaughn completed his only pass of the game for 35 yards to Kurt Gilbert.

Gilbert ended the game with 2 rushes for 26 yards and 2 catches for 50 yards.

Carwile had 10 carries for 79 yards and also had 3 tackles, a fumble recovery and an interception, his fifth of the season.

Complete statistics follow this article.

Individual Statistics Sr. Outlaws
Outlaws 6-7-6-19
Fentress Co. 0-0-0-0

Passing (Comp.-Atts.-Yds.- TDs-Int.)
Andrew Dixon 1-3-15-0-0; Jamey Vaughn 1-1-35-0-0

Rushing (Atts.-Yds.-TDs-Conv.) Jamey Vaughn 10-118-2; Josh Carwile 10-79-1-1; Kurt Gilbert 2-26-0; Beau Massengille 4-21-0; Josh Von Hoene 8-8-0; Curtis Beaty 6-8-0

Receiving (No.-Yds.-TDs) Kurt Gilbert 2-50-0

Tackles Brian Scott 4; Anthony Matthews 4; Jake Reeder 4; Josh Carwile 3; Jamey Vaughn 4; Levi Holt 3; Nick Shelton 3; Anthony Matthews 3; Jacob Coffee 3; Dusin Rush 4; Tyler Kesty 1; David Ledbetter 1; Tyler Sells 3

Interceptions Josh Carwile 1

Fumble Recoveries
Jake Reeder 1; Josh Carwile 1

Individual Statistics Jr. Outlaws
Jr. Outlaws 0-12-0-7-19
Fentress Co. 0-0-0-0-0

Passing (Comp.-Atts.-Yds.- TDs-Int.)
Jordan Everley 3-3-73-0-0

Rushing (Atts.-Yds.-TDs-Conv.)
Jordan Everley 12-114-1-0; Jonathan Sullivan 2-53-1-0; Will Peterman 1-36-0-0; Gary Massengille 6-29-0-1; James Williams 1-1-1-0; Cody Brown 5-27-0-0; Steven Morgan 4-19-0-0

Receiving (No.-Yds.-TDs)
Jonathan Sullivan 2-46-0; Joe Stansberry 1-27-0

Tackles
Gary Massengille 6; Will Peterman 4; Joe Stansberry 4; Jesse Cole 4; Jordan Everley 3; Lucas Holt 3; Cody Brown 3; Devan Ramsey 2; Brannon McCoin 2; Joshua Beaty 4

Fumble Recoveries
T.J. Pendergrass 1

Individual Statistics Jr. Outlaws B-Team
Jr. B-Team 6-8-0-6-20
Fentress Co. 0-0-0-0-0

Passing (Comp.-Atts.-Yds.- TDs-Int.-2 pt.)
Hayden Hill 2-4-15-1-0-1

Rushing (Atts.-Yds.-TDs)
Adam Wilson 6-80-1; Ty Eldridge 4-19-0

Receiving (No.-Yds.-TDs-Conv.)
Adam Wilson 1-12-0-0; Ty Eldridge 1-3-0-1

Tackles
Aaron Roysden 6; Ethan Livingston 2; Jacob Parsons 2; Antheny Ward 1

Fumble Recoveries
Aaron Roysden 1; Jackson White 1

Jr. Outlaws B-Team
The Overton County Outlaws Junior B-Team got into the win column with two wins this past week. The Junior Outlaws recorded their first win on Monday, Sept. 20 with a 7-0 win over the Gainesboro Junior B-Team. The Outlaws touchdown came on a 51 yard run by Brannon McCoin.

Rushing (Atts.-Yds.-TDs)
Brannon McCoin 5-113-1; Ty Eldridge 2-7-0; Adam Wilson 4-31-0

Passing (Comp.-Atts.-Yds.)
Brannon McCoin 1-2-18

Receiving (No.-Yds.)
Ty Eldridge 1-18 Tackles Aaron Roysden 7; Trey Thomas 1; Brannon McCoin 1; Antheny Ward 1; Ty Eldridge 1; Justin Langford 1; Adam Wilson 1; Jesse Eldridge 1; Dylan Ashlock 1

Game stats for Jr. Outlaws and Senior Outlaws not available.

Youth Football Standings Senior Division
W L
Outlaws 5 0
Gordonsville 5 0
Baxter 4 1
Celina 2 3
Smithville 2 3
Carthage 1 4
Fentress Co. 1 4
Monterey 0 5

Junior Division
W L
Smithville 5 0
Outlaws 4 1
B axter 4 1
Gordonsville 4 1
Carthage 2 3
Fentress Co. 1 4
Celina 0 5
Monterey 0 5

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Lady 'Cats Volley Team Defeat Trousdale County
By Dewain E. Peek

Jessica Leach comes in for a dig in the Lady Wildcats game against Trousdale County on Thursday, Sept. 23. LA won 15-11, 15-8 against Trousdale and by forfeit over Clarkrange who did not show. The Lady ‘Cats traveled to play in the Glencliff Invitational on Friday and Saturday and went 3-3, ending in a third place tie with White County. In pool play LA lost to eventual tournament champion Glencliff 15-8, 15-3, and to Clarksville Northeast in three 15-8, 7-15, 15-6. LA defeated St. Cecilia 15-8, 15-9, Hillwood 15-2, 15-5, and Murfreesboro-Oakland 15-13, 15-11. LA fell in the semifinals 15-8, 15-4 to tournament runner-up BGA. (photo by Dewain E. Peek)

Earlier in the week LA defeated Mt. Juliet Christian 15-3, 15-2. After hosting Cookeville on Monday, Sept. 27, and traveling to Gainesboro the following night to play Jackson County and Upperman, the Lady ‘Cats will travel to Lafayette on Monday, Oct. 4 to play Macon County and Friendship Christian then host Van Buren County and White County the following night.

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Lady 'Cats Soccer Team Plays Two
By Dewain E. Peek

LA's Heather "Petro" Petry, #35, redirects the ball on a Lebanon drive as teammates Tabitha Robbins, #20, and Christen Cates rush to provide support in the Saturday, Sept. 25 game. LA lost 5-1. LA Soccer Coach Rick Sells said, "They were just more physical than we were. They just weren't used to playing anybody like Lebanon. You know, they're not like that, but they didn't quit or anything. I'm real happy with the way they've played." (photo by Dewain E. Peek)

Earlier in the week LA lost 4-0 to Cookeville. A game of which Coach Sells said, "We just didn't have a good game against Cookeville. They hustled against Lebanon. We didn't against Cookeville."

After traveling to Sparta on Tuesday, Sept. 28, the Lady Wildcats will host Boyd Christian School on Tuesday, Oct. 5, then travel to Boyd Christian on the following Tuesday.

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LA Golf Team Season Ends In District Tournament
By Dewain E. Peek

Close, but not quite. The Livingston Academy Wildcats golf team missed the cut in the 9-A/AA District Tournament played at Ironwood Golf Course in Cookeville on Monday, Sept. 20.

In a tournament where the top three teams go into the region tournament LA finished fourth.

LA Golf Coach Eddie Linder said, "We did okay. We were just fortunate to have a chance and the way it ended up we had a chance of going to the region."

Monterey and Smith County tied for first at 325 and Smith County won by one stroke in a playoff hole. Third place finisher DeKalb County shot a 340, just ahead of Livingston Academy's 349.

"Realistically, we were only nine strokes out of going to the region,” Coach Linder said. "If we had played a little better we would've had a shot. We went down there and played decent. We shot respectable scores."

Livingston Academy scoring came from Matt Barefoot with an 83, Colin Smith with an 85, Charles Hammer with a 90, and Matt O'Brien with a 91.

"We tied with Macon County who had beat us twice through the year," Coach Linder said. "We beat York. They shot a 362. We ended up beating them by 13 strokes. We gave a pretty respectable showing.

"We would've liked to have shot a little better and went on to the region. DeKalb and Monterey and Smith County have all got good teams. They played well all year.

"I think we ended the year playing more consistent than we started out," Linder said. "I'm hoping it's something we can build on. I think there's a bright spot for us down the road."

With no seniors to lose to graduation, the team is expected to return intact and more seasoned after having played through this year. The seasoning also applying to the first-year coach.

"I enjoyed this year," Coach Linder said. "Like anything else you do, your first year you learn a lot. There was a lot of things I learned that I might can help us on in the future.

"As far as the team goes, they acted tremendous. They played hard. They tried to improve. They were a fun bunch to work with. It was just an enjoyable year. We're hoping that the next couple of years we can get a little better."

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Jr. 'Cats Now 4-1
By Howard Chandler

The Overton County Junior Wildcats chalked up another win last week by defeating Sparta 24-8. The Junior Cats, 4-1, are now on a three game winning streak and have lost only once all season.

The game was scoreless through the first quarter before Mike Jones got the Cats on the board with a 20 yard touchdown run with 7:09 left in the second quarter. Wilson Cates threw to Paul Robbins for the conversion to make it 8-0 Cats.

Brian Colson added a 2 yard touchdown with just over 2 minutes remaining in the first half. Cates added the conversion run to make it 16-0.

Sparta got on the scoreboard with just 0:25 remaining in the half as Josh Lowery scored on a 6 yard run. J. Williams ran for the conversion making the score 16-8 Wildcats at the half.

The Junior Cats had the only score of the second half as Cody Melton scored from one yard out. Cates again added the extra points to make the final 24-8.

Brian Colson carried 22 times for 99 yards to lead the Cats offense while Wilson Cates completed 5 of 6 for 73 yards.

Mike Jones led the defense with 5 total stops including a sack while Danny Ledbetter also had 5 tackles. Whitney Coleman added a sack among his 3 tackles while Brian Colson had a fumble recovery and Wilson Cates picked up an interception.

The Junior Cats travel to Jamestown to play York on Thursday, September 30.

Complete Statistics
Jr. Cats 0-16-8-0-24
Sparta 0-8-0-0-8

Individual Statistics
Passing (Comp.-Atts.-Yds.- TDs-Ints.-XPs)
Wilson Cates 5-6-73-0-0-1

Rushing (Atts.-Yds.-TDs-XPs)
Brian Colson 22-99-1-0; Mike Jones 6-30-1-0; Wilson Cates 6-8-0-2; Danny Ledbetter 3-3-0-0; Cody Melton 1-1-1-0

Receiving (No.-Yds.-TDs-XPs)
Paul Robbins 3-17-0-1; Lance Holland 1-50-0-0; Matt Simcox 1-6-0-0

Kickoff Returns (No.-Yds.-TDs)
Danny Ledbetter 1-12-0

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

Punting (No.-Yds.-Avg.-Longest)
Brian Colson 1-39-39.0-39

Tackles (Primary-Assists-Total)
Mike Jones 3-2-5; Danny Ledbetter 3-2-5; Cody Melton 3-1-4; Lance Holland 3-0-3; Brian Colson 2-1-3; Whitney Coleman 1-2-3; Steven Burchfield 1-0-1; Steven Walker 0-2-2; Wilson Cates 1-0-1; Matt Simcox 1-0-1 Sacks Whitney Coleman 1-(-8); Mike Jones 1-(-5)

Fumble Recoveries
Brian Colson 1

Interceptions
Wilson Cates 1

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