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Archives 09-13-2000



LA Wildcats Devour Celina Bulldogs 52-16
Jr. 'Cats Blank Kentucky Team
LA Soccer Moves To 3-0 With Win
Lady 'Cats Win Two District Games
LA Golf Team Wins Against Area Teams



LA Wildcats Devour Celina Bulldogs 52-16

Whitney Coleman, #9, breaks through Celina tackles on his way to a big gain for the Wildcats during Friday's win. Coleman returned a kickoff 79 yards for a touchdown and turned a pass reception into a 20 yard gain. (photo by Amanda Harris)


By Howard Chandler

Livingston Academy improved to 2-1 on the season by continuing their recent domination over Class 1-A Celina with a 52-16 victory. The 52 points scored by the Wildcats marked the first time in nine years they exceeded 50 points in a game.

The game remained close only through the pre-game introductions as Livingston took control early against the outmanned Bulldogs. After forcing Celina to punt on their opening possession, the Wildcats methodically marched 50 yards in eight plays with Josh Parsons scoring from 7 yards out. Joseph McGill added the conversion kick to make it 7-0 Cats with 7:59 left in the first quarter.

The Wildcats threatened again in the period, but the Bulldogs intercepted a Robert Richardson pass in the end zone to stop the drive. The interception ended a string of 12 consecutive completions by Rich-ardson over a two game stretch.

The Wildcats defense got the ball right back on the next play as safety Josh Cravins picked off a Nick Melton pass, setting in motion a second quarter that would see the Cats score 31 points.

First, the Cats went 31 yards in 3 plays with Jonathan Cummings scoring from 17 yards out. McGill's kick made it 14-0 with 10:32 left in the first half.

The Wildcats quickly got the ball back and marched for another score with Josh Parsons going 6 yards to paydirt. McGill again added the extra point to make it 21-0 Cats.

Celina had their one bright spot of the first half on their next possession as tailback Cedric Peacock went around the right side and raced for an 89-yard score. The kick failed and LA's lead was 21-6.

On the ensuing kickoff, freshman Whitney Coleman broke a tackle and maneuvered his way to his left following the sideline for a 79-yard kickoff return for his first career touchdown. McGill's kick made it 28-6.

The Wildcats added another touchdown with 2:18 left in the half as Josh Parsons went 3 yards to score his third touchdown of the half. McGill again converted the kick to make the score 35-6.

The Cats were still not done as McGill added a 25-yard field goal on the last play of the half to build the lead to 38-6 at intermission.

The second half saw the Wildcats reserves adding to the lead. The Cats marched 60 yards after the second half kickoff with John Daniels getting the touchdown on a 1-yard run. McGill's PAT made it 45-6 with 7:35 remaining in the third quarter.

Later in the quarter, Jared Rudd added a 6-yard touchdown for LA. McGill completed a perfect night by adding his seventh consecutive conversion to go with one field goal, and LA led 52-6 after three quarters.

Celina threatened early in the final quarter after Chase Stephens found Eric Beasley for a 44-yard pass play. The Wildcats held Celina at the 1 yard line, however, and regained possession.

Unable to move the ball, the Cats attempted to punt from their own 10, but the snap sailed over the head of McGill, resulting in a safety for the Bulldogs to make the score 52-8.

Celina added the game's final score on their next possession as Stephens found Tony Morris for a 10-yard score. Nick Melton ran in the conversion to make the final score 52-16.

Livingston Academy had 314 yards in total offense using 12 ballcarriers, 2 quarterbacks and had 8 different receivers catch passes. Richardson was 7 of 10 for 90 yards, while sophomore Josh Walker completed 4 of 5 for 61 yards.

Josh Parsons led the rushing attack with 53 yards on 9 carries.

Celina had 251 total yards and was led by Cedric Peacock who finished with 90 yards rushing, 89 on one play.

Livingston Academy travels to Jamestown Friday to face 1-2 York in a Region 4-3A contest. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

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Jr. 'Cats Blank Kentucky Team

The Overton County Junior Wildcats moved to 2-0 in the 2000 football season with a convincing dominating 38-0 win over the Monroe County, KY. The visting Kentucky team was overmatched from the beginning with the home team scoring 16 points in the first quarter.

Mike Jones scored a rushing touchdown mid-way through the quarter, and Brian Colson ran in the 2-point conversion. Colson later ran 38 yards for a touchdown. Wilson Cates threw to Matt Reeder for the 2-point conversion.

In the second quarter the Jr. ‘Cats buried their opponent with a 22-point run. Jake Peterman caught a pass for a 20-yard touchdown reception. Colson ran in the 2-point conversion. About two minutes later, Matt Reeder caught a pass for a touchdown. Wilson Cates called his own number for the 2-point conversion. In the final seconds of the first half, Jamey Vaughn ran 18 yards for a touchdown.

The defense took over for the second half and took it to the house with a 38-0 Jr. Wildcats win. Brian Colson led in tackles with 5, followed by Cody Melton with 4, and Jamey Vaughn and Mike Jones with 3 each.

Thirteen other Jr. Wildcats recorded tackles in the game. The Jr. Wildcats next action will be at home against Celina on Thursday, Sept. 14.


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LA Soccer Moves To 3-0 With Win
By Russell Garrett

The Livingston Academy Lady Wildcats girls soccer team increased their District 9 record to 3-0 with a road win against Mt. Juliet Christian on Monday, Sept. 5. The Lady 'Cats have now defeated all of the teams in District 9.

Coach Rick Sells said, "We played well defensively and took a lot of shots, but were only able to score on three."

Scoring for the Lady 'Cats came from Lora Brady with two goals and Kasey Baltimore with one.

The Lady Wildcats then traveled to Lebanon on Saturday, Sept. 9. The Lady 'Cats were defeated 1-0 on a penalty kick.

"We took a lot of shots Saturday, but failed to score with many near misses. I am pleased with the team's performance in both games. We have improved a lot from last season," Coach Sells said.

The Lady Wildcats will travel to Jamestown on Thursday, Sept. 14 to face the York Institute Dragons at 4 p.m. The LA team will then travel to Cookeville for a game at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18.

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Lady 'Cats Win Two District Games
By Dewain E. Peek

The Livingston Academy Lady Wildcats volleyball team opened district play last week with wins over visiting Friendship Christian and Red Boiling Springs.

LA defeated Friendship Christian 15-11, 15-5, then defeated the first-year squad from Red Boiling Springs 15-4, 15-2.

Livingston Academy hosted a play day on Saturday, Sept. 9.

First up for the Lady 'Cats was Cumberland County. LA won 15-11, 15-5.

The home team wasn't as blessed in the second match, losing to White County 5-15, 13-15.

LA Coach Merl Smith said, "Sparta is real tough. They are probably the best team around here."

The Lady Wildcats next game matched them against Cookeville. LA came up short 13-15, 12-15 in closely contested games.

The Lady 'Cats had a fight on their hands next against Macon County, winning in three 15-11, 9-15, 15-12.

LA closed its playing day with a 15-11, 15-5 win over Van Buren County.

The week's play put the Lady Wildcats at 2-0 in the district and 12-4 overall.

"We are not serving the ball consistently enough, and we don't have enough power right now," Coach Smith said of his team's needs. "We are playing pretty good court ball, pretty good sets, pretty good blocking, but we don't have enough power. We're going to have to start hitting the ball a bit harder because they're shooting power at us and we're dinking and pushing. Against a team that's a little bit weaker than we are we can beat them, but when somebody's equal to us we're going to have to get a bit more power."

Livingston Academy will delve deeper into district play with matches against Clarkrange and first-year team Smith County at Carthage on Tuesday, Sept. 12, followed by play against Mt. Juliet Christian, Trousdale County, and Macon County at Lafayette on Thursday, Sept. 14.

Of Macon County, Coach Smith said, "We have already played them three times and have beaten them all three times. This is the first time it counts for the district.

"We're going to have to get with it. They've got closer to us each time we've played. They are pretty strong."

The Lady Wildcats will travel to Baxter on Tuesday, Sept. 19 to take on Jackson County and Upperman.

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LA Golf Team Wins Against Area Teams
By Russell Garrett

The Livingston Academy Wildcats Golf Team increased their record to 15-3 by defeating DeKalb County and Cannon County on Tuesday Aug. 29.

"This year's team is exceeding my expectations from the beginning of the season," LA Coach Eddie Linder said. "I had good scores from all of my players this week. It was a good team effort,"

The ‘Cats scored a total 153 to DeKalb's 172, and Cannon County's 174. Scoring for the ‘Cats, Matt Barefoot shot 36, Charles Hammer shot 38, Anthony Ognibene shot 39, Brett Bernstein shot 40, Matt Crawford shot 43, Eddie Sells shot 44, and Matt O'brien shot 46.

After facing Upperman on Tuesday Sept. 12, the 'Cats will travel to Jamestown to face York Institute and Clarkrange on Thursday Sept. 14. The Wildcats will travel to Gainesboro on Monday, Sept. 18 to play Celina and Jackson County.

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By Howard Chandler
The Overton County Outlaws improved to 3-0 on the season with a pair of shutout wins last week. The Outlaws defeated Monterey 18-0 on Tuesday, Sept. 5 in a game rescheduled because of rain the previous Saturday and then upended York 25-0 on Saturday, Sept. 9.

In the victory over Monterey, the Outlaws defense dominated the contest, recording an interception, a fumble recovery and an amazing three safeties in the game. The Outlaws led 4-0 at halftime after recording a safety in each of the first two quarters. In the second half, the Outlaws offense began to click as tailback Josh Carwile, who led all rushers with 119 yards, broke free for a 47-yard touchdown to put the Outlaws up 10-0.

In the final quarter, the Outlaws added a 5-yard touchdown run by Jacob Reeder and a third safety to make the final 18-0.

The Outlaws then hosted York on Saturday and breezed to a 25-0 win. Four different players scored touchdowns for the Outlaws in the contest including Jake Reeder, Josh Carwile, and Blake Vaughn on scoring runs, and Jordan Bailey caught a touchdown pass from Levi Holt.

The Outlaws rolled up 168 yards in total offense, led by Josh Carwile with 73 yards on 11 carries.


Junior Outlaws Win Two
The Overton County Junior Outlaws improved their record to 3-0 by winning 26-6 over Monterey and 18-0 over York in action last week.

The Junior Outlaws wasted little time getting the lead against Monterey as Chase Dunn went 7 yards for the game's first score. The conversion failed leaving the Outlaws up 6-0.

In the second quarter, Steven Morgan scored from 2 yards out and Hayden Hill added the conversion run to make it 13-0 by halftime.

The Outlaws made it 19-0 in the third as Ty Eldridge scored on a 20-yard pass from Morgan. After Monterey made it 19-6, Dunn added his second touchdown of the game from 20 yards out. Morgan's conversion run made the final 26-6.

Dunn led the Junior Outlaws with 146 yards on 11 attempts while Morgan rushed 9 times for 42 yards, caught 2 passes for 22 and completed 3 of 3 for 49 yards.

Hayden Hill completed 4 of 6 for 37 yards while Ty Eldridge had 3 catches for 49 yards.

The Junior Outlaws defeated York on Saturday 16-0 to move to 3-0. The Junior Outlaws got all of their scoring in the first half, first on a Steven Morgan 1 yard run and then on a 55-yard run by Chase Dunn. Quarterback Hayden Hill threw for both 2-point conversions, first to Ty Eldridge then to Morgan.

Dunn led the running attack with 97 yards on 7 carries while Ty Eldridge led the receivers with 2 catches for 59 yards. Hayden Hill completed 2 of 4 for 45 yards while Morgan completed his only attempt.

Cody Brewer led the defense with 6 tackles.


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