LA Wildcats Burn York Dragons
Jr. Wildcats Continue
Lady ‘Cats Soccer Team Wins Again
Lady Wildcats Volleyball Team Takes 5 Wins
LA Wildcats Golf Team Posts Winning Week
Outlaws Remain Undefeated
LA Wildcats Burn
York Dragons 49-22
Senior receiver Troy Pennington is determined
to stay in bounds after a catch in Friday's win. (photo by Amanda
By Howard Chandler
Livingston Academy continued their recent domination of the York
Dragons with a 49-22 pounding in Jamestown Friday night. The victory
for the Wildcats was their sixth consecutive win over York in one
of the Upper Cumberland's oldest rivalries.
The last victory by the
Dragons came in 1994. Livingston Academy's 49 points, following
a 52-point effort against Celina last week, gives the ‘Cats 101
points in back-to-back games, a new school record.
The Wildcats got on
the board first on a 67-yard drive with Josh Parsons scoring from
a yard out. The conversion attempt failed and LA led 6-0.
York came back on a 70-yard
drive of their own with quarterback Adam Wood scoring on a 23-yard
run. Jonathan Blair added the extra point to give the Dragons their
only lead of the night, 7-6, with 1:28 to play in the first quarter.
On the ensuing kick-off,
LA senior Jordan Looper went 89 yards for a touchdown and the ‘Cats
regained the momentum. James Parsons added a 2- point conversion
run to make the score 14-7 ‘Cats after one quarter.
In the second quarter,
the Wildcats took command as Robert Richardson found Andy Allred
for a 35-yard scoring strike and after Joseph McGill's kick, the
‘Cats led 21-7.
Later in the second quarter,
Richardson found Jesse Wolfram with a 9-yard touchdown pass to increase
the lead. McGill's conversion kick made the halftime score 28-7.
In the third quarter,
the Wildcats forced York to punt and then methodically put together
a 62-yard drive with Jonathan Cummings scoring from a yard out.
McGill again added the conversion to give LA a 35-7 advantage.
After regaining possession,
the ‘Cats marched for another touchdown with Josh Parsons scoring
on a 1-yard run on the opening play of the fourth quarter. The big
play of the drive was a 57-yard pass from Richardson to Wolfram.
McGill's kick made the score 42-7 ‘Cats.
York continued to battle
with Wood finding Nick Allen for a 57 yard score with 9:38 remaining.
Jason Bowden hauled in a Wood pass on the 2-point conversion cutting
the lead to 42-15. After
York failed to recover
on an onside kick attempt, Livingston marched 42 yards for their
final score. John Daniels scored from a yard out, and with McGill's
PAT, the ‘Cats led 49- 15.
York aded a final touchdown
with 0:14 left as Travis Flowers connected with Bowden for a 36
yard touchdown pass. Blair's kick made the final score 49- 22.
now 3-1 on the season and 2-0 in region play, rolled up 394 yards
of offense. Richardson was 10 of 16 for 157 yards and 2 touchdowns
while Josh Walker completed 4 of 6 for 37 yards.
Jesse Wolfram led the
receiving corps with 4 catches for 81 yards and a score, while Andy
Allred had 5 catches for 63 yards and a touchdown.
Josh Parsons led 12
runners with 13 carries for 73 yards and two scores.
Jordan Looper had one
catch for 11 yards to go with an 89 yard kick-off return, giving
him 100 all-purpose yards, a career high.
The Wildcats must now
prepare to host 1-4 White County at Tom Davis Memorial Stadium on
Friday night. Kick-off is set for 7:30 p.m.
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Jr. Wildcats Continue
The Overton County Junior Wildcats moved to 4-0 on the 2000 season
with two wins last week.
The Jr. 'Cats opened the week at home on Tuesday, Sept. 12 against
Baxter. An 81-yard kick-off return for a touchdown by Brian Colson
set the tone for the game.
The Junior Wildcats took command with a 20-0 first quarter and
never looked back, rolling the score to 28-0 by the third quarter.
The team followed with an equally strong performance at home against
Celina on Thursday, Sept. 14. Again the special teams broke Colson
loose for a long touchdown run on a kick-off, this time for 73 yards.
Overton County led 28-0 at the end of the first quarter.
Celina scored in the second quarter to make the score 28-8, but
would not score again.
The Jr. Wildcats scored once more in the third quarter and clamped
down to win 36-8.
Colson finished the game with 103 yards and 3 touchdowns. Mike
Jones had 2 touchdowns, one from an interception.
Next up for the Junior Wildcats is a trip to Sparta on Thursday,
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Lady 'Cats Soccer Team Wins Again
By Russell Garrett
The Livingston Academy girls soccer team ran their record to 4-0
in District 9 play and 5-2 overall, with a 2-1 win over the York
Dragons on Thursday, Sept. 14.
"We really didn't play as well as we have been playing, and
York really came out ready to play, but we were still fortunate
enough to get the win," LA Coach Rick Sells said.
Scoring for the Lady 'Cats came from junior Lora Brady and freshman
Kasey Baltimore both with one goal. The Lady 'Cats had 15 shots
After facing Cookeville on Monday, Sept.18, the Lady 'Cats will
travel to Boyd Christian on Thursday, Sept. 21, and then host Mount
Juliet Christian on Tuesday Sept. 26.
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Wildcats Volleyball Team Takes 5 Wins
By Dewain E. Peek
The Livingston Academy Lady Wildcats volleyball team
were road warriors last week, winning five of five while visiting
The Lady 'Cats traveled to Carthage on Tuesday, Sept.
12 and defeated the home team and Clarkrange. LA put down the Smith
County Owlettes 15-5, 15-3, then won over Clarkrange 15-13, 15-2.
Coach Merl Smith's squad then traveled to Lafayette
on Thursday, Sept. 14 to take on three teams.
The home team was the toughest, with the Lady Wildcats
going three games to win the match 15-5, 14-16, 15-11.
"The first game against Macon County was the
best we've played," Coach Smith said. "Everybody was hot.
Jessica Leach and Letrice (Smith) both hit the ball well.
"Renee Melton got hurt in the first game and
Thea Allred played the rest of the way and did a pretty good job."
Melton's injury is believed to be minor.
Livingston Academy won over Mt. Juliet 15-5, 15-3,
then defeated Trousdale County 15-13, 15-5.
The wins pushed Livingston to 7-0 in the district,
and to 17-4 overall.
Along with the success of the varsity team, the junior
varsity is showing promise for the future.
"I took the JV team to Sparta this past weekend
and played in a tournament there and won it," Coach Smith said.
"We had seven freshmen and two sophomores. They played real
After taking on two strong teams in one night, Upperman
and Jackson County, at Baxter on Tuesday, Sept. 19, the Livingston
Academy will host Gordonsville and Monterey on Thursday, Sept. 21.
The Lady Wildcats will travel on Saturday, Sept. 23
to play in a tournament at Glencliff. The tournament will have 10
The Lady ‘Cats will return home to take on Van Buren
County on Tuesday, Sept. 26
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Wildcats Golf Team Posts Winning Week
By Russell Garrett
The Livingston Academy Golf Team hosted a match at
the Hidden Valley Golf and Country Club on Monday, Sept. 11, winning
the match with a team score of 153, beating Jackson County's 159,
and Celina's 183.
Scoring for the 'Cats, Matt Barefoot, Eddie Sells
and Charles Hammer each shot 38, Brett Bernstein and Matt O'Brien
both shot 39, and Matt Crawford shot 43. The 'Cats then traveled
to Southern Hills Golf Course to face Upperman, Clarkrange and Cannon
The 'Cats won with a score of 153 beating Upperman's
159, Clarkrange's 191, and Cannon County's 188. Scoring for the
‘Cats came from Matt Barefoot with a 39, Eddie Sells shot 39, Anthony
Ognibene shot 45, Charles Hammer shot 39, Brett Bernstein shot 36,
and Matt O'Brien shot 43.
LA then traveled to Jamestown where they faced York
and Clarkrange. The ‘Cats defeated York's 173 and Clarkrange's 177
with an overall score of 159.
Scoring for the 'Cats, Eddie Sells shot 38, Matt
Barefoot shot 42, Brett Bernstein shot 40, Charles Hammer shot 41,
Anthony Ognibene shot 44, Matt O'Brien shot 40, and Matt Crawford
The 'Cats then traveled to Cookeville on Monday,
Sept. 18 to face Jackson County and Celina. LA lost a close one
to Jackson County, losing by only one stroke 165 to 166. The ‘Cats
did defeat Celina's score of 206.
Scoring for the 'Cats Charles Hammer shot 40, Eddie
Sells shot 41, Matt Barefoot shot 43, Anthony Ognibene shot 43,
Brett Bernstein shot 42, Matt O'Brien shot 51, and Matt Crawford
The 'Cats next match will be on Wednesday, Sept. 21
at home against Macon County and Red Boiling Springs.
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By Howard Chandler
The Overton County Outlaws remained undefeated with
a 20-6 win at Carthage on Saturday. The Outlaws displayed a balanced
attack to gain the victory with quarterback Levi Holt completing
7 of 12 for 79 yards and rushing for 32 yards and a touchdown.
Josh Carwile scored 2 touchdowns for the Outlaws and
rushed for 53 yards, while the leading receivers were John M. Stephens
who caught 4 passes for 26 yards, and Jordan Bailey who had one
catch for 47 yards.
Defensively Holt and Jake Reeder had 45 tackles each.
The Outlaws jumped out to a 14-0 halftime score and
held on in the second half to earn the victory. Holt scored the
first touchdown on a 1-yard run, while Carwile added a 2-yard touchdown
run in the second quarter.
After Carthage closed to within 14-6 on a 75-yard
pass play, the Outlaws regained the momentum with Carwile's second
touchdown of the game on a 9-yard run.
Junior Outlaws Win 42-0
The Overton County Jr. Outlaws crushed Carthage 42-0 Saturday afternoon
The Outlaws used a 22-point second quarter to break
open a close game and cruise to an easy victory.
The Junior Outlaws got on the board first on Steven
Morgan's 62-yard run. Hayden Hill threw to Ty Eldridge for the conversion
to make it 8-0 Outlaws.
In the second quarter, the Outlaws scored three times
with Brannon McCoin scoring on a 23 yard run, followed by Morgan
on a 63-yard run, and then McCoin hauling in a pass from Morgan
and going 47 yards for the score.
The Outlaws converted 2 of 3 conversion tries in
the quarter with Hill throwing to McCoin for one and then finding
Adam Wilson for the second. The score at halftime was 30-0 Outlaws.
In the third quarter, Cody Brewer went 66 yards for
a score, followed by a fourth quarter touchdown run of 41 yards
by Chase Dunn.
Leading the Outlaws were Steven Morgan with 2 carries
for 125 yards and 2 touchdowns and Cody Brewer with 4 carries for
81 yards and a score. Morgan also led the defense with 9 tackles.
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