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Archives 09-20-2000



LA Wildcats Burn York Dragons 49-22
Jr. Wildcats Continue To Roll
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 Harris)


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.

Livingston Academy, 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 To Roll

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, Sept. 21.

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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 on goal.

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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Lady 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 two schools.

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 well."

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 teams.

The Lady ‘Cats will return home to take on Van Buren County on Tuesday, Sept. 26

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LA 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 County.

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 shot 46.

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 shot 54.

The 'Cats next match will be on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at home against Macon County and Red Boiling Springs.

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Outlaws Remain Undefeated
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 in Carthage.

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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