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LA Wildcats take down Blue Devils 47-6

Outlaws, Jr. Outlaws lose regular season finale
Lady Cats win district tourney


LA Wildcats take down Blue Devils 47-6

Lyndon Johnson/OCN staff

Whitney Coleman runs free for Livingston Academy in Friday's region win at Gainesboro.



The streak continues as Livingston Academy's football team won again last Friday night, Oct. 11. The Blue Devils of Jackson County definitely sat on a tack this time as Livingston took a 47-6 victory.

Livingston Academy is now the Region 4-3A East leader with a 4-3 overall record and a 3-1 region record.

Both teams came out of the gate ready to go. LA's first offensive possession resulted in a 55-yard drive to the endzone. Kicker Wesley Puckett added the extra point to give Livingston an early 7-0 lead.

Jackson County was quick to fire back, though. They turned their offensive possession into a touchdown as well. They had a really good play for this as Blue Devil Joseph Meadows faked a punt on 4th down and took it 22 yards to move it down to LA's 29-yard line. It didn't take much longer for them to finish it off and add 6 points to their side of the scoreboard. The conversion failed and their score stayed at 6.

Jackson County tried to pull some more tricks out of their bag as they went with an onside kick. This didn't work out for them, and LA took over the football with great field position just over the Jackson County side of the field.

The second quarter began with the Wildcats doing what they do best, bringing it down the field and coming in for a score. The touchdown came on a 7-yard pass from Wilson Cates to Cody King. The conversion failed, and the score sat at 13-6.

Jackson County then fumbled the ball on their drive, and LA took over at the Blue Devil 45. The Wildcats failed to make anything come out of it, though.

They made up for it on their next possession, as they ran out a first half the way it's supposed to be, on a touchdown drive to the endzone. Brian Colson picked up the score on a yard run. The two-point conversion failed and the half ended with Livingston up 19-6.

Early in the second half, Jackson County again fumbled the football, giving LA possession at the JCHS 15-yard line.

The Cats were unable to carry off their designed play, a fake field goal attempt. The Blue Devils took over at their own 7-yard line. They didn't do much with it, though, as they did their little same old song and dance fake punt thing unsuccessfully.

Once again, LA had the football on the Jackson County end of the field. Once again, the Cats failed to make anything come out of it.

They had their chance again a couple of plays later as LA quarterback Wilson Cates passed the ball to.....himself. After he threw the pass, the ball bounced off a Jackson County lineman and right back into the hands of Cates. He then took the ball 40 yards, all the way down to the Jackson County 9-yard line.

It didn't take Whitney Coleman long to run those last 9 yards and put LA up 25-6.

The game wasn't all one big offensive show put on by LA, the Cats play some good defense, too. On the next Blue Devil drive, they didn't have a prayer as quarterback Andy Elkins was sacked by LA senior Michael Hayes for a 9-yard loss.

The dazzling offensive display did continue, though, as LA began the 4th quarter with yet another touchdown. This made Brian Colson's third trip into the endzone as he ran the last 3 yards of the drive. LA's conversion turned out positively, and the Wildcats went up in a big way, 33-6.

Livingston started showing off some reserve talent as backup quarterback Matt Simcox and backup fullback Casey Coleman each ran 17 yards to give LA yet another TD and put LA up 39-6. Andy Gunnels kicked the extra point for the Wildcats to give them a 34-point lead.

This was an Energizer bunny kind of game for LA, though, as they just kept going and going.

The game ended in style as backup QB Jake Peterman gave it to Casey Coleman, who ran it 41 yards for the final touchdown of the evening. Wesley Puckett kicked the extra point, and LA emerged victoriously, 47-6.

Jackson County put up 178 yards of offense. Josh Watson rushed for 47 yards. He was followed by Thomas Draper with 27 yards and Joseph Meadows with 22 yards. Quarterback Andy Elkins was 10 of 19 passing for 85 yards.

Livingston Academy had 363 yards of offense. It was a Coleman night for rushing as Whitney had 83 yards and Casey ran for 63 yards. Brian Colson was not far behind with 50 yards. Wilson Cates and Matt Simcox ran for 21 and 17 yards respectively. Jamey Vaughn ran for 11 yards and Matt Simcox ran for 7.

At quarterback, Cates was 10 of 19 for 111 yards.

On the receiving end, Lance Holland had 3 catches for 14 yards. Cody King caught 2 for 20 yards. Whitney Coleman caught 2 for 12 yards. Wilson Cates caught 1 for 40 yards. Matt Reeder caught 1 for 14, and Brian Colson caught 1 for 11 yards.

This Friday, Oct. 18, the DeKalb County Tigers come in for a visit. The action kicks off at 7 p.m. at Tom Davis Memorial Field.



Outlaws, Jr. Outlaws lose regular season finale

Overton County's Senior Outlaws closed out their 2002 regular season with a 35-0 loss to DeKalb County Tigers. After a scoreless first quarter, the game was never in doubt.

DeKalb County controlled the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball. The Outlaws defense was unable to do anything and DeKalb's offense moved the ball almost at will.

The first quarter ended scoreless as both teams were unable to mount an offensive threat.

In the second quarter, DeKalb County began to take control, especially at the line of scrimmage. On DeKalb's first possession of the second quarter, the Tigers drove the ball to the Outlaw's 1 yard line, where their quarterback, Eric Molander, ran it in. After a successful conversion, DeKalb went up 7-0.

The Outlaws' offense was completely ineffective. DeKalb was afforded good field position the entire second quarter.

Before halftime, DeKalb tacked on two more touchdowns, both coming on Molander runs, making the halftime score 20-0.

In the third quarter the game's story remained unchanged as the Outlaws offense was going in reverse. Midway through the third quarter, DeKalb County drove the nail in the coffin with a touchdown drive covering 60 yards, extending their lead to 28-0.

In the fourth quarter, a lot of the Outlaws' reserves got some playing time, with DeKalb scoring a late touchdown making the final score 35-0.

The Outlaws finished the reqular season 7-2 and will play for third place against Fentress County at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 on Overall Field in Tennessee Tech's Tucker Stadium.

Sr. Outlaws vs. Dekalb
Individual Statistics

Rushing (Atts.-Yds.-TDs)
Ethan McDonald 1-0-0
Justin Poston 2-0-0
Brannon McCoin 4-(-)-13-0
Cody Brewer 4-(-)17-0

Passing (Comp.-Atts.-Yds.)
Hayden Hill 3-6-17
Brannon McCoin 0-1-0
Justin Poston 0-1-0

Receiving (Atts.-Yds.)
Justin Poston 2-3
Ethan McDonald 1-9
Cody Brewer 1-5


Cody Brewer 7
Ty Eldridge 5
Antheny Ward 3
Tracy McDonald 3
Josh Norris 2
Brannon McCoin 2
Caleb Sells 2
Ethan McDonald 2
Josh Espey 2
Cody Stafford 2
Josh Patterson 1
Cory Phillips 1
Trey Thomas 1
Jacob Parsons 1

Fumbles Rec.

Junior Outlaws lose to DeKalb County

Overton County's Junior Outlaws finished their regular season with a 40-6 loss to the DeKalb County Tigers.

DeKalb County took charge early with two early touchdowns, and from that point the outcome of the game was never in doubt. DeKalb County's offense moved the ball seemingly at will, led by their outstanding tailback Hunter Poteete. Poteete scored both of their first quarter touchdowns on runs of 35 and 19 yards.

The Outlaws offense was able to pick up a few first downs, but the DeKalb County's defense was always able to hold. DeKalb was also aided by a couple of Outlaws turnovers.

In the third quarter, the roof completely caved in due to the running of Poteete. A couple more touchdown runs by Poteete and the Tigers had extended their lead to 33-0 by the end of the third quarter.

In the fourth quarter, DeKalb added one more touchdown to make the score 40-0.

The Jr. Outlaws did avoid the shutout when tailback Kyle Lee swept right end and rambled 20 yards for a touchdown, making the final score 40-6.

The Jr. Outlaws will play for third place against Jackson County at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 on Overall Field in Tennessee Tech's Tucker Stadium.

Jr. Outlaws vs. Dekalb
Individual Statistics

Rushing (Atts.-Yds.-TDs)
Kyle Lee 15-45-1
Tyler Cates 2-0-0
Carson Bailey 2-3-0
Paxton Eldridge 1-(-)4-0
Kyle Jolley 1-2-0

Passing (Comp.-Atts.-Yds.)
Paxton Eldridge 0-2-0

Receiving (Atts.-Yds.)


Paul Daniels 6
Kyle Jolley 3
Seth Kilgore 2
Jonathan Melton 2
Austin Reed 2
Carson Bailey 2
Dustin Harris 1
Tyler Cates 1

Fumbles Rec.
Kyle Lee 1



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Lady Cats win district tourney

Lyndon Johnson/OCN staff

Members of the Livingston Academy Lady Wildcats soccer team proudly displaying the plaque they received after winning the District 9 A-AA Tournament are, kneeling from left, Christen Cates, Ferran Stephens, Jodi Morgan, Katrina Marshall, MaryFaye Maynord, Jessica McDonald, Rachel Romzek, standing, Coach Eric King, Melissa Reeder, Kasey Baltimore, Danielle Thrasher, Jessica Smith, Tabatha Crabtreee, Sarah Jowers, Stevie Plumlee, Allison Medley, Jenna McCormick, and Chuck Wheeler, trainer. LA defeated Boyd Christian School 4-1 on Tuesday, Oct. 8, then defeated York Institute 3-2 on Thursday, Oct. 10. A home win over Davidson Academy in the regional semi-finals on Tuesday, Oct. 15 would place the Lady Cats in the regional finals Thursday, Oct. 17 at the home of the winner of the Portland-York Institute game.

Lady Wildcat seniors honored Tuesday, Oct. 8 are, from left, Jodi Morgan, Melissa Reeder, Tabatha Crabtree, Christen Cates, Rachel Romzek, and Jenna McCormick.

Ferran Stephens, #25, fires a shot past a Boyd Christian defender toward the goal in the Tuesday, Oct. 8 win.


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