LA Wildcats take down Blue Devils 47-6
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.
By ASHLEY HUNTER, OCN staff
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
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
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,
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
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
Ethan McDonald 1-0-0
Justin Poston 2-0-0
Brannon McCoin 4-(-)-13-0
Cody Brewer 4-(-)17-0
Hayden Hill 3-6-17
Brannon McCoin 0-1-0
Justin Poston 0-1-0
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
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
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
Jr. Outlaws vs. Dekalb
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
Paxton Eldridge 0-2-0
Paul Daniels 6
Kyle Jolley 3
Seth Kilgore 2
Jonathan Melton 2
Austin Reed 2
Carson Bailey 2
Dustin Harris 1
Tyler Cates 1
Kyle Lee 1
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Lady Cats win district
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
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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