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Outlaws big and small win against Jackson County
Lady Cats make week a learning experience
Inexperience takes toll on LA volleyball team
Jr. Cats fall to T-ville in season opener


Outlaws big and small win against Jackson County

In a game dominated by the defenses, Overton County's Senior Outlaws outlasted Jackson County by the score of 7-2. The game was a defensive struggle from the opening kickoff, with a couple of big plays deciding the outcome.

In the first half, both teams combined for three 1st downs, with one of those coming via a penalty. Neither team could dent the scoreboard in the first half, with the Senior Outlaws defense rallying around the play of Matthew Allred.

The third quarter was much of what was seen in the first half, with Jackson County getting the game's first big break. After pinning the Outlaws on their own 1 yard line with a punt, Jackson County sacked quarterback Paxton Eldridge for a safety. At the end of the third quarter, Jackson County led 2-0.

The score stayed that way until 2:50 was left in the game when tailback Dylan Roberts, on a 4th and 11 play, scooted 49 yards for the touchdown, putting the Outlaws ahead 6-2. Roberts then ran in the conversion to put the Outlaws up 7-2.

The Outlaws defense once again rose to the occasion on a 4th down stop by linebacker Paul Daniels.

With the 7-2 win, the Senior Outlaws evened their season record at 1-1.

Offensively, Roberts led the way with 67 rushing yards and the game's only touchdown. Defensively, Allred had 9 tackles.

Individual Statistics Rushing (Atts.-Yds.-TDs)
Dylan Roberts 10-67-1

Carson Bailey 2-10-0

Paul Daniels 2-3-0

Paxton Eldridge 6-11-0

Passing (Comp.-Atts.-Yds.)
Paxton Eldridge 2-3-17

Receiving (Atts.-Yds.-TDs)
Kyle Lee 1-14-0

Lucas Dailey 1-3-0

Tackles
Matthew Allred 9; Paul Daniels 6; Dylan Roberts 6; Kyle Lee 5; Carson Bailey 5; Jim Officer 3; Lucas Dailey 2; Hunter Garrett 1; Tyler Peek 1; and Paxton Eldridge 1.

Jr. Outlaws win big
The Overton County Junior Outlaws ran their season record to 2-0 with an impressive 31-7 victory over the Jackson County Jr. Blue Devils.

The Outlaws used a stellar rushing attack and a solid defensive effort to secure the win. On their first possession, the Jr. Outlaws took only two plays to strike paydirt with tailback Lukas Reagan rambling in from 27 yards, putting the Jr. Outlaws on top 6-0. The conversion failed.

With the defense holding Jackson County three and out virtually every possession, the offense was set up in good field position. The Outlaws' next score came with 3:10 left in the first half on a 13-yard run by Brock McCoin. Again, the conversion failed, making the score 12-0 in the Jr. Outlaws favor.

After a Ronnie Linder fumble recovery, the Outlaws scored again right before halftime on a 3-yard run by Connor Oliver. Reagan ran in the conversion, giving the Outlaws a 19-0 advantage.

With the defense continuing their dominating performance, the Outlaws again had good field position midway through the third quarter. They drove 43 yards in 4 plays, with Reagan again running it in from 8 yards out. The score was now 25-0 in the Outlaws favor.

The Jr. Outlaws' final touchdown of the game came after an Oliver interception set them up at the Jackson County 20 yard line. Three plays later, quarterback Creed Hayes sneaked it in from a yard out.

The Jr. Outlaws were able to get many of their reserves in with Jackson County scoring a late touchdown against the Outlaws second team defense.

The Jr. Outlaws won 31-7. Offensively, the Jr. Outlaws were paced by Brock McCoin with 177 yards rushing on 11 carries. Lukas Reagan chipped in with 71 yards on 9 carries and 2 touchdowns. Defensively, McCoin led with 5 tackles.

Individual Statistics Rushing (Atts.-Yds.-TDs)
Brock McCoin 11-117-1

Lukas Reagan 9-71-2

Connor Oliver 3-30-1

Creed Hayes 2-10-1

John Michael Dishman 2-1-0

David Resto 2-5-0

River Harris 1-1-0

Passing (Comp.-Atts.-Yds.)
Creed Hayes 2-6-23

Receiving (Atts.-Yds.)
John Michael Dishman 1-19

Matthew Stockton 1-4

Tackles
Brock McCoin 5; Hunter Sells 3; Lukas Reagan 2; John Michael Dishman 2; Jared Hogue 2; David Resto 2; Creed Hayes 1; Connor Oliver 1; Jacob Weilenman 1; Ronnie Linder 1; Bubba Jolley 1; Austin Gentry 1; Matthew Stockton 1; and Brandon Smith 1. Interceptions Connor Oliver 1.

Fumble Recoveries
Ronnie Linder 1

Austin Gentry 1.

 

Lady Cats make week a learning experience

By LYNDON JOHNSON, OCN Sports
The Livingston Academy Lady Wildcats soccer team might not be accustomed to the treatment they've gotten in the last week, but then again, they really don't want to be.

Hot off two wins against Harriman High School and District 9A-AA rival York Institute, the Lady Cats headed to Knoxville with heads held high and good feelings abounding that they were starting to click with one another and play better, showing some improvement from the first game to the second.

Then, the opener on Friday, Aug. 27 saw the Lady Wildcats score only a single goal at the boot of new player and LA senior Krista Clinard, while Webb School of Knoxville's Lady Spartans hammered in 4 net-burners past Livingston goalkeeper Jessica McDonald.

Returning to the field in Knoxville on the following Saturday, Aug. 28, the Lady Cats were looking for redemption, but knew it wouldn't come easy versus the Sevier County High Smoky Bears. Eighty minutes of hard play proved that point very true, with SCHS managing to make a shutout affair of the game with a 4-0 victory.

The tough losses knocked the Lady Wildcats back down to .500 with a record of 2-2. But with plenty of time left in the season, that's no reason for them to fret. The losses at Knoxville probably shouldn't worry the team too much either, and not just because they weren't district games.

LA Soccer Coach Ethan King said of the learning experience, "We played two quality teams, and we did get something positive out of it. Challenging games push us to get better and allow us to feel more comfortable against district opponents."

As is the usual case with the Lady Cats, there's still the upbeat note, this time it comes in the form of Clinard's first-ever goal in soccer.

Livingston was scheduled to resume District 9A-AA play against DeKalb County's Lady Tigers on Tuesday, Aug. 31, with opening kickoff at 5:30 p.m. The game was scheduled as a home game, but had to be moved to Rickman Elementary School's soccer field due to repairs underway at the LA field for installation of the new lighting system.

After that game, the Lady Cats will head back on the road to play the Smith County Owlettes on Thursday, Sept. 2 at 5 p.m. Livingston Academy will host Warren County on Tuesday, Sept. 7.

 

Inexperience takes toll on LA volleyball team

By SAMANTHA BARLOW, OCN Sports
The Livingston Academy volleyball team rode the bus to Crossville for their first match of the season on Monday, Aug. 23.

Playing against Cumberland County, the Wildcats came close to winnning, but lost 25-27. After that, they lost 23-25 and 21-25.

LA Volleyball Coach Merl Smith said, "We had a good chance to win the first match, but we are inexperienced. The team showed a lot of promise, however."

The next match took place on Thursday, Aug. 26 against Friendship Christian. "The team played really well," Smith said. They won the first game 25-14, but lost the next three with scores of 17-25, 25-23, and 25-21.

The Wildcats first tournament play of the year came in Sparta at the White County Tournament on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 27-28. The Cats played against St. Cecilia, Upperman, Cumberland County, Lebanon, and Glencliff. The LA team played very well in most of their matches and placed 3rd in their pool.

After showing promise in the White County Tournament, the Cats played USN in the silver division and lost the two matches 25-17 and 26-24.

Coach Smith said, "Hopefully, next week we can gain a little confidence and win."

After playing Mt. Juliet Christian and Smith County at Mt. Juliet on Tuesday, Aug. 31, Livingston Academy will host Upperman and Cannon County on Thursday, Sept. 2, and then will host Van Buren County and Red Boiling Springs on Tuesday, Sept. 7.

 

Jr. Cats fall to T-ville in season opener

Lyndon Johnson/OCN staff

Justin Suttle jukes as a Tompkinsville defender does his best to close in for the tackle. The Jr. Wildcats lost the season opener 0-20 to the visiting Kentucky team. The Jr. Cats will travel to Macon County on Thursday, Sept. 2.

 

 

 

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