Outlaws big and
small win against Jackson County
Cats make week a learning experience
takes toll on LA volleyball team
Jr. Cats fall
to T-ville in season opener
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
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
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
Paxton Eldridge 2-3-17
Kyle Lee 1-14-0
Lucas Dailey 1-3-0
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
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
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
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
Creed Hayes 2-6-23
John Michael Dishman 1-19
Matthew Stockton 1-4
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
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
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
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.
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
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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