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Annual Derward Vaughn Classic held last week
Cats fall to Falcons 36-0
Lady Wildcats soccer players receive honors
LA team wins Soccer Special Olympics
Thompson helping FHU off to winning start

Annual Derward Vaughn Classic held last week

Darren Oliver/OCN Sports
Hilham’s Jessica Conklin, #24, shoots over Rickman’s Kelsey Webb, #22, in the Derward Vaughn Classic’s girls championship game. Hilham won 40-37. Avery Trace Middle School took 3rd place with a 40-35 win over Livingston Middle School.

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Allons Elementary’s Colby Reeder, #12, tosses in a basket against Mt. Juliet in the Derward Vaughn Classic’s boys championship game. Mt. Juliet won 46-39.

Darren Oliver/OCN Sports
Bubba Jolley passes the basketball to a Livingston Middle School teammate in the Derward Vaughn Classic consolation game against Hilham. LMS narrowly won, 34-33, to take 3rd place.

 


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Cats fall to Falcons 36-0

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Cody Stafford was a workhorse for Livingston Academy in Friday’s game at Fulton High School.

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Quarterback Hayden Hill throws a pass in Friday’s game.

By DEWAIN E. PEEK,
OCN Sports

“Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more,

Or close the wall up with our English dead!

In peace there’s nothing so becomes a man

As modest stillness and humility;

But when the blast of war blows in our ears,

Then imitate the action of the tiger:

Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood.” – Shakespeare, “Henry V”(5.3.44-51)

Livingston Academy’s Wildcats knew what they were facing when they traveled to Knoxville on Friday, Nov. 2 to take on Fulton High School’s Falcons in LA’s last game of the 2007 season. The Falcons are the defending state champions, they have won three of the last four state championships in Class 3A, and, at 5-1 in Region 2-3A, the number 2 seed behind Knox-Catholic going into the playoffs, the Falcons were ranked 8th in the state.

They knew what they were up against, and despite the odds, they didn’t back down and they didn’t quit. They were defeated 36-0 by their powerhouse opponent, but they went about their duty as representatives of Livingston Academy, showing strength of character and resilience.

Less than 2 minutes into the game, a Fulton Falcon intercepted a Brannon McCoin pass and ran in for a touchdown. Apparently without a field goal kicker, the Falcons have went for 2-point conversions all year, and they did so to go ahead 8-0.

Knox-Fulton’s first drive from scrimmage ended when Cody Stafford stopped the ballcarrier in the backfield to force a punt.

After a Stafford punt return to the 18 yard line, LA put together a drive that went into Fulton territory. But on a 3rd and 10 play from the 38, the Falcons made another interception.

Fulton marched down the field and tacked on another 8 points, moving the score to 16-0.

After a failed drive with Hayden Hill at quarterback, the ball was punted back into the Falcons’ hands. Fulton againpowered down the field for another touchdown, but this time the conversion failed, setting the score at 22-0.

LA continued to try new tactics, and on one play during the Cats’ next drive, neither Hill nor McCoin filled the quarterback position. The ball was snapped and a running McCoin snatched it in mid-air and tried to turn upfield, but the Falcons were prepared and stopped him in his tracks.

An interception during the LA drive appeared to give the Falcons another touchdown, but the TD was called back on a Fulton penalty.

LA moved the ball to the 43 before having to punt. Cody Waddey boomed a 48-yarder to pin the Falcons at their own 10 yard line. The subsequent Fulton drive appeared to have a touchdown pass, but was called back on a holding penalty. The drive then sputtered and Cody Stafford returned the Falcons punt to the 50.

Another interception gave Knox-Fulton another 8 points to up the ante to 30-0.

From that point on, Cody Stafford became a workhorse for LA, carrying the ball on 5 plays before halftime, and then another 10 in the second half of the game.

Just before the half, Fulton again appeared to have an interception for a touchdown, but the TD was called back on a Fulton penalty.

LA senior Johnathon Sullivan picked off a Falcons pass on their first play from scrimmage in the second half. But the ensuing drive ultimately ended in a Waddey punt.

Fulton’s Falcons put together another meticulous drive and scored another touchdown. The conversion failed and the score stood at 36-0, just over the 35-point mark for running a continuous clock, beginning at 5:22 remaining in the third quarter.

After LA’s next drive was interrupted by the change of quarter, Stafford began grinding out the yards and the Cats moved the ball to the Fulton 29 before turning the ball over on downs.

Knox-Fulton’s next drive ended on a fumble that was recovered by LA’s Gary Massengille.

LA Coach Grant Swallows then turned to senior John Willeford to carry the ball for the bulk of the remaining minutes of the game. LA pushed to the Falcons 29 before the final second of the Cats’ 2007 season ticked off the clock.

 


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Lady Wildcats soccer players receive honors

Coach Ethan King

Heather Marshall

Lauren Robinson


SarahJane Maynord


Kat Nigro

Four Livingston Academy girls soccer players have been named to the District 7-A/AA All-District 1st Team, and three have been named to the All-District 2nd Team.

LA Soccer Coach Ethan King doesn’t believe the honors are representative of how great a team that went to the state sectionals really was.

“I feel as though the coaches in our district did our girls an injustice,” Coach King stated. “It may sound like sour grapes, but we have much more
deserving girls for MVP and 1st Team All-District.

“We have players with better statistics, but they are underclassmen, or we have too many on the 1st Team.

“Our team is being punished for our success, not rewarded.”

Coach King was named Coach of the District, and Kat Nigro, Heather Marshall, SarahJane Maynord, and Lauren Robinson were named 1st Team All-District.

McKenzie McConaha, Kelsi Sotis, and Savanna Vaughn were named to the 2nd Team.

“We came together as a team and had a successful season,” Coach King said. “We defended our district title and returned to the sectional match.

These young ladies should be proud of their season.”



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LA team wins Soccer Special Olympics



The Special Olympics Soccer State Champions returned home on Tuesday, Oct. 23 with a police escort and a hearty welcome from the students and teachers at Livingston Academy. The LA team and Special Olympics Coordinator Judy Dillon were very grateful and honored for the surprise welcome.

Livingston Academy’s Special Olympics soccer team reclaimed the state title this year in District 3. Having won the championship in 2005 then being defeated by Memphis in 2006, the team won the championship again this year. The team spent two days in Hendersonville playing in the rain to return the title to LA. Team members are Coach Brandon Colson, Wesley McBride, Barbara Bowles, Jessie Ledbetter – Most Valuable Defense, Luke Neeley, Steven Dulworth – Most Valuable Offense, Chris Corbin, Nathan Miller, and Steven Ogle.

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Thompson helping FHU off to winning start

Freed-Hardeman University defeated University of Mobile 75-65 on November 3 to move the Lady Lions’ record to 2-0 on the young season.

In the win, Megan Thompson, of Overton County, scored 7 points, including a 3-pointer and 2 free throws, pulled down 6 rebounds, blocked a shot, and had a steal.




 

 




 

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