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LA earns 3rd at Smoky Mtn Invitational
LA Wildcats fall 42-14 to Anderson County
Wildcats end volleyball season in tourney
Outlaws, Jr. Outlaws, Outlaws Jr. B to play for championships

LA earns 3rd at Smoky Mtn. Invitational


Keith Farmer photo
The Livingston Academy “Spirit of the Wildcats” Band traveled to Knoxville on Saturday, Oct. 18 to compete in the Smoky Mountain Invitational. The band earned ratings of “Excellent” in most captions, including Overall Band, Drum Major, Percussion, and Color Guard.
The band also received a rating of “Superior” in a music caption.

Band Director Josh Trent said, “This is the first time this year we earned a Superior and I am proud of the hard work that the students have put forth to earn that.”

The band and the percussion ranked 3rd in their class, only missing 2nd by a margin of 1.8 points.

“Even with a mainly freshman and sophomore group, this band has steadily gotten better and better each week and at each contest,” Trent said.

The contest marked the end of the band’s marching competitions.
“We would like to thank everyone in the community for their support during this marching season,” Trent said on behalf of the LA Band.
The band will perform at the next two LA football games.


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LA Wildcats fall 42-14 to Anderson County

By Josh Scott,
OCN Sports

Livingston Academy football took a long trip to Clinton to try to be a spoiler for the Anderson County Mavericks on Friday, Oct. 17, but ended up getting their own plans spoiled with a frustrating night.

After seven weeks of great play from the defense, the Wildcats just could not hold the Maverick offense nor slow them down. After a good first series, the Mavs got everything rolling and scored on the second possesion of the game after a long drive, resulting in a touchdown.

After taking possession back, the Cats turned the ball over on a miscue fumble resulting in the Mavs taking over with good field position. It did not take the Mavericks long to score, as the Cats defense once again could not hold – giving up another touchdown to make the score 14-0 Mavericks.

The Maverick offense would not be done for the half though, managing to put up 14 more points before the horn sounded.

Livingston took a drive all the way to the 10 yard line, but was kept out, giving the home team a 28-0 halftime lead.

Livingston would come out with fight after halftime. After playing a much better ballgame, the Cats forced a fumble that senior Justin Poston recovered, giving the Cats a short field and a chance to score. Quarterback Brannon McCoin executed the opportunity, throwing a 34-yard pass to Poston, who was taken down at the 5, giving the Cats first and goal on the 5.

Although the Cats faced fourth and goal, they found the endzone on a McCoin to Poston 2-yard touchdown pass, but the extra point was blocked, making the score 28-6.

But the Mavericks scored on two crazy plays. After lining up to kick a field goal, the Cats blocked the attempt, and recovered the ball at the 2 yard line, but on an attempt to run the ball out, the ball was stripped and an Anderson County player took the ball in to score. The Mavericks also recovered a bad snap on the 1 yard line and punched the ball in, making the score 42-6 Mavs.

The Cats answered though, driving the ball down the field in the closing minutes, and finished off the drive on a 24-yard touchdown run by Cody Stafford, and then executed the 2-point try on a run by Colton Hummel, bringing the contest to 42-14, Mavericks.

Neither team would find the endzone again, and the final became 42-14 Mavericks.

The Cats fell to 0-8, 0-5 in Region play, on the season. The Cats travel to Crossville this week to take on Stone Memorial High School on Friday, Oct. 24. Kickoff will be at 7 p.m.




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Wildcats end volleyball season in tourney


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Coach Christie Jenkins talks with her team during the district tournament last week. LA defeated Upperman before falling to RBS.


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LA’s Adrian West, #3, goes up for a return volley against RBS.

By Josh Scott,
OCN Sports

“I still can’t believe it.” Those were the words Coach Christie Jenkins said after the Livingston Academy Wildcats Volleyball team fell in the district tournament.

The loss was not what the coach could not understand, but the way it all happened. On Monday, Oct. 13, the team took care of Upperman, and set their sights on the semi-final matchup with a very talented and very good Red Boiling Springs team.

“I’m nervous,” Coach Jenkins said beforehand, “but the girls are really excited.”

Excitement can lead a team so far, but then again nothing beats doing the little things right. The Cats fell behind early in the first game, but rallied back to defeat RBS, taking a 1-0 lead in the best out of 5 games.

The momentum stayed with the Cats as they stormed through the second game to take a 2-0 lead, and a matchup with Jackson County in the finals looked very likely.

Then, everything fell apart. The Cats seemed not to be able to do anything right; whether it be talking or hustling, setting or spiking, the team just could not make it happen. The Cats lost the third game, and looked to win and move on in the fourth.

Momentum was with the Bulldogs, who won game four, and in a game to 15 in the 5th game, won 15-8, thus ending the tournament, and the season, for the Wildcats.

“I do not know what happened; we played so hard the first two games and won,” Coach Jenkins said. “I don’t know if playing five games hurt or what, but it was just like we gave up.

“We had a tough season, but it was a great one. I am so proud. No other team started three freshman and three seniors and were successful.”

As for the teams’ seniors – Adrian West, Kendria Kilgore, Alissa Sells, and Kassie Sullivan, the last volleyball game in a Livingston uniform was a loss, but Coach Jenkins is very proud of them.

“I am sad for the seniors, and will definitely miss them,” she said. “I appreciate all their hard work and effort. I will really miss them.”



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Outlaws, Jr. Outlaws, Outlaws Jr. B to play for championships


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Brody Johnson, #26, makes a good lead block to spring Cade Hammock, #6, for a big run in Saturday’s Outlaws Jr. B semifinal win over Fentress County.


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Outlaws quarterback Kaleb Qualls, #4, hands off the ball to Loren Crowder, #28, as Jordan Savage, #23, races around to provide blocking in the Outlaws 41-0 win over Cannon County.

By Josh Scott,
OCN Sports

A championship is a very nice thing to a player; just go ask Wilson Cates. On Saturday, Oct. 18, the whole Outlaws program competed in their very own games for the right to go to the championship game this Saturday.

The Junior B team started out slow this year, but picked up the pace towards the end. The same exact thing happened Saturday against the Fentress County Bulldogs.

After giving up a touchdown late in the 1st, and two big runs by Brody Johnson and Chase Looper, the Outlaws found the endzone but a failed PAT made the game 7-6.

Cade Hammock scored with 17.7 seconds left in the first half on a 65-yard touchdown run also, but the Outlaws still trailed 13-12.

The game would stay like that, until the 4th quarter with 45.5 seconds left and no timeouts.

The Outlaws tossed the ball to Johnson, who threw the ball down the field to Looper, resulting in the game-winning 60-yard touchdown, sealing the deal 18-13.

Junior B Outlaws game
Jr. B 18, Fentress County 13
Individual Statistics
Lead Rushers

(Atts-Yds.-TDs)
Cade Hammock 8-75-2
Brody Johnson 7-41-0
Chase Looper 4-41-0
Total 19-157-2

Passing
(Comp.-Atts.-Yds.-TDs)
Brody Johnson 2-3-74-1
Cade Hammock 1-1-2-0
Receiving
(Catches-Yds.-TDs)
Chase Looper 2-69-1
Nate Neely 1-2-0

Lead Tacklers
Nate Neely 13; Mitchell Ayers 13; Brody Johnson 6; Cade Hammock 6; Grayson Randolph 4; Chase Looper 4; Will Sims 3; Braiden Medlin 2; Chris Ferrell 2; Austin Hastings 1.

Scoring
1st Quarter
OC – Hammock 1-yard TD run. Failed conversion.
FC – Touchdown. 1-pt.
2nd Quarter
OC – Hammock 67-yard TD run. Failed conversion.
FC – Touchdown. 1-pt.
4th Quarter
OC – Johnson 62-yard pass to Looper. Failed converstion.

The Junior Outlaws just came to win, and they did, in dominating fashion.
Jacob Craig recovered a fumble on the 37 yard line, and the kids wasted no time scoring. On the first play the Outlaws scored on a 37-yard run by Carter Hayes, making the score 6-0 over Clay County.

The game would stay that way through the half until Tanner Dillon threw a perfect ball to Xander Miller for a touchdown, which put the game at 12-0.
Another touchdown put the game at 18-0, which proved to be the final score.

Junior Outlaws game
Jr. Outlaws 18, Clay Co. 0
Individual Statistics

Lead Rushers
(Atts-Yds.-TDs)
Carter Hayes 11-114-2
Wade Neely 9-15-0
Blake Qualls 2-0-0
Tanner Dillon 1-(10)-0
Total 23-119-2

Passing
(Comp.-Atts.-Yds.-TDs)
Tanner Dillon 3-3-31-1

Receiving
(Catches-Yds.-TDs)
Xander Miller 1-15-1
Eli Estes 2-16-0

Fumble Recovery
Jakob Craig

Lead Tacklers
Carter Hayes 5; Jakob Craig 5; Donnie Allred 5; Wade Neely 4; Blake Qualls 3; Tanner Dillon 3; Cody Cantrell 1; Cody Jackson 1; Zach Burnett 1; Jared Bell 1; Travis Hunter 1; Koby Trail 1.

Scoring
1st Quarter
OC – Hayes 40-yard run. Failed conversion.
2nd Quarter
OC – Dillon 15-yard pass to Miller. Failed conversion.
3rd Quarter
OC – Hayes 6-yard run. Failed converstion.

For the Outlaws seniors, the game was business as usual. They wasted no time getting on the board, with a Kaleb Qualls to Peter Hollars touchdown. And after a Qualls to Logan Clark pass, the Seniors were up 8-0 over Cannon County.

Jordan Savage punched the ball in from 35 yards out, and a Daniel Flatt extra point put the game at 15-0.

Peter Hollars was not done though, taking a handoff on a reverse resulting in a 25-yard touchdown run to put the game at 21-0 at the end of the first quarter.

Dylan Linder opened up the second quarter with a 30-yard run, followed by a Qualls touchdown to make the game 35-0 at the half.

After the dogs had been called off, the Outlaws managed to put another score on the board through Linder once again to make the score 41-0, Outlaws.

Outlaws game
Outlaws 41, Cannon County 0
Individual Statistics
Lead Rushers

(Atts-Yds.-TDs-1pt.)
Dylan Linder 4-66-2-0
Jordan Savage 2-38-1-0
Loren Crowder 2-34-0-0
Dylan Young 4-31-0-0
Peter Hollars 1-29-1-0
Daniel Flatt 1-14-0-1
Kaleb Qualls 1-10-1-0
Zach Craig 2-6-0-0
Seth Parker 1-(-2)-0-0
Total 18-226-5-1

Passing
(Comp.-Atts.-Yds.-TDs-2Pts.)Kaleb Qualls 4-4-76-1-2

Receiving
(Catches-Yds.-TDs-2Pts.)
Peter Hollars 2-44-1-0
Logan Clark 2-32-0-2

Fumble Recovery
Jordan Savage

Lead Tacklers
Wade Eldridge 9; Hunter McDonald 6; Daniel Flatt 6; Jordan Savage 5; Casey Thompson 3; Logan Clark 3; Dylan Linder 3; Gage Vaughn 2; Zac Craig 2; Zeb Randolph 2; Bobby Allred 1; Caleb Lawson 1; Dylan Stacy.

Scoring
1st Quarter
OC – Qualls 17-yard TD pass to Hollars. Qualls 2 pt pass to Clark.
OC – Savage 31-yard run. Flatt 1 pt run.
OC – Hollars 29-yard run. Failed conversion.
2nd Quarter
OC – Linder 28-yard run. Failed conversion.
OC – Qualls 10-yard run. Qualls 2 pt pass to Clark.
3rd Quarter
OC – Linder 1-yard run. Failed conversion.

With all three teams winning, they will play in their respective championship games. The action starts in Fentress County on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 3:30 p.m. with the Junior B team, followed by the Junior Outlaws at 5 p.m. and the seniors at 6:30 p.m.


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