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Overton County Outlaws teams play in jamboree
LA Golf Team places 2nd in match at Smithville
Livingston Academy falls to Warren County in LRH Jamboree

Overton County Outlaws teams play in jamboree

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Carter Hayes scampers to the outside during the jamboree Saturday night at Tucker Stadium.

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Braden Medlin and a host of Outlaws bring down the White County ballcarrier.

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Wade Neely looks to outrun the Titan defender to the corner of the endzone.

 

By Josh Scott,
OCN Sports

Hype is a figment of one’s imagination, much because it is not real. When one team or player is hyped up and they do not perform, they will hear about it. For the 2009 Outlaws team, the first step on the road to defending all three conference titles started Saturday night at Tucker Stadium in a jamboree game versus White County.

The first group to take the field, as always, was the Junior B team, led by Will McDonald and Nate Neely. In just their second play from scrimmage, the Outlaws struck gold, as Nate Neely took the pitch from McDonald and scampered 70 yards to the endzone, and put the Outlaws up 6-0 with 7:27 remaining in the first of two 10-minute quarters.

After strong play defensively, the Outlaws took the ball again, and moved it with great ease, including a play where McDonald would roll out, and drag five defenders for a gain of six yards. But the drive stalled, and White County had one more opportunity to answer.

Craig Smith and the Outlaw defense would now be relied on to win the game. After taking some licks, the defense decided to step up, and forced a fumble, one of two on the night, and recovered to put the game away.

"You passed your first test," Coach Curtis Hayes said. "We will get back to work on Monday."

Coach Tom Windle would brag on the group as well, and put a big emphasis on working together and becoming excellent.

Next to the field was the highly decorated Junior Outlaws, and expectations were certainly high for the group, returning a lot of experience and talent. The Outlaws took the ball and moved it effortlessly down the field on a 7-minute, 70-yard drive.
With 2:52 remaining in the first quarter, Wade Neely punched the ball in from six yards out, and Blake Qualls tossed the 2-point conversion to Chance Spears as Overton County took the lead 8-0.

After being scored upon, the White County Jr. Titans stormed back on a Trey Brewington 50-yard score with 9:29 remaining in the second quarter. Nine minutes later, Sparta touched the purple and gold endzone again to take a 14-8 lead with 53.9 seconds remaining.

Then came the unthinkable, as the "tush-hawgs" would clear the way for the Outlaws to run a 70-yard option play from Qualls to Neely to score with 21.2 remaining on the clock. The one play, 70-yard drive was capped off by a Blake Qualls quarterback sneak to win the game, 15-14.

"When I called the play, I called another right behind it," said offensive coordinator Alan Carwile. "I did not expect to score, but I’ll take it."

Finally came the seniors, looking to prove that they were the team to beat in the conference. On the offensive play, Tanner Dillon threw a 50-yard screen pass to Mason Jolley for a touchdown, but the play was negated because of a block in the back.

As the final quarter opened up, Dylan Linder punched the ball in from six yards out, and Logan Clark added the extra point to put the Outlaws up 7-0 with 9:45 remaining.

After a great defensive stint, the offense took the ball to the purple and gold in one play, again on a screen play from Dillon to Jolley for 49 yards, and Linder’s PAT made the score 14-0 Outlaws.

Sparta scored on a 68-yard scamper with 21.4 seconds left in the game, but would provide no threat, as the Outlaws cruised to a 14-7 win.

Now with the first game jitters over, the Outlaws will take the field next time in the season opener at DeKalb County on Saturday, Aug. 22, with the 6 and 7 year-olds playing at 5 p.m., 8 and 9 year-olds playing at 6 p.m., and 10 and 11 year-olds playing at 7 p.m.


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LA golf teams place 2nd in match at Smithville

Members of the 2009 Livingston Academy Golf Team are, front row, Casey Beason, Brandon Burnett, Conor Oliver, Will Gore, Sam Officer, Dalton Jolley, Marshall Cannon, Austin Gilliam, Courtney Livingston, Amber Stonecipher, back row, Coach Patty Dale, Ashley Nesbitt, Jacob Conner, Colby Reeder, Chris McDonald, Robert York, Justin Watkins, Anthony Woolbright, Ryan Swallows, Anthony Ward, Levi Crowder, Emily Miller, and Megan Stonecipher.

 

Livingston Academy Golf played in a match at Smithville Golf Course on Thursday, Aug. 13 against Pickett County, Monterey, and Dekalb County.

Dekalb County won the boys match with a score of 156.

Livingston Academy placed 2nd with a 172. Chris McDonald shot a 42, Justin Watkins a 43, Anthony Woolbright 43, Robert York 44, Casey Beason 47, and Dalton Jolley a 48.

Monterey shot a 183.

Pickett County shot 192. Heath Elder shot a 45, Ethan Holt a 47, Ben Aaron 50, Sam Poore 50, Scott Jolly 53, and Matt Cook a 57.

The Livingston Academy boys team now has a record of 4-1.

The LA girls team placed 2nd with a score of 86. Emily Miller shot a 43 and Amber Stonecipher shot a 43. Megan Stonecipher shot a 48.

Monterey won the match with a score of 80, with Mercedes Smith and Samantha Farley each shooting a 40.

Pickett County shot a 116. Lindsey Russell shot a 63 and Montanna Tuck shot a 53.
Livingston Academy’s girls team now has a record of 3-1.



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Livingston Academy falls to Warren County in LRH Jamboree


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Brock McCoin, #6, drops back for a pass in the jamboree at Tom Davis Memorial Stadium.

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Jake Huitt reaches up for a catch on a Warren defender.

David Winningham, #14, lays out to try to block the extra point attempt.

 

By Mac McLeod,
OCN Sports

With less than two weeks before the official start of the 2009 high school football season, eight area hopefuls showed up for the 5th Annual Livingston Regional Hospital Football Jamboree held Friday night at Tom Davis Memorial Stadium. When it was over, some questions were answered while others still remained.

"Overall, I felt pretty good about our effort," explained Livingston Academy head coach Bruce Lamb. "I was a little disappointed on some of the sweeps they (Warren County) pulled off, but overall, I thought our defense against the run inside was good and I was especially pleased with the way we moved the ball offensively."

When the night was over, Livingston came up on the short end of the stick against Warren County, 14-12. In other action that saw eight teams square off for two, 12-minute quarters each, Jackson County and White County battled to a 7-7 tie, Upperman used a touchdown both by the defense and offense to clip Clay county 13-0, and York squeaked by Monterey 7-6.

A big crowd showed up at the stadium and for the most part, fans stayed for the entire program. When Livingston and Warren County squared off at 8 p.m., there were plenty of fans in the stands.

"We certainly want to thank all the fans who came out to support the event," Lamb added. "Events like this help our booster club and also give the team a real look at where they are at this point in the pre-season."

Freshman Brock McCoin filled in for his senior brother, Brannon McCoin, at quarterback and managed to move the offense down the field in a manner that didn’t display freshman traits. In the two quarters, the Wildcats accumulated over 215 yards on the ground and through the air. McCoin connected with Jake Huitt for 27 yards and LA’s first score of the night. Paul Daniels did most of the heavy inside running for the Cats while Creed Hayes and Dillon Roberts provided the speed around the corners.

"I thought the offense looked good," Lamb continued. "We didn’t play Brannon (McCoin) because he has a slight bruise on his right shoulder and there was no reason to take a chance with that. Brock stepped in, did a really good job. He didn’t look like a freshman. Our speed in the offensive backfield looked good also with Hayes and Roberts really managing to get outside.

"Tonight we had some bright spots and a few that weren’t so bright, but overall, I was pleased. No one was hurt and that’s always a big plus. We open with Stone Memorial in two weeks and we’ll be ready," the coach added.

In the Livingston field house after the game, the mood was mostly "up" although some players felt they could have done better.

"I can’t afford to throw interceptions like that," Brock McCoin moaned after his final pass of the night ended in the hands of a Warren County defender and ended the final LA drive of the game. "I’ve got to be better than that."

McCoin may have beaten himself up more than he should have. In the 24 minutes of play, he connected on a 27-yard scoring pass to Huitt and another pass to his end that covered over 55 yards. He did not fumble a single snap and showed a lot of poise for his limited experience at high school football.

Up front, linemen Jacob Beu and Talon Sircy agreed that the line did a pretty good job of doing its job, offensively and defensively.

"We probably should have done better," Sircy explained. "One of our main jobs on offense was to keep Brock (McCoin) from getting hurt. We couldn’t afford that with Brannon already sidelined. On that point, we did okay."

"It was a good effort overall," linebacker Zack Green added. "We missed some reads that allowed them (Warren) to get outside, but since we had already scrimmaged them once earlier, they knew some things about us. We’ll be ready to play in two weeks."

"We’ll make corrections Monday," Lamb concluded.

Livingston will open its regular season in District 8-2A on Friday, Aug. 28 in Crossville against Stone Memorial at 7 p.m.




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