|Posted: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 9:02 pm
|Passing league dates
on local teams’ slates
With less than three weeks remaining now until high school football teams can put on pads, all three Obion County squads will be participating in various 7-on-7 passing league competitions.
Both Obion Central and South Fulton will compete in the 23-team UT Martin Summer Camp tournament on Saturday, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Before that, the Rebels will host 7-on-7 drills on Thursday, then will go to either Murray or Memphis late next week for more passing league competitions, according to head coach Shawn Jackson.
Union City skipper Darren Bowling said his squad will participate in a passing camp at Vanderbilt this weekend, with similar competitions set for next week at Murray on Thursday and then at Tennessee State next weekend.
Conditioning drills will continue for all teams until Aug. 1, when they can practice in full equipment.
Two of the three local teams (OC, SF) will scrimmage at the end of that first week on Friday, Aug. 5., with UC concluding camp at Columbia and looking for an opponent.
Central will host Henry County, while South Fulton will play at Gibson County.
Railroaders now 2nd as OVL enters stretch
The Fulton Railroaders are now in second place in the Ohio Valley League after beating Tradewater 5-2 in a rain-shortened game Tuesday night.
The contest was called in the seventh.
The Railroaders (16-16) reached the .500 mark for the first time this season with Tuesday’s victory and are now just two games behind league-leading Marion.
Less than two weeks remain in the regular season in the OVL with the playoffs set to begin July 26.
Fulton will play at Tradewater again tonight before hosting league-leading Marion on Thursday. The Rail-roaders will then be at home for three games against Owensboro, Fri-day, Saturday and Tuesday.
Titans receiver Britt
says not-guilty in NJ
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Tennessee Titans receiver Kenny Britt has pleaded not guilty to three disorderly person charges stemming from a June arrest in New Jersey.
Hoboken police had suspected Britt was carrying a marijuana cigar.
Britt entered his plea Tuesday in Hoboken Municipal Court. He declined comment.
A judge set a Sept. 20 trial date.
The former Rutgers star has had a series of recent legal difficulties.
Britt pleaded guilty last month to violations related to a speeding arrest in his hometown of Bayonne.
He surrendered June 29 to Tennessee authorities on warrants alleging he provided inaccurate information on driver’s license applications.
A man filed a civil lawsuit against Britt on June 27 seeking damages from a Nashville bar fight.
Grizzlies new affiliate
is Nevada DL entry
MEMPHIS (AP) — The Reno Bighorns will be the NBA Development League affiliate of the Memphis Grizzlies.
The Dakota Wizards, the Grizzlies’ previous D-League affiliate, have been purchased by the Golden State Warriors.
The Atlanta Hawks and Sacramento Kings are also affiliated with the Bighorns.
Published in The Messenger 7.13.11