Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 7:01 pm
Gibson County coach
decides to step down
Gibson County High School football coach Lee Adkins has had enough.
Adkins, who is one game away from his second straight 0-10 season with the Pioneers, has said Friday’s 2011 season finale against Crockett County will be his last game at GCHS.
Gibson County has lost 32 straight games, dating back to the 2008 season and has not had a winning season in 16 years.
GC has been outscored 381-83 in its nine games this season, its closest contest a 12-6 overtime loss to Halls in its opener.
The Pioneers will miss the state playoffs for the 11th straight season this year.
Adkins, who has also coached in Mississippi, and North Carolina and came to Dyer from Franklin County, says he has no definite future coaching plans.
SFMS tips off hoops
by sweeping Cougars
South Fulton swept Hillcrest in the middle school basketball openers for both teams Monday night, winning the girls’ contest 37-14 and then the boys’ nightcap 29-27.
Taylor Rogers poured in a game-high 18 points to lead the Devilettes while Aalia Bivens added 11. Cassidy Ruddle pulled down 12 rebounds for SF, which led 21-8 at halftime.
Courtney Heuck had 12 of Hillcrest’s 14 markers.
The Redmen had to hold off a furious H’crest rally to claim the second game as the Cougars rallied from a double digit deficit, only to fall short by a deuce.
Jyriq Jones had 12 points, eight rebounds, three assists and three steals to pace the winners. Zaccius Mayes yanked down 10 rebounds and blocked four shots, while Chris Morris had six caroms.
SF won despite shooting just 4-of-9 from the free throw line.
Cain Aaron hit for a team-best 14 points for Hillcrest, while Rhett Thomas Fussell scored six.
Both teams had Thursday games scheduled that have been postponed due to Obion Central’s high school football game against Dyersburg.
Ridgemont wins pair
over Hickman County
Nathan King hit for game-high 22 points to lead Ridgemont to a 29-25 season-opening basketball victory over Hickman County Monday night.
The R’mont girls also won, 30-15.
Noah Cooper had eight rebounds for the Mustangs in Game 2, while Emanuel Morgan pulled in five boards.
A 12-5 third-quarter run broke a 9-all tie and pushed Ridgemont to the win.
In the girls’ opener, Samantha Davis and Bailey Daniel both tallied seven points and Keaton Cooper scored six to lead a balanced Lady Mustang attack.
Kirsten Petrie had eight rebounds and four steals for Ridgemont, while Daniel collected six caroms.
Football coach quits
due to foul language
MEMPHIS (AP) — Collierville football coach Shawn Abel has resigned in the wake of a profanity-laced speech to his team.
The audio got posted on YouTube.
He is currently on paid leave.
Published in The Messenger 10.25.11