Remember When —Red Devils, Union City send golfers to state tournament
Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2012 7:00 pm
Remember when takes a look back at the local stories from the files of The Messenger that took place 1, 5, 10, 20 and 30 years ago.
30 Years Ago
Sept. 24 — Winners were honored at the Poplar Meadows Country Club Youth Tennis Tournament. Among those placing either first or second were Michelle Escarcega, Leigh Bloebaum, Peter Lawrence, Jim Hunt, Jason Cameron, Will Wade, Roge Escarcega, Chris Kirkland, Elizabeth Tanner, Scott Hudgens and John Dunlap.
Sept. 25 — Richard Downing ran for 165 yards and all three Obion Central touchdowns and a stingy Rebel defense led by two interceptions and a fumble recovery from Joe Clanton keyed OC’s 21-6 win over Munford in a critical District 11AA matchup. Linemen Ricky Patterson, Bobby Berner, Kenneth Quinn, Jimmy Covey, Jeff Robertson and tight-end Chuck Reedy repeatedly opened holes for Downing, who outshined Munford’s heralded Will Nathaniel who gained just 43 yards.
20 Years Ago
Sept. 21 — Obion Central beat Dyersburg for the first time ever in six all-time meetings when Scott Webb rushed for the second of his two TDs in overtime in the Rebels’ 36-30 triumph over the Trojans. Webb finished with 189 yards on the ground, while Mike Terry scored on a 43-yard run and a 25-yard fumble return. Union City was also victorious and later moved to No. 7 in the Associated Press rankings with a 28-7 victory over Lake County. Jonathan Robinson had four tackles and two sacks to pace a Tornado defense that limited the Falcons to six first downs and 139 total yards.
Sept. 24 — Mike Rauchle won his fourth straight Poplar Meadows Country Club golf championship with a 54-hole total of 6-under par. Rauchle’s scorecard included a double-eagle on the par-5, 16th hole. Bedford Dunavant IV was second and Billy Dowell Jr. third in the championship flight. Carter Hooks took honors in the first flight, with Pete Daniel topping the second flight. Jack Keedy won the third flight.
10 Years Ago
Sept. 23 — Top-ranked Covington had to score twice in the fourth quarter to finally subdue the upset bid of Obion Central, 21-13. A Wes Moore to Brian Kissell 35-yard touchdown pass early in the final period had given the Rebels a 13-7 lead before the Chargers were able to come back and hand OC its first loss after three victories. Moore threw for more than 200 yards, but was sacked 10 times by a ferocious Covington pass rush.
Sept. 24 — South Fulton’s Garrett Adams qualified for the Class A-AA state golf tournament by finishing among the top five individuals in the regional competition at Diamond Oaks in Trenton. Adams shot a 75 to advance to the state event at the Old Fort Course in Murfreesboro. Red Devil teammate Kevin Whitten (81), Union City’s Bradley Bugg (84) and Jake Underwood (88) of Obion Central also made it to regional play from Obion County.
5 Years Ago
Sept. 20 — Obion County Central girls’ hoop standout Jana Roney verbally committed to play her college ball at Murray State. Roney, who was preparing for her senior season with the Lady Rebels after being chosen a finalist for Class 2A Miss Basketball the year before, picked MSU over Union University and Southern Mississippi. Roney, a versatile 5-9 forward, averaged 14.9 points, 9.5 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 3.3 steals per-game as a junior.
Sept. 26 — Hillcrest hosted its first-ever on-campus football game against Lake Road. The Cougars and the rest of the Obion County School System feeder programs were all getting a chance to play home games due to upgraded facilities that allowed them to do so at their respective schools. LR somewhat spoiled the festivities by beating H’crest 20-6. Austin Pitts rushed for 75 yards and the Cougars’ only score while Chance Robbins recorded a team-high eight tackles.
1 Year Ago
Sept. 21 — South Fulton sophomore McKenzee Pane joined teammate Chase Mayfield and Union City’s Mollie Stone in punching a ticket to the state golf tournament. Pane shot 95 on a rain-soaked Milan Country Club course, while Mayfield registered a 79 and Stone an 89 to qualify for a trip to the WillowBrook Golf Club in Manchester for the Class A-AA event. Mayfield secured his third straight state tournament berth, while Stone was set to play in the tourney in back-to-back years for the Lady Tornadoes.
Sept. 26 — Obion Central matched the best start in the 51-year history of its football program with a 50-30 road triumph over Montgomery Central. The sixth-ranked Rebels, who held their highest state rating ever in the previous Associated Press poll, got a blocked punt return for a touchdown from Tanner Cary, a fumble return for a TD from Stratton Moore, and three scoring passes from Trey Phipps to improve to 6-0. Published in The Messenger 9.20.12