Remember When — McPeake not around at end to see OC defeat Fulton Co.
Posted: Friday, October 5, 2012 6:20 am
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
Oct. 6 — Troy remained unbeaten in the Obion County Jr. High Football Conference when Wayne Eaves ran 21 yards for a touchdown with 48 seconds to play to help the Trojans edge Obion 16-8. Eaves’ jaunt capped a 95-yard drive. David Spaulding had thrown a short scoring pass to Robby Orsborne for Troy’s first score before the two then hooked up again for a two-point conversion following Eaves’ deciding TD. Bobby Eaves’ two-yard plunge accounted for Obion’s lone touchdown.
Oct. 9 — Obion Central rallied from a 13-0 deficit to beat Fulton County 27-16 in a high school football matchup that saw Rebel head coach Jim McPeake ejected in the final minutes by a Kentucky official. McPeake had received a couple of unsportsmanlike conduct flags prior to his being tossed but claimed he never received a warning from the referee before he was ejected. Richard Downing ran for 127 yards and two TDs, Chucky Reedy returned an interception for a score and Tim James added an insurance tally for OC.
20 Years Ago
Oct. 5 — Marcus Lewis and David Barnes hooked up seven times for 137 yards and two touchdowns as Union City remained unbeaten with a 21-17 triumph over Humboldt. The Tornadoes held H’boldt’s explosive offense to less than 200 total yards with defensive tackle Jonathan Robinson knocking Viking QB Ted Martin from the game with a vicious sack in the late going to forced Martin to be taken from the field by ambulance. UC moved up two spots to No. 5 in the Class 2A state rankings following the victory.
Oct. 6 — The South Fulton girls’ golf team advanced to the state tournament by winning the regional championship at Humboldt Country Club. Mikki McLeary (93) and Marianne Brann (96) were to carry the Red Devilette flag to Nashville and represent all of Obion County in the championships. The UC girls placed third in the regional competition with Tara Heath shooting 117 and Carey Courtwright 122. The Tornado boys were fourth with Billy Dowell carding an 84, Roger Bobo an 85, Kevin Little an 89 and Jason Woods a 92. Heath Hall represented South Fulton with an 82.
10 Years Ago
Oct. 7 — Wes Moore was named the Class 3A Associated Press Player of the Week for the second time in the season after throwing six touchdown passes in Obion Central’s 48-6 romp over Gibson County. Moore, who threw for 360 yards in all and hit Corey Robertson four times for scores, left the game with the remaining Rebel regulars in the third quarter of the blowout. Central was also listed at No. 8 in the Associated Press state rankings.
Oct. 9 — The Obion County Central girls’ cross country team won a meet at Wynridge Greens paced by race champion Jill Konkol. Also finishing in the Top 15 for the Lady Rebels were Becky McEwen, Sarah Konkol, Katelin Huey and Betsy Burkett. Nick Davis and Justin Moss medaled for the Central boys, who placed fifth in the event as a team.
5 Years Ago
Oct. 8 — South Fulton won the 12th annual Rebel Bowl, beating Lake Road 18-6 for the Obion County School System junior high football championship. The Red Devils capped their 7-1 season with touchdowns by Khiry Lewis, Montre Lewis and via a 26-yard pass from JaQuay Garmon to Shaquan Brown. Jacob VanCleave scored the Generals’ lone TD. Cody Neece had a team-high nine tackles for SF, while Josh Quinton’s 16 stops led all defensive players.
Oct. 10 — Union City’s Taylor Bruff and Holden McConnell of South Fulton were honored as Messenger Players of the Week. Bruff caught seven passes for 96 yards and two touchdowns in the Tornadoes’ loss to Bruceton, while McConnell led the Red Devil defense with a team-high eight tackles in SF’s setback vs. Greenfield.
1 Year Ago
Oct. 5 — Union City’s Middle School football team earned a spot in the West Tennessee Athletic Conference playoffs with a 32-6 win over Halls. D’Carrious Stevens and Brantley Clendenin each rushed for two TDs for the Tornadoes (5-2), who earned a second-place finish in the North Division of the WTAC and advanced to play at South champion Brighton. Jacob Hyde topped UC defensively with nine tackles.
Oct. 10 — Five Union City turnovers helped Lake County rally for 28 unanswered points and led to the Tornadoes coming out on the short end of a 52-46 shootout. LC flash Rafael Tyler had 250 yards receiving and three touchdowns as the Falcons won despite giving up 475 yards to the Twisters. Keylon Hyde ran for 203 yards and three scores for Union City which suffered its first District 14A loss in four games.. Published in The Messenger 10.4.12