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Tiger Football Names Eight to All-Region Team PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The 2010 Edition of the Macon County High School Football team rapped up play in a very close 21-28 loss to David Lipscomb High School in the first round of the T.S.S.A.A. State Playoffs.

The 2010 Tiger football team accomplished a lot during the season that saw them win their first game since a 6-0 win over Pearl Cohn on September 5, 2008 when they beat Sycamore High School 21-13 on September 17, 2010. They also handed the Smith County High School football team their only regular season loss the following week with a 20-6 win in which the Tigers gave their fans an indication of just how good they could be. They added wins over DeKalb County (55-14), Livingston Academy (34-24) and Westmoreland (14-6) while compiling a 5 win/5 loss season and earning the first playoff berth for Macon County High School football since the 2005 season.

The 2010 Tigers averaged 24 points per game while rushing for 2,154 yards and passing for 1,104 yards. The Tiger offense ran 584 plays for 3,258 total yards averaging 5.6 yards per play and 296 yards per game.  Zack Shockley led the rushing attack with 1,061 yards on 171 carries with 11 touchdowns. Tyler Drown was second on the team with 363 yards on 64 carries with 4 touchdowns and Jessee Newberry was third on the team with 290 yards on 59 carries with 2 touchdowns. Dallas Grace had 1,104 passing yards completing 94 passes on 166 attempts while completing 57% of his passes. He passed for 13 touchdowns and 11 interceptions and finished the season with a 125.08 quarterback rating. He added 199 yards rushing on 63 carries with 4 touchdowns. Dallas became the Tiger’s all-time leading passer with 3,401 yards with 28 touchdowns completing 57% of his passes during his career. Tyler Manning had 472 receiving yards on 39 catches and scored 4 touchdowns. Zack Shockley added 247 receiving yards on 15 catches with 4 touchdowns and Jacob Salyer had 239 yards on 18 catches with 5 touchdowns. The offense was led upfront by Chase Greenhalgh at center, Brock Driver and Chris Escamilla at guard and Matt Key and Nick Willson at tackle.

Defensively, the 2010 Tigers were much improved holding their opponents to an average of 27 points per game will giving up an average of 230 yards rushing per game and 81 yards passing per game. Their opponents ran a total of 495 plays for 3,414 yards averaging 6.9 yards per play and 310 yards per game. Maverick Hesson led the team with 53 tackles while Will Bandy had 52 tackles and Dylan Warner added 47 tackles. Dallas Grace led the team with 6 interceptions returning 2 for touchdowns and Dylan Gross had 3 fumble recoveries.

Eight Tiger football players were named to the All-Region team at the end of the season. Zack Shockley was named Co-Offensive MVP, Tyler Manning was named First Team Wide Receiver, Chase Greenhalgh was named First Team Offensive Line, Dallas Grace was named First Team Defensive Back and Alex Bilbrey was named First Team Defensive Line. Maverick Hesson, Nick Willson and Garrett Emberton were also named All-Region.

Alex Bilbrey

Garrett Embberton

Dallas Grace

Chase Greenhalgh

Maverick Hesson

Tyler Manning

Zack Shockley

Nick Willson

MCHS & RBS Defeat Trousdale County in High School Basketball PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, January 11, 2011

By Misty Green


The Red Boiling Springs High School Basketball teams hosted Trousdale County on January 7, 2011 for another District 8A challenge.

In the girls game... RBS sealed their third District 8A victory after defeating the Lady Jackets of Trousdale County, with a final score of 69-48.

Layce Colter led the team to victory with 19 points, including three 3-pointers, followed by Heather Jenkins with 13 points, Morgan Burgener with 11 points, Kalisha Lynch with eight points, Marina Evans with six points, Katie Hix with five points, Hannah Hollis with four points, Mackenzie Painter with two points, and Mayson Burgener with one point.

In the boys game... the score remained close throughout the battle, however RBS held on until the final buzzer to claim a 51-49 victory over Trousdale County.

Wes Grace led the Bulldogs to victory with 28 points, followed by Allen Kirk with eight points, Jordan Meador and Shelton Watson with six points, Isaiah Washington with two points, and Jordan Grace with one point.


The Macon County High School Basketball teams hosted Trousdale County on January 4, 2011 for regular season play.

In the girls game... The MCHS Tigerettes exploded the first quarter 25-5 and never looked back to claim their 12th win of the season, 68-28.

Katelyn Bean led Macon County to victory with 14 points, followed by Kailyn Brooks and Terra Pryor with nine points each, Calamity Jane Coley and Kelsey Gregory with eight points each, Katie Reid with five points, Jade Ellis with four points, Haley Harris and Macey Kemp with three points each, Katie Beth Meador and Whitney Wilburn with two points each, and Michaela Thompson with one point.

In the boys game... The Yellow Jackets opened the first quarter with a 20-13 lead, however the Tigers were able to make a comeback before the halftime break to lead 29-28. Stepping up their game in the last half, Macon County was able to pull away from Trousdale County (3-12) for a 59-47 win.

Dallas Grace led the Tigers to victory with 20 points, followed by Trey McPherson with 11 points, Dalton Shrum with ten points, Zack Billenstein with six points, Tyler Manning with five points, Andrew Kempf with four points, and Mic Wise with three points. With the win, the Tigers improved their season record to 9-6.

Lady Bulldogs Get Back on Track Against Watertown PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, January 11, 2011

By Misty Green
Sports Reporter-Photographer

RBS Senior Layce Colter took several hard thumps during the January 4th, game against Watertown. One crash resulted in a leg injury of a Purple Lady Tiger, who had to be carried out for treatment before the game’s end. Congratulations to Layce Colter and Mackenzie Painter for being named to the Nera White All-Tournament team.

The  Red Boiling Springs High School Lady Bulldogs hosted Watertown for their first District 8A opponent of 2011 and was able to improve their record to 17-2 after defeating the Lady Tigers with a final score of 58-39.

The Lady Bulldogs kept Watertown under attack from the opening jump, leading 17-7 after the first round.

The first quarter score was achieved with six points from Layce Colter, five points from Marina Evans, a three-point play from Heather Jenkins, two free-throws from Morgan Burgener, and a free-throw from Mackenzie Painter.

In the second quarter, Red Boiling Springs continued to pour on the heat, leading 31-13 by the halftime break.

The second quarter score was achieved on points made by Layce Colter with seven, Morgan Burgener, Marina Evans, and Mackenzie Painter with two each, and one shot from Heather Jenkins.

By the end of the third quarter, the Lady Tigers were trailing Red Boiling Springs 44-26.

Coach White substituted several Lady Bulldogs into the game, before winning the challenge by a final score of 39-58.

Layce Colter led the team to victory with 18 points, followed by Marina Evans with 13 points, Morgan Burgener with nine points, Heather Jenkins with seven points, Mackenzie Painter with four points, Katie Hix with three points, and Kalisha Lynch and Mayson Burgener with two points each.

With the win, the Lady Bulldogs improved their record to 17-2 for the season. RBS will host Friendship Christian on January 11, 2011.

Bulldogs Hold Back Watertown for 63-57 District Win PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, January 11, 2011

By Misty Green
Sports Reporter-Photographer

Bulldog Isaiah Washington and Tiger KeAnDre Bates collide early in the first quarter of the January 4, 2011, 8A District game between Red Boiling Springs and Watertown.

The Red Boiling Springs High School Bulldog Basketball team hosted Watertown on January 4, 2011 for a District 8A fight that went down to the final buzzer.

The Purple Tigers of Watertown dominated the first half of the game, leading 16-13 at the end of the first quarter, while continuing to pull away 31-23, by the halftime break.

Returning to the third quarter, Bulldog Jordan Grace was immediately fouled and nailed his two free-shots. Watertown answered with a lay-up to lead 33-25.

Two minutes later, the Bulldogs found their groove with two three’s and a lay-up from Andrew Mullinix, six points from Wes Grace, and two points from Shelton Watson to take back the lead, 41-39.

Red Boiling Springs opened the final period with a combined six-point effort from Allen Kirk, Shelton Watson, and Wes Grace, before Watertown hit their third three-point shot to trail 47-42.

The Purple Tigers did not play quietly in the last few minutes of the game, being called with a technical foul, four personal fouls on Wes Grace, and one penalty on Isaiah Washington, in which the Bulldogs stood ready to capitalize with each free-shot.

With .45 seconds remaining on the game clock,  and the Bulldogs leading 55-51, Watertown inched closer with a lay-up to trail by two points. Wes Grace then nailed two free-throws, which was immediately answered with two points from the Tigers. Wes Grace picked up two more free-shots, then the Tigers  missed a three point attempt, fouling Grace in the process. After his shots were made, RBS led 61-55 with 16.2 left in the contest.

On a Watertown scoring attempt with 7.2 showing on the game clock, Isaiah Washington was fouled for another two-point edge.

Bulldog Senior Jordan Grace blocked a two-point shot as the buzzer sounded, to win the game with a final score of 63-57.

The Bulldogs were led to victory by Wes Grace with 28 points, followed by Andrew Mullinix with 11 points, including three 3-pointers, Shelton Watson and Allen Kirk with eight points each, and Jordan Grace and Isaiah Washington with four points each.

With the win, Red Boiling Springs improved their record to 13-5 for the season.

Macon Co. Teams Defeat Goodpasture in 1st 9AA District Challenge PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, January 11, 2011

By Misty Green
Sports Reporter

The Macon County High School Tigers hosted Goodpasture Christian last Friday night, January 7, 2011 for the Tigers and Tigerettes first District 9AA challenge.

The MCHS Tigerettes improved to 13-1 after defeating Goodpasture Christian in District 9AA play on Friday night, January 7, 2011, by a final score of 71-64. Photo By Judy Gammons

In the girls game... The MCHS Tigerettes dominated Goodpasture (6-7) in the first quarter 18-14, however the table was flipped just before the halftime break, producing a 32-point tie.

The Tigerettes returned in the third quarter to re-gain control of the game, and held on throughout the final period to claim a 71-64 victory over Goodpasture.

Katelyn Bean led Macon County to victory with 29 points, including three 3-pointers, followed by Katie Reid with 12 points, Kelsey Gregory with 11 points, Kailyn Brooks with ten points, Haley Harris with five points, and Terra Pryor with four points. With the win, the Tigerettes improved to 13-1 for the season.

In the boys game... The MCHS Tigers opened the first quarter with a 14-10 advantage over Goodpasture, but by the halftime break, their opponent had inched their way upward to trail by one point, 24-23.

The Tigers returned to the third quarter and exploded the board with 17 points, and allowing a low-four from Goodpasture (5-8) to lead 41-27.

Macon County did not let down their guard in the last quarter of play, while continuing to press forward for a 56-37 district victory.

Dallas Grace led the Tigers with 16 points, followed by Tyler Manning with 13 points, Zack Billenstein with 12 points, Trey McPherson with six points, Tyler Clark and Shawn Kemp with three points each, Aaron Carter with two points, and Andrew Kempf with one point. With the win, Macon County improved to 10-6 for the season.

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