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Red Boiling Springs’ 2010 Season Begins With 29-6 Victory Against Oakdale PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, September 9, 2010

By: Misty Green
The Red Boiling Springs High School Bulldog football team traveled to Oakdale last Friday night, August 20, to open the 2010 season.

Emotions before the game were running wild for the red and grey as they chartered the two hour trip.

The recollection of breaking the losing streak last season against this very team was enough to rattle their nerves, however the Bulldogs have been dealing with other weights on their hearts, the death of fellow teammate Brandon Tidwell. With #77 marking the helmet of every player, the Bulldogs determined this season to be one in memory of their friend, who now looks down on the grid-iron from above...

The Bulldogs raced onto the Eagles field with a mission of ruling the game from the opening kick, and at 6:17 in the first quarter, Isaiah Washington, who appeared to be canned in the backfield, found a hole to slip through and dashed to the endzone. The extra-point kick was good to lead Oakdale 7-0. The Eagles seemed to be their own worst enemy, making numerous penalties throughout the game. In the second period, Red Boiling Springs QB Cody Dickens and Washington completed the second touchdown of the night to lead 13-0. On the kick return, Oakdale was finally able to get on the board, however Chris Dziekiewicz nulled the 2-pt. conversion, Oakdale trailed 13-6.

In the third quarter, the Bulldogs were knocking on the door with less than two minutes left to play, so Dickens and Washington came on in, adding eight more points to their lead. 

A run by senior running back Shelton Watson placed the Bulldogs line of scrimmage at the 23 yard line for a 1st & 10. A pass from Dickens to Watson ended at the 16. Washington returned from a third quarter injury to achieve a ten-yard placement, which had the Bulldogs knocking on the door one more time. Dickens was sacked bringing up 3rd & 8. Watson rushed to the five, but a holding penalty brought RBS back to the 20. Watson brought the Bulldogs back to the 14-yard line, bringing up 4th & 10. After a Bulldog time out, RBS picked up their last touchdown, on a pass to junior Matthew French waiting in the endzone. The two-pt. conversion by Watson was good, RBS returned home with a 29-6 victory over Oakdale. RBS travels to Pickett Co. on September 3.

 
Jr. Bulldogs Host Rainy Saturday Game PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, September 9, 2010

By: Misty Green
Rain began to pour down at the start of the second half of the Red Boiling Springs Junior High football game last Saturday, August 21, 2010, making the scoreless battle against Cannon County one that could change at any given moment.

Both teams, unaccustomed to the slippery conditions, were struggling to stay afloat in the game, leaving the third period score 0-0.

RBS’ quarterback Alex Mullinix and the Bulldog team achieved a first down at the 38 yard line with three minutes left on the game clock, however unfavorable conditions forced a turn over on downs. Cannon County picked up six points before the games end to return with the  6-0 victory.

Red Boiling Springs Jr. High plans to host Watertown on Tuesday, August 24, 2010. Kick off 6:30 p.m.

 
Trousdale Win Doesnt Come Easy ~ MCHS Fights to Keep Margin Close PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, September 9, 2010

By: Misty Green
The Macon County High School Tigers opened the 2010 football season last Friday night, August 20, on the creek bank of Hartsville, Tennessee.

Hundreds of Tiger fans traveled to the Yellow Jacket stadium hoping to see the blue and white team give Trousdale County a fight, even though some thought the outcome might resemble last year’s 49-34 thrash, with Hartsville’s second string ruling most of the game.

The Jackets opened the first quarter with touchdown run, however the extra-point kick failed. The Tigers needed to answer the score, with a few points of their own, but were forced to turn the ball over on downs before the clock ran out.

Trousdale immediately scored on the opening possession of the second period, followed by a successful two-point conversion, to lead Macon County 14-0. The Tigers were then able to pick up their first-1st down at the Yellow Jackets 44 yard line, hoping to finally force a change of events. Zack Shockley rushed to the 36-yard line for 2&1, that was answered with a new set of downs. On the next play, the Tigers fumbled the ball, and as luck would have it, last year’s state champions was there to recover it.

Knowing this was something they could not afford to let happen, Macon County stepped up their defensive game. The Yellow Jackets picked up one yard, then threw three incomplete passes to turn the ball back over to the Tigers. Macon was racing to recover the blunder and on a 2nd & 10, Trousdale helped the Tigers achieve a free first down with unsportsmanlike conduct. Tiger quarterback Dallas Grace then landed his first complete pass to Shockley, who landed just short of a new set of downs at the 31 yard line. Illegal procedure was called against Macon County, placing the football on the 36. Tyler Drown rushed for three yards, followed by a run by Shockley, placing the ball on the 29. Two in-completes turned the ball back over to TCHS. Maverick Hesson stopped Hartsville at the 26 yard line, however the next play held a complete pass that ended in a 54-yard touchdown for Hartsville, TCHS 21, Macon County 0.

Zack Shockley returned the ball from the 10 to the 36 yard line, where the Tigers proceeded to set up shop, with 2:37 left in the second period. Dallas Grace sailed a complete pass to Tyler Eller, who rushed to the 46 yard line.

Extracurricular activities from the Jackets ended in a 15-yard penalty, placing the ball on the 30, then a quarterback keeper put the line of scrimmage at the 19 yard line. Two hand-offs from Grace to Shockley landed the Tigers at the eight-yard line. Grace scored Macon County’s first touchdown of the night, however laundry was thrown on the field due to illegal motion against the Tigers, nulling the points, and moving MCHS back to the 14. Time was quickly dwindling, and the Tigers needed to make their mark in the first half. Coming to the line, Grace threw a complete pass to Eller who was tackled just short of the goal. 0:18 marked the game clock. An incomplete pass used the third down. On the Tigers last shot in the half, Grace faked a keeper and sailed the ball towards Tyler Eller waiting in the endzone, but the ball was tipped by a Yellow Jacket defender. With no time left on the clock, junior TE/LB Jacob Salyer jumped up from behind the line to complete the pass and grab the touchdown. Freshman kicker Carson Cook aimed the ball through the uprights to enter the halftime break with seven points of their own. Macon 7, Trousdale 21.

“We finally put one in the endzone,” Tiger’s new head coach Mark Pemberton said entering the locker room, “We plan to continue doing the same,” he smiled.

Trousdale achieved another touchdown in the middle of the third quarter, to lead Macon 28-7. At 2:29, the football was in the Tiger’s possession. At the 20 yard line, MCHS was on their third try and needed one yard to pick up a new set of downs. Dallas Grace’s complete pass to Jacob Salyer picked up the yard, however referees blew the whistle. As the call came in, the bleachers roared when Trousdale County was cited for pulling a horse collar, placing the ball on over to the 7-yard line. On the next play, Grace was attempting a QB keeper, but didn’t like what he saw, and called for a time out. Returning to the line of scrimmage, Grace threw a complete pass to Salyer for the touchdown, followed by Cook’s extra-pt. kick. Tigers now trail 28-14.

The kick return after the touchdown placed the Yellow Jackets at the 30-yard line with less than one minute remaining in the quarter.

Hartsville’s quarterback released the pass. Tiger nose guard Alex Bilbrey shifted spots and tackled the intended Jacket, as Grace intercepted for a 54-yard touchdown. The extra-point kick was good, Macon 21, Trousdale 28.

Carson Cook signaled to kickoff the football and missed his aim, accidently hitting one of the side-line cheerleaders, who was uninjured. With fifteen seconds left in the third quarter, Trousdale County opened up a hole that ended in the endzone, to now lead 35-21.

Opening the fourth quarter, Macon County’s Zack Shockley barreled through the line of scrimmage to add another touchdown to Macon’s side of the scoreboard. The extra-points failed, Macon County shadowed Trousdale 35-27.

The fourth quarter passed quickly as both teams continued giving their all. Macon County fought hard to recover and Trousdale seemed stunned at their improved Tiger opponent.

The Yellow Jackets kept possession of the ball for most of the last period, until the Tigers forced a turnover by blocking a 28-yard field goal attempt, with 2:34 left in the contest. Macon County was unable to capitalize any additional touchdowns, and as time ran out on the clock, Hartsville added one more run to the scoreboard to make the final score 48-27.

The Tigers were down 21-0 by the in-house defending state champions and was only one touchdown behind at one point in the game. It has been several years since the tables were close to being turned, giving Tigers fans hope for the future games to come.

Macon County plans to host the Commanders of Friendship Christian next Friday, August 27, 2010. Kick off at 7 p.m. Watch out Friendship Christian, there’s a new team in town.

 
Jr. Tigers 0-2 After Visit to Westmoreland PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Westmoreland routed visiting Macon County 26-0 in a middle school football game on Tuesday, Aug. 17 at the Eagle Stadium.
Both of the Eagles touchdowns came in the second quarter, which gave the Eagles a 20-0 halftime lead, which was a task for either team, considering that the entire first half and most of the third quarter was played in a steady rain.
The Tigers received the kickoff to start the second half and kept the ball for nearly the entire third period before turning it over on downs at the Eagles’ 11-yard line with 32.3 seconds remaining in the quarter. Macon County denied Westmoreland any attempts at scoring in the third period.
Westmoreland would polish off the night with one more touchdown, when Michael Evans returned an interception 30 yards into the end zone with 1:17 left in the fourth quarter.
In the contest, Macon County attempted nine passes, completing four, and Westmoreland attempted one successful pass. Macon recorded 33 offensive plays for 79 yards, and Westmoreland marked 28 for a total of 210. No fumbles were recorded on either team. Westmoreland accumulated 7 penalties for 60 yards, and Macon County marked 2 penalties for 10 yards.
For Macon County, running back Tanner Lowhorn led Macon County with 67 yards on 13 rushing attempts; quarterback Logan Grace made 4 of 8 attempts, and had 5 rushes for 8 yards. Defensively, Brett Davis made 12 tackles and 2 tackles for loss.
Macon County will travel to Cannon County on Thursday, Aug. 26.
 
MCHS Golf Team Out Puts White House on the Green PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, September 9, 2010

MCHS golf team was scheduled to hold a match on August 17, 2010 at the course in Macon County but due to rain the match was canceled. On August 19, 2010 they traveled to Springfield, TN to The Legacy Golf Course for a match against White House High School. Playing the back nine, the MCHS boys won with a total score of 164 to White House’s 184.  

MCHS’ individual scores: Ian Whittemore 39, Austin Williams 39, Zach Polston 42, Collin Linville 44, Ryan Thompson 44, Trey Reid 46, Zach Swaffer 47 and Trenton Duffer 50.

The MCHS girls won their match with a score of 94 against White House High School scoring 121.  

MCHS girl’s individual scores were Kaleigh Chitwood 45, Savannah Knight 49, Kaitlin Cartwright 49, Lauren Gammons 54, Leah Johnson 55, Delanie Johnson 58, and Macy Kemp 65.

Next week, Monday and Tuesday are home matches and Wednesday, Macon County will travel to Clarksville, TN. Thursday, August 26th MCHS will compete at Mt. Juliet.

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