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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

By: Misty Green

MCHS vs. Greenbrier
After Last Friday night’s unexpected victory against the Owls of Smith County, the Tigers seemed to have picked up some momentum going into face another top-notched school, the Bobcats of Greenbrier High School.
Last year’s graduation snatched up all of last year’s starting Bobcat linemen, and Macon County aimed to take advantage of that side of the ball during last Friday night’s contest, October 1, 2010.
As the Tigers stepped on to the grid-iron and scored their first touchdown early in the game, Macon County understood that their offense was still in good condition.
Greenbrier scored again in the second period to lead 13-0 going into the break.
In the third quarter, a deep center pass from Tiger quarterback Dallas Grace landed into the hands of Zack Shockley for a gain of 21 yards and a touchdown.
This would be the last score Macon County would achieve against the bobcats, losing the game by a final score of 26-6.
Macon County is scheduled to travel to Dekalb County next Friday night, October 8, 2010.

RBSHS vs. Gordonsville
The Red Boiling Springs High School Bulldog football team traveled to Gordonsville last Friday night, October 1, 2010 to face a team that reached the quarterfinal round of the 2A playoffs last year.
Red Boiling Springs was only able to mark the scoreboard with a touchdown and one extra-point kick, before losing the battle by a final score of 48-7.
The Red Boiling Springs High School 2010 Homecoming is scheduled for next Friday night, October 8, against Monterey High School. Come out and support the Red & Grey!

MCJHS Football Finds Success in Last Game of Season Against Fentress PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, October 6, 2010

By: Misty Green

The Macon County Junior High School Tigers hosted Fentress County for their last game of the season on September 28, 2010 at Pat Parker Field.

Before the game began, eighth grade football players and cheerleaders, accompanied their parents onto the field to be recognized for their dedication to the Tiger Football Program.

The following eight graders were recognized during the ceremony: Katie Bray, daughter of Ben and Trena Bray; Courtney Brooks, daughter of Eric and Tonia Brooks; Bethany and Brittany Brown, daughters of Jeff and Angie Brown; Gage Carr, son of Jim and Wanda Carr; Kole Cliburn, son of Todd and Mendy Cliburn; Ryan Anne Cothron, daughter of Bryan and Anneleise Cothron; Curtis Cox, son of Scotty and Kim Cox; Brett Davis, son of Stacey and Jackie Pedigo; Cole Dixon, son of Leah and Chad Swindle; Travis Eller, son of Tim and Karen Eller; Kolt Evans, son of Junior and Gina Evans; Allon Gentry, son of Rhonda and Dewayne Gentry; Beth Greenhalgh, daughter of Tim and Rhonda Greenhalgh, Chris Gunter, grandson of Betty and Floyd Rittenberry; Kevin King, son of Kevin and Joyce King; Adam Kirby, son of Bruce Kirby and Kim Barerra; Brandon Noles, son of Jennifer Jones; Nick Owen, son of Michael and Kathy Duffer; Andrew Reagan, son of Patrick Reagan (Bonnie) and Veronica Young (Bobby); Taylor Spivey, daughter of Jeff and Tonya Wheeley and Chad Spivey; Dale Turner, son of Shawn and Jennifer Turner; and Katherine Williston, daughter of Pete and Martha Williston.

As Macon County stepped onto the grid-iron dressed with black uniforms and blue helmets, a sense of victory could be felt among the crowd of supporters, especially as the Tigers began to dominate their Fentress opponent early in the first quarter.

An endzone rush by Brett Davis allowed Macon County to be the first to mark the board in the opening quarter. In the second period, quarterback Logan Grace sailed a complete pass to Davis, who picked up 15 yards and a Tiger first down, however three consecutive tries through the middle of the line and an incomplete pass, forced the ball back over to Fentress County.

Macon County stood ready to attack, and on a 3&9 Purple Crush fumble, Gage Carr recovered their opponent’s blunder and returned it to the endzone for the Tigers second score of the night. Macon now leads 12-0.
With .8 seconds left before the halftime break, the Purple Crush notched their only score of the game on a 13-yard rush to the endzone. The 2-pt. conversion was good, Macon 12, Fentress 8.

On the ensuing kick off, Tiger Tanner Lowhorn took the football 62-yards in for the touchdown, Macon now leads 18-8 at halftime.

On the final play of the third quarter, Cole Cliburn intercepted a Fentress County pass, giving the ball back to Macon County. On the first play of the last period, Dale Turner scored from 38-yards out. The 2-pt. conversion was good.

Final game score, Macon County 26, York 8. Macon County ended the 2010 season with a final record of 3-5.

Local Jr. High Football News PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, September 9, 2010

RBS vs. Watertown
By: Misty Green
The Red Boiling Springs Junior High School football team hosted the Purple Tigers of Watertown on August 24, 2010, and was down 22-0 by halftime.

Returning after the break, with 4:15 remaining in the 3rd quarter, Bulldog Skyler Holden ran the ball 19 yards for the touchdown, making a mark for RBS in the game.

The Purple Tigers answered with a 59-yard touchdown of their own, to lead 30-6, however the Bulldogs did not throw in the towel.

With 3:56 left in the fourth quarter, Wesley Davis capped off a 73-yard drive, with a 10-yard touchdown run for the Bulldogs. Skyler Holden rushed to the end zone for the two point conversion.

As time ticked away on the clock, Watertown returned home with a 30-14 victory over Red Boiling Springs.
Rushing for Red Boiling Springs: Skyler Holden, 8 rushes for 70 yards and a touchdown; Wesley Davis, 5 rushes for 15 yards and a touchdown; Bailey had 2 rushes for 11 yards; Alex Mullinix had 2 rushes for 4 yards; Tyler Carlyle, 2 rushes for 9 yards; Brince Crouch had one rush for 4 yards.

Alex Mullinix was 4 of 9 passing for 44 yards and an interception; Wesley Davis caught one pass for 30 yards; Brince Crouch, 3 receptions for 16 yards.

The Bulldogs ended the game with 138 yards of total offense after having zero yards of offense in the first half.
With the loss, Red Boiling Springs is 0-3 on the season. The Bulldogs next game will be at Burkes Middle School on September 2nd.

MCHS Makes Great 2nd Half Comeback in 35-27 Defeat by Commanders of Friendship Christian PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, September 9, 2010

By: Misty Green
Friday night lights at Pat Parker Field gleamed bright during the second half of the Macon County High School game against visiting Friendship Christian, August 27, 2010.

The events resembled last week’s challenge with Trousdale County, when the Tigers were faced with a 20+ point deficit, to comeback fighting late in the game, with the chance of possibly knotting the game.

Friendship scored their first points early in the game, and despite six FC fumbles, and strong offensive plays on the Tigers side of the ball, Macon County was left still trailing by nine points (28-19) at the end of the third quarter.
At five minutes in the final period, Macon County elected to punt and the Commander receiver carried the ball to the six-yard line, later being topped off to lead the Tigers 34-19.

Time quickly dwindled on the clock, leaving Macon County scrambling to recover. With 14.9 seconds left in the fourth quarter, Macon County’s Jacob Salyer caught a 60-yard touchdown pass from Dallas Grace, and the Tiger team achieved the two-point conversion to trail by eight mere points.

Macon County tried an on-side kick, and for a brief moment, it appeared the Tigers might have been able to keep the game alive, however the good try by Tyler Stein failed. Friendship Christian took possession to down the ball, ending the game 35-27.

Macon County is now 0-2 this season, as they now prepare to face Goodpasture at home, September 3, at 7 p.m. Macon County High School is sponsoring a Gator Raffle. Tickets are 3 for $25, and can be purchased at the game.
Go Tigers!

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.

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