Area Sports

Dresden sinks Vikes in playoff tune-up

Dresden survived a sloppy, cold Friday unscathed to complete an undefeated regular-season run through Region 7A. The Lions, who finished the regular season with a 9-1 record (6-0 in 7A play), shut out Humboldt 45-0 on the road. Dresden – which lost numerous starters against the Vikings last season during a triumph – did not…

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GF headed to playoffs after blanking of WC

With a winner-take-all scenario unfolding, Greenfield took care of business on Friday, shutting out West Carroll 14-0 to earn a TSSAA State Football Playoff berth. As a result of the triumph, G’field advanced to the football postseason for the first time since 2003. For the full story, see the Nov. 1 edition of the Dresden…

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Dresden big plays plentiful vs. Dawgs

Dresden showcased its big-play capabilities on Friday during a 54-8 triumph over Gleason. The Lions had five scoring plays that spanned at least 50 yards during the victory over its county and Region 7A rival.

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Lady Chargers gain 1st state berth

The Westview High School girls’ soccer team is diving into uncharted waters. The Lady Chargers routed Raleigh-Egypt via a 10-1 margin on Saturday in Memphis in a sectional match to earn the soccer program its first-ever berth to the state tournament.

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Yellowjackets create playoff buzz with win over Gleason

KENNETH COKER Sport Editor Greenfield High School is in unchartered waters. The Yellowjacket football team bested Gleason 40-8 on Friday to claim the team’s fourth triumph of the win and its third victory in a row. Prior to Friday evening, Greenfield’s last three-game winning streak took place in 2008 as did its last four-win season.…

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Westview soccer in region title game, sectional after Memphis forfeit

KENNETH COKER Sports Editor The Westview girls’ soccer team is in the regional championship match and the sectional round of the postseason without ever stepping on the field. The Lady Chargers received a free berth into the Region 7A title contest after its scheduled opponent (Memphis area team Douglass) forfeited the semifinal match. W’view’s 7A…

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Dresden silences Rebel yell

Dresden took Obion Central to the ground and took the Rebels down on Friday night. Lion quarterback Drake Yates carried 27 times for 192 yards with a touchdown tote included as the Weakley Countians claimed their second triumph in a row. In addition to Yates, Dresden had Ricco Taylor with a touchdown run and 33…

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Scrappy Gleason defeats Vikings

KENNETH COKER Sports Editor For the second time in as many weeks Humboldt was part of a first for a Weakley County team. Gleason put forth a scrappy team effort on Friday evening en route to a 24-21 triumph on homecoming night over the Vikings to secure the program’s first-ever win against the Gibson Countians.…

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Lion Turnbow breaks out against Junior Bulldogs

SARA RACHELS Enterprise Correspondent Gleason Junior High and Dresden Middle School matched pace early, but Chandler Turnbow titled the scales in the Lions’ favor en route to a victory. Dresden scored first and Gleason soon put up a touchdown of its own, but the lions reeled off 34 unanswered points for a 42-6 win at…

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Dresden downed by talented Tide team

KENNETH COKER Sports Editor This time around, it was Trenton’s time to shine. The Golden Tide – which Dresden defeated twice a year ago en route to the Class A state football championship – worked a defensive plan of minimizing the impact of Lion quarterback Drake Yates and running back Hudson Nanney well en route…

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