Area Sports

Search begins for next Bulldogs head coach

Search begins for next Bulldogs head coach By Logan Watson When Jeff Morris announced last month that he would be stepping down as Head Coach of the Bulldogs, it created a vacuum in one of the most highly-regarded football programs in West Tennessee. Now, Milan High School Principal and Athletic Director Greg Scott is faced…

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Tide ends outstanding 10-3 season in quarterfinals

By Gary Smith Peabody was perplexed by Union City’s flex-bone offense in a 28-21 loss in the TSSAA Class 2A quarterfinal round of the state football playoffs last week. With the loss, Peabody concludes an outstanding 10-3 season and due to the win, Union City (11-2) advances to the semifinal round, where the Tornadoes are…

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Jeff Morris to step down after 22 years with Bulldogs

Jeff Morris will step down after 22 years leading the Bulldogs By Victor Parkins After 22-seasons leading the Milan Bulldog football team, Jeff Morris is stepping down from the position of head coach. Morris, 56, compiled a record of 222 wins and 69 losses (.76%) over his storied career at MHS.  His Bulldogs won back-to-back…

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Tide defense is ‘momentum stopper’ against Mitchell

By Gary Smith Peabody’s 30-0 shutout win over Memphis Mitchell in the first round of the TSSAA Class 2A State Playoffs played last week at Trenton was a game of momentum. The Peabody defense dominated the game and held the Tigers’ offense in check until the Tide offense recovered from three turnovers in the first…

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Tide remains in contention for playoffs with 61-21 win over TCA

By Gary Smith Faced with a must-win situation to qualify for the state playoffs, Peabody followed a formula that has kept the Golden Tide in the state ranking for the entire season. Failure to momentarily deviate from the formula cost Peabody a 22-20 upset loss at dangerous McKenzie the previous week. Posed with the possibility…

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Friday 13th proves unlucky for Peabody

By Gary Smith Friday 13th proved unlucky for Peabody as the Golden Tide was upset 22-20 in a Region 7-2A match-up last week at McKenzie. The Tide’s loss to the Rebels scrambled the Region 7-2A playoff picture as five teams remain in contention for the league’s four post-season berths. Last week’s game at McKenzie was…

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Peabody completes Phase 1 of playoff plan

By Gary Smith With last week’s 35-0 win over Gibson County in a Region 7-2A matchup, the Peabody Golden Tide successfully completed Phase One in a three-step plan for the state playoffs. “We broke this season down into three phases. In the First Phase were games one through seven and we just finished that with…

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Peabody snaps Dresden’s 20-game win streak

By Gary Smith In a match up of state-ranked teams, Peabody dominated Dresden 38-18 en route to breaking the Lions’ 20-game winning streak. Over the last several years, the two programs have developed the reputation for playing spoiler for each other in the regular season and playoffs. Before Friday night, Dresden’s last loss (35-14) was…

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Lady Pioneer basketball team holds 6th annual golf tournament

by Lori Cathey The Sixth Annual Gibson County Lady Pioneers Golf Tournament, a four-person scramble, was held on Saturday, Sept. 16, at Gibson County Golf Course in Dyer. The Gibson County Lady Pioneers basketball team hosted the event with eight teams and 31 golfers participating. The golf event was open to the public and consisted…

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