October 10, 2002

Last-Minute Score Allows Tigers To Bring Home 'Rock' Trophy


The Scotland County Tigers scored a touchdown in the final minutes of the October 4 contest to secure an emotional victory in the first annual Jason Rockhold Memorial Trophy game against Clark County. SCR-I beat the Indians 7-6 to bring home "The Rock" trophy.


Regardless of what happens from this point out in the 2002 football season, the Scotland County football team made the year one to remember by winning the inaugural "Rock" Trophy game 7-6 over Clark County October 4.

The Tigers brought home the Jason Rockhold Memorial Trophy with a hard-fought win that was capped off with a long scoring drive in the final minutes to come from behind.

The game looked in jeopardy early on as Scotland County continued to hamper its own efforts with penalties and turnovers.

Clark County took the opening kickoff and quickly learned the Tigers defense had come to play. SCR-I stopped the Indians who found themselves faced with a fourth down and one yard to go. But a costly offsides penalty on the Tigers gave the Indians a first down and set up Clark County's only score of the night.

Just two plays later Sean Kite took the handoff and went around the left end. He broke through the line and sped through the Tigers backfield untouched on his way to a 43-yard touchdown. The extra point attempt was no good, leaving Clark County ahead 6-0 with 9:08 to play in the first period.

The Tigers looked ready to respond on offense. Good runs by Joel Myers and Aaron Dale helped move the chains. The Tigers were nearing midfield when quarterback Curtis Cochran fumbled on an option run and the Indians recovered.

The quick score coupled with the early turnover had the momentum swinging in Clark County's favor. But the Tigers defense responded quickly causing a turnover for the Indians. Cornerback Chase Moore pounced on the Clark County fumble to give the Tigers the ball back.

The Tigers offense once again started rolling up the yardage. Cochran hit Jason Findling for a 12-yard completion. Faced with third down and long to go Cochran took matters into his own hands scrambling for the first down. Myers and Tim Robinson had back-to-back solid runs to move the chains again. The drive continued through the air. Cochran was hit as he threw but laid out a perfect pass that was hauled in on a great catch by Moore to put the ball on the 23-yard line.

But once again a fumble stopped a scoring opportunity as Dale was hit and coughed up the ball at the 14-yard line with 48 seconds left in the first period.

That proved to be the final scoring opportunity for SCR-I in the first half as the game was turned over to the defense.

Clark County got out of the hole deep in SCR-I territory with the help of another key offsides penalty. The Indians marched the ball down field, eating up much of the second period before the Tigers defense held on downs at the Indians 15-yard line.

Scotland County was unable to mount anything on the team's third possession and punted the ball away with 2:35 to play in the first half.


Aaron Dale tries to break free from the Clark County tackler as he rushes the ball during first quarter action of the Tigers 7-6 victory over Clark County.

Clark County could do nothing with the ball on the final possession as the Tigers defense continued to play big. Linebacker Jared Shelley came up with a quarterback sack on second down and then followed it up with another tackle in the backfield to end any hopes for the Indians on that possession as time ran out on the first half.

Scotland County took the kickoff to start the second half. After one first down the Tigers were forced to punt the ball away.

The defense held for SCR-I as Moore came up big, knocking down the Clark County pass attempt to force the opposition to punt.


Receiver Chase Moore hauls in a pass from Curtis Cochran. Moore had a season-high seven receptions in the Tigers victory.

Moore played a big role on the impending drive as well. He was on the other end of a 28-yard pass play from Cochran that moved the ball past mid field for the Tigers.

The drive stalled there courtesy of two consecutive broken plays that left the team facing fourth down and nine. But a penalty on the Tigers punt gave SCR-I the ball back with a first down.

The team looked poised to take advantage of the break. Cochran and Moore teamed up to move the chains for two more first downs.

The drive appeared to be stalled as the team was faced with fourth down and 10 from the 15-yard line as time ran out on the third period. The Tigers came up with the big play as Cochran connected with Clint Cottrell who was brought down at the three-yard line, good enough for a first down.

A penalty backed the Tigers up to the eight-yard line. That didn't seem to matter as two plays later Myers carried the ball into the endzone. One official signaled a touchdown as the ball came loose. The other official was blowing his whistle as the Clark County defense pounced on the loose ball. After a lengthy conference the officials ruled the play was not a touchdown so it was an inadvertent whistle, meaning the down would be replayed.

That proved costly for the Tigers as running back Tim Robinson was stripped of the ball on the next play and Clark County recovered the fumble.

The turnover appeared to take the out wind of the Tigers sails. Jeremy Roberts broke a pair of big runs for Clark County to get the team out of the shadow of its own endzone.

The Indians appeared poised to run the clock out on the game when a key penalty turned a third down and one into a third down and 16 when the Indians running back was flagged for illegal equipment (no tailbone pad).

The penalty helped SCR-I stop the Indians and get the ball back with 6:38 left in the game and 70 plus yards to go for the score.

Myers ate up some of the yardage with a pair of good runs. However the Indians stopped the Tigers next three plays facing the Tigers with a critical fourth down and seven yards to go.

After a Tigers timeout the team went to the air. Cottrell came back through double coverage to pull down the pass for a first down at the 30-yard line.

Myers ripped off two more runs to put the ball at the 17-yard line with 3:41 left to play.

Clark County stuffed the first run attempt. An incomplete pass left the Tigers faced with third and long. Cochran faded back to pass but could not find a receiver. He turned it up field and made his way all the way to the three-yard line before being stopped with 2:16 on the clock.

Clark County turned back two Tigers running plays before Cochran scored on the one-yard quarterback sneak to tie the game at 6-6 with 1:25 to play. Robinson came on for his biggest kick of the year and put the extra point through the uprights sending his teammates into celebration.

Clark County still had time to make one last run at the endzone. The Tigers defense was up for the challenge. Shelley stopped the first screen pass play in the backfield. Linebacker Eric Long tracked down the receiver in the backfield on second down to pin the Indians down to third and long. Danny Roach knocked down Clark County's last shot as time ran out on the 7-6 Tigers victory.

Scotland County improved to 2-3 on the year and 2-1 in Tri-Rivers Conference play with the team's best offensive performance of the year. Myers led the ground game with 68 yards on 17 carries. Dale had 30 yards on seven attempts and Cochran ran for 38 yards on 14 carries.

The senior quarterback easily had his best passing game of the year, completing 11 of 16 passes, including a string of seven in a row. He covered 103 yards in the air. Fellow senior Chase Moore also had his best game of the year with seven catches for 71 yards. Cottrell came up big late in the game with three grabs for 26 yards.

The Tigers defense continued its solid run, allowing just six points over the last two games. Travis Onken led the way with 13 tackles and one sack. Cottrell made 10 stops while Robinson added seven. Dale and Shelley each had five tackles and both finished with one sack.

The team limited Clark County to 11 first downs. Kite ran for 104 yards on 17 attempts. Roberts added 71 yards on 10 attempts. Tyler Lonigan completed five of eight passes for 35 yards.

It’s Flocking Season!

SCAPP Pink Flamingo Flocking

In just a few days, pink flamingos will be soaring in and around Memphis, landing in flocks onto front lawns all over the county!

This fun fundraiser is being sponsored by the Scotland County After-Prom Parents to raise money for the 2017 After-Prom Event.  To prepare for the flocking frenzy, the organization purchased 100 pink flamingos.

Flamingo flocking has a variety of options.  First, the cost to “flock a friend” is $25/flock of 25 flamingos.  You can place one and up to four flocks in a yard.  Secondly, flocks will remain in a yard for 24 hours.  At this time, the person being flocked can choose to have the flock removed early and the cost to do so is $10 or they   can have them removed early and then moved to another yard of their choice for $30.  Of course, you can also wait out the 24 hour period and the pink flamingos will “fly off” on their own.

Anti-flocking insurance will also be available.  The cost to insure you won’t be flocked is $5.  You can also purchase the anti-flocking insurance after you’ve been flocked to insure you won’t be flocked again.

This fundraiser is meant to entertain and “annoy” your friends and neighbors through a spirit of fun-loving generosity.  These pretty pink birds are sure to bring a smile, and perhaps a giggle, to your morning if you wake up, with coffee in hand, and look out to see a flock decorating your front lawn!  To schedule a “flocking”, please call Tina McKee at 660-216-7734 or Matt McKee at 660-216-7735.

Scotland County After-Prom Parents Preparing for the 2017 After-Prom Event

after prom

The Scotland County After-Prom Parents (SCAPP) is a Parent Organization whose goal is to raise money for the After-Prom event held each year following Prom.  The group was formed several years ago in an effort to offer a safe environment for our students to gather after prom, offering games, entertainment, food and prizes for everyone in attendance.

Each year, typically in May, the current year’s parents meet with upcoming parents of any student who will be a junior for the next school year.  At that time, officers for the new school year are elected and plans begin for fundraisers and activities.

This year’s SCAPP officers are Co-Chairs, Matt McKee and Debbie Payne, Secretaries, Kris Hyde and Jenny Aldridge, and Treasurers, Tina McKee and Candace Kratzer.  The group typically meets once a month on Monday evenings at 6:00 p.m. at the Scotland County Pharmacy.  A SCAPP, Class of 2018 Facebook page has been created as one way of communicating and passing along information.  Additionally, meeting reminders are sent out through School Reach.

The group held its first fundraising activities during the Antique Fair. They had two booths; one for selling snow cones and watermelon and the other for selling Scotland County T-shirts, sweatshirts, and hoodies.  All of the shirts will also be available for sale at the Memphis Democrat, the Scotland County Pharmacy, and at some home ballgames. In addition to shirt designs, black “Tigers” socks will also be available to purchase.

Other fundraisers being planned for the year include a Potato Bar at the September 9th football game against Schuyler County and a Soup Supper at the October 7th football game against Harrisburg.  Other meals at future games are also being discussed.

Additionally, SCAPP has already secured the Harlem Wizards again this year after a very successful turnout last year.  This year’s game against the Harlem Wizards and members of SCR-1 faculty, student body, and community, will take place on January 5th at the high school gym.

The always popular Daddy/Daughter Dance is also being planned and will include a dinner.  A date for this very special evening will be announced later in the year.

The tradition of displaying business signs during all home games will continue this year.  If you are a new business or haven’t participated before and are interested in purchasing a business sign this year, please contact one of the SCAPP officers.  Renewal cost for last year’s signs is still $50.  Paige Troutman of Just Sayin Designs will be designing the business signs this year.

New fundraisers this year will include Flamingo Flocking, planned to start next week.  And a Mother/Son Scavenger Hunt, date TBD, which will include a hotdog and marshmallow roast.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Tina McKee at 660-216-7734 or any SCAPP parent.

First Christian Church Seeking History to Share at Centennial Homecoming Celebration

The First Christian Church promoted the upcoming 100 Year Homecoming events with a float in the 2016 Antique Fair.

The First Christian Church promoted the upcoming 100 Year Homecoming events with a float in the 2016 Antique Fair.

The Memphis First Christian Church will be hosting a Church Homecoming to celebrate the completion of the current church building (located on the corner of Jones and Main Streets) which was completed in 1916.  The dates for the celebration have been set for September 30- October 1-2, 2016.

The Planning Committee for the Church Homecoming celebration will share historical information about First Christian Church and will host special services, music, and times of fellowship with snacks, a barbecue, and luncheon for  the congregation, the community, and friends to enjoy.

The First Christian Church of Memphis was organized in 1850.  On June 5, of that year, a tract of ground was purchased on the corner of Main and Jones Streets for the sum of $100 for the purpose of erecting a church building.  In 1853, the first church building, a brick building 40 x 60 feet in size, was erected on this site at a cost of $3000.

This remained the house of worship until 1888 when this building was removed and a modern brick building was erected at a cost of $4000. This building was dedicated (debt free) in 1889 and had a membership of eighty.  Even though the membership seemed low in comparison to the county’s population (Scotland County had grown to over 12,000 people by 1880), it was speculated that there could have been 200 worshipers in attendance each Sunday.

By 1896 the membership had grown to 250, so that it was necessary to enlarge the worship site again.  A lecture room, robing room, and a basement with a coal furnace were added to the facility.  Also the building was refurnished and electric lights installed all at a cost of  $2000. The church also owned and maintained a good parsonage. These improvements would sustain the congregation for another twenty years until 1916 when the building was removed and the current building was erected.

Anyone wishing to share information or stories about the history of the Church may email documents to Sheila Berkowitz, sberko@truman.edu, mail items to Sheila Berkowitz  705 W. Newman  Memphis, MO 63555, or leave them at the church.

Updates about speakers and activities can be found on the Facebook page – Memphis First Christian Church Homecoming.  Anyone seeking further information can contact the Church by phone at 660 485-7751 or email www.fccmemphis.org.

A complete schedule of events will be published in a future edition of the Memphis Democrat.

Scotland County Senior Nutrition Center

MENU

Thursday, September 1 – Taco Salad, Lettuce, Beans/Chips, Tomatoes, Peas, Applesauce, Cookie

Friday, September 2 – Hot Beef Sandwich, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Coleslaw, Buttered Carrots, Crème Pie

Monday, September 5 – Labor Day, No Meals

Tuesday, September 6 – Baked Ham, Sweet Potatoes, Buttered Broccoli, Peaches, Slice Bread, Pudding

Wednesday, Sept. 7 – Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Mixed Beans, Hot Roll, Fruit

Thursday, September 8 – Meatloaf, Macaroni and Cheese, Fruit Juice, Pickled Beet, Peas, Slice Bread, Cookie

ACTIVITIES

Thursday, September 1 – Card Party at 5:00 p.m.

Monday, September 5 – Closed for Labor Day

Thursday, September 8 – Card Party at 5:00 p.m.

SCR-I School Menus

Breakfast

Thursday, September 1 – Breakfast Burrito, Choice of Cereal, Toast/Jelly, Orange Wedge/Grapes, Juice/Milk

Friday, September 2 – Sausage/Gravy Biscuits, Choice of Cereal, Cinnamon Toast, Banana, Juice/Milk

Monday, September 5 – Labor Day, No School

Tuesday, September 6–Mini Breakfast Bites, Choice of Cereal, Cinnamon Biscuit, Orange Rings, Juice/Milk

Wednesday, Sept. 7 – Bacon/Egg/Cheese Sandwich, Choice of Cereal, Toast/Jelly, Orange Half, Juice/Milk

Thursday, September 8 – Breakfast Burrito, Choice of Cereal, Toast/Jelly, Orange Wedge/Grapes, Juice/Milk

Lunch

Thursday, September 1 – Beef‘N’Tator Bake, Chicken Quesadillas, Hamburger Bar, Green Beans, Dinner Roll, Strawberries.

Friday, September 2 – Tuna Noodle Casserole, Ham and Cheese Sandwich, Peas/Carrots, Sliced Peaches, Chocolate Ice Cream, Fresh Fruit

Monday, September 5 – Labor Day, No School

Tuesday, September 6 – Chicken Patty/Bun, Bar BQ Ribb/Bun, 5th/6th Grade Taco Bar, Macaroni and Cheese, Peas, Mandarin Orange Slices, Fresh Fruit

Wednesday, Sept. 7 – Country Fried Steak, Pork Choppett, 5th/6th Grade Potato Bar, Whipped Potatoes/Gravy, Broccoli/Cheese Sauce, Dinner Roll, Jell-O/Fruit

Thursday, September 8 – Spaghetti/Meat Sauce, Chicken Fajitas, Hamburger Bar, Layered Lettuce Salad, Garlic Bread, Applesauce, Fresh Fruit

Giant Puffball

George Zimmerman found this giant puffball on his farm located south of the Show-Me Lake.  It weighed 2 lbs, 12 oz.  The technical term for this fungus is calvatia gigantea.  These unmistakable fruit bodies, which appear in late summer and autumn, are often the size of footballs and sometimes much large.

George Zimmerman found this giant puffball on his farm located south of the Show-Me Lake. It weighed 2 lbs, 12 oz. The technical term for this fungus is calvatia gigantea. These unmistakable fruit bodies, which appear in late summer and autumn, are often the size of footballs and sometimes much large.

Scotland County High School Class of 1971 Reunion

The 1971 Scotland County High School class reunion was held at the VFW, Memphis, Mo., August 27, 2016. Front row left to right: Bob Newland, Mary Ann Moore Kirkpatrick, Marjorie Cunningham Durham, Roberta Ferguson Anderson, Debbie Hamilton Goff and David Kirkpatrick; middle row left to right: Stan Eggleston, Dennis Bradley, David Gardine, Sharon Garrett Hicks, Shirley Doscher Green, Mickey Childress Schaefer, Kris Lancaster, Mike Freburg and Suzy Phillips Miller; back row left to right: Craig Comstock, Rex Ewing, Roger Riebel, Ron Miller, Denny Hyde, Mike Eastin, Stan Prather, Steve Morris, Danny Emel, Dan Cotton, and Glen Miller.

The 1971 Scotland County High School class reunion was held at the VFW, Memphis, Mo., August 27, 2016. Front row left to right: Bob Newland, Mary Ann Moore Kirkpatrick, Marjorie Cunningham Durham, Roberta Ferguson Anderson, Debbie Hamilton Goff and David Kirkpatrick; middle row left to right: Stan Eggleston, Dennis Bradley, David Gardine, Sharon Garrett Hicks, Shirley Doscher Green, Mickey Childress Schaefer, Kris Lancaster, Mike Freburg and Suzy Phillips Miller; back row left to right: Craig Comstock, Rex Ewing, Roger Riebel, Ron Miller, Denny Hyde, Mike Eastin, Stan Prather, Steve Morris, Danny Emel, Dan Cotton, and Glen Miller.

Giant Watermelon

Ron Kice harvested this sixty pound Black Diamond Yellow-Belly watermelon in the Memphis area on Monday, August 29th.  Ron’s Grandpa Palmer and Floyd Sommers sparked his interest in growing watermelons sixty years ago!

Ron Kice harvested this sixty pound Black Diamond Yellow-Belly watermelon in the Memphis area on Monday, August 29th. Ron’s Grandpa Palmer and Floyd Sommers sparked his interest in growing watermelons sixty years ago!

Tiger Cubs Football Program Makes Donation

The Tiger Cub Football League recently donated $4000 to the high school football program to purchase new tackling equipment and other items. The funds were raised by the Tiger Cub group through admissions and concession stand funds from home games the last couple of years. Pictured in the back row (L to R) Aaron Buford, Cameron Stone, Austin Day, Aaron Blessing, Ryan Slaughter, Ian See, and Riley Kliethermes. (Middle Row (L to R) are Travis Cunningham, Keegan Beard, Chase Cook and Griffin Kerkmann. Front row (L to R) are Lucas Durflinger, Owen Triplett, Carson Miller, Elias Hatfield, and Payton Frederick.

The Tiger Cub Football League recently donated $4000 to the high school football program to purchase new tackling equipment and other items. The funds were raised by the Tiger Cub group through admissions and concession stand funds from home games the last couple of years. Pictured in the back row (L to R) Aaron Buford, Cameron Stone, Austin Day, Aaron Blessing, Ryan Slaughter, Ian See, and Riley Kliethermes. (Middle Row (L to R) are Travis Cunningham, Keegan Beard, Chase Cook and Griffin Kerkmann. Front row (L to R) are Lucas Durflinger, Owen Triplett, Carson Miller, Elias Hatfield, and Payton Frederick.

McClamroch Claims County Showdown Crown

Paige McClamroch was crowned the winner of the 2016 KMEM Country Showdown held at the Memphis Theatre during the Antique Fair.

Paige McClamroch was crowned the winner of the 2016 KMEM Country Showdown held at the Memphis Theatre during the Antique Fair.

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