October 9, 2003

Indians Escape With Rock Trophy Courtesy Of Controversial Call

It is unfortunate that thinking back on Friday nights contest most people will remember just one play. It wont be the tremendous kick off return by sophomore B.J. Houghton. Neither will it be the 27-yard field goal by Tim Robinson or either of Joel Myers touchdown runs.

Instead it will be a play that ultimately changed the outcome of the game. Unfortunately it wasnt even a player that had the biggest impact on the contest. Instead it was a call by the official, that by nearly all accounts was wrong, that Scotland County fans will remember as it ultimately allowed a 17-12 win evaporate into an 18-17 loss to Clark County.

It was third down and five for the Indians with time running down and the ball at midfield for one last ditched effort by the visiting team to crack the SCR-I defense.

The Tigers appeared to have made the key stop when Houghton blitzed from his defensive end position and hit the Indians quarterback. The ball came loose and SCR-I pounced on the fumble to apparently secure the victory. However the referee stepped in and ruled that the quarterbacks arm was moving forward at the time of the hit and ruled it an incomplete pass instead of a fumble. Most fans saw the ball down below the QBs waist where it was being held and did not see any form of passing motion.

The call set up one final chance for Clark County. And did the Indians ever take advantage of it as Drew Huckey hit Josh Brookhart with a pass down the left sideline. Brookhart picked up a blocker and raced all the way to the end zone for the go ahead score, breaking the Tigers backs.

It proved to be the third and final big play the Indians needed to escape with not only the Tri-Rivers Conference win but the right to take home the Jason Rock Rockhold traveling trophy in memory of the former SCR-I standout.

With the emotion of the Rock game fresh on their minds the Tigers came out of the locker room on a mission to start the game.

Clark County took the opening kick off and ran just three plays before Clint Cottrell picked off a Huckey pass to give his team the ball.

SCR-I marched down the field behind Joel Myers on the ground. The Tigers mixed in a couple key pass plays to help move the chains. The biggest was an 18-yard completion from Danny Roach to Jared Shelley. That set-up Myers for the touchdown run less than five minutes into the contest.

Clark County mounted a solid drive on the next possession before being forced to punt. The Tigers did the same as they continued to move the ball on the ground before punting the ball back to the Indians.

Penalties began to hamper SCR-I on offense. The team got the ball back on another CCR-I punt, but a clip on the return backed up the Tigers. Another flag for illegal procedure stopped the SCR-I drive before it could ever get started.

The two teams traded punts one more time before Clark County broke its only big play of the first half.

The Indians ran a delayed shovel pass as Huckey dropped back and then flipped the ball forward to Josh Roberts who broke through the Tigers line and rumbled for 53 yards before being brought down at the eight yard line. Clark County capitalized on the first and goal situation as Isaiah Allen scored on a six-yard run.

Houghton got a good blitz up the middle to block the point after attempt to leave the Tigers ahead 7-6 with 3:56 left in the first half.

The sophomore came up big on the next play too. He took the Clark County kickoff and simply ran over a pair of tacklers before nearly breaking it all the way. The Tigers settled for a 75-yard return that put them in good field position.

But Clark County did not break on defense and they forced SCR-I to attempt the field goal on fourth down and five at the 15-yard line. Robinson booted his second field goal of the year, this one a 27 yarder to make the score 10-6 with 2:26 left in the second quarter.

The Indians went to a two-minute offense but the Tigers defense would have nothing to do with it. They stuffed three straight plays and forced a punt with plenty of time for one final drive. That drive was cut short as Roachs pass went off Kiel Fogles hands and was intercepted. That allowed the Indians to run out the clock on the first half.

Once again the Tigers came out of the locker room on a mission. They started the second half taking the Clark County kickoff. Myers moved the chains a couple times before Tim Robinson found a big hole for a 23-yard run. That set up Myers for a 27-yard touchdown run up the middle with 10:11 to play in the third period. Robinson tacked on the PAT kick and SCR-I led 17-6.

Clark County finally got the teams star back, Sean Kite, rolling in the third period. He pushed the ball at the Tigers defense and had the ball in scoring position. But a key illegal procedure penalty backed the Indians up from a fourth and one to a fourth and six situation. Myers put pressure on the Indians quarterback and Roach broke up the pass play to give SCR-I the ball back.

The Tigers shot themselves in the foot with two more penalties on the next possession. The hole was so deep that SCR-I used a quick kick on third down and long to get the ball out of their end.

Once again the Clark ground game started moving the chains eating up the remainder of the third period.

The fourth quarter started and ended well for the Indians. On the first play of the period Huckey kept the ball on a fake up the middle and rolled around the right end all the way for a 40-yard touchdown. The Tigers stopped the two-point attempt maintaining a 17-12 advantage at the 11:51 mark.

Both teams put together respectable drives in the fourth period. The Tigers saw their scoring shot end on the 31 yard line when they turned the ball over on downs.

The Indians moved the ball to midfield and then tried a fake punt on fourth and long but the Tigers defense would have nothing to do with it.

SCR-I took over the ball with just over five minutes to play. But once again the team went backwards courtesy of costly penalties. An illegal procedure followed by a holding call had the team once again facing third down and long. The team was forced to punt, giving the Indians one last chance with 2:34 left to play.

Clark County moved the chains a couple times rather quickly forcing the Tigers to take a timeout and adjust the defense.

The move worked as SCR-I stuffed the Indians on two straight running plays. SCR-I appeared to have made the stop it needed on the next play when Houghton caused the apparent fumble, but the callw ent Clark Countys way and set up the game winning touchdown pass on the next play.

SCR-I still got the ball back with just under two minutes to play. But the Tigers two-minute offense was unable to move the chains and on third down and long Adam Huckey picked off the deep throw from Roach to seal the 18-17 victory for the Indians.

Myers finished the game with 141 yards on 23 carries to overshadow the more highly touted Kite from Clark County. The Indians senior back was held to just 77 yards on 20 attempts.

Tim Robinson contributed 59 yards on 13 attempts for SCR-I.

Roach completed five of 18 attempts for 38 yards and was intercepted twice. Jared Shelley had two catches for 19 yards. Clint Cottrell had two grabs and Kiel Fogle added one catch.

The Tigers had 13 first downs on the night but were penalized a season-high nine times for 65 yards.

Sophomore Josh Roberts had a big game for Clark County. Hhe had 80 yards on 12 carries to go along with the 53-yard touchdown run on the shovel pass from Huckey. The Indians QB completed just three of 10 throws but two were for long scores as he covered a total of 110 yards in the air. He also ran four times for 31 yards and a TD. Roberts caught the 53-yard TD while Josh Brookhart pulled in the 47-yard game winner.

The Indians had 12 first downs on the night and were penalized five times for 50 yards.

The Tigers defense scrambled to fill slots because of a number of injuries. Fogle led a depleted linebacker squad without starters Joe Talbert and Aaron Dale who could not answer the bell because of injuries. He had 14 tackles as did fellow linebacker Jared Shelley who played most of the game on one leg due to an ankle injury.

Travis Onken turned in another stellar game on the defensive line with 13 tackles. B.J. Houghton stepped up his play to contribute nine stops while Robinson finished with eight tackles.

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SCR-I School Menus

Breakfast

Thursday, April 27 – Breakfast Burrito, Choice of Cereal, Toast/Jelly, Orange Wedge/Grapes, Juice/Milk

Friday, April 28 – Sausage/Gravy, Biscuits, Choice of Cereal, Chocolate Chip Muffin, Banana, Juice/Milk

Monday, May 1 – Mini Breakfast Bites, Choice of Cereal, Cinnamon Biscuit, Orange Slices, Juice/Milk

Tuesday, May 2 – Cinnamon Rolls, Choice of Cereal, Toast/Jelly, Orange Rings, Juice/Milk

Wednesday, May 3 – Bacon/Egg/Cheese Sandwich, Choice of Cereal, Toast/Jelly, Fruit Medley, Juice/Milk

Thursday, May 4 – Breakfast Burrito, Choice of Cereal, Toast/Jelly, Orange Wedge/Grapes, Juice/Milk

Lunch

Thursday, April 27 – Goulash, Chicken Stir Fry, Hamburger Bar, Green Beans, Dinner Roll, Fruit Cocktail, Fresh Fruit

Friday, April 28 – Walking Taco, Fish Sticks, Diced Tomatoes, Cottage Cheese, Sliced Peaches, Fresh Fruit

Monday, May 1 – Mini Corn Dogs, Chicken Nuggets, 5th/6th Grade Chef Salad, Macaroni and Cheese, Mixed Vegetables, Chocolate Pudding, Mandarin Orange Slices, Fresh Fruit

Tuesday, May 2 – Cheeseburger/Bun, Chicken Patty/Bun, 5th/6th Grade Taco Bar, Oven Ready Fries, Tomato Slices and Pickles, Applesauce, Fresh Fruit

Wednesday, May 3 – Pork Choppette, Chicken and Noodles, 5th/6th Grade Potato Bar, Whipped Potatoes/Gravy, Buttered Corn, Dinner Roll, Sliced Pears, Fresh Fruit

Thursday, May 4 – Spaghetti/Meat Sauce, Chicken Wrap, Hamburger Bar, Green Beans, Garlic Bread, Applesauce, Fresh Fruit

Scotland County Senior Nutrition Center

MENU

Thursday, April 27 – Roast Pork, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Bread, Sauerkraut, Cranberry Sauce, Pudding

Friday, April 28 – Fish Fillets, Sweet Potatoes, Broccoli Salad, Peas, Cornbread, Cream Pie

Monday, May 1 – Juicy Burger/Bun, French Fries, Cauliflower Blend Veggies, Peaches, Cookie

Tuesday, May 2 – Meatloaf, Baked Potato, Marinated Tomatoes, Lima Beans, Slice Bread, Pudding

Wednesday, May 3 – Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Buttered Corn, Hot Roll, Fruit Salad

Thursday, May 4 – Ham and Beans, Carrot-Pineapple Salad, Buttered Beats, Cornbread, Cake

ACTIVITIES

Thursday, April 27 –Card Party at 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 3 – Red Hats will join us for lunch today.

Thursday, May 4 –Card Party at 5:00 p.m.

SC Ministerial Alliance Plans for National Day of Prayer Thursday, May 4

Dion Elmore, Chief Communications Officer of the National Day of Prayer Task Force, states, “The National Day of Prayer is not just a vital part of America’s heritage, but is as relevant and critical today as it was at the first call by our Continental Congress in 1775.”  Established in public law by a joint resolution of Congress signed by President Truman in 1952, then amended to designate the day under the 100th Congress and President Reagan in 1988, it states that “The President shall issue each year a proclamation designating the first Thursday in May as a National Day of Prayer on which the people of the United States may turn to God in prayer and meditation at churches, in groups and as individuals.”

Elmore goes on to say, “As our nation struggles with foreign and domestic threats, economic insecurity, cultural tensions, and continual challenges to basic constitutional rights, citizens of the United States are preparing to heed the call by our elected leaders to exercise one of their most precious freedoms – the right to gather, turn to God, and pray.  In response, millions will assemble at thousands of local events across the nation, where they will take time out of their daily schedules to intercede on behalf of their communities, their nation, and their leaders.”

The theme for the 2017 National Day of Prayer observation is For Your Great Name’s Sake! Hear Us…Forgive Us…Heal Us! Based upon Daniel 9:19, it emphasizes our need as a nation to cry out to God who is sovereign over all governments and authorities; “O Lord, Listen! O Lord, Forgive! O Lord, Hear and Act!”

The Scotland County Ministerial Alliance invites everyone to the First Christian Church in Memphis on Thursday, May 4th at noon to join them in praying for our nation.

Preparation is Key to Successful Blood Donation

Healthy individuals are needed every day to maintain an adequate blood supply for patients in need.  Once a donor has made the commitment to give blood, it is important to take a few simple steps to prepare and help ensure a good donation experience.

The Red Cross recommends getting a good night’s sleep, eating a good breakfast or lunch, and drinking water and fluids to help replace the volume you will donate.  Additionally, they suggest avoiding caffeinated beverages and eating iron-rich foods to boost your iron level.

Donating blood is an easy way to help others and only takes about an hour of your time.  The Red Cross encourages donors to give blood every time they are eligible: every 56 days for whole blood donations and every 112 days for double red cell donations.

Make an appointment and encourage your family and friends to donate on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 from 1:30-6:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 910 N. Weaver in Memphis.

Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information.  All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients.  A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in.  Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.  High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

The American Red Cross provides shelter, food and clothing to victims of disasters; supplies more than 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; ministers international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families.  The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.  For more information, please visit redcross.org or join their blog at blog.redcross.org.

Sheriff’s Office to Offer Drug Take Back Day

The Scotland County Sheriff’s Office is participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 29, 2017.

Expired or no longer needed prescription drugs can be dropped off at the Sheriff’s Office on the north end of the lower floor of the Courthouse in Memphis from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

While the Sheriff’s Office will take medications all year long, this day and time focuses awareness about disposing of medications in a environmentally safe way.

Having a dedicated disposal date also assists with eliminating the potential for abuse or accidental ingestion by an adult or child who has not been prescribed the medication.

All medications are eligible to be taken back with the exception of inhalers or aerosol-propelled medications, or any kinds of needles or “sharp?. api-pens (epinephrine injectors) can be accepted only if they are in a box.

Spring clean the medicine cabinet knowing you have place to go with what you no longer want or need!

Local Students Receive State FFA Degrees

SCR-I seniors Sadie Davis, Lane Mohr, Calesse Bair, and McKaela Bradley each received their State FFA Degree at the 89th Annual Missouri FFA Convention held in Columbia April 21-22, 2017.

Four members of the Memphis FFA Chapter, Calesse Bair, McKaela Bradley, Sadie Davis, and Lane Mohr, received their State FFA Degree, the highest degree members can receive at the state level.

The Memphis FFA members were 4 of 761 degree recipients who received the honor during the State FFA Degree Ceremony at the 89th Missouri FFA Convention. The annual convention was held April 20-21 at the Hearnes Center in Columbia, Missouri.

Awarding of the degree is based on a member’s supervised agricultural experience program in agribusiness or production agriculture and leadership ability as demonstrated through involvement in FFA, school, and community activities. The State FFA Degree award charms are sponsored by MFA Inc., Columbia.

“The State FFA Degree is the highest recognition a state can award, representing three percent of the total Missouri FFA membership per year,” said State FFA Advisor Leon Busdieker.

Embrace Change, Respect Tradition was the theme for this year’s Missouri FFA Convention More than 8,500 youth and guests were in attendance.

The Missouri FFA has 26,057 members representing 342 chapters. The national organization has more than 649,000 members representing 7,589 chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

Rotary Club Planning 11th Annual John Ed Luther Memorial Golf Event

The Scotland County Rotarians will honor a former member once again.  The local charity group will host the 2017 John Ed Luther Memorial Golf Tournament on May 12th at the Timber Ridge Golf Course in Memphis.

Luther, a long-time member of Rotary, was an avid golfer.  After his death in 2006 following a battle with cancer, the group chose to honor his memory with the golf outing.

The proceeds are used to directly benefit the local community.  A key use of the funds raised will be the Rotary scholarship fund.  The group is currently seeking sponsors for the event.  For $100.00, donors can sponsor a hole with special signage at the tee box and the green.  Donors can also share hole sponsor rights for $50.00 or can support the event with $25.00 general sponsorship rights.

This four-person scramble begins with registration at 9:00 a.m. and Tee off at 10:30 a.m.  Team entry costs are $260.00 which includes lunch.  (There are a limited number of rental carts available.)

Dixon Golf will be back this year with contests and prizes.

For more information contact Rotary golf tournament chair Bill Kiddoo at (660) 465-8528.

Memphis Man Facing Drug Charges Following Traffic Stop

A Memphis man is facing drug-related charges following a traffic stop in Memphis last week. Landon T. Foster, 22, has been charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia  and could face additional charges for illegal possession of a controlled substance. He was also ticketed for failure to drive on the right half of the roadway and driving without a valid driver’s license.

According to court documents, a Scotland County Sheriff’s Deputy initiated a traffic stop of a Toyota 4Runner after it was observed speeding and repeatedly crossing the center line. The stop occurred at 7:23 p.m. on April 15 on Jackson Street in Memphis.

At that time, Foster was allegedly found to be in possession of marijuana as well as a prescription pill bottle containing what was believed to be alprazolam, a class 4 controlled substance.

A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper made the drug arrests.

Foster was charged with class A misdemeanor unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and class A misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance, both as a prior offender. Failure to drive on the right half of the roadway is a class C misdemeanor and driving without a valid driver’s license is a class D misdemeanor.

Teen Hurt in Roll-Over Crash in Bible Grove

A  Bible Grove teenager was injured in a one-vehicle accident on Tuesday morning in rural Scotland County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Eli R. Kigar, 13, was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe westbound on Route T near Bible Grove when the vehicle drove off the north side of the road. The driver apparently overcorrected and the vehicle crossed the road and ran off the south. The driver again overcorrected and the vehicle came back onto the roadway where it overturned and came to rest in the roadway.

Kigar suffered minor injuries in the crash. He was transported by private auto to Scotland County Hospital in Memphis.

The Patrol was assisted at the scene by the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office and the Scotland County Ambulance Service.

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