September 27, 2007

Raiders Rushing Attack Overpowers Scotland County in 48-26 Defeat

At the high school level, a 200-yard game is quite an accomplishment for a running back. On Friday night North Shelby had not one, but two runners reach the accomplishment as the Raiders potent ground game helped North Shelby run over Scotland County 48-26 in a Tri-Rivers Conference match-up.

The Raiders started racking up the yardage following the opening kickoff. But the SCR-I defense held on the first possessions stopping North Shelby at the one-yard line with 6:04 to play in the first period.

SCR-I was unable to move the chains, going three and out before punting the ball back to the home team.

This time North Shelby would not be denied. Curt Hubbard scored on a three-yard run with 3:13 on the clock. Kyle Shelley stuffed the two-point conversion attempt, coming up from his linebacker position to tackle Hubbard in the backfield for a loss to keep the score at 6-0.

The deficit only lasted for seconds as Kegan Hunt took the ensuing kickoff for the Tigers and returned it 79 yards for the touchdown. North Shelby blocked the point after kick to keep the score tied 6-6 with 3:00 left in the opening period.

The momentum didnt last long for Scotland County. Shelley was helped off the field after suffering a rib injury on the first play of the second period. The key loss looked like it took some of the wind out of the Scotland County sails. North Shelby scored on the very next play as Daniel Jones scampered 22 yards to paydirt. Hubbard ran in the two-point conversion to make it 14-6 with 11:53 on the clock.

Jeff Kice took over for Shelley at quarterback. His first ever play as the signal caller resulted in a first down as he ran the option to perfection, pitching the ball to Eric Glass who picked up 11 yards on the play.

Kegan Hunt picked up 23 yards on the next play as he took the handoff on an end around play that moved SCR-I across midfield.

But the drive stalled and the Tigers turned it over on downs at the 25- yard line with 9:16 to play in the first half.

Caleb Kittle stole the momentum right back when he picked off Alex Daniels pass at the 37-yard line.

But North Shelby got even in the turnover battle as the Raiders recovered a fumble at the 39-yard line with 7:28 left in the first half.

The Raiders went ahead 22-6 when Hubbard scored on a 30-yard touchdown run. Daniel connected with Trey Arnett on the two-point conversion.

North Shelby was not finished. The Raiders gave the home crowd even more to cheer about as Jones scored on a 3-yard TD run with two seconds left on the clock as the North Shelby faithful were gathering on the sidelines for the schools homecoming festivities. Kittle broke up the two-point conversion attempt, knocking down the pass from Daniel to keep the score at 28-6.

The Raiders racked up 300 yards of offense in the first half while holding the Tigers to 61 yards and just three first downs.

The second half started with a similar set of offensive series. The Tigers went three and out on offense and the Raiders marched down the field behind Hubbard and Jones. But SCR-I again stopped the Raiders short of the end zone as Justin Winn sacked Daniel in the backfield on fourth and goal.

But the momentum didnt last long as North Shelbys Kenton Parsons gobbled up an SCR-I fumble and ran it in to the end zone for a touchdown. Jones ran in the two-point conversion to make it 36-6 with 1:46 left in the third quarter.

Just minutes later the deficit grew to 42-6 as Jones scored on another long touchdown run. The two-point conversion failed leaving the score at 42-6 with 11:35 to play.

The SCR-I special teams struck again. This time it was Caleb Hunt. The freshman took the North Shelby kickoff and returned it 73 yards for the touchdown. The PAT was blocked, leaving the score at 42-12.

North Shelby continued the onslaught as Hubbard added to his rushing totals, scoring on a two-yard touchdown run with 10:01 remaining in the game.

Scotland County added a pair of fourth quarter touchdowns. A 43-yard run by Caleb Hunt set up a one-yard TD run by Rod Sears. Sabe Sears then connected with Caleb Kittle on a 55-yard touchdown pass to make the final score 48-26.

Caleb Hunt carried the ball eight times for 52 yards. Kegan Hunt had three carries for 38 yards and Glass ran the ball four times for 26 yards. The Tigers racked up 200 yards of total offense.

North Shelby picked up a total of 25 first downs on more than 500 yards of total offense. Hubbard ran the ball 22 times for 230 yards and 3 TDs. Jones carried the ball 25 times for 223 yards and three scores. Daniel completed three of seven passes for 20 yards.

Logan Brassfield led Scotland Countys defense with 15 tackles. Kittle made 14 stops and had an interception. Kice added 11 tackles.

SCR-I fell to 0-4 on the year and 0-3 in conference play. North Shelby improved to 2-2 and 1-2 in league play.

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.

SCR-I Band Members Earn Top Ratings at District Contest

Scotland County R-I band members Sadie Davis, Christian Siver, Ariel Quenneville, Slade McAfee, Avery Shultz, Alyssa Clair and Elijah Cooley received 1 ratings at district music contest held April 1st in Kirksville.

On April 1, 2017, 36 students from Scotland County R-I High School attended District Solo/Small Ensemble Contest at Kirksville High School.

A number of the Tigers band members received top rankings. Earning 1 ratings were:

Sadie Davis-Flute Solo

Avery Shultz-Flute Solo

Ariel Quenneville-Clarinet Solo

Slade McAfee-Alto Saxophone Solo

Christian Siver-Marimba Solo

Elijah Cooley-Snare Solo

Sadie Davis, Alyssa Clair, Avery Shultz-Flute Trio

Ariel Quenneville, Sadie Davis, Avery Shultz-Mixed Woodwind Trio

Receiving II ratings were:

Shannon Niffen-Alto Saxophone Solo

Gabe Shultz-Alto Saxophone Solo

Jacob Kapfer-Baritone Saxophone Solo

Duncan Carleton-Trumpet Solo

Jada Miller-Vocal Solo

Abigail Huff-Vocal Solo

Micah Cooley-Vocal Solo

Claire Hite-Vocal Solo

Alyssa Clair, Diane Siver, Ariel Quennevile-Mixed Woodwind Trio

Kalissa Thomas, Erica Yarbrough, Jaden McAfee, Claire Hite-Mixed Woodwind Quartet

Shannon Niffen, Slade McAfee, Gabe Shultz, Jacob Kapfer-Saxophone Quartet

Abi Feeney, Adam Slayton, Reilly Shoemaker, Evan Hite, Conner Harrison-Brass Quintet

Elijah Cooley, Katie Feeney, Christian Siver, Rebekah Duzan-Percussion Quartet

Elijah Cooley, Micah Cooley, Kiley Lewis, Cliff Whitaker-Percussion Quartet

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