Eagles Fly Past Raiders

Alontae Taylor turns the corner for a big run against the Eagles.. Photo by Barry West

Alontae Taylor turns the corner for a big run against the Eagles.. Photo by Barry West

On Senior Night the Coffee County Red Raiders were hoping to pull off a huge upset over Shelbyville. The Golden Eagles led by the one-two punch of QB Mason Cunningham and RB Michael Eddings and their impressive defense defeated the Raiders 48-12.
Cunningham threw 3 touchdown passes and Eddings rushed for two.
Raider QB Alontae Taylor, had another great night with 234 yards on 27 carries, he now has 1,330 yards on the season. Taylor scored once on the night on a 68-yard run. Cody Howes raced 66 yards for the lone Coffee County score in the first-half. Howes finished with 100 yards on 13 carries on the night.
OL/DL Devin Walden was named the Gateway Tire & Service Center player of the game.
The Raiders (2-7, 0-6 8-AAA) will wrap up the season Friday at Tullahoma in the battle of the 89th Coffee Pot game.

Aaron’s Sales and Lease Student of the Week 24 Oct 2014

AaronsluckydogThe Aaron’s Sales and Lease Student of the week for 24 October 2014 is Emily Whitten. Emily is in fifth grade at College Street Elementary School in Manchester. She is the daughter of proud parents Krista and Clay. She was nominated for this award because she helpful, attentive and set the example for all other students. Emily is plays volleyball, basketball and softball. Her favorite subject is social studies because she enjoys learning about history. Her favorite things to do when not at school is the various sports she plays and reading a good book. Emily was presented with a plaque (courtesy of K&S Trophies of Tullahoma) and a set of tickets to an up-coming Nashville Predators game. Congratulations to Emily Whitten, the Aaron’s Sales and Lease Student of the Week.

Emily Whitten - Aaron's Sales and Lease Student of the Week

Emily Whitten – Aaron’s Sales and Lease Student of the Week

Coffee Middle School 6th Grade Basketball Splits with North Franklin

Coffee County Middle School basketball player Kyle Farless drives to the basket.

Coffee County Middle School basketball player Kyle Farless drives to the basket.

The CCMS 6th grade Red Raider basketball team avenged an early season loss to North Franklin on Thursday night at the CCMS gym.  The Red Raiders used a balanced scoring attack, and a tenacious defense to drop the Gators of North 32 to 27.  Kyle Farless scored 11 points, Trenton Scrivnor tallied 10 points and Jaxon Vaughn finished with 9 points as the Raiders led from the opening possession of the contest.  Leading 12 to 9 at the half, Coffee County saw North hit two 3 pointers in the last 2 minutes of the 3rd quarter to send it to the final frame tied at 22.  In the 4th quarter, Scrivnor had 4 points as Vaughn, Farless and Hayden Hullett all added baskets to secure the win.  With the win, Coffee Middle improved to 3 and 2 on the year.

Coffee County Middle School 6th grade basketball player Bella Vinson brings the ball up the floor.

Coffee County Middle School 6th grade basketball player Bella Vinson brings the ball up the floor.



In a physical girls game, the Lady Raiders trailed by as many as 8 points in the 1st quarter to the Lady Gators but mounted a rousing comeback culminating in a 29 to 29 tie on a 3 pointer from Bella Vinson as the 3rd quarter ended.  In the 4th quarter, Coffee Middle got their first lead of the game with 2:08 remaining on a goal by Keri Munn to capture a 35 to 33 advantage.  North got a 3 pointer one minute later and cranked up the defensive pressure in the final minute as they handed the Lady Raiders their first loss of the year by a final score of 36 to 35.  Vinson scored 25 points for Coffee County and Munn added 8.  Reagan Ellison came off the bench for 2 points.  With the loss, the Lady Raiders record stands at 4 and 1 on the season.  Both 6th grade teams will be back in action on Monday night as they play host to White County.  Tip off for the girls game is 6 PM.

Coffee County Will Remain In 6A Football In 2015 & 2016

TSSAAFrom a TSSAA release issued on Thursday morning, the Coffee County football team will play in Class 6A for the new classification period which begins in August, 2015. Class 6A features the 31 largest schools in enrollment, plus Maryville High School. Maryville, who was originally classified for Class 5A, but requested a move UP to Class 6A just ahead of Wednesday’s deadline. LaVergne, who was ranked 32nd, accepted Maryville’s vacated position in Class 5A. Coffee County was ranked 30th in average attendance and will likely compete in an 8 team region with the following mid-state teams: (listed in descending attendance numbers) Cookeville(2201 students), Oakland(1933), Blackman(1839), Warren County(1787), Smyrna(1774), Siegel(1758), Coffee County(1730), Riverdale(1724). Tullahoma has been classified to play in Class 4A
Other classification moves announced on Thursday:
For the purposes of Division I Football Classification, the following schools have notified the state office they wish to move up:

Class 2A to 3A

Alcoa High School

Goodpasture Christian School

Class 3A to 4A

Memphis East High School

Lipscomb Academy

Class 4A to 5A

Clinton High School

Gibbs High School

Kirby High School

Class 5A to 6A

Maryville High School

With Maryville High School requesting to move up to Class 6A, LaVergne High School has agreed to move to Class 5A.

District 8-AAA Girl’s Soccer Teamed Named

Eliza Masters works the ball for Coffee County High School.. Photo by Dennis Weaver

Eliza Masters works the ball for Coffee County High School.. Photo by Dennis Weaver

The soccer coaches of District 8AAA tabbed 5 Lady Raiders for their spectacular effort this past season. Senior Alex Ellison and sophomore Karson Young were named to the 1st Team All District 8AAA team while junior Izzy Huddleston and junior Maclay Brandon were named to the 2nd Team All District 8AAA team. Lady Raider freshman Eliza Masters was selected as the District 8AAA’s Freshman of the Year. The Lady Raider soccer team is coached by David Amado, Kandi Shemwell and Lee Xixis.

Middle School 6th Graders Win Again

basketballThe Coffee County Middle School 6th grade basketball teams traveled to Harris on Tuesday night bringing home a pair of convincing wins. The Lady Raiders continue to pummel the opposition as they bested Harris 43 to 8. After 4 games, the Lady Raiders have scored an average of 41 points per game while giving up just 14. Bella Vinson scored 27 points for Coffee County and Keri Munn added 10 points. Coach Jamie Morgan rested most of her starters in the 2nd half, including the entire 4th quarter as 7 of the 11 Coffee Middle players had points in the win.
The Red Raiders evened their record at 2 and 2 as their defense held Harris to just 4 points in the first half in route to a 32 to 15 win. Jaxon Vaughn had 10 points to lead Coffee County while Kyle Farless and Trenton Scrivnor each notched 9 points.
The 6th grade cagers will host North Franklin on Thursday night beginning at 6:00 PM. They will follow that up with another home game on Friday night as they play host to South Franklin at the CCMS gym.

Powder Puff Football Coming To Carden-Jarrell Field

football3It is here! Powder Puff Football. That’s right girl’s football, Monday Oct. 27 at Carden-Jarrell football in Manchester. 6pm Freshmen girls vs Juniors then at 7pm it’s the Seniors vs Sophomores. On Tuesday October 28 the 3rd place game is played at 6pm and the championship at 7pm. Admission is only $2. This is a fundraiser for Coffee County Lady Raider Softball.

Prep Roundup For Monday

sports actionCoffee County JV Football defeated Lincoln County Monday night by a final of 14 to 6.

The 6th grade Lady Raider basketball team opened their first ever season in the new Coffee County Middle School gym with a convincing 50 to 16 win over Morrison on Monday night.  The Lady Raider defense allowed Morrison only 4 field goals on the night.  Leading the scoring for the Coffee County was Bella Vinson who had 17 1st quarter points and finished with 28 points total.  Baylee Haithcock added 12 points for the Lady Raiders.  The Red Raiders fell by a final score of 17 to 13. Trenton Scrivnor led Coffee County with 4 points while Tanner Kistler added a 3 point goal.

Westwood traveled to Murfreesboro to take on Middle Tennessee Christian on Monday night.  The girls finished the game with a furious 15 point 4th quarter before falling 35 to 31.  Morgan Jones led the Lady Rockets in scoring with 14 points, including 9 in the 4th quarter.  Ashley Starks had 4 points in the fourth quarter to finish with 13 points.  The boys fought hard but came up short in a 47 to 34 defeat.  Marcus Pendleton had 13 points while Jake Hollandsworth and Augie Burch each added 7 points.  The Rockets travel to Fayetteville on Thursday night.  The girl’s game will begin at 6:00 PM.

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Raiders Fall On Pink Out Night– Thousands Raised

Pink Out night at Carden-Jarrell Field.. Photos by Barry West

Pink Out night at Carden-Jarrell Field.. Photos by Barry West

Estimates of over $10,000 was raised for Breast Cancer Awareness during the “Pink Out” game and weeks prior to the Coffee County/Lincoln County game this past Friday. A huge crowd attended the game and with the help of the Future Business Leaders of America at CCCHS, Farm Bureau Insurance and many other businesses and individuals the thousands of dollars were raised.
Head Coach Ryan Sulkowski sporting the pink pants on Friday.

Head Coach Ryan Sulkowski sporting the pink pants on Friday.

With that being said there was also a football game to be played. Lincoln County Jumped to a 1st quarter advantage as they drove 88 yards after a Coffee County turnover to take a 7-0 lead. The Falcons would later add a field goal for a 10-0 lead. After the kickoff went out of bounds the Raiders drove 75 yards for a TD. Freshman QB Alontae Taylor had two big plays in the drive. The first was a 45-yard pass to Cole Hawkins and later Taylor would scamper 14 yards to cut the margin to 10-7 with 3:28 to play in the second period.
In the second half Lincoln County scored the only points in the half on TD run in the 3rd quarter to make the final 17-7.
Lincoln County who came in passing more than running the ball only completed five passes on the night for 87 yards. The Falcons however got the running game going rushing for 243 yards on 43 carries.
#34 Reese Pratt makes a tackle on a Falcon runner.

#34 Reese Pratt makes a tackle on a Falcon runner.

One huge problem for the Raiders was the loss of starting FB/LB Mill Harner. Harner twisted an ankle and struggled moving side-to-side in the first half and could not play in the second half. Fellow teammates Reese Pratt and Justin Flowers played extremely well all night with Pratt earning the Gateway Tire and Service Center player of the game.
Offensively Taylor rushed for 138 yards and a touchdown. According to Thunder Radio stats, Alontae has 1,098 yards on the season.
The Raiders will host Shelbyville Friday in the final home game of the season, it’s Senior Night for 15 players.

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