Chris Austin is a graduate of Clarksville High School and Austin Peay State University.
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Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay head football coach Kirby Cannon felt his team may have lost the battle, August 30th in their season-opener versus Memphis University, but despite the 63-0 final margin saw more than a few good things that they will build on as they move forward into the season.
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville High School’s football team only trailed Ravenwood High School by six points at halftime, August 29th at Hilda J. Richardson Athletic Field, but couldn’t get anything going after intermission in a 41-7 loss to the Raptors.
The Wildcats (1-1) looked like they had the momentum heading into the second half, despite trailing 13-7, after holding Ravenwood to no points from inside its own 10-yard line in the final seconds of the opening half.
But the Raptors (2-0) held the Wildcats to a three-and-out on its first possession of the second half, while taking its first of the third quarter into the end zone to go up two scores and they never looked back.
Clarksville, TN – In college sports teams almost always have to replace graduating seniors, but the 2014 Austin Peay soccer team will have extra big shoes to fill this season, as they have to replace the most successful graduating class in the programs history.
Just how big are those shoes they need to fill, the eight seniors won 45 matches over their careers, while earning 11 All-Ohio Valley Conference nods and two OVC championships finals.
Clarksville, TN – Zeandre Floyd’s 99-yard kick-off return for a touchdown, to open the second half Saturday, August 23rd, helped open the scoring flood gates for West Creek High School, as they pulled away from Todd County Central (KY) High School for a 31-7 season-opening victory.
The Floyd return made it 10-0, as it came after Tyler Moore had sent the Coyotes (1-0) into intermission up 3-0 with a 23-yard field goal at the horn to end the first half.
Nashville, TN – Rossview High School’s football team came out like a ball of fire Friday night, August 22nd, in getting out to a quick 14-0 lead, but turnovers help Hillsboro High School to score 34 straight unanswered points against the Hawks in posting a 41-27 come-from-behind victory.
The Hawks (0-1) scored the first two times they had the ball, needing only 13 yards on their first drive to find the end zone after getting a hand on a punt deep in the Burros end of the field and then recovering a Hillsboro (1-0) fumble near midfield to start their second drive.
Montgomery Central Indians get last minute touchdown to beat Clarksville Academy Cougars 14-13 in Battle of the Cumberland
Clarksville, TN – Montgomery Central High School scored a touchdown on a long pass play in the final 76 seconds, Thursday night, August 21st at Phillip Horsey Stadium, to post a come-from-behind 14-13 victory over Clarksville Academy, in their annual Battle of the Cumberland matchup.
Dequimothy Northington caught the game-tying 33-yard pass from Indians quarterback Peyton Delvendahl, with 1:16 left in the game, followed by the go-ahead extra-point by Austin Neely to give Montgomery Central (1-0) its’ first lead since taking a 7-0 to open the game.
Clarksville, TN – Determined to put last year’s injury-hampered season behind her, Austin Peay State University volleyball senior outside hitter Jada Stotts is ready to take her spot as one of the elite all-around players in the Ohio Valley Conference.
Clarksville, TN – Kenwood High School’s football team put together a late scoring drive, August 16th night at the Boarder Wars Football Jamboree, to defeat Christian County (KY) High School, 7-0, while host school West Creek High School played to a 0-0 draw versus Christian County.
In the other two match-ups in the jamboree, Madisonville-North Hopkins defeated Northwest High School 7-0, while also defeating Montgomery Central High School, 28-0.
With a little over six minutes left in their two-quarter scrimmage, Kenwood would start what would be their game-winning drive on their own three-yard line following a great kick by the Christian County punter – pinning the Knights deep in their own territory.
Clarksville, TN – Coming off a 0-12 season in 2013, second-year head coach Kirby Cannon sees improvement in his youthful Governors football squad, as 40-plus returners are joined by 40 freshmen in what could be thought of as a rebirth of the program.
Practicing in pads for the first time in the shadow of the new Governors Stadium, Cannon sees the effort of his players to put last year behind them and the excitement of the influx of new players, in what is his first true recruiting class.
Instant Peay Play: Several new faces will help greet APSU Student Athletes, Fans as school year begins
Clarksville, TN – With Austin Peay football players reporting this weekend, the 2014-15 athletic school year has officially begun, and with it there will be several new and old faces on the sidelines, courts and dugouts as they go there their seasons, as well as several coaching slots still to be filled.
One of the open spots just came open this past week, with men’s golf coach Kirk Kayden announcing that he would be leaving after almost 10 years at the helm to take the same position at Mercer University in Macon, GA.
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