Monday, June 21, 2021

Terry Davis

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Tigers vs Magicians: It didn’t count, but…

For the University of Memphis Tigers, Thursday night's exhibition against the crosstown Magicians of The LeMoyne-Owen College was a game-time setting to get to know one another, to develop some chemistry and give fans a glimpse of possibilities. For the Magicians, it was an opportunity...

Fairley uses big plays to shut out Douglass

The Fairley Bulldogs flipped their regular season record from 2-8 a year ago to 8-2 this year after shutting out the Douglass Red Devils 24-0 on Senior Night. The win last Thursday over Douglass gave the Bulldogs the Region 8 District 2A Championship. It also...

Tigers look to make themselves a problem Houston can’t handle

University of Memphis head football coach Mike Norvell was sitting the the coaches' room watching film when learned via a text that the Tigers had netted the No. 25 spot in the latest Associated Press rankings. "I said it won’t last long if we don’t...

Tigers catapult to No. 25 after overcoming Navy

The second win this year against a Top 25 program and the first-ever victory of Navy boosted the University of Memphis Tigers to the No. 25 spot in the Associated Press Top 25 rankings. The 30-27 defeat of the Midshipmen delighted fans at Liberty Bowl...

Kicked off the UofM football team, Suttles pleads not guilty to rape charge

Ernest Suttles – now a former University of Memphis Football player – has a Dec. 5 preliminary hearing on the charge of raping a woman with whom he had been having a consensual sexual relationship. Suttles, 23, entered a plea of not guilty on Monday...

Whitehaven’s defense hangs a shutout on Central

The Whitehaven Tigers defense takes pride in shutting out opponents. Every Monday after keeping an opponent scoreless they receive doughnuts. The Tigers defeated the Central Warriors 23-0 at Whitehaven Stadium on Friday. The Tigers have four shutouts this season and improved their record to 7-2...

East controls Craigmont in an easy win

When your team only has 26 varsity football players it makes it hard to compete against quality opponents outside of your weight class. The task becomes even more difficult when some of your players are not able to play because of injuries. That's the scenario...

Ridgeway grinds out a tough win over Munford

At the midway point in the high school football season, the Ridgeway Roadrunners faced the Munford Cougars. The Cougars entered the game with an overall 5-0 record (2-0 in Region 8 Division 5A) and a true triple-option offense that makes defense difficult for most...

Tigers sweat out one against Southern Illinois

by Terry Davis, Special to The New Tri-State Defender The question entering the University of Memphis' homecoming  football game against the Southern Illinois Salukis was simple: "Will there be a letdown?" The answer was wrapped in 44-31 win in front of 41,584 at Liberty Bowl Memorial...

Kirby bounces back from upset with 52-0 shutout of Kingsbury

Heading into their most recent matchup this past week, Kingsbury and Kirby had different agendas. The Falcons of Kingsbury entered the game winless, wanting to be competitive and delivering an effort that showed its players gave their best efforts on every play. Kirby’s Cougars did...