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Lions Turnovers Help Give Rival Dekalb A Homecoming Win

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Ten years is a long time for fans to remember the last time the Cannon County Lions defeated their rival Dekalb County Tigers in a football contest.  After Friday night, fans will look to next season as the streak continued with a Dekalb 42-0 win over Cannon in Smithville during the Tigers homecoming.  It was Cannon's second consecutive 42-0 loss to the Tigers and during head coach TJ Daniel's five season tenure with the Lions, the teams have out scored a total of 239-3 and shut out four out of those last five years.  Cannon scored a field goal against the Tigers in a 69-3 loss in 2015.  
Friday night saw much of the same tendencies with turnovers being very costly.  The Tigers blocked a punt, recovered a fumble and returned both for touchdowns.  In addition they also recovered another fumble, intercepted the ball and in a total of three plays and one full minute exact scored on both to account for 28 of the 42 points scored.  Starting quarterback Charlie Parrish had to leave the game due to injury.  Tigers were successful in their passing game partly due to two of the Lions secondary, Reece Smith and Cort Litchford out of the game because of injuries.  Lions offensively were only able to manage 38 yards.
Cannon falls to 0-6 with the loss.  Next up is a drive to Grundy County Friday night for a region matchup with the Yellowjackets who are coached by former Cannon County head football coach Chad Barger.  Game time is 7:00.

Lions and Tigers Rivalry Happens Tonight

Friday, 22 September 2017

The Cannon County Lions football team will be on the road for four consecutive Friday nights.  They will participate as the opponent for a few homecoming games.  The first one is tonight when the 0-5 Lions take a ride up the road to Smithville for a game against rival Dekalb County.  The matchup used to be a region contest but since the Tigers stepped up a classification in football to start the season, the matchup does not count for the region but it is definitely a true rivalry and pride will be on the line tonight.  Dekalb started out the gates losing their first four games of the season including a 22 point loss to Upperman and a 59-21 drubbing to the hands of Watertown.  The Region 3-4A team however notched their first win of the season last week beating Grundy County 27-7.
The Cannon County Lions led for the first time this season going into halftime against Upperman before another third quarter surge cost the Lions the game.  The Lions will be going without tailback Cort Litchford who is expected to miss several more weeks of game time
Friday night football starts at 5:30 tonight as Woodbury resident and high school football guru Murphy Fair will take the airwaves with his weekly Murphy's Matchups, from there we turn it over to Dennis Weaver and the Friday Night Thunder program for previews from across the midstate at 6:00.  At 6:45 it's the Reed's Builder Supply pregame show with the kickoff at 7:00.  Friday night football can be heard on AM-1540/FM107.1 WBRY and streaming live online at wbry.com

Come Check Out The Color Of Fall Car Show Saturday

Friday, 22 September 2017

From church on Friday night to cars on Saturday, the Woodbury town square is expected to be very busy this weekend.  The Cannon County Chamber of Commerce presents the 19th annual Color Of Fall Car and Truck Show Saturday at the Cannon County Courthouse.  67 trophies and 7 cash prizes will be awarded to the various cars and trucks that are registered by 12 noon.  Registration starts at 8 in Saturday morning.  Judging starts at 9
All makes, models cars, trucks and unique vehicles are welcome.
Goody bags and dash plaques will be given to the first 100 entries.
Door prizes, trivia contests, 50/50 drawing, vendors and more.  
Participants in the show registration fee is $20.00 per vehicle.  Event is free to attend .


Mary Gauthier To Perform At Birdsong Studio Saturday

Friday, 22 September 2017

Award-Winning Americana Songwriter Mary Gauthier will perform in WoodburySaturday, September 23rd at Bird Song Studio as part of the 2017 Hills of Tennessee Roots Music Series. The Wall Street Journal calls Mary “One of Americana music’s most admired artists – across the US and around the world.”
An adopted child who became a teenage runaway, Mary found her first shelter among addicts and drag queens in New Orleans at the age of 15, documented in the title track of her critically acclaimed second album “Drag Queens and Limousines.” Following a career as a chef while battling a heroin addiction and eventual sobriety, Gauthier started writing songs at the age of 35.
By 2005, Mercy Now, her first major label release, was on the top 10 list of The New York Times and Billboard Magazine. Soon after, the Americana Music Association recognized her as “New Artist of the Year.” Rolling Stone Magazine recently listed the title track “Mercy Now” as one of the saddest country songs of all time.
Owned and operated by Robyn Taylor, Bird Song Studio is an intimate listening room and house concert venue, located in the renovated Presbyterian Church next to the post office in Woodbury, Tennessee. The 2017 Roots Music Series will also include an appearance by the young female country trio Maybe April in October, and hasfeatured EmiSunshine, The Honey Dewdrops, Sarah Potenza, and local favorites Jake Leg Stompers earlier this summer.
Tickets are $20 in advance and can be purchased online at www.rtbirdsongstudio.com or at the door for $22 on the evening of the performance. Doors open at 7pm.

Gospel Event Tonight May Draw Up To 2000 People

Friday, 22 September 2017

A non-denominational praise, worship and prayer event has the ability to bring thousands of people to the Woodbury Courthouse tonight.  The event is called Do It Again and may draw as many as 2500 people to the town square tonight.  It is hosted by the Experience Community Church.  The group is coming off of a summer worship night that filled the square in downtown Murfreesboro.  All churches, denominations and backgrounds are invited to attend tonight.  The worship will start at 7 and is slated to end around 10 tonight.  No admission charge.    There is a detailed parking map located on their Facebook at Official Experience Music.

Rode West At Cannon County Senior Center Tonight

Friday, 22 September 2017

A WBRY reminder music night is tonight at the Cannon County Senior Center.  The featured group is Rode West.  Doors open at 6:00, the music will start at 7:00.  There is a $5.00 admission charge.  Everyone in the listening area is welcome to attend.


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