SCA defeats Ridgway in AACS title game
LITTLE ROCK — A big turnover before halftime by Ridgway Christian and a strong second half by Southwest Christian Academy proved to be the difference in the Arkansas Association of Christian Schools state championship game.
SCA avenged its 2013 title game loss to Ridgway with a 58-26 win on Friday night at Fair High School.
Ridway (3-5) held a 20-15 lead with 4 minutes left in the first half, but two late touchdowns by SCA, the second following a costly fumble, gave the Lions a 29-20 halftime advantage.
SCA went on to outscore Ridgway 29-6 in the second half, including the game’s final 22 points.
Junior quarterback Ezra Tole led the Eagles. He completed just 3 of 8 passes for 43 yards but had 158 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries. Tole also had seven tackles to lead the defense, one ahead of junior linebacker Lucas Blake.
Fullback Andrew McMahan had 10 carries for 57 yards and a touchdown. The junior also had two catches for 40 yards and an interception from his free safety position. Freshman tailback Jacob Lewis had a touchdown and 48 yards on 10 rushing attempts. Ninth-grader Brooks Bias caught a two-point conversion pass from Tole.
Titans RB Greene arrested on multiple charges
FRANKLIN, Tenn. — Tennessee Titans running back Shonn Greene was in the process of getting a citation for parking in a handicapped space, but his actions thereafter resulted in his arrest.
According to the police report, the incident took place late Friday afternoon in Franklin, Tennessee, when Greene parked in a handicap parking space on the Public Square. As the parking enforcement officer was in the process of issuing a citation, Greene ignored the parking enforcement officer’s request to see a handicapped placard.
He proceeded to get into his 2012 BMW M6, maneuvered around the parking enforcement officer’s vehicle, and sped away — nearly striking the parking enforcement officer. The parking enforcement officer re-approached Greene to issue the parking ticket when he was forced to stop due to traffic congestion. Greene, however, sped off again.
Greene turned himself in on Friday night after being told that warrants had been obtained for his arrest. He posted a $2,000 bond and was released.
The 29-year-old Greene was charged with a handicap parking violation, driving on a revoked/suspended license, reckless driving and resisting to stop/halt/frisk. He is due in court Nov. 13.
The Titans signed Greene to a three-year, $10 million contract prior to last season. He rushed for 295 yards and four touchdowns in 2013. This season, Greene has carried the ball 44 times for 190 yards and a score.
Bucs and DT McCoy agree to 7-year deal
TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and defensive tackle Gerald McCoy agreed to terms on a seven-year contract Saturday.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but reports indicate it to be worth up to $98 million with $51.5 million in guaranteed money.
McCoy, the third overall pick of the 2010 draft, has posted two sacks and 17 tackles this season. He missed two games with a broken hand.
The Oklahoma product missed 13 games in his first two seasons due to injuries, but played in all 32 games over 2012 and 2013, garnering Pro Bowl nods in each of those seasons.
McCoy has totaled 20 1/2 sacks along with 136 tackles during his career.
Serena-Simona rematch to decide WTA Finals
SINGAPORE — Serena Williams and Simona Halep will battle for the title at the season-ending WTA Finals after both won semifinal matches on Saturday.
The two met earlier this week in round-robin play, and the 6-0, 6-2 Halep rout in 65 minutes equaled the worst loss of Williams’ career.
Williams will now get the chance to avenge that defeat and win a third straight title at the season-ending event. She advanced Saturday with a thrilling 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) victory over good friend Caroline Wozniacki in the first semifinal.
Halep then rolled to a 6-2, 6-2 pounding of Agnieszka Radwanska in the second semi.