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Farris invited to combine for underclassmen

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By Josh Cook

Collins junior Dre Farris, a standout running back for the Titans’ football team, has been invited to participate in the 2013 U.S. Army National Combine.

The combine will be held Jan. 3-5 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, during the week of the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, the prestigious high school all-star football game that attracts the top prep players from around the country.

The combine is billed as “the first opportunity for the nation’s top underclassmen to compete against one another among high school and college football’s top scouting organizations and analysis.”

In nine games Farris, who is 5 feet 9 and 170 pounds, has rushed 63 times for 468 yards and seven touchdowns and also has 36 catches for 567 yards and nine TDs. He also has a punt return for a touchdown. He is coming off a 5-touchdown performance against Atherton last Friday night.

Farris, a safety on defense, also has 47 tackles for the Titans, who close out their regular season tonight at Bryan Station.

 

Rocket Zombie Run

Shelby County High School is having the first Rocket Zombie Run at 5:30 p.m. Monday on the school’s cross-country course (across the street from East Middle). Participants will try to negotiate the 5,000-meter course while also trying to avoid zombies. Cost is $5. Concessions will be available and prizes will be given. For more information call 633-2344.

 

Brown again SCC champ

Lloyd Brown, the father of Shelbyville professional golfer Brandon Brown, recently won the Shelbyville Country Club championship for the second consecutive year. Brown won the tournament by nine strokes.

“Brandon was able to be in town and watch his dad win this tournament, and that was a great feeling for Lloyd,” Kimberly Brown, Lloyd’s wife, said. “He loves to make him proud just like Brandon loves to make him proud.”

Lloyd Brown’s victory last year marked the first time in 11 years he had competed in the club championship. That year, more than a decade ago, he set a course record with a 62, which stood until Brandon Brown broke that mark with a 59.