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Football Seasons End in Hardeman County

Both Bolivar Central and Middleton saw their seasons end on October 26 with losses in their final games.
In Middleton, senior night at T.D. Owens field saw the Tigers lead 28-12 at halftime and at the end of three quarters, but a second half comback by Perry County (1-9, 1-5) ended with a 36-28 loss for the Tigers. Middleton finishes the year at 1-9 for the second consecutive year.
In Covington, the result was decided quicker in favor of the Chargers as they got out to a 35-0 lead before Bolivar scored on a 28-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Jace McKenzie to senior C.J. McMahan with 2:26 left in the game.
Against Covington, who finished the year 10-0 and winners of 23 of their last 24 games, Bolivar managed only 129 yards in offense for the night.
For the season, Jalen Crisp came up just short of a 1,000 yard season, gaining 963 yards with five touchdowns.
McKenzie and fellow quarterback freshman Kyle Lowe completed 67 of 151 passes for 740 yards, with seven touchdowns and interceptions for the season.
Junior K.J. Murden led the team in receptions with 18, but McMahan led the team in both yards (266) and touchdowns (4).
Senior Christian Matthews led the team in tackles with 137, followed by McMahan with 103, and junior Terrence Clemmons had 91.