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Wildcats take district title over Kenny

District champion Wildcats after the win over Bishop Kenny.There was a cool wind coming off the St. Johns River but the hundreds of Wildcat fans in the stands at Bishop Kenny on Friday didn’t notice the chill because it was hot on the field as BCHS bulldozed its way to a 49-35 victory and the district title.

Falon Lee continued on a tear, rushing for 222 yards on 28 carries and scoring three touchdowns.

For the Wildcat fans there couldn’t have been a better start to the game. Kenny was keying on the potent Wildcat running attack and quarterback Corey Lawler hooked up with receiver Mike Boone to catch the Crusaders by surprise. Boone turned on the jets and ran for a 66-yard touchdown strike. The extra point attempt failed, but Cats were quickly on the board.

The defending district champs weren’t going to let an early setback stop them and Kenny demonstrated its own offensive prowess. Though Kenny’s known for a prolific passing attack from quarterback John Wolford, it was the running game that drew first blood. Running back Cameron Singletary broke containment and ran 30 yards for the score. The point after gave the Crusaders a one-point edge.

The hosts quieted the Wildcat faithful again as they struck quickly on an offensive miscue. Ahmad Fulwood scooped up a Wildcat fumble and raced 47 yards to stun BCHS and put the Crusaders up 14-6. It was a reminder of Kenny’s quick-strike potential.

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Time to reform the system

By the time you read this column you will know the identity of the next president. The election will be over and either President Obama or Gov. Romney will be celebrating a win.

Maybe. It could be so close that like Bush/Gore in 2000 we still don’t know the victor. I hope we don’t have a repeat of that debacle. We need to get this over and done with right away so we can move on.

On Facebook, I posted the following: Whoever wins on Tuesday let’s agree to stop talking politics, griping about the election, predicting a coming apocalypse or the collapse of the country, sour grapes and name-calling. Instead, let’s be Americans and get on with it.

That’s my hope after this divisive election.

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Marvin Anderson, 69, of Sanderson

Marvin Edward Anderson,  69, of Sanderson died on November 6, 2012 at his residence. He was born in Bartow, Florida on August 7, 1943 to Ollie Mae Peace Anderson and the late James L. Anderson. He has been a resident of Sanderson since 1997 after moving from Ft. Lauderdale. He served his country proudly in the United States Marines and  enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was preceded in death by his father James L. Anderson and daughter Kimberly Azate.

Mr. Anderson is survived by his mother,  of Delray Beach, FL; children Denise (Elliot) Cineron of Ft. Lauderdale, Neisa Anderson of GA, and Eddie Anderson of Ft. Lauderdale; brothers James (Marge) Anderson of Pembroke Pines, FL and Thomas J. (Jean) Anderson of Baxley, GA; sisters Jeanette (Jim) Hanes of Delray Beach and Linda Anderson of Fayetteville, NC;  grandchildren Naomi, Alexis, and Donovan.

A graveside service will be held Friday, November 9 at 11 am at Oak Grove Cemetery with Pastor Bob Christmas officiating. V. Todd Ferreira Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Elizabeth Combs dies November 2

Elizabeth Anne Combs, 66, of Macclenny died on Friday, November 2 at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville following a long illness. She was born in Jacksonville and resided there until moving to Macclenny fourteen years ago.

Mrs. Combs was the daughter of the late John Joseph and Jette H. Slone Beatty Jr. She was preceded in death by stepson Windol Combs Jr.

She was a claims co-ordinator at Prudential Insurance Company in Jacksonville for 30 years until her retirement in 1995. Mrs. Combs was a Protestant and loved her family and grandchildren, animals and working in her garden.

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