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Saturday, April 12, 2003
NASHVILLE --- After spotting the Tiger White team a 75-yard scoring drive on its first possession, the Tiger Blue team came back to score 21 unanswered points on the way to taking a 21-13 victory in the Annual Tennessee State Blue-White Spring football game Saturday afternoon in Hale Stadium. The White squad marched 75 yards on 11 plays with quarterback Riley Walker and C.J. Johnson hooking up on three pass plays totaling 46 yards in the drive. Fullback Rikki Gibbs scored on a two-yard run for the TD. The Blue came back with a 75-yard drive of its own. Dwayne Buchanan had passes of 17 yards to Ron Jackson and a 25-yarder to Ivan Burley as big plays. Charles Anthony scored the game-tying TD from 11 yards out. Anthony added a late first half TD on a 1-yard run to give the Blue a 14-7 lead at intermission. Carlos Wright was on the receiving end of a 6-yard Buchanan pass early in the fourth period. The White cut the lead to a touchdown on a 54-yard pass from Riley Walker to Fred Burnette with 1:28 left in the game. The PAT kick was blocked. The Blue defense came up with five turnovers in the game. The unit limited the White to 21 yards rushing. The game concluded the spring practice session for the Tigers. TENNESSEE STATE FOOTBALL 2003 BLUE-WHITE SPRING GAME Scoring Summary WHITE --- Rikki Gibbs 2-run (Joey Hudak kick) 8:30 1st 0-7 (11 plays, 75 yards) BLUE --- Charles Anthony 11-run (Chris Richardson kick) 3:26 1st 7-7 (9 plays, 75 yards) BLUE --- Anthony 1-run (Richardson kick) 3:42 2nd 14-7 BLUE --- Carlos Wright 6-pass from Dwayne Buchanan 13:38 4th 21-7 WHITE --- Fred Burnette 54-pass from Riley Walker (Kick blocked) 1:25 4th 21-13 Score By Quarters: WHITE 7 0 0 6?13 BLUE 7 7 0 7?21 Team Blue White First Downs 17 15 Rushes/Yards 33-94 30-21 Passes 17-30-1 15-33-1 Passing Yards 180 254 Fumbles/Lost 3-1 4-2 Penalties/Yards 12/80 2/12 Individual Rushing Blue: Charles Anthony 7-36; Ron Jackson 1-8; Dwayne Buchanan 7-24, Kenny Irby 3-minus 11, Carlos Wright 3-18; Len Sangster 7-18; Abayomi Atolagbe 2-6, Team 2-minus 3 White: Barry Hayes 8-27; Rikki Gibbs 7-4, Riley Walker 4-minus 15; C.J. Johnson 2-4; Kevin Hollis 2-minus 15, Jeff Taylor 3-2; Kenny Irby 4-12 Individual Passing Blue: Dwayne Buchanan 9-13-1, 117 yards; Kenny Irby 1-4-0, 2 yards; Richard Hartman 7-13-0, 61 yards White: Riley Walker 13-29-2, 213 yards; Kenny Irby 2-4-1, 51 yards Individual Receiving: Blue: Carlos Wright 5-37; Ron Jackson 1-19; Gerald Morrow 3-31; Anthony Brown 2-28; Charles Anthony 2-30; Ivan Burley 1-14; Len Sangster 1-8; Travis Johnson 1-4; Jarrett Morrow 1-9 White: C.J. Johnson 7-128; Tewann Tepper 1-19; Barry Hayes 1-2; Rikki Gibbs 3-20, Kevin Hollis 2-19; Fred Burnette 1-54