The Pioneers fell to 0-3 on the season with a 62-42 loss at Class 6A Searcy.
Batesville got three passing touchdowns from Eli Livingston, the first covering 90 yards to Karson Douglass and the other two scoring strikes to Will Storlie.
Livingston also had two touchdown runs on the night.
Ethan Ridgel scored on a 15-yard touchdown run, and Jimmy Freeman III added a safety by sacking the Searcy quarterback in the endzone.
The Pioneers have a bye next week and will begin 5A east conference play on Sept. 27 at Nettleton.