Report by Ronald Richardson
The Pioneers went toe-to-toe with the defending 6A state champion Searcy Lions, but came up on the short in of the stick and lost by a final score of 41-25.
The Pioneers got a 14-yard touchdown run from Ethan Ridgel and a 62-yard touchdown run and a one-yard touchdown run from Eli Livingston. Livingston also ran in a two-point conversion. Alejandro Medina kicked a 29-yard field goal and was 3-for-3 on extra points.
The Pioneers fall to 1-1 on the season and will travel to Class 6A Mountain Home next Friday.