Southside Southerners fall versus the Heber Springs Panthers Friday night at home, 22-17


Report by Chris Vines

A defensive battle ensued at Stewart Field Friday night between Southside and Heber Springs with the Southerners falling 22-17.

Brendan Frazier scored the Southerners only offensive touchdown of the night with just a little over 4 minutes to play In the opening quarter with an 81-yard run to put Southside up 7-0.

Heber scored in the second quarter and went 8-7.

A fumble recovery in the end zone by Jamie Riggs gave the Southerners the lead at 14-8.

A Justin Vanattan interception of the Panthers in the end zone as the time ran out in the second quarter kept the score at 14-8.

Skylar Anorve kicked a 33-yard field goal to put the Southerners up 17-14 late in the third quarter.

Heber scored the game-winning touchdown with over 11 minutes to go in the game.

Southside had two chances to score and came up short.

The Southerners fell to 2-6 on the year and will play Little Rock Mills next week on the road.

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