Report by Chirs Vines
For the fourth week in a row, the Southerners game came down to the final minute of the fourth quarter.
The Southerners came up short again as Bald Knob kicked a field goal with nine seconds left to pull out a Bulldog win at Stewart field, 27-24.
Bald Knob opened the scoring with a 38 yard run in the first quarter to go up 7-0.
Senior Bo Trucks scored one of his three touchdowns on a 10-yard run with 9:57 left in the first half to tie the score 7-7.
After a Bald Knob field goal put the Bulldogs up 10-7. Senior Skylar Anorve kicked a 42-yard field goal to tie the game at 10 at halftime.
After a scoreless third quarter, both teams found their offense in the final quarter.
Bo Trucks scored on a six-yard and a two-yard-run and tacked on a two-point conversion for the Southerners.
The Southerners had one last shot with four seconds last but a last-second pass attempt by Chase Duncan fell to the turf as time expired.
The Southerners fall to 2-8 on the season and await the playoff bracket from the Arkansas Activities Association on Saturday.