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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Melbourne Bearkatz improve to 3-0 Friday night, defeating the Cave City Cavemen, 48-12

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Report by Blake Smith The Melbourne Bearkatz continued their winning ways Friday night, scoring early and often on their way to a 48-12 win over the Cave City Cavemen. It was the defense once again that set the tone in the first half, stifling an...

Rough night for the Southside Southerners Friday at Trumann, 27-0

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Report by Chris Vines Friday was a rough night for the Southerners as they wrapped up the non-conference schedule losing to Trumann 27-0 to drop to 1-2 on the season. The Southerners moved the ball well behind a strong offensive line but struggled to find...

Batesville Pioneers fall to the Searcy Lions Friday night at Pioneer Stadium, 41-25

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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...

Final scores from Arkansas Friday night high school football action

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From the Associated Press, here's a rundown of final scores from Friday night high school football action across the state: PREP FOOTBALL Arkadelphia 35, Greenbrier 28 Ashdown 41, Hope 21 Atkins 42, Conway Christian 0 Benton 44, LR Southwest 6 Bentonville 21, Rockhurst, Mo. 17 Bentonville West 35, LR Central 13 Bigelow...

Southside Southerners dominate in Mayflower Friday night, 28-13

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Report by Chris Vines/Photo by Vicki Stephenson The Southerners dominated both sides of the ball Friday night in Mayflower and walked away with a 28-13 win to give head coach Brian Reardon his first career win as a high school head coach in only his...

Melbourne Bearkatz defeat Quitman Bulldogs Friday night, 34-6

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Report by Blake Smith The Melbourne Bearkatz overcame a sluggish offensive start to win their home opener over the Quitman Bulldogs by a score of 34-6. After forcing a three and out on the opening possession, it was special teams that got the Katz on...

Mountain View Yellowjackets take the first loss of the season to the Hoxie Mustangs, 47-16

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Report and photo by Kevin Johnson On Friday night the Mountain View Yellowjackets suffered their first loss of the season, a 47-16 loss to the Hoxie Mustangs. The game started well for the Yellowjackets as they recovered an onside kick on the opening kickoff, then Junior...

Batesville Pioneers start the season with a win for the first time since 2015

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Report by Ronald Richardson The Batesville Pioneers started their season with a win for the first time since 2015 with a 31-13 victory over the Greenbrier Panthers in Greenbrier. The took a 28-0 first-half lead on a 24-yard fumble return by Justin Lewallen, a four-yard touchdown...

Local school cancels Friday night football due to COVID-19 concerns

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Thursday afternoon, the Midland School District announced the cancellation of their Friday night game versus Episcopal due to COVID-19 concerns. The announcement was made in a post on the district's Facebook page . White River Now reached out to the Midland School District Superintendent Dr....

FNBC sponsors Ozarka College Foundation Golf Tournament

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Featured image, pictured from left to right: Ryan Howard, the vice chair of the Ozarka College Board of Trustees and FNBC community president for Izard and Independence Counties and Matt Rush, Ozarka College Foundation Board chair and FNBC commercial loan officer. FNBC will be the...

Mountain View Yellowjackets use strong rushing attack to kick off their 2020 season

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Photo and report by Kevin Johnson The Mountain View Yellowjackets used a strong rushing attack and defense to kick off their 2020 campaign with a 36-7 victory over the Fouke Panthers. Junior Quarterback Elijah Carlton scored his first of three rushing touchdowns on the second play...