Ulmer runs for 117 yards, Hesson runs for two touchdowns.

With a better than three-to-one time of possession advantage, the Booneville Bearcats ran 73 offensive plays in a 28-13 win in Gravette Friday night.

All but three of the plays were runs for an accumulated 342 yards. Leading the way with 21 carries for 117 yards was quarterback Brandon Ulmer.

The Bearcats (1-1) scored on their first possession of the game on a 2-yard Carson Ray run and led 7-0 until their first possession of the second half when Mike Hesson scored from the 3 to make it 13-0.

Hesson finished with 16 carries for 74 yards and Grant Rodatz added 72 on 14 carries filling in for Ray after he left the game with an apparent knee injury.

It was 21-7 — Ulmer connected with Ethan Dobbs for a two point conversion — after Hesson added a second 3-yard touchdown. Gravette (0-2) had cut into the lead with a 45-yard Tajae White to Brady Moorman touchdown pass.

White went back to the air after the kickoff but found Trent Wooldridge who took an interception back 45 yards for a touchdown to make it 28-7.

An Austin O'Brien touchdown run with 5:48 left got the Lions within 28-13.


Having faced Waldron's JV on Tuesday, the Rattlers were idle.