Ulmer, Schlinker combine to throw for 255 yards.
Before Friday you could count the number of 200-yard passing games in Booneville’s storied football history on one hand. You still can, but you will need one more finger.
Brandon Ulmer and Evan Schlinker combined to throw for 255 yards Friday, eclipsing the previous record of 236 by Lewis Yarborough in 1966.
Because Ulmer threw for 229 on 10-of-14 passing and Schlinker 26 on 2-of-2 passing, Yarborough still holds the individual record.
Jay Crowley threw for 213 in a 1978 playoff game and the trio of Don Dempsey, Orville Lewis and Robert Ehren combined for 201 out of the single wing in 1947.
Though Friday’s performance by Ulmer and Schlinker pushes the total to four such games, but because two pre-date the opening of Bearcat Stadium and the other occurred at a neutral site in the postseason, Friday marked the first time the home team in Bearcat Stadium passed for better than 200.
Receivers taking part in the record setting night were Ethan Dobbs (4-134, TD), Trent Wooldridge (4-67), Carson Ray (1-28 TD), Mike Hesson (1-15), Austin Dobbs (1-10, TD), and Ian Suttles (1-1).
The record came in the Bearcats’ 699th win as a program and in the 199th regular season win in Bearcat Stadium.
Win 700 could occur against former Bearcat coach and player Ricky May when the Bearcats go to Waldron Friday. The 200th regular season win in the stadium will have to wait at least until Oct. 20 when Dardanelle visits.
There was one additional notable number Friday as head coach Scott Hyatt, who picked up his 100th head coaching win earlier this year, won his 95th at Booenville, equaling Doug Scheel for third among the 17 men who have been the head coach here.