Rattlers take down preseason favorite Hector.
For a half at Jonathan Ramey Memorial Stadium Friday night Greenland had a lot of answers for Booneville. The second half was all Booneville as the Bearcats went on to a 62-34 win.
After falling behind 6-0 early, building a 20-6 first quarter lead and a 34-13 second quarter lead the Bearcats (6-0, 3-0 Conference 3A-1) saw the Pirates get within 34-27 by halftime.
Booneville then scored four times by the 9:28 mark of the fourth quarter to make it 62-27 and start the sportsmanship continuous running clock.
Greenland (3-3, 1-2) added a late touchdown, their fifth of the night, which is the same number Carson Ray accumulated for the Bearcats.
Ray ran for 144 yards on 12 carries, scoring on runs of 50, 3, 10, and 28 yards. He also caught a 4-yard pass from Evan Schlinker for a touchdown.
Schlinker threw for two touchdowns – the other went to Ethan Dobbs – and was 6-of-7 on the night for 131 yards. Dobbs caught half the passes for 95 yards.
Other big nights came from Michael Hesson who ran 12 times for 106 yards and two touchdowns – one tied the game at 6-6 and the other made it a 41-27 lead in the third quarter – and Andrew Robertson, who ran for 105 yards and a touchdown on his seven carries.
The Bearcats finished with 395 rushing yards, 526 total yards, and did not punt.
Greenland’s Levi Vaughn was 9-of-18 passing for 125 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions which were by Gabe Fennell and Dobbs. He also ran 13 times for 33 yards and a touchdown.
MAGAZINE 39 HECTOR 21
Two weeks removed from surprising Hackett with an overtime win, the Magazine Rattlers (3-2, 2-0 Conference 2A-4) took down preseason favorite Hector in convincing fashion at Diamondback Stadium Friday night.
Magazine, who never trailed in the game, was up 12-7 at the half but took control with Tatum Scott and Caleb Hyatt scoring two touchdowns apiece after the intermission.
Scott scored on a run of 49 yards, Hyatt on one of 58 and Scott’s 23-yarder stretched the lead to 33-7 with less than eight minutes to play.
After Hector (4-2, 2-1) got it to 33-15 Hyatt scored his second touchdown on a run of 25 yards and it was 39-15. The Wildcats added a final score with less than a minute to play.
Tsim Neeg Vang and Kobe Faughn ran for Magazine’s first half scores.