The Jr. High Booneville Bearcats completed nonconference play with a 1-1-1 record after a 14-0 loss to Alma Thursday night at Bearcat Stadium.
The Bearcats had a chance to tie or go ahead in the third quarter after Elijah Wells caused a fumble that Randon Ray recovered inside the 10, but after moving the ball inside the 1, the Bearcats had a penalty and eventually turned the ball over on downs at the 6.
The Bearcats were penalized six times in the game for 25 yards, but like the penalty at the goal line, the timing was usually crucial.
Two plays later Logan Chronister ran 92 yards to make it 14-0. Chronister finished with six carries for 123. Ray had 17 carries for 73 yards for the Bearcats.
Booneville 7th Grade 22 Alma 8
The seventh grade Bearcats had three backs with at least 50 yards in beating the Airedales in the opener.
Brett Welling ran seven times for 85 yards, a touchdown and added a pair of two point conversions; Jeremy Brackett had five carries for 54 yards and two touchdowns and Brooks Herrera ran seven times for 50 yards.
Welling also had 34 yards receiving on two catches and, along with Brendan Dove, led the defense.
The Jr. Rattlers played Tuesday, beating the Lamar JV 34-6