TODAY’S TICKET: Open date
LAST WEEK: Booneville 28 Pottsville 26
NOTES: The last time Booneville had an open date during the season was in 2001 when Siloam Springs refused to play the Friday following 9-11, Sept. 14 ironically. The last time there was a planned open date was on Oct. 30, 1981 (week 9).
Andrew Robertson scored his first touchdowns of the season last week.
With two fumble recoveries and an interception last week, the Bearcat defense improved its turnover ratio to +9 (12-3) for the season.
The Bearcats next opponent, Paris, is also open tonight. The Eagles are 0-3 going into the open date with losses to Perryville, Clarksville and Waldron by a combined 122-47. Cedarville (1-2) and Mansfield (3-0) are also open.
THIS DATE IN BEARCAT HISTORY: This is not a stellar night in history at least of late. After the aforementioned canceled game the Bearcats have their last two games on this date, ito Harrison (38-15) in 2007 and Star City (34-28) in 2012.
Those outcomes not withstanding, there were notable aspects to those games. Josh Smith had a 65-yard run against Star City and Kelly Carolan hit Matt Wilson for an 80 yard touchdown against Harrison. Ricky Holcomb also threw a 50-yard touchdown pass to Henry Phillips, Jr. in a 35-0 win over Clarksville on this date in 1973.
Clarksville has actually been the victim on four times on Sept. 14(1973, 1979, 1984, and 1990) and Dardanelle lost to Booneville on this date in 1962. The other loss among the 5-3 record is to Poteau, Okla., in 1956.
LAST NIGHT: The Booneville 7th Grade Bearcats (3-1, 1-0) had Dax Goff score three touchdowns on three carries in a 28-0 win over Cedarville. Goff finished with 124 yards. Logan Young added a touchdown and 65 yards on five carries.
The Junior High Bearcats (1-2, 0-1) lost 22-12 to Cedarville despite 94 yards and a touchdown, in addition to eight tackles by Rocky Ross.
SO WHO IS PLAYING TONIGHT: Magazine is at Cutter Morning Star; Greenwood is hosting Sand Springs, Okla.; Charleston is hosting Ozark; Russellville is at Alma; and Siloam Springs is at Van Buren to name a few.