Booneville has been giving new meaning to the phrase over quick, or to be more grammatically correct, over quickly.
For the fifth time this season, Friday night the Bearcats were in the 40s when the teams left the field for the intermission. The victims are 42 versus Clinton, Mena and Dardanelle and 41 against Gravette and Subiaco.
Booneville has also scored 35 first half points against Waldron and Dover and 28 against Maumelle, Pottsville and a certain team up north. The season low has been a 21-0 lead against Star City in week three.
For the year the point total is 444. Impressive as that is, it’s 196 short of the school record 640 set by the 1999 Bearcats.
When I logged a Facebook check-in at Bearcat Stadium before the beat-down Clinton was about to take, I used the oft-repeated phrase "home of champions."
The post drew several "likes" and one friend mentioned still hearing Mr. (Donal) Elmore saying that back in the day. And, by back in the day I mean when yours truly was wandering around the halls of Booneville High School.
For the record, the win over Clinton was number 220 on those hallowed grounds. The week eight senior night win over Dover made Booneville 187-40-1 during the regular season (0.822). The Clinton destruction gave the school a home playoff record of 33-11 (0.750). That’s a combined 220-51-1 or a winning percentage of .811.
Speaking of announcers, if you were at Friday’s game you might not have recognized the voice coming over the PA system. That was none other than Jake "are you hitting your weight yet" Fennell. Also, in case you didn’t know, Gene Bailey had an accident the night of the final junior high home game in week 10 and Fennell finished the night behind that microphone.
Other than the birthday announcement, a mistake he had help in making, Fennell actually did a very, very good job.