Owls, Wildcats go for semis berth


The McGehee Owls will host the Harding Academy Wildcats tonight in a Class 3A quarterfinal game. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.

Last week, Steven King scored five touchdowns including the game winner in a 55-48 shootout win over Earle. King scored from 8 yards out with 2:40 remaining to give Owls the go-ahead touchdown.

Roger Blackmon and David Shepherd also scored for the Owls.

Harding Academy defeated Smackover 21-14 last week to advance. Trey Davis ran for 111 yards on 10 carries with two touchdowns for the Wildcats.

Quarterback Will Francis completed 26 of 32 passes for 329 yards and two touchdowns, while Hunter Gentry caught eight passes for 150 yards and one touchdown.

The winner will host Paris or Fountain Lake next Friday in the semifinal round.