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Beasley, Zebras avenge loss to Wildcats

Pine Bluff’s David Beasley has been playing outstanding throughout the 6A-South Conference portion of the schedule. Heading into Friday night’s game, the junior had scored touchdowns in all three phases of the game over the previous three weeks.

Warren rolls past Monticello

Led by senior quarterback Justin Gorman, the Warren Lumberjacks used a strong second quarter to win 54-22 over the Monticello Billies in the annual Saline River Shootout on Friday night at Hyatt Field.

Late TD lifts Rison past Bearden

RISON — Last year it was Bearden scoring with 28 seconds left in the game to beat Rison. This year it was the Wildcats’ turn for the dramatics, as they scored with 27 seconds to go to defeat the Bears, 43-36, in a big 8-2A Conference battle Friday night at Wildcat Field. Rison’s victory ended Bearden’s 2-game winning streak in the series, which the Wildcats lead, 38-13.

Coleman still optimistic about Lions

For more than a month now, Arkansas-Pine Bluff football coach Monte Coleman has witnessed the same old struggles from his football team. And he’s alluded to the same old common denominator in his past four games, all of them defeats.

UAM, Southern Nazarene in need of a win

MONTICELLO — One of two streaks will come to an end on Saturday as Arkansas-Monticello hasn’t won a game on the road in four years but its opponent — Southern Nazarene (Okla.) — has lost 18 straight contests dating back to an 0-11 record in 2013.

Bulldogs look to rebound against Lions

STAR CITY — Much like a pitcher in the major leagues, the road to a state championship requires some short-term memory loss. Such is the case with the Star City Bulldogs, who fell 46-21 to 8-4A-Conference rival Warren in disappointing fashion last week.

Hogs hope to end woes

FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas safety Alan Turner doesn’t know what it feels like to beat Alabama. But the fifth-year senior isn’t alone in Arkansas’ locker room.