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.
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STAR CITY — After all the drama that took place at Bulldog Stadium on Friday night, the 8-4A Conference race just got a little more wide open.
WHITE HALL — Senior Courtney Anderson scored from 39 yards out with 2:36 left to lift White Hall to a 34-29 win Friday night as the Bulldogs handed Hot Springs its first conference loss of the season.
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.
SHERIDAN — The Sheridan Yellowjackets (2-6, 1-4 in 6A South) got a much needed win Friday night against struggling conference opponent Little Rock Hall (0-7,0-5 in conference).
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.
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.
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.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas turned in one of its worst performances of the season last Saturday, struggling in the first half of what became its third straight loss.
There’s been no mention of revenge by the Pine Bluff Zebras this week.