Fourth place at the annual Rumble on the Ridge, held each year over the Thanksgiving Weekend at Mustang Arena, is not exactly what Forrest City head basketball coach Dwight Lofton has in mind for his Mustangs each year, but it has become a familiar resting place for his teams.
It was like watching a replay of the 2015 Rumble on the Ridge tournament Saturday.
Forrest City won its 14th first round Rumble on the Ridge game in 20 tries Thursday, beating Raleigh-Egypt, Tenn. 76-59.
Three days, eight teams, great basketball!
Prior to Monday’s home game against West Memphis Wonder, head coach Chris Williams said his Junior Mustangs had a debt to pay.
The Greenbrier Panthers (8-3, 6-1 5A-West) saw their season come to an end Friday at Don Jones Stadium when they fell 60-27 to the Forrest City Mustangs (8-3, 5-2 5A East) in the opening round of the 5A state playoffs.
Headed into Friday’s first-round Class AA playoff game, Palestine-Wheatley interim head coach Tommy Wells will do so minus at least eight players who have started during the regular season or contributed to the team’s 6-4 record and playoff berth.
Coming down to the final regular season game tonight at Sam Smith Stadium against Blytheville, the Forrest City Mustangs know exactly what they need to do to sweeten their already earned berth into the Class 5A state playoffs.
Remembering that Friday was the night for the Forrest City Mustangs football team final regular season home game and Senior Night, Forrest City Mustang basketball coach Dwight Lofton has switched his team’s preseason jamboree game to Saturday, Nov. 5.
The prep football regular season is down to two games and for Forrest City Mustang head coach Rich Trail the two remaining games could not be more important.