The Forrest City seventh grade Colts bounced back from an opening season loss to West Memphis East to throttle West Memphis West 40-8 in a game played Tuesday at Sam Smith Stadium.
For a third consecutive season, the Palestine-Wheatley Patriots are off to a 3-0 start.
The Patriots defeated Brinkley Friday 24-0 to register their third straight victory to begin the 2018 high school football season.
In a statement released Wednesday, the Riverview School District announced that head football coach Mike McCain will stepping away from his duties citing “health issues” as the reason, but stopped short of revealing the exact nature of McCain’s health issues.
Sophomore running back Zach Gourley scored a pair of second half touchdowns to help the Palestine-Wheatley Patriots pull away from the Marvell Mustangs to secure a sloppy 30-12 non conference victory Friday night at Patriot Field.
Darryl Searcy ran for three touchdowns and threw for another as the Forrest City Junior Mustangs took down West Memphis East 34-6 in a game played Thursday at Sam Smith Stadium.
Saying the first game of the season, a 27-26 home loss in the final minute of the game to Star City, was tough to talk about, Forrest City Mustang football coach Rich Trail did his best to reflect on the opening season loss for a few minutes before turning his attention to tonight’s non conference home game against Pine Bluff Dollarway.
Tonight may offer the same game scenario for the Forrest City Junior Mustangs and Palestine-Wheatley Junior Patriots as last Thursday did.
Forrest City and Jonesboro will meet for the fourth straight year on Friday for a 7 p.m. scrimmage game at Cooksey-Johns Field.
This was actually the year for Forrest City to host the scrimmage game, but with the renovation work, including installing a new turf surface at Sam Smith Stadium still in progress, the game was moved to Jonesboro.
It’s not the NBA, but it is close.
Former Forrest City Mustang and UAPB basketball standout Trent Steen will soon be playing in the MBA, the Malta Basketball Association in the island nation of Malta.
Palestine-Wheatley football coach Carey Knowlton was less than satisfied with being picked by Hooten’s Arkansas Football magazine to finish fifth in the 3A-6 conference this season.