Coming off a 2016 football season that saw the Forrest City Mustangs finish with an 8-4 overall record, a third-place finish in the 5A-East Conference and the school’s fourth state playoff appearance in the past six seasons, Forrest City head coach Rich Trail this week handed out postseason honors to 12 Mustang players – 11 seniors and one sophomore – with seven of the 12 making the postseason lists for a second straight year.
“…My focus right now is to get the off-season program up and running.” – Carey Knowlton
Palestine-Wheatley High School’s search for a new head football coach took another step forward this week.
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.