Heading into its 21st appearance beginning Thursday at Mustang Arena, the Rumble on the Ridge tournament’s successful 20-year run, built on founder and director Bill Baxter’s foundation, the Rumble shelf life has exceeded expectations.
A week ago, the Palestine-Wheatley Patriots used consecutive, fourth quarter safeties to take a 36-35 win over Mountain Pine in the first round of the Class AA state football playoffs.
Forrest City Mustangs coach Dwight Lofton summed up Thursday’s season opener against visiting Little Rock Central as the “good, the bad and the ugly.”
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Hosting the Mountain Pine Red Devils last week in the first home playoff game since the 2004 season, No. 3 seeded Palestine-Wheatley was playing for a victory and hoping that Salem would upset Hector in the hopes of securing a second-round state playoff game.
A year ago, the Forrest City Mustangs, in a first-ever meeting between the two schools, played Class AA Earle in a preseason benefit jamboree game at Hughes’ Blue Devil Gym.
Safeties propel PW to playoff victory
The Forrest City Mustangs football season didn’t end quite the way head coach Rich Trail would like to have seen.
Headed into last Friday’s final regular season game against Hazen, the Palestine-Wheatley Patriots had absolutely nothing to lose.
Headed into tonight’s final regular season game at Hazen, the Palestine-Wheatley Patriots have absolutely nothing to lose, having already sewn up a Class AA state playoff slot, the No. 3 seed from the conference and a first-round playoff home game.