Prior to Tuesday’s game at Helena-West Helena, Forrest City coach Dwight Lofton said the Cougars would see “the real” Mustang team.
Closely guardedPalestine-Wheatley Patriots Brett Bumgarner (5) and James Smith (21) double team Hughes’ Kevin Burgess during the first half of a 6AA Conference game played Tuesday at Palestine-Wheatley. Hughes won the game 72-46. Photo by Fred Conley.
Arriving almost an hour late for Tuesday’s scheduled basketball games at Palestine-Wheatley, had little effect on visiting Hughes.
One week after hosting Helena-West Helena at Mustang Arena, the Forrest City Mustangs and Lady Mustangs will return the visit tonight for a three-game set on the Cougars home floor.
Forrest City Athletic Director Dr. Rodney Echols said this morning that efforts are still underway in an attempt to reschedule the Junior Stampede basketball tournament as well as Friday’s nonconference varsity boys and girls basketball game against Marianna Lee.
After Trey Thompson’s scoring outburst during Tuesday’s fourth period against Helena-West Helena, which got the Forrest City Mustangs within two points – a turnover by Jayshun Jordan flipped the script for the remainder of the game.
Mother Nature has forced the Arkansas Activities Association to change the schedule for the state high school football playoffs.
The Forrest City Lady Mustangs worked hard to get into a position to get a victory over White Hall Wednesday night at the DeWitt Invitational Tournament.
Revised State Football Playoff Schedule
The Helena-West Helena Cougars wanted to set a fast pace against Forrest City in the Mustangs’ home opener at Mustang Arena.
For a second consecutive night, the Forrest City Lady Mustangs knocked off a previously unbeaten team.