Dwight Lofton’s Forrest City Mustangs have played three games headed into the start of the 19th Rumble on the Ridge tournament.
Drawing a crowdJacksonville’s Laquawn Smith (3) shoots over Forrest City’s Tarik Jones (42) while Forrest City’s Montee Randle (23), left, and Trajan Norment (3) help out against Jacksonville’s Marice Lambert (23) center in a game played Friday at the Searcy Bank Classic. Jacksonville won the game 101-98 in overtime. Forrest City will open play Thursday at the Rumble on the Ridge. Photo by Fred Conley.
In senior girls basketball games played Tuesday, three of the 5A-East Conference teams picked up early-season victories.
The El Dorado Wildcats will be making their first appearance in the Rumble on the Ridge Thanksgiving tournament, which begins Thursday at Mustang Arena, and head coach Gary Simmons’ team will be coming in with a head of steam.
It was five in a row for six in a row Friday night in Pioneer Stadium.
Forrest City basketball coach Dwight Lofton was speechless Friday night.
The 6AA Conference is still alive and well in the Class AA state football playoff.
Montee Randle, R.J. Glasper and Blayton Williams combined to score 69 points Thursday to lead the Forrest City Mustangs past Searcy 83-53 in the first round of the Searcy Bank Classic at Searcy High School.
The high school state football playoffs continue as teams from across the state move into second round games tonight.