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.
Room to runForrest City seventh grade running back Devlyn Humphrey (26) breaks free for a long run behind his teammate's blocking in Tuesday's seventh grade football game played at Sam Smith Stadium. The Colts defeated West Memphis West 40-8 to improve to 1-1 for the year.
Tonight may offer the same game scenario for the Forrest City Junior Mustangs and Palestine-Wheatley Junior Patriots as last Thursday did.
The Heber Springs Lady Panthers handed Forrest City a loss Tuesday winning the prep volleyball match in straight sets 25-5, 25-14 and 25-17 at Heber Springs.
Playing at home Monday, the Palestine-Wheatley Lady Patriots dropped their match to Newport, losing 3-1.
The Forrest City Junior Mustangs secured six victories to close out the 2017 football season.
Tonight, head coach Stan Siler and his staff will get their first look at this year’s Junior Mustang team in a preseason scrimmage game at Jonesboro MacArthur.
Jonesboro played with passion and energy Friday in its benefit game against Forrest City.
The Mustangs, according to Forrest City head coach, were focused and ready.
“Mentally they were very prepared for the scrimmage. That might have been the quietest bus ride we have ever had to a game,” Trail said.
With the Forrest City season opener against Star City just one week away from tonight, the Mustangs will get a chance to play someone other than themselves when they take the trip to Jonesboro for a preseason benefit game against the Hurricane.
The Palestine-Wheatley Lady Patriots volleyball team played a preseason benefit match at Jacksonville taking a 3-2 set win over the Lady Titans.
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.