Back in mid summer when the preseason Arkansas High School football rankings began to trickle in from various media sources, Hooten’s Arkansas Football had Batesville picked to win the 5A-East Conference with Wynne finishing second and Forrest City third.
Locked upForrest City offensive lineman Braylon Wright (78) locks up with Paragould’s Jacob Wellsted (77) during the first half of Friday’s 5A-East Conference game played at Sam Smith Stadium. Forrest City won the game 48-26 and will travel to Nettleton on Friday. Photo by Fred Conley.
Conway becomes the fourth high school team since the start of the prep football season to claim the top spot in the Top 10 overall high school football poll.
PARAGOULD — The Forrest City Mustangs rolled into Paragould Friday afternoon and rolled through the Greene County Tech Golden Eagles 55-13 to make it three consecutive victories over the Golden Eagles.
Palestine-Wheatley senior Mykal Ripper ran for 226 yards on 30 carries and scored four touchdowns Friday night to help power the Patriots to a 66-49 homecoming win over Augusta at Patriot Stadium.
In just one week, the Forrest City Mustangs and the Greene County Tech Golden Eagle football teams have turned struggling season starts into optimism as they prepare to open the 5A-East Conference season tonight at Paragould.
At 1-2 and coming off back-to-back 36-0 shutout losses, Palestine-Wheatley coach Charles Sartin didn’t have much to smile about before Wednesday’s practice.
If the advance ticket sales for Saturday’s “Rockin’ the Block” homecoming party and fundraiser at Palestine-Wheatley are any indication, then the event is already a success.
Before Thursday night’s home game against Greene County Tech, Forrest City assistant coach Barry Hodges said all the Junior Mustangs needed for a win was a “big play.”
Forrest City will host Greene County Tech tonight to open 5A-East Conference play at Sam Smith Stadium.