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<p><strong>First half carry</strong>. Devin Davis (72) is set to block a Paris defender for running back Josh Smith in the first half of Friday’s game in Paris.</p>

MMQB: Road Game Slow Starts Continue

Updated: Oct 20, 2014 9:34am

My good buddy Jonathan Gipson hit the nail on the head in Saturday’s Times Record.

Working as a stringer — that’s newspaper talk for a hired pen — for the second Booneville game this season...

It’s Game Day!

Oct 17, 2014 5:08am

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<p>Bryson May (21) is taken down on this play Friday at Dardanelle, where the Bearcats were taken down by the Sand Lizards in a nonconference game.</p>

Monday Morning Quarterback: Streaks Come To Screeching Halt

Sep 15, 2014 5:05am

Several streaks ended on a rainy night in Yell County Friday.

Most obvious, the 28-0 loss to Dardanelle stopped a 16-game winning streak that included last year’s Class 4A state title by...

<p><strong>Running back duty</strong>. Justin Shackleford carries the football early in this play early in the game at Dardanelle Friday. The Bearcats lost the game 28-0, ending a six game winning streak over Dardanelle and a 16-game winning streak overall.</p>

Bearcats Spanked In Dardanelle

Sep 12, 2014 11:51pm

The Booneville Bearcats turned the football over four times and suffered a blocked punt in the second half at Dardanelle Friday night.

The result was a predictable end of a 16-game winning...

It’s Game Day

Sep 12, 2014 5:06am

TODAY’S TICKET: Booneville At Dardanelle

GAME: Booneville (1-0) vs Dardanelle (1-0)

MASCOTS: Booneville Bearcats; Dardanelle Sand Lizards

WHEN: 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 12 at Bob...

<p>Cam Brasher carries for part of his 79 yards during the seventh grade game on this play.</p>

Bearcat Stadium Opens, Junior Teams Posts Shutouts

Sep 12, 2014 12:52am

The end zones at Bearcats Stadium have new grass, and the visitors side of the scoreboard can display numbers other than zero but Dardanelle wouldn’t know it because the first games on the new...

<p>Vicky J. Parrish • Democrat Sports</p><p><strong>Big night</strong>. Senior halfback Justin Shackleford ran 19 times for 125 yards and scored on a 35-yard run in the third quarter in Friday’s season opener at Ozark.</p>

Bearcats Get Defensive

Sep 09, 2014 7:39pm

The Booneville defense set up one and scored another second half touchdown to help the Bearcats break away from rival Ozark, 27-3 Friday night at Hillbilly Stadium.

But first it was the...

<p><strong>Youth movement</strong>. Eighth grade halfback Marcus Nichols got loose for good yardage on this play Thursday during a 20-14 win over Ozark.</p>

Jr. Bearcats Drive 71 Yards To Beat Ozark

Sep 09, 2014 7:38pm

Stymied offensively most of the night the Booneville Junior High Bearcats drove 71 yards to a game winning touchdown in 2:05 to beat the Ozark Hillbillies 20-14 in the head coaching debut of Arron...

<p><strong>Lady Killer</strong>. Booneville’s Ashdon Ross (6) connects on one of her eight kills against Union Christian last Thursday. Grace Farmer also had eight spikes in the Lady Cats’ conference victory.</p>

Lady Cats Win League Opener

Sep 09, 2014 7:38pm

Booneville needed a strong start to the 3A West conference volleyball season last week and the team delivered. The Lady Cats swept aside West Fork and Union Christian in dominating fashion, then...

<p><strong>Home opener</strong>. Senior Billy Yang (28) ran 21 times for 108 yards Friday night but the Rattlers opened the year on the short end of a 43-0 game with Mount Ida. (Photo by Lawaynea Cox)</p>

Rattlers Get Off To Slow Start

Sep 09, 2014 7:38pm

It started badly for the Magazine Rattlers. It got worse.

Magazine (0-1) was penalized on the kickoff and when Nicolai Risager sent the ball in play, it was returned 76 yards for a touchdown...

<p><strong>A Little Bling</strong></p><p>The Magazine senior high girls track team from 2014 was presented with their state championship rings during a ceremony at halftime of the Rattlers’ game with Mount Ida Friday.</p>

Bling Bling

Sep 09, 2014 7:37pm

A Little Bling

The Magazine senior high girls track team from 2014 was presented with their state championship rings during a ceremony at halftime of the Rattlers’ game with Mount Ida Friday...

<p><strong>Bearcat football</strong>. Sophomore Devin Davis (72) and Sam Cooney combine to tackle a Hillbilly during Friday’s season opening game in Ozark. Davis, a defensive lineman, had a solo and seven assisted tackles in his senior high debut.</p>

Monday Morning Quarterback: Sophomores Show Up Big

Sep 08, 2014 5:05am

If the high school and fantasy football seasons are off and running, it must be time for the first Monday Morning Quarterback file of the year.

When a lot of folks look at Friday’s...

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