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Been There, Done That (Sports Commentary)

“Been there, done that” is one of those catch phrases that has come and gone, but we’ll dig it up for today’s Monday morning quarterback.

Friday’s win over Dover moved the Bearcats to 8-0. That marks the seventh straight year – the entire Scott Hyatt era – that Booneville has won at least eight games in a season. In some years eight may have been enough, but Hyatt and the Bearcats obviously hope that 2013 is not one of those years.

Friday’s game was also senior night for the Bearcats who, obviously, ran the table at home this year. Again, obviously that isn’t exactly new, but it is the first time it has happened in three years.

If you’re scoring along at home that’s 187 regular season home wins since the stadium opened in 1968. For the record it’s 187-40-1; including playoff wins the total is now 219 versus 51 losses and one tie.

If you were at Friday’s game, and actually stayed around through halftime, you saw a plaque presented to the Rogers family, represented by Noble Rogers, for the family’s now 60 years of service on the sideline chain gang.

Since Noble started helping with the chains in 1953, it’s actually 61 years to be accurate, but the real point is that it includes every game at Bearcat Stadium, and all of those for the 15 years before “The Home of Champions” opened.

Booneville had never lost to Dover going into Friday’s game and, with the 35-0 decision Friday, is now a perfect 10-0 against the Pirates in a series that has been played exclusively as a conference game.

The series will go dormant for at least two years as the Bearcats drop to Class 3A for the next cycle.

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