TODAY’S TICKET: Waldron at Booneville
GAME: Waldron (0-3, 0-0) at Booneville (3-0, 0-0)
MASCOTS: Booneville Bearcats; Waldron Bulldogs
WHEN: 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 27 at Bearcat Stadium (Homecoming coronation begins at 6:30 p.m.)
SERIES: Booneville leads 57-17-4
LAST MEETING: Booneville 35 Waldron 0 on Sept. 21, 2012
LAST WEEK: Booneville 21 Star City 7; Cedarville 33 Waldron 26
STREAK: Booneville has won last 6.
FIRST MEETING: Booneville 33 Waldron 6 on Nov. 20, 1931
CONFERENCE AFFILIATIONS: Both are members of 4A-4
NOTES: The 57 wins over Waldron is the most by Booneville against a single opponent, leading Mansfield by one. However, it is conceivable the Bulldogs could shed that dubious record because Waldron will go off of the schedule for the next two years, at least, while Booneville is in Class 3A where, Mansfield will be in their conference.
Waldron last won a game in this series in 2003. Before that it was 1995. The last time the Bulldogs won in Booneville was 1972.
Cody Harrel can complete his senior high career with a perfect 3-0 mark against the Bulldogs by starting at quarterback and leading his team to a win. Harrel made his only start at quarterback as a sophomore against Waldron in place of an injured Taylor Hyatt.
Despite their winless record, Waldron has apparently been getting things done on the ground this season. According to statistics published by the Times Record in Fort Smith earlier this week, Marshall Ingle leads the area with 393 yards and five touchdowns. Gerren Carpenter reportedly has picked up 363 yards on 41 carries as well. The Bearcats’ leading rusher is Bryson May with 308 yards on 58 carries, with five touchdowns. Cody Harrel has another 216 yards.
Ingle and Carpenter’s eight touchdowns accounts for the majority of Waldron’s 61 points in their three games. The Bulldogs have allowed 116.
Last year in Waldron the Bearcats took the field for the 1000th time and notched a 35-0 win behind three rushing touchdowns from Bryson May and Cody Harrel completing his first pass of the year. Having thrown for 125 yards already, Harrel is well ahead of that pace this year.
To date Booneville has won 661 games against 315 losses and 35 ties.